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 July 2020
This is a general cohort for audiologists and speech-language pathologists in any work setting. See important CE information, faculty bios, and disclosures [PDF].
LDP Health Care Cohort – Kicks off July 2020
The cohort kicking off in Summer 2020 is for health care-based audiologists and speech-language pathologists. See important CE information, faculty bios, and disclosures [PDF].
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 kick off on July 23, 2020, at the ASHA National Office.
The LDP Health Care cohort will kick off on July 24, 2020, at the ASHA National Office.
|LDP10 Workshops and Webinar Dates|
|LDP 2020 General Cohort||LDP 2020 Health Care Cohort|
|Workshop/Webinar Days and Times||Thursday 11-12:30 Eastern||Thursday 1:30-3:00pm Eastern|
|Face to Face Workshop, ASHA National Office, Rockville, MD||July 23, 2020 (Thursday)||July 24, 2020 (Friday)|
|Webinar 1 – Running Virtual Meetings||August 13, 2020||August 13, 2020|
|Webinar 2 – High Performing Teams||September 24, 2020||September 24, 2020|
|Webinar 3 – Influencing Others||October 22, 2020||October 22, 2020|
|Webinar 4 – Coaching and Mentoring||November 12, 2020||November 12, 2020|
|Webinar 5 – Conflict Management||January 14, 2021
||January 14, 2021|
|Webinar 6 – Strategic Thinking||February 24, 2021 (Wednesday)
||February 24, 2021 (Wednesday)|
|Webinar 7 – Governance||March 25, 2021
||March 25, 2021|
|Webinar 8 – Leadership Styles||April 15, 2021
||April 15, 2021|
|Webinar 9 – Virtual Graduation||June 3, 2021
||June 3, 2021|
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 LDP Health Care will be open January 29 – March 5.
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.