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Leadership CILB Program


Leadership CILB is a special leadership opportunity for individuals with disabilities in Broward County. The program develops individuals’ personal and professional abilities while also fostering a networking of disability advocates in our community.

DUE TO COVID-19, WE ARE DELAYING THE START OF THE 2020 PROGRAM UNTIL NEXT YEAR. However, you can still apply now and we will hold on to your application for next year’s program.

Please click HERE to download the applicationApplications will be reviewed as they are received, with preference given to those who apply before the end of May.

If selected to the program, individuals will meet monthly during the year to develop their leadership ability, network with community leaders, and learn how to serve as disability advocates.  

The annual leadership program begins with an Opening Retreat in September. The following monthly Program Days will expose participants to the competencies necessary for strong leadership and advocacy. During the program year, participants also work together on a community project designed to put their leadership into practice. The program culminates with a Graduation Reception in May, where class participants mingle with other Leadership CILB alumni.

After completing the Leadership CILB program, graduates are encouraged to continue their participation by volunteering, advocating, and serving as advisors to new class members. Graduates are also afforded special networking and educational opportunities.

Eligible participants must:

  • Have a disability.
  • Commit to full participation and active involvement in the program
  • Arrange for his/her own transportation to and from Program Day sites and other program meeting locations.
  • Be willing to be an ambassador of CILB and spokesperson for disability issues.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and corporate sponsorship, we are able to offer scholarships to program participants to cover the program cost – participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from program locations (some transportation assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis).

Questions? Contact Jene Kapela, Program Director, at

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4800 N. State Road 7, Suite 102 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319

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