Learn. Lead. Create Change.

Now recruiting for the NH Leadership Series Class of 2021-2022

Interested in building relationships with others who support disability rights in New Hampshire? Want to learn more about innovative practices for people with disabilities and their families leading to welcoming and supportive schools and communities?


The NH Leadership Series is a yearlong community-oriented program focused on developing leadership and advocacy skills for individuals with disabilities and their family members who wish to affect change at a personal, community, and statewide level. 

As a member of the Leadership class, you will:

  • Attend sessions/weekends – a Meet and Greet, 7 topical sessions, and 1 action-focused session. 
  • Be eligible to earn 9 college credits; connect with local, state, and national leaders on important disability issues; identify disability issues and action steps for positive change; learn information about community organizing and using the legislative process to create change.Join a vibrant community of over 1,000 Leadership graduates who are committed to and working toward positive change

Leadership will begin remotely in the fall of 2021 and transition to an in-person format during early spring 2022.

  • Virtual sessions will take place on 1st and 3rd Fridays each month, 9:00 am to 12:30.
  • The first virtual session will be the Meet and Greet to be held on Friday, September 17th
  • In person sessions are slated to be March 18 & 19, 2022 and April 15 & 16, 2022.

Proposed Session Dates and Times for NH Leadership Series 2021-2022

Virtual Sessions

Session Date(s) Time Time
Meet & Greet Sept 17, 2021 9:00am - 12:30pm Online via Zoom
History Oct 1 & 15, 2021 9:00am - 12:30pm Online via Zoom
Vision Nov 5 & 19, 2021 9:00am - 12:30pm Online via Zoom
Community Organizing Dec 3 & 17, 2021 9:00am - 12:30pm Online via Zoom
Turning Ideas to Action Jan 7, 2022 9:00am - 12:30pm Online via Zoom
Education Jan 21 & Feb 4, 2022 9:00am - 12:30pm Online via Zoom
A Good Life Feb 18 & Mar 4, 2022 9:00am - 12:30pm Online via Zoom

In Person Sessions

Session Day Date Time Location
Legislative Session Day 1 (overnight) Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:00pm - 7:00pm Concord, NH
Legislative Session Day 2 Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:00am - 4:00pm Concord, NH
Action Group Presentations Day 1 (overnight) Fri Apr 8, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm Manchester, NH
Leadership Reunion/Gala Fri Apr 8, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm Fratellos in
Manchester, NH
Action Group Presentations and Graduation Day 2 Sat Apr 9, 2022 8:00am - 4:00pm Manchester, NH

Apply or nominate someone today!


For additional information or to get these forms in a different format please contact Deb Genthner NH Leadership Series Coordinator

The class of 2022 is full. If you are interested in participating in the class of 2023, please nominate yourself or someone you know.

Members of the group represent diverse backgrounds, ages, and geographic regions of the state. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee and up to thirty participants will be selected. Graduates of the NH Leadership Series belong to a statewide network of over 1,000 citizens who are well informed about, and active in, policymaking and systems change for individuals with disabilities in our state.

For additional information, please contact Deb Genthner NH Leadership Series Coordinator