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Inclusive Leadership in Action

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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 1 (SAU1).

PHOTO: meeting of several people led by self-advocateFunded 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.

Project Details

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.

Advisory Committee

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.

If you are interested in serving on a board or committee in the Pittsburgh or Harrisburg area, or if you know someone who would, please download the form below, print it and complete and send the form.

DOWNLOAD INTEREST FORM TO PRINT (software plugin may be required - download Adobe Acrobat here):
ILA Board Membership Interest Form

For information about becoming a part of the Inclusive Leadership in Action project, for your organization or for yourself as a participant contact:
Denise Beckett, project coordinator

ILA Pennsylvania-wide Partners include:

GRAPHIC, Coro Pittsburgh logo
GRAPHIC, Leadership Harrisburg Area logo
Leadership Harrisburg Area
GRAPHIC, JT Consulting Services logo
JT Consulting Services
GRAPHIC, Self Advocates United as 1 logo
Self Advocates United as 1

This program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is funded by Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.