A Diversity Community of Practice Funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

October 24, 2016


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TGeorgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) was awarded a new project funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - a Diversity Community of Practice. The project is funded through a Cooperative Agreement for five years (9/1/16- 8/31/21).

The project has two primary objectives.

  • To create and implement a multifaceted Community of Practice (CoP) designed to facilitate peer exchange, share information, provide technical assistance, and leverage resources to increase diversity and advance cultural and linguistic competence in state/territorial DD systems. 
  • To integrate content from a proven curriculum (Georgetown Leadership Academy ©) into a multi-state/territory CoP model designed to foster leadership for system transformation.

The NCCC will collaborate with a wide array of stakeholders and partners to implement the CoP. A total of 10 states/territories will be selected to participate in this transformative experience over the five-year grant cycle. Attached is an abstract which offers additional details.

The NCCC is in the early start up phase of the CoP. Project faculty will convene a National Advisory Committee in the upcoming weeks, and our faculty welcome your interest in serving.

Please disseminate this announcement to colleagues and peers in your state/territory. Information will be forthcoming about how your state/territory can apply. Questionscan can be directed to Tawara D. Goode, tdg2@georgetown.edu or 202.687.8288.