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Parent Leadership in State Government (PLISG) connects parents and professionals to build stronger families and communities across the state of Michigan.  

The PLISG initiative provides training and support to parents in using their voice to impact local, state, and federal program planning and policy development.  Parents are given the knowledge and skills to participate on advisory boards, committees, and other decision-making bodies.

PLISG offers two training programs:

  • Parents Partnering for Change: A two day training where parents learn how to be leaders and active participants.
  • Communities Leading Together: A one-day shared leadership training for parent/professional teams to attend together to address community issues and growth.

PLISG is a joint initiative between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Education.