The GLLA Education Program
The GLLA Education Program is a series of classes that encourages attendees to step out of their comfort zones and attend a variety of classes that they might not normally consider as their fill up their weekend’s dance card. Participants will have the opportunity to learn something new about the community, meet and learn from new teachers, and perhaps gain some insight into their own personal interests.
Each year’s GLLA workshop roster includes fourteen courses that are open to all attendees and qualify as part of the GLLA Education Program. An attendee need only to attend four of the fourteen course options throughout the weekend in order to meet that year’s GLLA Education Program goals.
At the end of GLLA weekend, those who attended four of the Program’s courses are eligible to receive an embroidered patch that represents the personal accomplishment they achieved over the weekend. The patch cost is $5.00 (which covers the patch’s production cost), and it is only available to those who attend four of the courses designated for that year’s the GLLA Education Program. The first patch participants will purchase is an embroidered GLLA globe, and the second through fifth year, they will purchase embroidered Leather-pride color rockers that are designed to surround the GLLA Globe.
The GLLA Education Program will have new options each year, and those options will include courses that focus upon history, relationships, the titleholder system, and panel discussions. Attendees are not obligated to participate in the education program and, if they participate in the education program one year, they are not obligated to continue in the education program in future years unless they choose to continue the GLLA Education Program’s journey.