Seize the Moment: Apply to be a 2017 Leadership Fellow

Why wait? Begin expanding your horizons this year. In partnership with JP Morgan Chase, ACB has created a path to leadership which provides an opportunity for 5 ACB members with recognized leadership potential to participate in the 56th annual conference and convention in Reno. Join the previous Leadership Fellows on a quest to meet with other leaders around the nation.

In its second year, the Leadership Fellows Award will introduce additional leadership development modules that are sure to prepare you to serve well in future leadership roles within ACB, your local chapter, as well as, your state or special interest affiliate.
 
Applicants must satisfy three basic criteria — 18 years of age or older; blind or visually impaired; and members in good standing of ACB. Eligible applicants must be recommended by the president of their respective affiliates. The application process for this award also consists of submitting two letters and participating in a telephone interview with DKM committee members. The applicant’s letter will include the objectives in applying for the leadership award; a brief summary of the applicant’s education and relevant experience; number of years of membership in ACB as well as previous conventions attended, if any; description of one’s role as a leader; and an assessment of what one brings to ACB. The affiliate president’s letter of recommendation should address the applicant’s contributions to the affiliate, ACB and community organizations; and describe the applicant’s demonstrated leadership skills and leadership potential. Telephone interviews will be scheduled for mid-April.
 
All recipients receive round-trip transportation; hotel accommodation (double occupancy), per diem stipend for meals and incidentals, convention registration fee and reception and banquet tickets. Recipients are expected to attend the convention from the opening meeting, Saturday evening - July 1, through the Thursday evening banquet - July 6, and to participate actively in convention activities including the daily general sessions, special-interest presentations, seminars and workshops. 
 
Application documents should be forwarded to Kelly Gasque in the ACB national office, kgasque@acb.org. Deadline for receipt is April 3rd.

Questions regarding the application process and required documentation should be directed to DKM Chair, Kenneth Semien, Sr., semien@sbcglobal.net.