Inclusive Leadership in Action
The Inclusive Leadership in Action project is designed to develop and disseminate evidence- based resources, tools, materials and techniques with the goal of including individuals with disabilities on decision making bodies of generic community organizations. Partners for this project are Leadership Harrisburg (LHA); the Coro Center for Civic Leadership: Pittsburgh (Coro), JT Consulting Services; and Self-Advocates United as One (SAU1).
Funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, Inclusive Leadership in Action will demonstrate to community organizations the intrinsic and evidence-based value of including people with disabilities from a wide range of cross disabilities on decision making bodies. Inclusive Leadership in Action will provide comprehensive support to selected diverse, generic community organizations to enable them to recruit, support and sustain qualified individuals with disabilities as fully participating, valued committee and board members able to provide a greater range of perspectives and solutions to challenges facing today's community organizations.
To bring about social change in the composition of community organizations' decision making groups, the Inclusive Leadership in Action project will provide community organizations with the tools and resources necessary to select qualified individuals with disabilities to sit on their organization's decision making bodies. At the start of the project, the Institute along with its partners will identify, develop and disseminate educational materials to targeted community organizations in order to meet this goal.
Community organizations will be provided with the methods and resources on how to identify and recruit interested individuals with disabilities who are interested in being matched as potential candidates on committees and boards in selected generic community organizations. Organizations will also be provided with the necessary materials and tools to include and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities from a wide range of cross disabilities as contributing members of an organization's decision making bodies.
The Inclusive Leadership in Action project has an Advisory Committee comprised of individuals committed to sharing their skills and knowledge of the disability community, generic community organizations, leadership development and community board membership to fulfill the project mission.
For information about becoming a part of the Inclusive Leadership in Action project, for your organization or for yourself as a participant contact:
Supriya Jost, project coordinator