NARL Announces the 2014 Grants for Leadership Development
by: Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli
NARL is pleased to announce its 2014 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 2013 Election Results are now official!!!!
Those elected are:
President: Sharon Brown
Past President: Russ Thelin
President Elect: Carl Sabo
Treasurer: Eleanor Williams
Secretary: Terry Dailey
NRA Board Rep: Christopher Kempski
SouthEast Rep: Allison Flanagan
NorthEast Rep: Stephanie Prances
Mid-States Rep: Barbara Burke
Western-Stares Rep: Gwendolyn McCarroll
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.
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!!!!
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!
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.
Lori A. Bruch, Ed.D., rehabilitation counseling program director, The University of Scranton, received the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association’s (PRA) 2013 Ralph N. Pacinelli Leadership Award on April 3 at the PRA Professional Development Institute luncheon.
This award is presented to a PRA member who has exercised extraordinary national and/or state leadership to rehabilitation professionals in order to strengthen, broaden and hone their professional development.
Dr. Bruch is well-known as a person committed to the development of new faculty and to her service to a wide variety of University committees and programs. She joined The University of Scranton in 1995 and is currently the graduate program director for the Rehabilitation Counseling Program and an associate professor of counseling and human services. From 2008-2009 she served as the interim chair of the Education Department at the University.
Dr. Bruch has over three decades of leadership and service in the field of rehabilitation as a direct service provider, supervisor, administration, educator, researcher, and advocate. Her credentials include being a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and CORE Site Visitor Trainer. She has served on numerous professional organizations, including: Chair of the Commissioner Standards and Accreditation - Council on Rehabilitation Education, Board member of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education and President of the National Association of Rehabilitation Leadership. She has been the co-chair of the Northeastern U.S. Conference on Disability, hosted by the Panuska College of Professional Studies, for six of the Conference's 12 years and is co-chairing the event during its 13th year.
Dr. Pacinelli is actively involved in The University of Scranton community, where he has served as a Leahy Faculty Fellow, a valued faculty member of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program and a regular contributor to the Northeastern U.S. Conference on Disability. Recently, Dr. Pacinelli donated his significant collection of books, journals, and documents to the Weinberg Memorial Library.
Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association Honors Dr. Lori Bruch
Lori Bruch, Ed.D., rehabilitation counseling program director, The University of Scranton, receives the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association’s (PRA) 2013 Ralph N. Pacinelli Leadership Award. From left: Dr. Pacinelli, Dr. Bruch