Symposia

Literacy Texas partners with regional literacy organizations throughout the state to offer half- or full-day literacy symposia.

Funded by the Professional Development Support for Nonprofit Adult Literacy Organizations grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, these symposia provide free professional development for volunteers and staff of nonprofit, community-based, and faith-affiliated organizations.

Symposia are an excellent place to learn and network with other literacy providers in your region, and a great source of professional development for volunteer instructors.

TX map showing symposium regions

Regions where symposia are planned for the current grant year (September 2023 – August 2024):

  • Central Texas
  • DFW (2 symposia)
  • East Texas
  • Far West
  • Gulf Coast
  • Mid-West
  • South Texas

We will also present one symposium specifically for faith-affiliated literacy programs; this event is usually held online as faith-affiliated programs are found throughout Texas.

Don’t see your region represented? 

Get in touch to talk options about getting quality professional development to your part of Texas.

Don’t forget – you can check our calendar for online trainings available anywhere you can access the internet, and browse our YouTube channel for recordings of past training and professional development events.

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Announcement from Literacy Texas Board Chair Ernest Lewis III

Search for an Executive Director

Texas continues to be a strong economic engine for the nation and the world. It is a most opportune time to strategically position Literacy Texas as a key contributor to ensure that everyone can find a pathway to success.

Literacy Texas is soliciting applications for the position of Executive Director. We are seeking candidates with a passion for service and a desire to close educational and economic gaps. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who can strengthen coalitions, bring innovation, upgrade the use of technology, and attract new business partners. As a society, we are on the verge of ever-accelerating growth. Advancing literacy and skill levels and keeping pace with the use of artificial intelligence and economic transformation will ensure that those we serve have a place at the table.

If you are up to the challenge and want to be considered for this position, please review the job description, and submit your resume to our executive search consultant by emailing: [email protected]

We congratulate outgoing Executive Director Steve Banta on his upcoming retirement, and look forward to celebrating his many contributions to Literacy Texas in recent years.