Unleashing Your Potential Workshop

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November 16-18, 2018
Place: Chicago, IL

Each year applicants are chosen to attend ADHA’s Unleashing Your Potential weekend held in November in Chicago, IL. ADHA receives applications from many deserving individuals across the country. The Leadership Development Committee reviews each application carefully to determine which candidates will derive the greatest benefit from this opportunity to further develop their leadership skills. Those chosen mingle with fellow ADHA leaders and absorb the great deal of information regarding leadership skills, collaborative leadership and fiduciary responsibility shared this exciting weekend.

The submission process begins during the ADHA Annual Conference in June of 2018. Applications are due August 1, 2018.

Registration & Participation:

All ADHA professional members are eligible to apply to participate in this leadership weekend. Participants will be chosen by the ADHA Leadership Development Committee in consultation with ADHA’s President. Those chosen to participate in the weekend workshop should consider themselves scholarship recipients as there is no registration fee. Please read these details carefully as your application will be considered your commitment to attend should you be chosen.

Dates and Times:

Participants must agree to arrive in Chicago in time to be downtown at the host hotel no later than 3:00 pm on Friday. The workshop will end at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, so participants may book flights for 5:00 p.m. and later.


Applicants chosen to attend the 2018 Unleashing Your Potential Weekend will receive round trip airfare to Chicago. Airline tickets will be purchased through ADHA’s travel agent. Please do not make a reservation until you receive specific information on who to call.


Participants may request a certain roommate up to the deadline of October 1. After that, roommates will be matched up and assigned to a double occupancy hotel for the nights of Friday, and Saturday.


Several meals will be served to the group during the workshop. Those are Friday reception, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Staff will be happy to provide local expertise on where to eat Saturday evening when you are on your own.

Ground Transportation:

Ground transportation and other incidentals are on your own. For the adventuresome, we recommend the Chicago Transit Authority’s blue line for $5. Some may prefer to take a shuttle bus, or arrange to share a cab with another attendee. Staff will provide maps, links and a list of who is arriving when at a later date.

Notification of Participation:

Applicants will receive notification of participation 4 – 6 weeks after the August 1 deadline.