Hoosier Leadership Institute

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LEADERSHIP, VALUES AND VISION: TRANSFORMING LIVES AND ORGANIZATIONS

The focus of the Hoosier Leadership Institute is on supporting participants to determine and set direction to move their organization to a high-performance model and build a lifetime network of peers and leaders to sustain career growth.

Applications Due by February 21, 2018
To apply, visit 
www.regonline.com/HLIapp

About the Hoosier Leadership Institute

Institute participants in a small group discussionThis intensive, week-long Leadership Institute, offered by the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities and the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, will be held April 8-13, 2018 in Indianapolis.

A select group of future leaders convene with a renowned faculty of national experts on progressive supports for people with disabilities. Participants explore leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund community-based services and supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.  

The Hoosier Leadership Institute will emphasize: 

  • Managing and sustaining values-based transformational change; 
  • Determining organizational and professional direction; 
  • Experimentation and risk-taking;
  • Assessing and honing leadership skills; and
  • Building a life-long professional network to sustain career growth.  

Institute participants at a tableThe focus of the Hoosier Leadership Institute is on supporting participants to determine and set organizational direction to move their organization to a high-performance model and build a lifetime network of peers and leaders to sustain career growth.

Applicants should work in areas of management or program leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund community-based services and support for people with disabilities and their families. Participants will be selected through an application process administered by the University of Delaware. Representatives from agencies and organizations will be chosen from across Indiana. Application deadline is February 21, 2018.   

Date: April 8 - 13, 2018
Location: Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Tuition: The cost of the Hoosier Leadership Institute is $500 which includes most meals, hotel accommodations for the week, and all supplies. 
Participants: Limited to 35 spaces, chosen by application process
Deadline: February 21, 2018

To apply, visit www.regonline.com/HLIapp

Why Are We Hosting the Hoosier Leadership Institute?

A crisis is looming in the field of developmental disabilities. Fully two-thirds of current CEOs and executive directors of nonprofit organizations, and an equal number of government senior managers, anticipate remaining in their positions for five years or fewer. Many leaders of disability organizations are reaching retirement age and there is not a “next generation” of leaders prepared to move into these positions. In a recent study by The University of Delaware, over 50% of the CEOs surveyed did not have a succession plan for their organizations. Almost without exception, the leadership crisis has been a major topic of focus at recent conferences for developmental disability professionals.  

While some generic non-profit management and leadership courses are available nationally, none exist that are specific to leaders in the complex and changing field of developmental disabilities services. The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities recognizes the responsibility to respond to this emerging crisis and the University of Delaware is joining forces with nine major developmental disability organizations to offer intensive week-long training for emerging leaders in the developmental disabilities field.  

What Does the Leadership Institute Offer?

The Hoosier Leadership Institute offers a select group of future leaders  the opportunity to come together with a fabulous faculty of national experts on progressive supports for people with disabilities. The Institute supports the development of skilled leaders who are passionate about quality, have the leadership, management and financial skills needed to run solid not-for-profit businesses and government agencies, are capable of assembling top-notch teams of caring staff, and have a solid commitment to progressive values that assured lives of meaning and impact for the individuals receiving support.  

The course emphasizes participation and collaboration. Extensive reading and structured assignments are required in advance. Written assignments and individual and group participation during the week are essential.  

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.  

The focus of the Leadership Institute is on supporting participants to determine and set organizational direction to move their organization to a high-performance model, and build a lifetime network of peers and leaders to sustain career growth.  

How will Participants and their Organizations Benefit?

Participants will learn the skills needed to:  

  • Manage and sustain person-centered, values-based transformational change;  
  • Succeed in leadership challenges unique to the field of developmental disabilities;  
  • Challenge the status quo through experimentation and risk-taking;  
  • Set ambitious goals for yourself and your organization;  
  • Build and sustain positive organizational culture and inspire the positive contribution of team members at all levels; and,  
  • Communicate the learning to your organization upon your return.    

Who Should Apply?

The course is a week-long, intensive leadership development program for those identified by their organizations as emerging leaders or as potential succession candidates for executive level positions or for executive directors who are currently managing change to transform agencies.  Participants may work in areas of management or program leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund community-based services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.  

Institute participants will come away with demonstrated leadership ability and a firm grasp of the values that are critical for quality, individualized supports. Both current executive-level leaders and those who anticipate filling these leadership roles in the future are invited to apply.  

What Does the Week Include?  

See our sample schedule to get a feel for the richness of a Leadership Institute week.  

The focus will be on determining and setting organizational direction, moving the organization to a high-performance model and building a lifetime network of peers and leaders to sustain career growth.    

Topic Descriptions:  

  • The history of the field as a context for change and trends for the future;  
  • Understanding one’s own strengths and needs relevant to leadership;  
  • Managing people, budgets and organizational relationships;  
  • Achieving true self-directed supports;  
  • Managing for quality and outcomes to meet the needs and desires of people with disabilities and their families;  
  • Maximizing public funding: Strategic planning, visioning a better future, strategically-driven decision making, and organizational change;  
  • Assuring commitment to positive values/promoting a positive organizational culture;  
  • Building leadership within one’s organization and the state of Colorado;  
  • Applying strategies for problem-solving;  
  • Adapting to philosophical, organizational, and public policy shifts;  
  • Having a positive impact on public policy and the future of services.    

For an application form, click here.

To learn more about the Hoosier Leadership Institute, e-mail Chad Crowe at ccrowe@gcpd.in.gov