As the nation gears up for the 20th anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we still strive to celebrate a victory in career advancement of executives with disabilities.
The groundbreaking UCLA Anderson School of Management Leadership Institute for Managers with Disabilities is back by popular demand. This is the only program to focus on career advancement of people with disabilities, and is fashioned after UCLA's highly effective Leadership Institutes for African American, Women, LGBT, and Latino managers.
The Institute returns in 2010 with a dynamic, robust package comprised of a combination of Web conferences (August 26, November 15-16 and December 14-15) plus the centerpiece of the Program -- three days on the UCLA campus October 26 - 29, 2010 with critically-acclaimed UCLA faculty and guest faculty thought leaders with disabilities:
- Harilyn Rousso, disability and women's rights activist, editor and therapist; and
- John Kemp, Executive Director and General Counsel of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN).
Who will benefit most?
It is specifically designed for those with at least five years of experience managing people and/or projects. Participants with disabilities will gain insights to identify and work through leadership challenges and opportunities faced by managers in the corporate, public sector, entrepreneurial or non-profit environment. UCLA has kept the tuition at its 2007 rate of $5,500 that includes tuition, educational materials and most meals on campus. Public sector and managers of non-profit entities receive a 20% discount off the tuition rate.
Impact on Participants:
strengthen position within the organization;
create and sustain effective developmental relationships and alliances that support career advancement;
maximize personal, professional and organizational potential through better teamwork, networking and team leadership;
think, lead, and manage in ways that celebrate individual attributes and perspectives;
develop valuable personal and business connections with fellow managers from leading organizations, agencies and corporations.
Benefits to Companies, Agencies, Non-Profits and Foundations:
build better leaders, more prepared for career advancement;
increase employee retention rates and succession planning;
develop and ensure a more inclusive management team drawing on the full diversity of its experiences and perspectives;
fortify positioning as a leader in the areas of disability-inclusive diversity, social responsibility and sustainability.
More information can be found at http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/EEPlimd.xml
Launched in 2007, UCLA Leadership Institute for Managers with Disabilities would not have been possible without the initial support of its Founding Organizations:
AIG, AOL, AT&T, DiversityInc, Fannie Mae, Google, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Motorola, PepsiCo, Society for Human Resource Management, Union Bank, and the USBLN. The 2007 Initial Institute was funded in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), a relationship that continues with an Alliance between UCLA Anderson Executive Education and ODEP.
Contact Tari Hartman Squire at either Tari@EINSOFcommunications.com or 310-650-0595, should you have any questions, or require additional information.