Leadership Academy


Leadership Academy


Information about our next Leadership Academy cohort will be posted soon.


Applications for the Leadership Institute in October, 2018, have been closed.  Please check back after our conference for information on the 2019 Institute.


Possible Areas of Focus for Leadership Development


Local Chapter Affiliation and/or National Involvement

  •  Increase involvement in a CLD Professional Chapter or Student Chapter
  • Become a member of a CLD standing committee
  • Work with a local chapter to recruit new CLD members
  • Nominate colleagues for CLD Leadership Academy and CLD awards


CLD Outreach (these activities may be a collaborative effort among the current Academy Leaders or be an individual focus)

  • Create or support a CLD presence in your state or region. This may include maintaining a state or regional data base for networking and sharing information.
  • Create a clearinghouse for local conferences, local legislative updates, articles/commentaries by professors or doctoral candidates from regional universities or starting a blog for members. Develop ways to ensure this is a sustainable effort.
  • Host local networking events for educators and/or parents
  • Become involved with legislative advocacy and policy


Professional Development

  • Present at local conferences or the annual CLD conference
  • Facilitate or help with local professional-development opportunities or the annual CLD conference
  • Present at a collaborative conference for educators who support struggling learners
  • Participate in the development of professional development offerings of CLD
  • Create list of professional resources that can be accessed on the CLD members only website link


Online Collaboration and Social Media

  • Facilitate online conversations with other Academy Leaders
  • Create and maintain your own blog


Writing and Research

  • Write or contribute to the writing of an article for LD Forum (Research to Practice or  5 Ways to. . .)
  • Inform CLD membership of Leadership Academy activities in an article for LD Forum
  • Contribute to a CLD Infosheet
  • Submit a manuscript for Outstanding Researcher Award



Contact:  Diane Pedrotty Bryant
Leadership Development Co-Chair