Ready, Set, Lead!
If you want to...
Then you should consider participating in ASHA's Leadership Development Program!
The Leadership Development Program is a year-long program for ASHA members with leadership potential. The program encourages you to develop your leadership skills and give back to the professions through volunteering—whether with ASHA, at your workplace or for a related professional organization.
Here is what current Leadership Development Program participants are saying about the most rewarding aspects of the LDP:
LDP General Cohort – Kicks off April 2021 (CE information, faculty bios, disclosures [PDF])
This is a general cohort for audiologists and speech-language pathologists in any work setting.
LDP Health Care Cohort – Kicks off July 2021
The cohort kicking off in Summer 2021 is for health care-based audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
If selected, you must commit to all program components:
Participants are assigned to a learning team made up of other participants. Participants meet/work with their teams in-person at the workshop and virtually throughout the year. A learning team serves as a participant's project advisory group. Teams are meant to be independent and schedule their own virtual team meetings spread over the year. Additionally, they are to provide a venue for deeper interactions and exploration of the content provided by the LDP webinar sessions.
Individual learning projects are focused on the workplace or a community or other volunteer organization, with the elements involving leadership activities such as working with a team or gathering the support of stakeholders. Examples include:
Note: While ASHA encourages participants to use their leadership skills to collaborate with various stakeholders associated with their projects to accomplish project goals, participation in the LDP does not imply ASHA’s endorsement or official support of participants’ projects. Prior ASHA approval must be obtained before using ASHA's name on any communications associated with participation in the Leadership Development Program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the possibility of using ASHA’s name in your efforts to gain visibility for your project.
The Leadership Development Program for Audiologists and Speech-language Pathologists will have a virtual kick-off on April 22, 2021.
The LDP Health Care cohort will kick off in July 2021. Location TBD.
|LDP10 Workshops and Webinar Dates|
|LDP 2021 General Cohort||LDP 2021 Health Care Cohort|
|Workshop/Webinar Days and Times||Tuesday 11–12:30 p.m. Eastern||Tuesday 1:30–3:00 p.m. Eastern|
|Kick-off Workshop||April 22–April 23, 2021||July 22–July 23, 2021|
|Webinar 1 – Civility||May 18, 2021||August 17, 2021|
|Webinar 2 – High Performing Teams||June 15, 2021||September 21, 2021|
|Webinar 3 – Influencing Others||July 13, 2021||October 19, 2021|
|Webinar 4 – Coaching and Mentoring||August 17, 2021||November 30, 2021|
|Webinar 5 – Conflict Management||September 21, 2021||January 11, 2022|
|Webinar 6 – Strategic Thinking||October 19, 2021||February 15, 2022|
|Webinar 7 – Governance||November 30, 2021||March 22, 2022|
|Webinar 8 – Leadership Styles||January 11, 2022||April 26, 2022|
|Webinar 9 – Virtual Graduation||February 15, 2022||May 17, 2022|
Yes. If your application is accepted, there is a tuition fee of $350, which covers the face-to-face program, one night's hotel accommodation, program materials, and webinars. If you choose not to use the hotel, the fee is $250. Please contact the Leadership Development Program Team for more information at email@example.com.
The LDP seeks energetic people who are motivated to influence professional issues in speech-language pathology or audiology. Each program accepts 30 participants selected through a competitive application process. Preference is given to members who belong to a Special Interest Group, as well as to past members of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA). You must be an ASHA member to apply.
LDP for audiologists and speech-language pathologists applicant requirements:
LDP Health Care applicant requirements:
The application period for the Leadership Development Program for the general cohort has closed. The application period for the next general cohort will open in November 2021.
The application period for LDP Schools will open in January 2022.
The application process is online, and a link will be made available when it opens.
Contact Mike Providence, Volunteer Operations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.