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Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Events


Trainees are a vital part of the AUCD network now and into the future. The AUCD Virtual Conference is a great place to begin to understand the power of the network as a personal and professional tool for growth and support. We strongly encourage any interested trainee to talk with their director or training director about the availability of financial support to attend the AUCD Virtual Conference. 

Current trainees, former trainees, and early-career professionals attending the AUCD Virtual Conference are invited to attend all events on the conference agenda not marked as private, including the Plenaries, Council meetings, and Pre-/Post-Conference Meetings. At the AUCD Virtual Conference, you will receive a wealth of learning and networking experiences that can be found in few other places.

We hope to see you at the Conference!

Group of trainees with AUCD’s Liz Weintraub at the 2019 AUCD Conference


2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Events

Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar & Pre-Conference Orientation

Date: Friday, October 15

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM ET 

Welcome (or welcome back) to the AUCD network, 2021-2022 emerging leaders! Join us on Friday, October 15th to learn more about the Emerging Leaders Community and how you fit within the AUCD Network. Presenters will share resources and opportunities to help you make the most out of your traineeship!

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Networking Session

Date:Thursday, December 2

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM ET 

Are you attending the AUCD 2021 virtual conference? Interested in connecting with other emerging leaders? Join us for our annual networking event for current trainees, alumni/former trainees, and early career professionals!

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Post-Conference Emerging Leaders Workshops

This year we are pleased to offer two skill development workshops for current and former trainees. 


Networking Workshop 

Date: Wednesday, December 1 

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM ET

Networking is a necessary skill for emerging leaders to expand their professional circle. Networking skills are especially needed for professional growth on platforms like LinkedIn. This workshop will teach trainees how to build relationships within the AUCD Network and beyond.

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Storytelling Workshop 

Date: Wednesday, December 8 

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM ET

Storytelling is an empowering technique to share one's stories and deliver messages. It's often used to amplify the voices of individuals with disabilities, their families, and their allies. This strategy uses audio, images, or video to creatively engage with an audience. Workshop participants will learn and apply skills in digital storytelling to communicate their unique experiences as trainees.

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