AUCD Leadership Academy

The Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) and the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) are proud to present the
3rd Annual AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
at Georgia State University: June 23-28, 2019

Application Available November 1, 2018

 

WHAT IS THE AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY?

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will engage with their cohort, Academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the year following the experience. The Academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

 

WHERE WILL THE AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY BE LOCATED?

The AUCD Leadership Academy will be held on the GSU campus at the Knowles Conference Center within the College of Law in downtown Atlanta.

 

WHEN WILL THE AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY TAKE PLACE?

Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28, 2019

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE ACADEMY COST?

The cost for the week-long academy will be $1000. This does not include the cost of travel or hotel.

 

Applicant Accommodations and Support

To ensure equal opportunity and access to the AUCD Leadership Academy, we will provide reasonable auxiliary aids, services, language translation, and alternative formats to applicants and trainees. Please send an email to aucdacademy@gsu.edu or call (404) 413-9334 or fax (404) 413-1012. For more information, please visit www.cld-gsu.org.

 

Final application deadline: March 2, 2019

AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY YEAR AT A GLANCE

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Details for: AUCD Leadership Academy Pre-Learning Webinars

AUCD Leadership Academy Pre-Learning Webinar 1

May 17, 2018
Time: 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Title: Disability Partners & Overview of the Program
Description: This webinar will be the first time we join together as a group. During this hour, the AUCD Leadership Academy faculty will describe the week of the academy and will introduce you to each other and to the faculty.

Webinar 1 Link: https://zoom.us/j/719757816

Alternative ways to access webinar 1:
iPhone one-tap :
US: +1-669-900-6833, 719 757 816#  or +1-408-638-0968, 719 757 816#

Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1-669-900-6833  or
+1-408-638-0968  or
+1-408-638-0986  or
+1-646-558-8665  or
+1-646-876-9923

Meeting ID: 719 757 816

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/z7K7u91n


AUCD Leadership Academy Pre-Learning Webinar 2

May 31, 2018
Time: 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Title: VIA Survey of Character Strengths
Description: During this hour together, we will learn about strengths-based leadership. Also, you will be provided with instructions for taking the VIA (Values in Action) survey, which is a survey that will help you learn about your strengths as a person and as a leader.
Webinar 2 Link: https://zoom.us/j/800253537

Alternative ways to access webinar 2:
iPhone one-tap :
US: +1-646-876-9923, 800 253 537#  or +1-669-900-6833, 800 253 537#

Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1-646-876-9923  or
+1-669-900-6833  or
+1-408-638-0968  or
+1-408-638-0986  or
+1-646-558-8665

Meeting ID: 800 253 537

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/cmSfioy6N


AUCD Leadership Academy Pre-Learning Webinar 3

June 14, 2018
Time: 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Title: Courage & Renewal and Circles of Trust
Description: During this hour together, you’ll be introduced to the principles and practices of the Circle of Trust approach developed by Center for Courage & Renewal. We’ll be using these tools and strategies during our week together.
Webinar 3 Link: https://zoom.us/j/336428311

Alternative ways to access webinar 3:
iPhone one-tap :
US: +1-669-900-6833, 336 428 311#  or +1-408-638-0968, 336 428 311#

Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US:
+1-669-900-6833  or
+1-408-638-0968  or
+1-408-638-0986  or
+1-646-558-8665  or
+1-646-876-9923

Meeting ID: 336 428 311

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/clXtZgJZT

WHAT TO EXPECT: CONTENT AREAS

Courage and Renewal (Courage to Lead)

Courage to Lead comes from the Center for Courage and Renewal, which was founded by Parker Palmer. It is a framework for groups that is designed to facilitate self-reflection and connection for the purpose of building leadership. The training will also support participants’ resilience and integrity to sustain their commitment to solving complex social issues and also create a community of leaders and advocates that recognizes and honors differences and diversity.

History of Disability and Civil Rights

Trainees will learn about the history of disability and other civil rights movements. The trainees will participate in presentations on the evolution of disability policy and learn about current issues in national policy and implications for states. Facilitated discussions will center on topics such as advocacy, independent living, and the Disability Rights movement today. Throughout the week, trainees will have an opportunity to tour historical sites such as the National Center for Human Rights, Martin Luther King Jr. Center, the Carter Center, and much more to learn more about the history of disability and civil rights.

Building Partnerships and Collective Impact

Trainees will participate in experiences designed to increase their knowledge and skills related to forming and maintaining successful partnerships that feature alliances across organizations and perspectives. Trainees will be exposed to Collective Impact, a model that is used to help people and organizations come together to solve complex social problems.

Self-Awareness and Leadership

Trainees will reflect on their personal commitments and style of leadership. Trainees will also complete strengths assessments which will be processed during the in-person training and utilized in the development of personal leadership goals.

Participants are expected to participate in a variety of learning opportunities:

  • Short readings designed to orient trainees to core concepts prior to the in-person training
  • Webinars occurring before and after the in-person training
  • Strengths assessment activities
  • Visit to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Leadership Coaching and Leadership Self Reflecting ALLY relationships
  • Individual and group-based reflection
  • Group discussions and structured forums
  • Goal setting

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE AUCD LEADERSHP ACADEMY?

  • Develop participants’ self-awareness of leadership strengths.
  • Provide a forum for discerning professional and organization values, vision, and core commitments.
  • Support participants’ resilience and integrity to sustain a commitment to solving complex social issues.
  • Create a community of leaders and advocates that recognizes and honors differences and diversity.

WHERE WILL THE AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADMY BE LOCATED?

The AUCD Leadership Academy will be held at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, GA on June 25-30, 2017.

WHAT IS LEADERSHIP COACHING?

Leadership coaches will serve as local supports and models for trainees, helping them to translate their leadership skills into action. Prior to their meetings, at the in-person training event, trainees will identify leadership goals that are connected to activities that are integral to his/her work and commitments. These goals will not be in supplement to their expected responsibilities.  Coaches will model leadership skills, deliver strengths-based feedback, provide psychosocial support, aid networking, and facilitate problem-solving.

 

Coach Responsibilities

  • Participate in an orientation designed to introduce coaches to the AUCD Leadership Academy and its coaching component
  • Support trainee in growing leadership skills and achieving leadership goals identified via participation in the AUCD Leadership Academy (see above for more information about goals)
  • Model leadership skills, deliver strengths-based feedback, provide psychosocial support, aid networking, and facilitate problem-solving
  • Meet formally at least 4 times; also provide at least one opportunity for trainee to observe the coach’s leadership skills and observe the trainee once

WHAT IS A LEADERSHIP SELF-REFLECTION ALLY?

Leadership self-reflection allies (“allies”) are peers and faculty from the Leadership Academy. Monthly phone calls will provide support for continued reflection and growth in regards to leadership skills. Our goal is for allies to support continued development as leaders, contributing to each individuals’ continued self-reflection and growth.

Ally Responsibilities

  • Monthly telephone call
  • Reflecting upon leadership strengths and weaknesses and growing leadership skills