Now Accepting Applications for 2018


Earn Up to 6 CEs Per Session!


The IARFuture Leadership Initiative is an opportunity to take your potential to the next level. The eight, day-long sessions and conference mini module offer you the chance to learn from leaders in organizations that are changing the face of service delivery and re-tooling their agencies to meet the opportunities of the future. It also offers the chance to create an amazing support network among your fellow participants.  View Application.


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IARF Member: $2,800

Non-Member: $3,800

Tuition includes learning sessions, one hotel room for each session, lunch and dinner the day of each session and all materials.


Application Process

Applications are due January 17, 2018. Applications must be received either by mail or email at close of business that day. All applications will be acknowledged by return email. After applications are submitted, a selection committee will blindly review them, the 2018 Class will be selected, and sessions begin in February 2018.




Questions should be directed to Maggie Henley - by phone (217) 753-1190 ext. 108 or by email at mhenley@iarf.org.


2017 IARFuture Graduates


Valena Younis-Atilade, Clearbrook; Kim Berenberg, Glenkirk; Denise King, Bridgeway; Gene Stephens, Open Door Rehabilitation Center; Nicole Safford; Opportunity House; Wanda Tatum, Opportunity House; Melissa McDaniel, CTF Illinois; Jennifer Carlson, Developmental Services Center; Emily Fencl, Clearbrook; Joan Snyder-Budz, Sertoma Centre; Christine Zanca, Search, Inc.; Kylie Doorn, Envision Unlimited; Patty Birkner, DDS of Metro East

Samantha Adamski, Association for Individual Development; Missy Munday, Cornerstone Services; Kim Hudgens, Cornerstone Services; Randi Mercado, Goldie B. Floberg Center; Cheryl Banasiak, Association for Individual Development; Megan Kuhn, Kreider Services; Brigette O'Brien; Kreider Services; Danielle Swango, CCAR Industries; Bobbie Eastin, CCAR Industries (Not Pictured: Cory Gumm, Glenkirk)


2016 IARFuture Graduates


Lori Randle, Blue Cap; Valencia Thompson, Blue Cap; Joyce Weston, Thresholds.; Marcos Herrera, Envision Unlimited; Patty Walters, Developmental Services Center; Danielle Matthews, Developmental Services Center; Rita Potter, Open Door Rehabilitation Center; Beth Owens, DDSME; Erin Ivancich, Goldie B. Floberg Center; Kate Strohmeier, DDSME; Hilaree Lombardo, Kreider Services; Kevin Schaefer, Trinity Services; Kristy Krisher, Bridgeway; Elizabeth Garcia, Goldie B. Floberg Center; Jacqueline Steward, Envision Unlimited (Not Pictured: Greg Petersen, Keystone Alliance)