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National Rehabilitation Leadership Institute

Institute Mission Statement:

Enrich and expand the leadership vision, knowledge and skills of current and future rehabilitation leaders, through powerful organizational learning experiences that reinforce passion, commitment, learning, creativity, and strategic thinking in the public program of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The Institute offers the opportunity for current and future rehabilitation leaders in the public program of vocational rehabilitation across the nation to enrich their knowledge, skills, and understanding to meet the constantly changing needs and expectations of their consumers, employees, employers and community partners.

The Council of State Administrators for Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB) and the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (VRTAC-QM) are co-sponsors of the Executive Leadership Seminar in Rehabilitation Administration. These strategic partnerships strengthen the long-standing working relationship with NRLI's past and current participants and the public program of Vocational Rehabilitation. 

The Executive Leadership Seminar in Rehabilitation Administration

Four Seminar sessions are offered over a 10-month period, for directors, senior administrators, and emerging senior leaders in the public vocational rehabilitation program. The instructional approach uses a cohort model that builds on creating and sustaining a learning community for the participants. Because of COVID 19 and State requirements regarding travel, the first two session will be virtual. An evaluation – with participant participation – will determine the mode of delivery for the final two sessions.

The nomination of persons who meet the selection criteria is vested in the Designated State Unit’s Administrator. The NRLI staff recommends that the participants have demonstrated the ability to lead changes within their organization. Click to learn more about the Seminar. | Click to learn participant characteristics for NRLI.

Online Application

NRLI Cohort K