Apply Today! AUCD Leadership Academy

January 25, 2017

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural AUCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.

What is the AUCD Leadership Academy

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network in building coalitions that will improve systems of supports and services. The AUCD Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will continue to engage with their cohort, academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the year following the experience. The academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

Where and when will the AUCD Leadership Academy be held?

The AUCD Leadership Academy will be held on the downtown GSU campus in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25-30, 2017.

What is the cost to attend the AUCD Leadership Academy?

The cost to attend the AUCD Leadership Academy is $1,000 per person, which includes materials, some meals, and selected community activities. Participants are responsible for travel, most meals, and lodging. Both hotel and university housing options will be available.

What is the application process?

Interested individuals should use the link at right to download the application packet in PDF.

Accepted applicants will receive a confirmation email and instructions for registering for the AUCD Leadership Academy.

The academy aims to recruit applicants with a diverse range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. This year, no more than 20 applicants will be selected to participate in the Leadership Academy through a competitive process.

When is the Application Deadline?

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm, February 28, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this time.

To ensure equal opportunity and access to the AUCD Leadership Academy, we will provide reasonable auxiliary aids, services, language translation, and alternative formats to applicants and trainees.


For assistance or questions, please call the Center for Leadership in Disability at (404) 413-9334 or email aucdacademy@gsu.eduFor more information, please visit: