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Regional Leadership Academy


Each year, the Missouri Rehabilitation Association eastern chapter is pleased to offer a four-part supervisor leadership training for regional supervisors, assistant supervisors, and aspiring supervisors. This interactive curriculum provides multiple opportunities to refine and apply skills that will directly impact day-to-day supervisor operations, grow staff engagement and increase customer service. Content will focus on employee engagement, Bolman and Deal’s Reframing Organization, and CliftonStrengths. Past participants have included individuals from Disability Determinations, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, State Vocational Rehabilitation, and from University of Missouri Pre-Employment Transition Services.

Learning Outcomes


Participants will learn:

  1. A deeper understanding of their personal leadership style by identifying strengths and areas of improvement.

  2. Improved leadership skills to effectively develop and guide an office in an ever changing environment.

  3. Developed a professional network to increase collaboration and consultation with other professionals.

  4. An understanding of the key concepts of employee engagement, evidence regarding the importance of an engaged workforce, and specific strategies that facilitate employee engagement.


RLA Quick Facts

  • What: 3 month leadership opportunity for early career supervisors or soon to be supervisors

  • Format: 4 phases: Leadership frames, strength finders; Case studies; & face to face application of material in KC, Missouri

  • Content: Employee engagement, virtual offices & supervision, strength finders, Four Frames

  • When: May 2024- July 2024 (July 23-25 in person, KC, Missouri)

  • Cost: $625 per person plus cost of room and Reframing Organization (text)

  • CRC CEUs provided (21)

  • Develop a network of regional supervisors

Four Part Leadership Experience

Meet the Team

“The most impactful experiences in my career development were programs that challenged my thinking. The innovative 3-part structure of the Regional Rehabilitation Leadership Academy provides that kind of opportunity for new VR leaders."

Stephen A. Wooderson CSAVR

Register for the 2024 RLA

Cost: $625 per person when paying by check. $641.00 per person when paying by credit/ debit.

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