Leadership Cohort 4Leadership Development Cohort VII

SATURDAY April 20, 2024

  5 Live CEs   * $75 OT/OTAs   *  $20 Entry-Level Students

  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Register for LDC VII
Leadership Development Program
Event Speakers
FOTA Leaders
FOTA Regional Representatives
Course Description
Participants will engage in a day of continuing education and dynamic discussions on the topic of leadership and service in the context of the state professional association for occupational therapy. A variety of speakers, presentations, and discussions will be provided on leadership practices and principles as well as the diversity of roles in leadership that exist in FOTA. The event will culminate with participants identifying and committing to aspects of FOTA that they would be involved in volunteering and begin growing into leadership roles in those areas. Participants will be connected to a current FOTA leader who can act in the capacity of mentor and facilitate i
ncreased service to FOTA and guide leadership development.
 Learning Objectives
  1. Identify leadership styles/practices
  2. Identify behaviors and characteristics of leaders (communication/visibility).
  3. Gain a basic understanding of FOTA’s organization, its mission and vision
  4. Explore current FOTA leadership opportunities to enhance leadership development
  5. Reflect on personal leadership journey and explore action planning to reach your personal action plans/goals
  6. Develop meaningful professional fulfillment through FOTA leadership practices
  7. Understand the purpose of FOTA’s leadership development committee



Nelson been an occupational therapy practitioner for over 19 years with an array of certifications and specialties
including Rehabilitation Fitness Specialist, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Cupping Therapist, Certified
Pediatric Massage Therapist, Certified Oncology Rehabilitation Expert, LSVT-BIG, and Certified Lymphedema
Therapist. Nelson is the Executive Director / Administrator of Rehab Without Walls® Neuro Rehabilitation (Florida
division). Nelson is the Co-Chair of the Administration and Management Special Interest Section for the Florida
Occupational Therapy Association, is a member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG), a Florida Ambassador for the Model Systems
Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) TBI and SCI sections, President of Eight which is a Men’s Group for
healthcare professionals in the workers’ compensation field, and serves on other boards including the Sabrina Cohen Foundation Advisory Board. Nelson has presented at several national and international conferences and symposiums including ACRM on topics including Chronic Stress, Intensive Therapy for the Neuro Population, Timing; Rhythm in the Brain and Body, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a clinician and therapy leader, he has restored function for clients and decreased disabilities following disease or profound injury including congenital dysfunctions, developmental disorders, spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injury (ABI), cerebral palsy, paralysis, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Chronic Stress, etc. Nelson has written several articles for various publications and co-authored a medical book that focused on topics that highlight the importance of taking not only an holistic approach to treatment but a whole-person and environmental approach as well.

Email: [email protected]





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