The Leadership Institute is a short-term, intensive transformative leadership experience for people with disabilities (both evident and non-evident). It is designed to build leadership capacity and create a community of people who continue to support each other once they complete the program.
• Note: This program does not take the place of management or board training.
Participants should expect to come out of this intensive experience with:
• An enhanced sense of self. • An increased awareness of their leadership approach, their impact on others, their strengths, and areas for improvement. • Improved skills in cultural competence, cross cultural communication, and breaking through internalized barriers that inhibit leadership. • An increased capacity to influence others through effective communication. • Knowledge to develop relationships and create a strong network of peers and support. • A clearly articulated vision for manifesting leadership in the world and next steps to move the leadership vision forward. • A feeling of renewed self-confidence and preparedness to lead.
This program is designed and implemented by leading national experts in the fields of leadership training, disability rights and civic engagement.
The program will take place on-site, in downtown Chicago.
All participants are expected to commit to participating in the training program during the following times and to sleeping in the overnight accommodations arranged by the Institute. Note these are approximate hours and may be adjusted – they are provided to give a sense of the demands of the training.
• Thursday December 3: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., return to hotel by 8 p.m. • Friday December 4 and Saturday December 5: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (with short breaks). Dinner will follow at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the hotel with possible evening programming ending by 9 p.m. • Sunday December 6: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participant tuition is $1500. Scholarships are available for participants with demonstrated need. Applicants are encouraged to seek support from their employers, where appropriate.