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Leadership Development Course Task Force



This course is designed to help rehabilitation and research professionals begin to develop leadership skills necessary to advance and build the leadership capacity in rehabilitation medicine and research. The focus of this course is to help individuals develop the confidence and assertiveness necessary to achieve greater personal success, significantly contribute to the goals of ACRM and ultimately to the field of rehabilitation medicine and research.



Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

Leadership Course Task Force Chair

Vice President of Research & Innovation
Shepherd Center


  • 101 registrants PLUS 13 faculty for this years LDC
  • 2022 Leadership Development Course: The Effective Leader: Managing, Mentoring & Coaching; Led by Jo A. Tapper, MBA (Shepherd Center) and Neil Jordan, PhD (Northwestern University)
  • Joint sessions with the ECDC


Partnership with the Mentoring TF on the Leadership Mentoring Program
Consider joining the TF to plan the 2023 Leadership Development Course!

Contact: Dr. Deborah Backus, PhD, FACRM