In 2018, CRCC and ICI staff engaged in discussions about enhancing skills and capacities for VR agency leadership to support and advance professionalization of rehabilitation counseling for optimal services provision. Subsequently, in 2019, the CRCC, ICI, and SVRI partnered to develop a leadership enhancement training curriculum and program specifically for organizational leadership in VR settings.


The training curriculum has been designed to develop leaders who have the ability to transform organizations to advance the rehabilitation counseling profession and improve system outcomes.

-Kyle Walker, Executive Director, SVRI

One of our greatest opportunities for the field of Vocational Rehabilitation right now is to provide the type of leadership worthy of the professionals that make it up. Leadership that provides a sense of belonging, engagement, innovation, a culture of positive purpose, and provides experiences participants need to succeed.

-Russ Thelin, Senior Policy Fellow, ICI

Guiding Your Leadership Journey

Meet the Team

Learn more about the team who supports and facilitates the NTCTRL training experience. These individuals are here to instruct, support, and provide guidance and expertise to ensure the success of each participants personal leadership journey.

Training & Mentorship Program

What is the NTCTRL Training?

A 6-month training and mentorship program for vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency leaders to support VR counseling professionals and improve services that assist people with disabilities in career development and community inclusion.


Certification programs validate expertise and skills. Understand the significance of certification in professional and organizational development, and how it can elevate the standards of competence and excellence within your workforce.

Ongoing Leadership Support

Effective leadership requires continuous growth and development. Explore the importance of ongoing leadership support, providing leaders with the resources and guidance they need to navigate complex challenges, inspire their teams, and drive organizational success.

Learning Collaboratives

Learning Collaboratives offer a dynamic approach to education and problem-solving. Learn how to leverage collaborative learning environments to promote innovation, enhance skills, and address challenges collectively, leading to improved outcomes and teamwork.

Communities of Practice

Explore the power of Communities of Practice, where like-minded individuals come together to share knowledge, experiences, and expertise. Discover how these communities foster continuous learning and collaboration within your organization.

Asynchronous Online Courses

Asynchronous online courses offer the flexibility and convenience of learning on your own schedule. These self-paced educational programs provide a diverse range of learners the opportunity to access high-quality content and engage with materials at their own pace. Whether you're a working professional looking to upskill, a busy parent, or simply someone who values independent learning, asynchronous online courses enable you to pursue your educational goals on your terms, making knowledge accessible to all.