Last call for applications for the University of Delaware’s National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities to be held January 21-26, 2018! Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2017.

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.

A highlight of the course for past participants has been the relationships that are built over the week-long experience. Participants will leave with a network of colleagues and enduring relationships with some of the most influential leaders in the field.

Applications are due by November 24, 2017.

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The class is limited to about 30 selected participants. This limited class size  offers opportunity for collaboration and building a lifetime network of peers to sustain career growth.

To encourage a participatory experience, we accept only one person at a time from an organization. If your organization would like more than one person to attend we encourage you to hold applicants for a future Institute. Our next Institute is July 15-20, 2018.

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The fee for the week is $2,500 which includes all materials and most meals.

Travel and lodging are at the expense of the participant. We have held a block of hotel rooms at a rate of $153 per night.

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The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities is a program of  the University of Delaware’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies


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