Iowans with Disabilities in Action

Leadership Focus Groups

ID Action is coordinating focus groups throughout Iowa to assist in the design of our Leadership Development Plan. We want to understand how you view the opportunities and challenges to serve in leadership roles. If you would like to participate in a foucs group in your area, please complete the application and send to ID Action. 

Incentives for Participation:
• $50 gift card
• Transportation costs will be reimbursed

Criteria for Participants: 

For each group, we have identified the criteria below to ensure a nice cross-section of individuals.

• Range of ages 18-35/40
• Mix of gender
• Must live in Iowa
• Cross-section of developmental and intellectual disabilities represented
• Individuals who will not be timid to speak up and share their thoughts and ideas
• Have access to transportation to and from the focus group
• Indicate their leadership involvement to date (their role and responsibilities), We will recruit a mix of those who have had leadership roles, with others who have not or may be interested in assuming leadership roles.


 Central Iowa Focus Group

Date: Monday, August 14
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Revelations Research
501 SW 7th Street, Suite M
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Des Moines Application (Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 9) 

Northeast Iowa Focus Group  

Date: Wednesday, August 30

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Decorah Public Library – Meeting Room
202 Winnebago St, Decorah, IA 52101

Decorah Application (Application Deadline: Friday, August 25)

Southeast Iowa Focus Group

Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Personal Marketing Research
322 Brady Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801

Davenport Application  (Application Deadline: Friday, August 25)


Northwest Iowa Focus Group

Date: Monday, September 11
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Spencer Public Library – Round  Room
21 East 3rd Street, Spencer, IA 51301

Spencer  Application (Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 6)


Southwest Iowa Focus Group ( The age range for this group is 18-22)

Date: Tuesday, September 12
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Council Bluffs Public Library – Meeting Room D (Northwest corner of second floor.)
400 Willow Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Council Bluffs  Application (Application Deadline: Friday, September 8)

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