Don’t miss the event of the summer

Gateway to Change

St. Louis, MO

July 24-26, 2017


NETWORK with The Arc’s chapter staff and other disability professionals from across the country.

LEARN from the experts and improve your professional skills.

ENGAGE in meaningful discussions on how to create more inclusive communities.

About NCE

The National Conference of Executives of The Arc (NCE) is a dynamic peer membership organization of Executive Directors and Management staff from The Arc’s 650+ chapter network. NCE creates opportunities for exchanging ideas, providing training essential in professional development, and offering support and mentoring for successful leadership. Members work collaboratively to better serve their organizations and their constituents. thearc.org/nce

The NCE Summer Leadership Institute
Each year The Arc and NCE hold a two-and-a-half-day Summer Leadership Institute for senior leaders and staff from across the disability and public service sector.  The Summer Leadership Institute strives to provide attendees with engaging dialogue and discussion, as well as educational materials that will help individuals develop and hone their professional skills. Our goal is for all of us to work better and smarter towards our shared purpose – ensuring people with intellectual and development disabilities achieve their full civil and human rights and are fully included in their communities.

While systems vary across the country, today’s challenges faced by people with I/DD and their families are universal: future planning, community integration, education, housing, employment, self-determination, access to justice, advocacy, empowerment of self-advocates, health disparities, and solving the DSP crisis, to name a few.  The Arc has long stood at the forefront of advocacy for the human rights of people with I/DD.  Our chapters work diligently to address these challenges, approaching them as opportunities to effectively meet the needs of a diverse, ever-changing, I/DD community.

A new administration always brings with it opportunities to engage in dialogue and discussion on how we work and what we need to do to ensure continued success.  This year is no different.  With so many questions to answer, it is imperative that we come together and begin exploring the resources needed and the partnerships and alliances required to address how we approach and manage the change ahead. Join us at the 2017 Summer Leadership Institute: Gateway to Change.


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