Dr. Zach Rossetti has been selected to join the fifth cohort of the Leadership Academy for Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence convened by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence.
The Leadership Academy is a collaborative, multifaceted initiative that seeks to increase the number of leaders who advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) and their capacity to do so. The Leadership Academy also works to respond to the growing cultural diversity among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States, its territories, and tribal communities.
The stated mission of the Leadership Academy is: Increasing leadership for cultural diversity and cultural and linguistic competence in networks supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Leadership Academy is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Administration for Community Living, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The next convening of the Leadership Academy will be held from October 15 through 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Rossetti will join other leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities from around the United States for the week-long, intensive training. The emphasis of the training is applying a proven leadership model to the unique socio-cultural contexts of the intellectual and developmental disabilities network.