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Leadership Symposium for the Disability and Human Services Community ~ 4th Annual!!!!!!

February 19, February 26, and March 5, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

February 19th and 26th at Howard County Library, Savage Branch 
9525 Durness Lane
Laurel, MD 20723

March 5th location to be conveniently determined

Register at www.regonline.com/leadershipsymp2015    

Join us for a highly participatory interactive three days ~ you will leave with new insights and energy!
All emerging leaders in the field, with and without disabilities are encouraged to take part in this leadership development series.  

The cost for the Symposium is $195 per person and lunch is included! 
**Discount codes available for registration for people with disabilities & family members!!!  
 **Send one person free when ten people from your organization submit paid registrations!  
**Payment by credit card will be required at the end of this registration process.  


Participants in this energetic three-day training will:

* ~Gain an understanding of 
- current trends and directions in the disabilities field
- how trends will affect funding, organizational directions and services

* ~Gain a fuller understanding of their own leadership skills and strengths

* ~Create priorities for organizational change leading to enhanced quality supports

* ~Generate ideas for ways to leverage leadership skills to move their organizations in new directions 


This is not a “sit and listen” training! The time will fly by as you participate in activities including:

~ An environmental scan of organizational, state and national trends that affect the field
~ A presentation on creative responses to the changing environment
~ A review of organization mission and values
~ Tools to assess and understand your leadership skills, strengths and needs
~ Opportunities to practice and build on your leadership strengths
~ Exercises that focus on the differences between managing and leading and the shift from operational management to transformational leadership
~ Opportunities to assess your conflict resolution style and practice effective approaches
~ An organizational simulation providing feedback on your strongest leadership skills
~ An assessment of your skills and strengths related to execution (getting things done)
~ The development of a plan to strengthen leadership abilities in areas you identify
~ An assessment of the strengths and needs of your organization
~ The development of a plan to build on your own strengths and those of your organization

About the Trainer

Nancy R. Weiss, MSW is the Director of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware. Ms. Weiss has more than 30 years of experience in the disability field and is devoted to assuring the quality and commitment of the next generation of leaders for nonprofit organizations. Ms. Weiss will lead us through this exciting 3 day Symposium. 

Guest Speaker: 

Ken Capone is a recognized leader in Maryland’s self-advocacy movement. He coordinates the advocacy and public policy initiatives of People on the Go of Maryland, Board Member for Maryland Disability Law Center and is a member of the Developmental Disabilities Coalition. He studied Computer Programming at Johns Hopkins University, completed the Partners in Policymaking program, served as a Legislative Intern with the Maryland Senate. Mr. Capone is active on the Maryland Commission on Disabilities and the Waiting List Advisory Committee.  

This is our 4th Annual Leadership Symposium. Thank you to those that have sent your customers and employees year after year. We look forward to seeing you again as well as some new faces. Please join us for another developmental approach to our capacity as systems change agents in Maryland.
Leadership Symposium '15 for the Disability & Human Services Community