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The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council provides information about events around Ohio and online covering topics that may be of interest to people with disabilities, their families and others. Would you like to have your event added to our calendar? Contact Kim Shoaf at or 614-466-5232. Please note that we do not necessarily endorse each event. The information is provided as a service to pass along information that may be of interest to the public.

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SIL's Leadership Academy (8 week course)
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Online Meeting/Webinar

Event information provided by Services for Independent Living (SIL):

SIL invites you to apply to the Spring 2021 Session of “SIL’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY”. This is an eight-week governance course for individuals with disabilities designed to help participants gain the skills and tools needed to participate on nonprofit boards, committees, community coalitions or task forces in a meaningful way.

May 12, 2021 – June 30, 2021;
Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 - 4:00 pm  EST
(May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

TOPICS:  During the training sessions, participants will develop a basic working knowledge and understanding about topics related to serving on a board, coalition, task force or committee. Training topics include the following:

  • Community Leadership
  • Disability History & Disability Advocacy
  • Functions of a Nonprofit Board
  • Government Committees, Nonprofit Committees, Commissions, Task Forces & Councils
  • Communications, Confidentiality & Board Ethics
  • Networking and Developing Community Contacts

Upon completion of the Leadership Academy, SIL will work with participants to identify areas of interest and potential leadership opportunities in the community.

WHERE: To be held virtually. 
WHO SHOULD APPLY:  Any person with a disability who wants to learn how to make a difference and how to gain confidence and leadership experience in community decision-making on issues important to him or her.  Priority given to Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake County residents.
HOW TO APPLY:  Please contact Laura Gold for an application by calling 216-815-0015 or emailing The deadline for applications is April 23, 2021.  Space is limited so we encourage you to apply early. If you need help filling out the application, please let Laura know.

If accommodations are needed to attend or participate in the virtual meetings, please contact Laura Gold with all requests at least two weeks in advance if possible.

Owned by Kmcconnell On Monday, March 8, 2021