“SIL’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY”
AN EIGHT-WEEK COURSE DESIGNED TO HELP INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES DEVELOP SKILLS NEEDED to participate on NONPROFIT BOARDS, COMMUNITY COALITIONS, TASK FORCES, AND SYSTEM CHANGE COMMITTEES IN A MEANINGFUL WAY
WHEN: October 26 – December 14, 2020; Monday afternoons, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
(October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7, 14)
TOPICS: During the training sessions, participants will develop a basic working knowledge and understanding about topics related to serving on a board, coalition, task force or committee. Training topics include the following:
- Community Leadership
- Disability History & Disability Advocacy
- Functions of a Nonprofit Board
- Government Committees, Nonprofit Committees, Commissions, Task Forces & Councils
- Communications, Confidentiality & Board Ethics
- Networking and Developing Community Contacts
Upon completion of the Leadership Academy, SIL will work with participants to identify areas of interest and potential leadership opportunities in the community. Leadership Academy participants will also be paired with mentors who are Leadership Academy graduates.
WHERE: To be held virtually.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Any person with a disability who wants to learn how to make a difference and how to gain confidence and leadership experience in community decision-making on issues important to him or her.
HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Laura Gold for an application by calling 216-815-0015 or emailing email@example.com. The deadline for applications is October 9th. Space is limited so we encourage you to apply early. If you need help filling out the application, please let Laura know.
If accommodations are needed to attend or participate in the meetings, please contact Laura Gold with all requests at least two weeks in advance if possible.
Flyer – Leadership Academy 2020 Fall-Winter Session