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British Columbia Leadership Institute

Logo with blue background. Text reads The British Columbia Leadership Institute Offered by the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities and the University of British Columbia, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship VancouverAre you interested in becoming a leader, or a better leader, in your organization and the intellectual and developmental disabilities field? If so, the British Columbia Leadership Institute is a great opportunity for you. This intensive, week-long Leadership Institute is being offered in Vancouver, BC, June 10-14, 2019.

British Columbia Leadership Institute 2019 Flyer

Welcome New Board Members!

Sorretie Jaro

Picture of Sorretie Jaro, a young woman with dark hair, wearing a red shirt, smiling into the camera

My name is Sorretie Jaro. I first got started with being a Self-Advocate for People First of Washington when I finished high school in June 2012. Also, when I finished high school, I started being a member of People First Lilac Downtown Chapter in Spokane, WA and I was elected for Secretary for the chapter after when I was a member. Also, I’m currently the People First President of the chapter. I’ve also been a part of being on The Arc of Spokane board for a little while. It was a really good experience for me being a part of a great organization. I’ve also done some presentations with People First to present at some conference in Seattle WA, and agencies in Spokane WA. I plan on a double major I plan on majoring in Disability Law, also major in Business Administration. I plan to transfer to Eastern Washington University to study to become a lawyer and hopefully want to run my own organization and business to provide resources as an advocate as a person with a disability.

Jane Lawrence

Jane is a Senior Consultant at Applied Self-Direction. Throughout her career, she has
focused on identifying ways to build inclusive communities that support people with
disabilities to live full and meaningful lives. Jane has been a leader in providing training and technical assistance in person-centered planning to individuals, organizations, and government agencies. Her work as an independent consultant included agency and system re-design efforts, including HCBS providers and advocacy organizations. She was responsible for the development of fiscal support entity services within an organization and was recognized as an important contributor to regional discussions on self-direction. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Theater Arts from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, and did graduate work in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.