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University of Delaware's Summer Leadership Institute ~ July 11 - 16, 2010

At a time when many states are losing key leaders through retirement, etc., it's important for state agencies and providers to invest in future leadership by sponsoring individuals to participate in leadership training at the National Leadership Institute.
University of Delaware's Summer Leadership Institute ~ July 11 - 16, 2010
Application Deadline: April 12.

This week-long, intensive leadership development program is designed for current executive-level leaders and emerging leaders. Participants may work in areas of management or program leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
The focus of the Leadership Institute is on assessing and strengthening leadership skills, setting organizational direction, and understanding the future of the developmental disabilities field. Institute participants come away with demonstrated leadership ability and a firm grasp of the skills and values critical for quality, individualized supports.
Participants will learn the skills needed to:
* Succeed in leadership challenges unique to the developmental disabilities field today;
* Manage and sustain person-centered, values-based transformational change;
* Build and sustain positive organizational culture at all levels.
* Challenge the status quo through risk-taking; and,
* Set and achieve ambitious goals for yourself and your organization.
A highlight of the course for past participants has been the relationships that are built over the week-long experience. Participants will leave with a network of colleagues and enduring relationships with some of the most influential leaders in the field.
Applications are due by April 12, 2010
For questions e-mail Nancy Weiss at: <

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The class is limited to about 25 selected participants offering opportunity for collaboration and building a lifetime network of peers to sustain career growth.
To encourage a participatory experience, we accept only one person at a time from an organization. If your organization would like more than one person to attend we encourage you to hold applicants for a future Institute. Leadership Institutes are held each Winter and Summer.
The fee for the week is $1,900 which includes all materials and most meals. Travel and lodging are at the expense of the participant. We have held a block of rooms at a rate of $154 which includes a full breakfast.