ASHA’s Future Leader’s Academy Seeks Nominations, Applications

Posted on May 10, 2012

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ASHA’s Future Leaders Academy is accepting nominations for its 2012 class until June 1, 2012.

The Future Leaders Academy is a great way for members to learn more about ASHA and develop skills needed to serve a leadership position with the association. Academy participants participate in committee and Board meetings, group discussions, and a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill.

Apply or Nominate a Colleague

“The Future Leaders Academy helps members know what to expect before they commit to a leadership role. They learn about their strengths and what unique talents they can use to the benefit of the association, whether it’s through continued research and conference presentations, a chair position of a section or council, or a board position,” says Dr. Kelly Wilson, who joined the academy in 2006 and now leads the group.

She stresses that the program is not just for young professionals, and that a school health professional at any career level can benefit.

“It’s not about where you are in your career, its about where you are with ASHA,” says Dr. Wilson.

It does take a certain level of interest and passion, dedication and commitment, but the benefits of connecting with different people, personalities, and working styles within the association is well worth the effort.

“In the Future Leaders Academy, you start feeling like you are part of the bigger picture,” says Dr. Wilson. “Especially when it comes to advocacy – you’re working on behalf of the association but making an impact on the national level.”

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