Leadership Resources

The materials contained in each section have been provided to assist IDA leaders in a variety of subject matters. For assistance at any time, please contact our office at 410-296-0232.  




Standards for Field Operations and Governance






Branch Annual Business Plan – Template
Review quarterly  and Year-end to construct next fiscal year’s business plan


IDA Visual & Editorial Style Guide
Getting Started with Social Media
Dyslexia Awareness Month Branch Event Press Release Template
Dyslexia Awareness Month Branch General Media Release Template


Branch Board Annual Giving Policy – Template
Website Privacy Policy – Template
IRS Charitable Contributions Requirements
Generic Grant Request – Sample
Gift Pledge Form – Sample


Promotional Materials (need to be revised based on new categories)
Monthly Branch Membership Lists uploaded within branch “Monthly Membership” folder
Forward new member information & dues to the Home Office within 5 business days.

Award Guidelines & Applications

Remy Johnston Award

Given by IDA Home Office at the IDA International Conference to honor a distinguished student with Dyslexia

2018 Nomination Packet

Leadership in Literacy Award

Given by IDA Branches to recognize a principal and/or administrator that has embraced the mission of IDA and has provided a better educational experience for their students.

How To” Select Recipient for the Leadership in Literacy Award – 2018

Branch Council Meetings

2018 Spring Branch Council Meeting

Welcome Letter
2018 Spring Meeting FAQ’s
2018 Guest Fee Information
2018 Branch Leadership Agenda

Leadership Session Materials

New Presidents’ Orientation
New Presidents’ Orientation – pdf

Transition Planning, Financial Planning & Leadership Resources
Agenda – materials are available within the “Finance” section

Business Meeting Materials
 2018 Business Meeting Agenda
DRAFT 2017 Fall BC Meeting Minutes
FY2019 BC Budget
Branch Council Executive Committee Motions 
BC Chair-elect Job Description
BC Treasurer Job Description
BC Region Representative Job Description

2018 Branch Council Meeting – Overview
Educator Training Initiative
Information & Support
Revenue Generation
Microsoft Partnership: contact Paul Ellis – IDA Director, Donor Development  pellis@dyslexiaida.org


2018 Fall Branch Council Meeting

Save the Dates
Branch Leadership Agenda

Business Meeting Materials

2018 Fall Business Meeting Agenda
DRAFT 2018 Spring Business Meeting Minutes
Branch Council Executive Committee Motions


2018 Remy Johnston Recipient
IDA Global Partner Presentation
One Vision One Mission One Goal
 – Information & Support
 – Educator Training
 – Revenue Generation

Conference Planning

Delegate Assembly

Delegate Assembly Timeline
Delegate Assembly Regions
How to Choose a Delegate
Branch Notification Form Individualized by Branch with number of votes each is allocated based on membership numbers
Slate of Officers Nominated
CV’s for each officer for delegates review

Legislative Advocacy

IDA Legislative Advocacy Toolkit:
A How-to Guide to Effective Legislative Advocacy – guide for IDA Branches
USDE Letter – Guidance on Dyslexia Oct. 2015