CLD Leadership Institute 2023

On behalf of the CLD Board of Trustees, The CLD Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is pleased to announce the CLD Leadership Institute (LI), to be held on October 11, 2023. The Leadership Institute will be held at the Sonesta Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado, the day before our 45th International Conference on October 12-13.

Graduate doctoral students and early career faculty are eligible to apply to attend this CLD event. Applicants should have an interest in becoming involved in CLD activities. More information about activity options will be made available at the LI.

The Institute is available for participants who have not previously attended the Institute to give newly interested people an opportunity to attend. Questions about the CLD Leadership Institute should be directed to the Leadership Development Chair, Donna Sacco, at

Cost: There is no cost to attend the CLD Leadership Institute (LI) for eligible participants.

CLD Conference: Participants who attend the LI must also register for the CLD conference (one day or full), which starts the day after the LI, and are responsible for paying their conference registration fee and hotel expenses. See the CLD website for conference registration and hotel accommodations information.

Individuals who are interested in applying for the Leadership Academy Cohort 13 in 2024 will need to attend the Leadership Institute in 2023.

The application for attendance at the LI is available at the CLD website. The deadline is June 10, 2023. To go straight to the application, click:

2023 Application

The Leadership Institute is partially funded by the Hammill Institute on Disabilities. CLD is thankful for their commitment to this program.