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Apply for the Leadership Academy

What is the Leadership Academy?

The Leadership Academy is a program within The Inclusion Institute that provides leadership training through a hybrid of virtual courses and in-person sessions designed by and for people with disabilities with a focus on storytelling. The curriculum consists of eight modules that have both online sections and in-person class sessions.

We accept applications from eligible residents within our service area who have a disability, as well as allies who have an interest in disability advocacy.

In addition to building leadership skills, the Leadership Academy places members on boards, commissions, committees, and councils. Graduates of the Leadership Academy will have a greater understanding of disability rights, history, and advocacy. Graduates will take the knowledge and skills they acquire throughout the program to use their voice in decision making positions.

Application Details

Before filling out the application below, please review the details and important dates.

  • All applicants must be a resident of one of the following Northeast Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, or Whitley
  • We are accepting applications now! The deadline for submission is March 1, 2023. No late applications will be accepted.
  • No phone calls, please
  • Finalists must take part in an in-person interview. Interviews will be scheduled for late February through the end of March.

The League is an equal opportunity employer. People from racial/cultural minority groups and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have questions or need any assistance with completing the application, please email or call (260)-800-1489.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

Interviews: Late February through end of March

In-Person Lesson Dates: The Inclusion Institute’s Leadership Academy will have in-person class sessions on the second Wednesday of each month beginning in April. Sessions start at 9 AM and will last 3-4 hours each month. Session dates are:

  • April 12, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • June 14, 2023
  • July 12, 2023
  • August 9, 2023
  • September 13, 2023
  • October 11, 2023
  • November 8, 2023
  • December 13, 2023