National Disability Inclusion Leadership Development Institute

December 10 - 11, 2012

National Disability Inclusion Leadership Institute

Please join the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) for the National Disability Inclusion Leadership Development Institute on December 10 and 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

Participants in the National Disability Inclusion Trainer Leadership Development Institute will leave equipped with skills, training resources and peer networks necessary to provide high-quality, research-based training on effective practices in disability inclusion. This event is designed to meet the needs of experienced leaders in the national service field who are seeking state of the art approaches as well as novice leaders who would like to be able to implement and/or provide basic disability inclusion capacity building.

Institute Highlights:

This year, the National Disability Inclusion Trainer Leadership Development Institute will provide a mix of cutting edge inclusion topics including:

  • Disability Inclusion Train-the-Trainer conducted by NSIP
    A two-day, highly interactive training from the basics to the more complex aspects of inclusion. Participants will gain the skills necessary to provide in-depth training on a variety of inclusion topics, the tools and resources to create inclusive policies and procedures, and the skills required to design effective outreach and recruitment plans. The first day is about learning the information, the second day is about application of what you have learned.

  • Advancing Service as an Option for Veterans with Disabilities Advanced Institute Track conducted by NSIP
    For many veterans and Wounded Warriors, including those who are returning from military service with visible and invisible disabilities, national service provides an opportunity to transition back to civilian life, obtain skills, and fulfill personal aspirations of serving their country once more. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has tasked national service programs with reaching out to returning military and their families, including those individuals with disabilities, to help them accomplish these goals. As programs work toward successfully recruiting veterans and Wounded Warriors, what strategies and practices, materials and resources encourage participation in national service? For programs who may already have veterans and Wounded Warriors, what additional information may help them recruit and retain more participants?

    Using CNCS' goals as a guide, and hearing from multifaceted viewpoints such as the national service network, military personnel, Operation ABLE Community, and alumni, this session will explore how to reach out to these groups and establish national service as a desired transition option for returning military members.

  • National Service as a Pathway to Employment: Shaping Experiences that Contribute to Success Advanced Institute Track conducted by NextSTEP
    National service has long been thought to positively impact the lives of participants, and new research confirms that national service promotes personal growth, career growth, and growth as a community member for volunteers with and without disabilities.

    National Service as a Pathway to Employment: Shaping Experiences that Contribute to Success explores the six essential elements of service implementation that contribute to positive outcomes. The one-day seminar will also emphasize collaborations and partnerships with disability organizations, agencies, and work incentive programs such as the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work to support volunteers with disabilities.

Please be advised that space for all tracks is limited. Once we reach capacity for a track, and in order to ensure programmatic access for all, we will not be able to accept additional registrations. Please register as soon as you are able.


If you have any questions, contact us at 1-888-491-0326 (toll-free voice and TTY) or email nsip@umb.edu.

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