Leadership Academy

TSHA Leadership Academy


The TSHA Leadership Academy (TLA) is a program designed to facilitate the development of leaders in the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) and the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (TSHF).

TLA Mission

To facilitate development of leaders within TSHA and the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Foundation (TSHF).

TLA Objectives

  • To increase the number of individuals willing to serve in a leadership role in TSHA and/or TSHF
  • To increase awareness among cohort members of the TSHA organization and the importance of leaders in TSHA and TSHF
  • To provide multiple opportunities for cohort members to acquire and apply information on leadership in TSHA and TSHF
  • To provide opportunities for cohort members to serve in a volunteer capacity in TSHA

Expectations of Cohort Participants

  • To actively participate in all TLA activities, including attendance at meetings, including virtual and in person, and participation/completion of assignments.
  • face-to-face meetings
  • To complete assignments in a timely manner
  • To volunteer to serve on a TSHA or TSHF committee, task force, or project
  • To provide feedback on experiences in the TLA

Leadership Training Topics

  • Leadership and leadership styles
  • Leadership tools such as motivating/guiding others, delegation, forming effective groups,
  • Strategic planning, goal-setting, budgets, meeting planning/facilitation
  • TSHA organizational and operational structure, budget and strategic plan
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Book reviews with discussions at face-to-face meetings

Instructional Methods

  • Interactional presentations
  • Small group/table discussions and activities
  • Large group discussions

Mentor Opportunities

Each cohort member will be paired with a current TSHA Leader in a volunteer area of interest throughout the Leadership Academy

Volunteer Opportunities

Each participant will be required to participate in a TSHA or TSHF committee while participating in the TSHA Leadership Academy


To be announced.

Participant Acceptance

To be announced.