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2022 UCEDD TA Institute

This year's TA Institute will be a virtual event over 4 sessions. Attendees will have an opportunity to network, hear from our federal partners, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD Programs.
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Reflecting UCEDD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitments in the Core Grant Application

AUCD hosted a webinar in September 2021 on incorporating the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan into the UCEDD five-year plans. In this follow-up virtual workshop, UCEDD leaders will discuss strategies for demonstrating their ED&I commitments in the needs, evaluation, organizational capacity, and leveraging sections of the core grant application.


Lessons Learned from AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan

In this webinar, we will share about AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan and lessons learned from the first two years of implementation. From 2019-2021, the UCEDD Resource Center (URC) supported a pilot implementing the plan, with the creation of the Plain Language Advisory Group and Spanish Language Caucus. Join us to learn about the work of both groups, what the URC has learned in its efforts to improve the language and communications accessibility of its technical assistance, and how this might apply to the work at your center or program.


Incorporating the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan into the UCEDD 5-Year Plan

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Action Plan calls for UCEDDs to work with their Consumer Advisory Committees (CACs) to incorporate specific goals, objectives, and actions steps to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion into their five-year plans. In this virtual workshop, UCEDD leaders and staff will explore how to effectively accomplish this priority within and across the UCEDD core functions.


Meet the Coaches: Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan

In this webinar, expert coaches will share their experiences implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan. They will share some of the challenges they've faced and strategies they've used to make meaningful progress on the action steps outlined in the plan. In addition to the panel discussion, learn more about the coaches' areas of expertise since these coaches are available through the end of September for individualized coaching opportunities.
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Implementing the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan: A TA Initiative for the UCEDD Network

This webinar introduces a new technical assistance (TA) initiative to support the implementation of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan. The UCEDD Resource Center is accepting applications for coaches and implementors from the UCEDD network to be a part of this TA initiative. Please join us to learn more about the call for coaches and implementors and how to apply. A question and answer period will follow a brief presentation on the TA plans.


2021 TA Institute

The TA Institute provides an opportunity for UCEDD leaders to network, meet with their federal project officers, and learn of new initiatives, national trends, and other information vital to the administration of the UCEDD programs.


NIDILRR Current and Upcoming Funding Opportunities

This webinar, sponsored by AUCD's Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) was organized for those interested in the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) funding opportunities. It is the first of a series of CORE webinars to strengthen knowledge of research funding opportunities across the AUCD network.Phil Beatty, Director of the Office of Research Sciences, NIDILRR will provide insights into the range of NIDILRR current and upcoming funding opportunities. Bring your questions for a Q&A session at the end of his presentation.


2021 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with AUCD Leadership Academy faculty. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2021 Academy curriculum and timeline.


Admin Essentials: Setting Targets and Evaluating Performance of Grant Professionals

Are you looking for guidance on how to set up an effective grant office within your center? This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will provide a facilitated roundtable discussion of how to integrate grant professionals into your UCEDD.
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2020 AUCD Leadership Academy

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a year-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The 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 engage with their cohort, Academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the months before and 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.


Admin Essentials: Managing Staff and Volunteers with Guardians

This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on the topic of hiring and managing staff and volunteers who are under guardianship. We will discuss practices, policies, and resources about employment of people under guardianship. We will be joined by Cathy Costanzo and Anna Krieger from the Center for Public Representation, who will speak on the basics of guardianship nationally, how it applies to the employment of people with disabilities, and where to look in your state for more information.


Admin Essentials: Meaningfully Engaging Your CAC

The Admin Essentials Series is a series of virtual round table discussions on pressing administrative questions. It's perfect for UCEDD Directors and Business Managers who are interested in an action-oriented discussion space to problem solve through tough administrative challenges. Each installment will include content from seasoned experts. A tip sheet of resources, strategies, and lessons learned will be developed and disseminated following each discussion. This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on the topic of meaningfully engaging your Community Advisory Council (CAC). We will explore creative strategies and promising practices across the AUCD network.


Admin Essentials: How and When to Create a Business Manager Role

This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on the how and the when of developing a business manager role. We will explore topics including the tasks and responsibilities of business managers, funding a business manager role, and navigating grant management and the fiscal environment within the complex context and spheres of the university.


NIRS FY21 Rollout Webinar

This webinar introduces UCEDD, LEND, DBP, PPC, and LEAH Directors and Data Coordinators to the changes made in the FY 2021 iteration of NIRS. During the webinar, participants will be provided live demonstrations of all recently updated features and will have opportunities to ask questions.
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