NARL Announces the 2012 Grants for Leadership Development
by: Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli
NARL is pleased to announce its 2010 cash grants for leadership and professional development. Grants are awarded annually to NARL state and regional chapters in two categories: (1) Operations – supports functions basic to the survival of the chapter such as phone, postage, printing, etc., and (2) Professional Programming – supports professional development activities such as conference expenses, speaker fees, AV equipment rental, etc. Approved applications can earn up to $250.00 in support of Operations or Professional activities. The Grants Application Packet is available via the menu choice above or at http://prosites-nraa.homestead.com/NARLGrants.html. Next, double click on NARL_Grant.doc. Completed applications may be submitted at anytime during the calendar year to Eleanor Williams, NARL president, at the address revealed in the application packet. Questions should be sent to Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli, Grants Committee Chair at www.RPacinelli@ComCast.net.
The National Association for Rehabilitation Leadership
NARL 2012 Election Results are now official!!!!
Those elected are:
President: Russ Thelin
Past President: Lori Bruch
President Elect: Sharon Brown
Treasurer: Eleanor Williams
Secretary: Terry Dailey
NRA Board Rep: Christopher Kempski
SouthEast Rep: David Beach
NorthEast Rep: Stephanie Prances
Mid-States Rep: Dories Ilies
Western-Stares Rep: Open
Newsletter Editor: Carl Flowers
Awards: Eleanor Williams
Grants: Ralph Pacinelli
Web Site: Evan Jones
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It is widely accepted that the practices and skills of leadership, supervision, and administration of rehabilitation process are vitally related to that process. The National Association for Rehabilitation Leadership has been organized to develop, improve and strengthen practices and skills in both public and private rehabilitation organizations.
NARL Board Member, Dr. David T. Beach is a LEADER!
By Janet D. Fiore, NARL Past President
The National Association for Rehabilitation Leadership
As President of the Leadership division for the National Rehabilitation Association, I'm pleased to support our NARL board member Dr. David Beach in his run for President-Elect of NRA.
During David's 14 years as a member of our National Association, he's served in leadership roles on a state, regional and national level. An active NARL board member, David current serve as the Southeast Region representative to NARL, and the NARL Representative to NRA Board where he has become very familiar with the current needs of NRA. David is also Past-President and Legislative Chair for the Kentucky Rehabilitation Association. He states that "If elected, I intend to work diligently to continue stabilization of the NRA financial situation, maintaining and expanding services to members, and exploring collaborative opportunities with other organizations to advance the field of rehabilitation and the professionals dedicating their lives to serving persons with disabilities." Dr. David Beach is Program Administrator for the Program Planning and Development Branch of the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program, University of Kentucky.
A Professional Division of the National Rehabilitation Associaition
Congratulations to the elected NARL Board Members and Committee Chairs Appointed.
Thanks to all for your service!!!!
NARL Leaders Move to NRA Leaders
NARL Leaders participate in the NRA Conference, Chicago, August 2012
Janet Fiore, left, and Michael Fiore of the Sierra Group, Inc. receives the Guy Faulkes Award presented by Sara Sundeen, NRA President at the NRA Conference awards ceremony, August 2012 NRA Conference.
Russ Thelin, CRC, Division Director, Utah Rehabilitation Services Director and President-Elect of NARL is chairing a NARL Participatory leadership project that will focus on reviewing the principle documents under which NARL operates and develop a renewed vision statement for NARL that addresses leadership in the year 2012 and beyond. If you are interested in learning more about the work of this committee, please contact Russ.
Participatory Leadership Project
A Great Opportunity to be Involved and Shape the Future of NARL!
Janet Fiore, NARL Past President and the Sierra Group, Inc. Receives Guy Faulkes Award!
Sara Sundeen, left, NRA President receives an award from David Beach, NRA President Elect. Above Dories Illies, left, and Eleanor Williams both NARL Board memebers share a moment at the NRA Conference.
Right, Tom Wilson, NRA Past President, Sara Sundeen, NRA President, and David Beach NRA President-Elect. All NARL members and leaders
CORE Proposal to 20/20
The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) recently responded to the 20/20 delegates recommendation to endorse the concept of a single educational accreditation body. To read CORE’s letter to the delegates and proposal please click on the following link http://www.core-rehab.org/WhatsNew
The NARL Board meets monthly via teleconference to plan and conduct Association Business.
Plans for this year include: planning the pre-conference leadership training during the NRA National Training Conference in Brooklyn, New York (August 18-20, 2013), support to NARL State Units through membership efforts and the availability of Training Grants, continued publishing of the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, articles and information published in Contemporary Rehab, continuation of the NARL Awards program including the Lorenze Award which presents a monetary award to a graduate student in Rehabilitation Administration, holding annual elections and representation of the Association (NARL) on the NRA Board of Directors and updating and redesigning the NARL web site to include additional leadership resources.
For specifics related to NARL Board activities check out the Board page above for minutes and other information.
NARL Board Meets Monthly.........
NARL - Call for Nominations
NARL is soliciting nominations for President-Elect and Board Positions....
This is a great opportunity to gain Leadership experience and/or use your Leadership skills to enhance and grow our association!!!!!!
NARL's Pre-Conference training at the NRA Chicago Conference, August 2012 was a success! Several NARL members participated. New NARL members also attended.
NARL Participates in NRA's Government Affairs Seminar.....
NARL is seeking nominations for annual awards. Many outstanding leaders in NRA and the field of vocational rehabilition have received a NARL award. Consider nominating a deserving colleague to join this prestigious group!!!
The NARL Board has initiated a new NARL website section (www.NARL.us) dedicated to sharing leadership information, articles, strategies, and discussion (planned for the future). This looks like it will be an exciting opportunity for both NARL members and anyone interested in Leadership. It is anticipated over time this section will be a rich content source for Leadership. A first article is a reprint of the NARL, August 2003, President's Message, "Leadership Every Day - Making a Difference". Check out the new section by clicking on the blue button or on the Leadership tab above.