Welcome to the Administration and Leadership Special Interest Section!

This SIS is designed for professionals working in managerial, leadership and administrative roles within OT, as well as practitioners in private practice.  Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants who are employed in administrative and management positions within their organizations are often faced with unique challenges. This Special Interest Section provides a forum for networking and contacting other therapists who work in similar settings. Together we have the opportunity for brainstorming and problem-solving that strengthen our roles as leaders in the field of Occupational therapy and within our administrative roles. The following information and resources are for those who seek information related to administrative and management topics which may include recruitment, retention, time management, professional development, advocacy and reimbursement.


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Continuing Education:

A Mindful Path to Leadership Series Module 1: Exploring Your Leadership Journey

Description: Earners of the Path to Leadership-Level I badge have undergone a process of leadership exploration, identification of core values, purpose, and personal mission, that lead  to authentic and trusting relationships.  Earners have a personal trajectory  toward their preferred future and have leadership skills across six dimensions of intelligence to build capacity, have positive relationships, resolve conflicts and develop trust.  Earners understand mentoring relationships and strategies for dealing with mentoring challenges.4.25 total contact hours or .2 CEUs required for badge




Opportunities for Volunteering is a terrific way to maximize your AOTA membership, share perspectives, enhance your networks, and grow your career.




Enhancing Leadership and Communication by Utilizing a Peer-Mentoring Program: Lessons From Three Years of Implementation 

Judith Ruland, PhD, RN, CNE;

Liat Gafni Lachter, MS, OTR/L

Author & Article Information

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2015, Vol. 69(Supplement_1), 6911510134p1.



Leadership Qualities of Occupational Therapy Department Program Directors and the Organizational Health of Their Departments

Linda Dudek-Shriber

Journal: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1997, Vol. 51(5), 369–377.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.51.5.369

Published: 01 May 1997



16 Leadership Resources for Any Stage of Your Career [+ 9 Extra Tools]

Written by Amanda Zantal-Wiener @amanda_zw