LivAbility Magazine

Leadership Training Program for PWD

Ability360 kicked off its new advocacy training: the Community Leadership Academy. The Community Leadership Academy is a free, six-week course that will train people with disabilities to serve in leadership roles on nonprofit and government boards; adding their voices to public policy-making.

“Less than 1 percent of leadership roles in government are held by people with disabilities,” said Megan Granata, the Academy’s head trainer. “Decisions that affect our lives and communities in big ways are being made without us. That’s why it’s crucial that we, as people with disabilities, have a spot at the table.”
Academy participants will have opportunities to learn necessary leadership skills such as fundraising, networking and the fundamentals of board membership, as well as hear from community leaders with disabilities currently working in nonprofits and government.
Classes are currently running and will be held again in the spring.