Leadership Institute

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The Leadership Institute is the gift that keeps on giving. Wherever I go as a leader, I will continue to benefit from the incredible relationships built and the important lessons learned about my leadership and disability rights.” —Christophe Quancard, Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte, & 2019 Fellow

Grow. Connect. Lead.

There are many leadership programs in Chicago. The Leadership Institute is the only one in the region—and country—specifically for leaders with disabilities—visible, invisible, or acquired.

During the year-long program, you’ll:

  • Grow your leadership skills with 20 diverse Fellows
  • Connect to civic leadership opportunities
  • Get trained on disability identity and civic engagement

When your Fellows year ends, you’ll be part of the Members Network—the nation’s only advancement network for leaders with disabilities. The Members Network gives you permanent access to networking, professional development, and leadership opportunities.

Meet A Fellow

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I can plant a seed in the minds of others—that a woman of color with a disability can be a powerful and influential person.“ —Grishma Shah, Artist & 2018 Fellow

Read more here.