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Leadership Academy, Services for Independent Living (SIL)

Award: Cost-free training opportunity

Deadline: 12/31/2019

Guidelines: Leadership Academy Flyer 2019 AF- Fall Session.docx 303.66 kB

Disciplines: Not Discipline Specific

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Artists with disabilities can develop the skills needed to participate on nonprofit boards, community coalitions, task forces and system change committees in a meaningful way, through SIL's eight-week Leadership Academy.

Fall 2019 Session: October 22 – December 10, 2019, Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
(October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10)

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:
1. Community Leadership
2. Disability History & Disability Advocacy
3. Functions of a Nonprofit Board
4. Government Committees, Nonprofit Committees, Commissions, Task Forces & Councils
5. Communications, Confidentiality & Board Ethics
6. 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: Services for Independent Living, 26250 Euclid Avenue, Suite 801, Euclid, OH 44132

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. Space is limited so apply early!

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Laura Gold for an application by calling 216-815-0015 or emailing Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until space is filled. 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. Please remember that SIL has a fragrance-free policy. For the comfort and safety of others, please refrain from wearing or using any scented products when attending meetings.