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One-day Training Hones Community Leadership Skills

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Organizing for community change requires not only energy and commitment, but leadership as well. AARP Florida is helping local leaders sharpen their skills at its sixth annual Destino Leadership Academy conference Nov. 7. The conference aims to benefit communities by developing stronger leaders.

Hundreds of movers and shakers, including community activists, faith-based leaders and students, will spend the day at Miami-Dade College’s north campus learning how to hone their organization’s message and get the public on board. Alberto M. Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade schools, will deliver the keynote address.

Participants will attend sessions in one of three tracks: leadership skills and communications, building communities and—new this year—social media. New attendees pay $35; repeat registrants pay $15, and students and AARP members can attend for free. To register, go to

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