Nancy Weiss, Director of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, receives the Dybwad Humanitarian Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the 2015 AAIDD conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
Article by Nancy Weiss:
QUALITY LEADERS IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
If we are going to make quality lives for adults with developmental disabilities available on a large scale, we need to assure a rich supply of skilled leaders who are passionate about quality, have the management and financial skills needed to run solid not-for-profit businesses and government agencies, are capable of assembling top-notch teams of caring staff, and have a solid commitment to progressive values.
Today’s leaders in the intellectual/developmental disabilities field entered the field with a passion for social justice. The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware supports the next generation of leaders. We work in partnership with the major national developmental disability organizations to offer a variety of short-term, intensive leadership development experiences, a resource-rich website, an on-line community of practice, technical assistance and research on best practices and innovations in disability leadership. Learn more about the programs and activities of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities.
The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities is a program of the University of Delaware’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies.