How did the National Training Center for Transformational Rehabilitation Leadership get started?

In 2018, CRCC and ICI staff engaged in discussions about enhancing skills and capacities for VR agency leadership to support and advance the 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.

  • Russ Thelin, Senior Policy Fellow, ICI

    “Effectiveness of leadership correlates highly with overall program effectiveness. I was convinced that a partnership between ICI and SVRI would result in a worldclass leadership training curriculum that would help address the need identified by CRCC and others in the Rehabilitation industry. The extended partnership with CRCC providing certification of specific leadership competencies for the field brings together the combined expertise, experience, and capabilities of all three partners in a way that will be complimentary and impactful.”

  • Kyle Walker, Executive Director, SVRI

    “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. This partnership with ICI and CRCC will substantially contribute to the advancement of the profession of rehabilitation counseling.”

  • Pam Shlemon, Executive Director, CRCC

    “CRCC is excited to be part of this important effort to improve the alignment of Rehabilitation Leadership with the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, enhancing the professional development of those who lead rehabilitation organizations which, in turn, enhances the profession.”

  • Dr. Susan Zahn, Director of Education and Training, CRCC

    “CRCC is committed to the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and other rehabilitation professions, and we know that leadership creates environments where they can thrive professionally and improve the lives of people with disabilities.”