Leadership Academy

Teaching you what it means to be a leader, motivating you take a seat at the decision making table, and encouraging you to speak up and ensure your voice is heard.

Leadership Mindset: Build Your Personal Brand
To help participants understand the importance of a leadership mindset and how to build a strong personal brand that reflects their values, strengths, and the unique perspectives they bring to leadership.

Leadership Development: Become the Leader People Want To Follow
To explore the 13 key messages that embody the qualities of effective, inspirational leaders, encouraging participants to integrate these principles into their leadership style.

Engagement: Make People Care: Know Your Why
To inspire participants to find their “Why” and understand how it can drive engagement, motivation, and impact in their leadership roles.

Communication and Presentations: Deliver Your Message Successfully
To equip participants with the skills and strategies necessary for delivering engaging, impactful messages and presentations.

Collective Impact: Tackle complex problems through cross-sector collaboration and shared goals.
To introduce the concept of collective impact and how cross-sector collaboration can address complex social issues effectively.

Awareness That Leads to Action: Start a Movement
To empower participants to turn awareness into action and inspire others to join their cause, effectively starting a movement.

Managing Change: Lead People Through Change and Disruption
To prepare participants to lead effectively through periods of change and disruption, focusing on adaptive leadership and resilience.

Dare To Lead: Take the Wheel
To inspire participants to take bold steps in their leadership journey, emphasizing courage, innovation, and the willingness to take risks.

In-person Leadership Academy Events

  • May 23-24 – Cleveland: Drury Inn & Suites Beachwood, 4100 Orange Place, Beachwood
  • June 1-2 – Toledo: Drury Inn & Suites Findlay, 820 Trenton Avenue, Findlay
  • June 8-9 – Dayton: Drury Inn & Suites Dayton, 6616 Miller Lane, Dayton
  • June 20-21 – Columbus: Drury Inn & Suites Grove City, 4109 Parkway Centre Dr, Grove City
  • June 27-28 – Cincinnati: Drury Inn & Suites Sharonville, 2265 East Sharon Road, Cincinnati
  • September 10-11 – Portage County – Location TBD
  • September 19-20 – Montgomery County: Drury Inn & Suites Dayton, 6616 Miller Lane, Dayton
  • October 16-17 – Guernsey County – Location TBD
  • October 22-23 – Franklin County (Columbus) – Drury Inn & Suites Grove City, 4109 Parkway Centre Dr, Grove City
  • November 7-8 – Ross County – Location TBD
  • January 8-9 – Lucas County – Location TBD
  • January 28-29 – Hamilton County (Cincinnati): Drury Inn & Suites Sharonville, 2265 East Sharon Road, Cincinnati

Virtual Leadership Academy Events:

  • June: Mondays, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 | 6-8 PM
  • September: Mondays- 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 | 6-8 PM
  • October/November: Mondays- 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 | 1-2 PM
  • November: Fridays – 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 | 2-4 PM

Day 1

10:00 – 11:00 | Training Session 1: Leadership Mindset
11:00 – 11:15 | Break
11:15 – 12:15 | Training Session 2: Leadership Development
12:15 – 1:15 | Lunch & Networking
1:15 – 2:15 | Training Session 3: Engagement
2:15 – 2:30 | Break
2:30 – 3:30 | Training Session 4: Communication
3:30 – 4:00 | Break
4:00 – 5:00 | Training Session 5: Collective Impact

Day 2

10:00 – 11:00 | Training Session 6: Awareness That Leads to Action
11:00 – 11:30 | Break
11:30 – 12:30 | Training Session 7: Managing Change
12:30 – 1:30 | Lunch & Networking
1:30 – 2:30 | Training Session 8: Dare To Lead

Training Session 1: Leadership Mindset
Training Session 2: Leadership Development
Training Session 3: Engagement
Training Session 4: Communication
Training Session 5: Collective Impact
Training Session 6: Awareness That Leads to Action
Training Session 7: Managing Change
Training Session 8: Dare To Lead

Scroll down this page. Once you choose how you plan to participate, a drop-down list with the event dates and locations will appear. 

How long is the training? 8 hours

Can you participate virtually?  Yes, training is available in-person or virtual using ZOOM

Who is the training for? Individuals with I/DD, family members, and support professionals

Where is the in-person training held? At a local hotel over two days

Do you have to stay at the hotel overnight to participate? No, participants don’t have to stay at the hotel to attend the training.

How long is the in-person training each day? Day 1: 10 AM-5 PM | Day 2: 10 AM-3 PM

How much does the training cost? The training is free, thanks to the grant funding received from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

How much does it cost to stay overnight at the hotel? A limited number of free hotel rooms are available for attendees of the training.

Is food provided? No, participants must pay for their own food & travel

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