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The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities Bulletin is a free, web-based publication dedicated to providing relevant, trustworthy, and thought-provoking information to leaders and practitioners in the field of developmental disabilities support services. The Bulletin will serve as a bridge between scientific journals and day-to-day leadership, exploring timely research and policy issues in the leadership and disabilities fields with the aim of promoting organizational change and assisting leaders to support people with disabilities to experience inclusive, valuable, and meaningful lives.


Bulletin 4: Leadership, Services & The Rights of People with Disabilities
Published: October 31, 2022

Bulletin 4: Leadership, Services & The Rights of People with Disabilities

Description:

This issue highlights some of the work and leadership practices that are intentionally and explicitly human rights-driven, with the hope that these will kickstart or remind you of your why. Included are first-person experiences from people with disabilities about how supports can facilitate or hinder rights, and from organizational leaders about lessons learned during the transformation of services. Read about promising efforts to promote the leadership, self-direction, and decision-making of people with disabilities and learn about strategies that meaningfully embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into day-to-day organizational practices.


Bulletin 3: Looking Ahead and Developing Leadership from Within
Published: July 18, 2022

Bulletin 3: Looking Ahead and Developing Leadership from Within

Description:

Although we know that development of employees is one of the best ways to keep employees engaged, it is not always prioritized. How often do we think about our own development and our own leadership but forget those around us or who report to us? In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins advises to “get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and then get the right people in the right seats on the bus.” What are you as a leader doing to get those right people in the right seats? How are you supporting them to have the right tools for their current positions but also the skills needed for the future? In this Issue of the Bulletin, we examine the strategies that leaders are using and can use to Look Ahead and Develop Leaders from Within.


Bulletin 2: Leading the Current Workforce
Published: May 30, 2022

Bulletin 2: NLCDD Bulletin Edition May 2022

Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our workforce. People with disabilities, families, and professionals have experienced incredible trauma, hardship, and sometimes innovations and learning that will have lasting impacts on our organizations and services. The pandemic and current federal priorities also call attention to opportunities for workforce investment that we haven’t experienced to date. The topics highlighted in this issue require us to lead intentionally to meet the opportunities, demands, and challenges currently facing our workforce. The articles in this issue of the Bulletin provide examples, research, evidence-based practices, practical recommendations, and resources that can help you better understand the current workforce and inform responsive leadership approaches and strategies.

Download additional information about the Innovative Initiatives Q&A: The Collaborative for Citizen Directed Supports New Jersey, Mapping the Future: Sustaining a Vibrant DSP Workforce

Innovative Initiatives Q&A Mapping the Future


Bulletin 1: Leading Through Times of Chronic Stress
Published: January 19, 2022

Bulletin 1: Leading Through Times of Chronic Stress

Description:

In this issue of the Bulletin, we explore chronic stress and trauma on leaders of disability support service organizations and on the organizations themselves as well as strategies that promote individual, organizational, and systemic well-being and resilience. We explore the paradox that organizations as well as individuals can be both struggling and embody hope, joy, and resilience. Topics in this edition include: Direct Support Professionals’ Perspectives on Workplace Support, Recognizing Stress and Trauma in Your Organization, Avoiding Burnout, and Tips and Tools for Helping Stressed Out Organizations.



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