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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 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 all 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


Saturday of 2020 TSHA convention

Saturday/Sunday, October 2020

Saturday of 2021 TSHA convention


Participants will not pay a registration fee for the TSHA Leadership Academy. Travel and overnight hotel stays will be paid by TSHA for the October 2018 meeting. Travel and lodging to the two meetings held in association with the 2018 and 2019 conventions will be the responsibility of the participant.  Each participant's convention registration will be covered at the 2018 and 2019 convention. Each participant will also have to purchase the 2 books for the book reviews.

Participant Acceptance

The TSHA Leadership Academy will accept no more than 25 cohort members.  Applicants must have completed their clinical fellowship term. Acceptance notifications will be sent by Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

TLA 2020

Information coming soon!