Member Appreciation Event

When:  Jun 13, 2024 from 01:00:00 PM to 02:30:00 PM (ET)

Free Webinar! The AHEAD Professional Competencies: Supporting Excellence in Disability Resource Practice

Mary L. Gerard, B.S., M.Ed., Director of Accessibility Resources at Bellingham Technical College 
Enjie Hall, MRC, Director of the Disability Resource Center on the Twin Cities Campus and ADA Coordinator for the University of Minnesota 
Spencer Scruggs, M.S., Director of the Center for Accessible Education at UCLA 
Professional Competencies (formerly Professional Standards) developed by AHEAD serve as a guiding document for professionals in the disability resources field. The Professional Competencies are aligned with, and informed by, the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) Standards and Guidelines for Disability Resources and Services (Council for the Advancement of Standards, 2023) as well as the AHEAD Program Domains, Standards, and Performance Indicators. The Professional Competencies were revised in 2022 by an institutionally and demographically diverse task force appointed by the AHEAD Board of Directors. 
Join the authors of Revisiting AHEAD’s Professional Standards: Exploring Their Transformation into Competencies and Application to 21st Century Disability Resources Practice and learn how and why the Standards became Competencies along with exploring the practical implications for Disability Resource Professionals. The authors will also explore how changes in the Disability Resources field provided impetus for this change and break down the nine competencies to five themes that provide a roadmap for individual and team professional development. 
Accessibility information: The webinar will be recorded and available afterwards on the AHEAD website. CART captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. If you need any other accommodations in order to participate, please contact