ED&I Action Plan Implementation Coaching Workshop

Thursday, August 4, 2022
Location: Zoom

Join us for a coaching workshop focused on common challenges to implementing the ED&I Action Plan. Learn alongside network peers how to make a more meaningful and sustainable impact at your UCEDD. The workshop will focus on 1) data collection and reporting to measure progress, 2) staff training and development to build capacity, and 3) making and sustaining action of self-assessment data.

2022 UCEDD TA Institute

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Zoom

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.

POSTPONED - NIRS Five Year Closeout Report Roll Out Webinar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Location: Webinar

This webinar has been postponed from its original date. A new date and time will be scheduled in 2022 and circulated to the network.

Reflecting UCEDD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitments in the Core Grant Application

Friday, January 21, 2022
Location: Zoom

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.

Focusing on Supports to Families: Specific Strategies for Including Family Support in UCEDD CORE Grants

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Location: Zoom Meeting

This session highlighted how three UCEDDS (Missouri, Virginia and Nebraska) engage, partner and employ families in the core functions of their UCEDD. This event is targeting UCEDD grant writers, directors, program staff and Family Support SIG members who are involved in the grant development and writing process.

2022 AUCD Leadership Academy Informational Webinar

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Location: Zoom

This webinar will offer interested potential applicants an opportunity to interact with the AUCD Leadership Academy faculty. The webinar will feature a brief overview of the 2022 Academy curriculum and timeline. This will be followed by a time for questions from potential applicants to the 2022 AUCD Leadership Academy. In addition, alumni will share their reflections about the benefits they gained from participation in the week-long academy.

Admin Essentials: Professional Development and Succession Planning

Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: Zoom

This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on professional development and succession planning. We will be joined by content experts Molly Tucker (Training and Advocacy Manager, Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability) and Derrick Willis (Director, University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development).

2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Workshop: Storytelling

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Zoom

Storytelling is an empowering technique to share one's stories and deliver messages. Individuals with disabilities, families, and allies often use storytelling to amplify their voices. This strategy uses audio, images, or video to engage with an audience creatively. Workshop participants will learn and apply skills in digital storytelling to communicate their unique experiences as trainees. This workshop was an AUCD 2021 Post-Conference event for emerging leaders.

2021 Emerging Leaders Networking Session

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: Zoom

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!

2021 Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Workshop: Networking

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Zoom

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.

The OSU Nisonger RRTC Knowledge Translation Process

Friday, October 15, 2021
Location: Zoom

Presenters from The Ohio State University (OSU) Nisonger Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) will provide an overview of knowledge translation (KT), discuss general methods and specific strategies to conduct KT activities with stakeholders, and describe their research project's KT model and process. Participants will also see examples developed by the team in consultation with the project's Disability Experience Expert Panel, a group of research partners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Admin Essentials: UCEDD (Re)Organization

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Location: Zoom

This session of the Admin Essentials Series will discuss UCEDD organization and how to approach reorganizing centers. It is our hope that this discussion will assist UCEDDs who are considering how to operate most efficiently and effectively for conducting the four core functions. This conversation is timed to coincide with the release of an updated AUCD Library of UCEDD organizational charts.

Lessons Learned from AUCD's Language and Communications Access Plan

Monday, September 27, 2021
Location: Zoom Webinar

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

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Zoom Meeting

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.

Admin Essentials: MOUs and University-UCEDD Relationships

Monday, August 16, 2021
Location: Zoom

Recognizing that 42 UCEDDs are reapplying for the UCEDD core grant in the coming year, this installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on MOUs and the relationships between universities and UCEDDs. The session will start by reviewing findings from the upcoming URC report on MOUs and University-UCEDD relationships (report to be released early August) and then open up for a conversation on strategies, promising practices, and considerations.