Leadership Development Program

ISHA Begins New Leadership Development Program-Apply Now!

Are you interested in volunteering for leadership positions, but feel like you don’t have the right skills? Have you been in positions of leadership, but felt like you didn’t quite know how to be effective? Would you like to learn how to be a better leader in both professional and volunteer roles? If so, ISHA has a new program developed with you in mind!

ISHA’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a seven-month curriculum designed to teach speech-language pathologists and audiologists to apply acquired knowledge and skills in future professional and volunteer leadership roles, while building a strong pipeline of future leaders for ISHA volunteer positions. These skills are also valuable when applied in the professional work setting. By the end of the LDP, participants will be able to develop goals for applying leadership knowledge and skills to professional and volunteer roles. 

The program utilizes materials made available by ASHA for state associations through the Leadership Academy and Leadership Development Program Toolkit. Each month from September 2020 through February 2021, participants watch a one-hour webinar focused on a particular leadership topic on their own time. All members of the group meet in an online forum on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. CST to engage in a facilitated discussion on that month’s topic. Topics include Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Management, Influencing Others, and more. 

Program Details and Requirements

  • The program is provided at no cost.
  • Applicants must agree to watch all pre-recorded webinars and participate in all live online facilitated discussions.
  • Participants must be ISHA members.
  • Participants meeting all graduation requirements will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program.
  • Participants who wish to receive ASHA CEs must pay the applicable ASHA CE fees directly to ASHA for each webinar.

Practitioners in all stages of their career and from all settings are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is July 15, 2020, and space is limited! For more information, contact Kim Peppler at kimpeppler@hotmail.com.

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