Emerging Leaders Networking Event: Cultivate & Amplify Your Network

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Virtual

This event is tailored for current trainees, alumni/former trainees, early career professionals in the Emerging Leaders Community. This is a chance for Emerging Leaders to expand their network by connecting with established professionals in the AUCD Network.

Orientation for Charting Your Course: A Toolkit for New UCEDD Directors

Friday, November 20, 2020
Location: Webinar

Join Matthew Wesley Williams, Author of AUCD's Charting Your Course: A Toolkit for New Directors of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for a walkthrough of this robust resource. Williams will model and contextualize each section and its modules suited for the current educational landscape. This toolkit contains a series of concepts and exercises designed to help early-stage UCEDD directors begin well in their roles. It is designed to provide concepts, frameworks, and tools that build the capacity of UCEDD directors for organizational and systems leadership.

Pre-Conference Orientation for Trainees

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Location: Webinar

This event will orient new and returning trainees to the AUCD 2020 Conference. Presenters will highlight concurrent and poster sessions relevant to trainees' disciplines and professional interests. Presenters will outline AUCD Special Interest Groups (SIG), AUCD Councils, and AUCD workgroup meetings open for trainee participation.

Admin Essentials: Managing Staff and Volunteers with Guardians

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Location: Virtual

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.

2020 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Location: Webinar

Welcome to the AUCD network, 2020-2021 Trainees! On Tuesday, September 29, you will learn more about how you could get connect and get involved with the AUCD network. The AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns, Kiki and Jessica, are excited to actively engage with you all to share resources and opportunities to help you make the most out of your traineeship!

Admin Essentials: Meaningfully Engaging Your CAC

Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: Virtual

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: Virtual

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.

Developing UCEDD Core Functions Plans

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the requirements for UCEDDs to develop core function plans. This is the ninth and final installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs (Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Rochester & North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University) highlighting innovative approaches to how their UCEDD created plans for carrying out the UCEDD core functions.

UCEDD Product Development and Information Dissemination

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Product Development and Information Dissemination UCEDD core functions. This is the eighth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs (Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University & Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute) highlighting innovative product development and information dissemination.

The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mentoring

Friday, June 26, 2020
Location: Webinar

Mentoring is fundamental to growth and success. Therefore, it is incumbent for mentors to have the ability to discuss challenges faced by culturally diverse individuals and, ultimately, have a repertoire of mentoring strategies to develop talents and skills in mentees from underrepresented backgrounds in LEND programs. This webinar will present mentoring theories so mentors will have a basic understanding of the mentoring process and provide strategies that promote communication and trust between mentor and mentee.

Calling All Minority-Serving Research Centers within the AUCD Network!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Location: Webinar

The Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center will use the study findings to highlight the visibility of high-quality research created through MSI-based research centers. The LU-RRTC will also use study findings to make recommendations to policymakers, NIDILRR, and other federal research funding agencies, and other stakeholders on how to address identified challenges.

2020 AUCD Emerging Leaders End of the Year Webinar: Launching Your Life After Training

Friday, May 15, 2020
Location: Webinar

Join us for a celebration of your achievements and a lesson on launching your life after training! AUCD's Emerging Leaders Interns, Meghan and Jazmin will demonstrate how to market your LEND, UCEDD, DBP or IDDR training for professional growth, stress the importance of staying connected with the EL Community, and share ways to get involved with the AUCD network-your professional home!

2020 UCEDD Directors' Retreat and TA Institute

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Online

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.

Demonstration Services by UCEDDs

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Demonstration Services UCEDD core function. This is the sixth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS. This webinar features two UCEDDs, the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University and the University of Southern California UCEDD at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, doing innovative work around Demonstration Services.

NIDILRR Research Grant Program Overview

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: Webinar

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is part of the federal Administration on Community Living and is a primary funder of applied research impacting individuals with disabilities. Learn about NIDILRR's research agenda, unique funding mechanisms, and programs, and understand the pathway from research idea to research funding from NIDILRR.