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Monday, August 1, 2016

ADA 25 Chicago Advancing Leadership Development Retreat 2017 - Apply by Aug 31, 2016

ADA 25 CHICAGO is accepting applications for our leadership development retreat to be held in early 2017. Applications for the retreat are due August 31, 2016.  

Who Should Apply?

The Leadership Institute seeks emerging leaders with disabilities who meet the following criteria:
  • 5 -10 years of management and/or leadership experience demonstrated in one or a combination of professional, civic or community service contexts.*
  • Self-identifies as a person with a disability (both apparent and non-apparent disabilities, defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities).
  • Is a resident of the Chicago region (this includes six counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry Counties).
  • Is committed to becoming engaged, or expand current engagement, in the civic life of metropolitan Chicago, and is seeking the possibility of voluntary participation on a board, commission, or other leadership position in public, private or non-profit sectors.
With personal leadership characteristics such as:
  • Self-Awareness
  • Strategic thinking
  • Gets results
  • Brings different groups together and has a commitment to collaboration
  • Wants to learn from others
  • Is comfortable engaging with people across cultures and across disabilities
  • Willing to self-disclose and be a visible and vulnerable learner/leader in an intensive group learning setting
  • Has a vision for leveraging participation in the Leadership Institute for longer term leadership in the Chicago region
Eligible candidates will commit to the full time of the leadership development retreat. This includes two sessions of varying lengths that will take place in the first months of 2017. These sessions will run: 3 days (Thursday – Saturday), 2 days (Friday & Saturday) with a break of 4-6 weeks between each session. More details will be posted soon, but a basic commitment to this timeline is essential to eligibility.
Tuition for the program is $1500 per person. Included in tuition: accommodations services, training, meals for the duration of the training including some dinners, any lodging and transportation required and coordinated by our program. Scholarships will be available to accepted Fellows for whom financing tuition presents a barrier to participation.
*Note: Those with recently acquired disabilities who have more management experience and are interested in exploring the intersection of their disability identity with leadership are encouraged to apply.
For questions regarding the information above or assistance with the application in general, please contact Robin Burnett, rburnett@cct.org.

# the information within this post is shared from ADA 25 Chicago website.

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