Ready, Set, Lead!
If you want to...
Then you should consider participating in ASHA's Leadership Development Program!
Advance your leadership skills with ASHA’s Leadership Academy! This site offers free leadership resources such as assessments, webinars, videos, a discussion board and much more!
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 2022
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This is a general cohort for audiologists and speech-language pathologists in any work setting.
LDP Schools Cohort – Kicks off July 2022
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The cohort kicking off in Summer 2022 is for school-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.
|LDP Workshops and Webinar Dates|
|LDP 2022 General Cohort||LDP 2022 Schools Cohort|
|Full-Day Kickoff Workshop (ASHA’s National Office)||April 19, 2022||July 15, 2022|
If deemed needed due to the current pandemic, the in-person workshop will be converted into a virtual format about 6-8 weeks prior to the actual meeting.
|April 19 – April 20, 2022||July 14, 2022 – July 15, 2022|
|Workshop/Webinar Days and Times||Tuesday 11:30–1:00 p.m. ET||Tuesday 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET|
|Kickoff Workshop (ASHA’s National Office)||April 19, 2022||July 15, 2022|
|Webinar 1 – Civility||May 24, 2022||August 9, 2022|
|Webinar 2 – High Performing Teams||June 21, 2022||September 13, 2022|
|Webinar 3 – Influencing Others||August 9, 2022||October 11, 2022|
|Webinar 4 – Coaching and Mentoring||September 13, 2022||November 8, 2022|
|Webinar 5 – Conflict Management||October 11, 2022||December 13, 2022|
|Webinar 6 – Strategic Thinking||November 8, 2022||January 17, 2023|
|Webinar 7 – Governance||December 13, 2022||February 28, 2023|
|Webinar 8 – Leadership Styles||January 17, 2023||March 28, 2023|
|Webinar 9 – Virtual Graduation||February 28, 2023||May 2, 2023|
Yes. If your application is accepted, there is a tuition fee of $350, which covers the in-person 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 Schools applicant requirements:
See below for the application dates for both cohorts.
LDP General—The application process for the LDP General is now closed and will reopen in October 2022.
LDP Schools—The application process for LDP Schools Cohort is now closed and will reopen in February 2023.
Contact Erin Dalder-Alpher, Program Manager – Association Governance Volunteer Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.