PhD student Kiley McLean was recently accepted into the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Leadership Academy. As one of 24 participants throughout the country, Kiley will engage in a year-long program intended to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders in the disability academic network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services for people with disabilities.
The Academy focuses on, “exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.”
The Academy includes a weeklong intensive experience that involves self-evaluation, skill development, and study followed up with regular virtual meetings with the other cohort members, Academy staff, local coaches, and national allies.
This is a competitive opportunity for professionals in leadership roles within Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LENDs), University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs), and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs).
Kiley is a 3rd-year PhD student and 2nd Year LEND fellow with interests in autism; intellectual and developmental disabilities; Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities policies; Medicaid; and Home and Community Based Services.