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Fall 2021 AHEAD Leadership Webinar Series

No matter your role within your office, leadership is in some way part of what you do. To achieve the goal of access and inclusion for disabled people in higher education, we must motivate and mobilize ourselves, our teams, and our entire campus communities to envision and pursue seamless access in which disability is valued as an aspect of diversity and access is a matter of social justice. All staff in the office can and should be involved in contributing to the growth and development of the office, students, and the institution’s culture toward disability. Therefore, strengthening the leadership aspect of our knowledge and skill set is essential to everyone in this field.

With that belief, AHEAD is excited to announce another webinar series designed to foster leadership skills in all disability resource staff. Whether you are a new service professional, a director, or preparing yourself to move into a new position, we believe you will find value in the opportunity to think strategically about leadership and explore resources and relationships that will support your personal and professional skills as a leader. Even if you have attended one of the previous four-part leadership webinar series sessions, this six-part series contains new information.

About this Webinar Series

This six session webinar series is designed for you to choose the content most relevant to your professional and office needs. Even if you have attended one of the previous Leadership Webinar Series, sessions 3, 4, 5, and 6 of this six-part series will contain new information, and can be registered for separately, so please join us to brush up on new skills and reconnect with colleagues!

Sessions 1, 2 and 3 will be in a presentation and discussion format. Enjie Hall and Adam Meyer will present on the respective topic for approximately 45 – 50 minutes. Attendees will then be placed into small groups of 4 – 6 disability resource professionals to discuss a set of questions for 25 – 30 minutes.

Sessions 4, 5 and 6 will utilize and panel and discussion format. A panel of disability resource providers will speak to the corresponding topic for approximately 45 minutes. Attendees will then continue discussion in smaller groups facilitated by a panelist for approximately 30 minutes.

Feedback from the previous leadership webinar series indicated great appreciation for the chance to connect with colleagues around the country in the smaller group format. Individuals participating in these sessions should come prepare to discuss the day’s topic to build one’s leadership toolbox.

Due to the interactive nature of the sessions, participants are strongly encouraged to attend live at the scheduled meeting times, and to separate themselves from their daily work during this time. The lectures and panel presentations in the first half of each session will be recorded if a participant must miss one session, but the interactive discussion portions will not be recorded.

These webinars will be hosted in Zoom and include captioning. Complete instructions for participating and presentation materials will be sent via email prior to each webinar. Please contact Elisa Laird with any questions or to request additional disability accommodations for the webinar. Two weeks advance notice is needed to schedule ASL interpreters.

Please note: Only registered users may attend the live webinar. However, a link to the webinar recording will be emailed to the registered user after the event. If you have questions, please contact Elisa Laird. This recording link may be shared with campus colleagues.

Entire SERIES (All Six Sessions)

  • Member Price: $249
  • Non-Member Price: $349

Individual Sessions

  • Member Price: $79
  • Non-Member Price $129

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