The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware offers intensive week-long leadership institutes, short-term learning opportunities relevant to nonprofit leadership and management, mentoring programs, both undergraduate- and graduate-level campus-based programs, and a resource-rich website all aimed at improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The leadership institutes are co-sponsored by disability organizations such as the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, and various others.
The Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities will take place January 13th through 18th, 2013. This week-long, intensive leadership development program is designed for current executive-level leaders and emerging leaders. Participants may work in areas of management or program leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. The focus of the Leadership Institute is on assessing and strengthening leadership skills, setting organizational direction, and understanding the future of the intellectual/developmental disabilities field. Institute participants come away with demonstrated leadership ability and a firm grasp of the skills and values critical for quality, individualized supports.
Participants will learn the skills needed to:
- Succeed in leadership challenges unique to the developmental disabilities field today;
- Manage and sustain person-centered, values-based transformational change;
- Build and sustain positive organizational culture at all levels.
- Challenge the status quo through risk-taking; and,
- Set and achieve ambitious goals for yourself and your organization.
The class is limited to 30 selected participants and offers an opportunity for collaboration as well as to build a lifetime network of peers and colleagues.