About The Event & NCE

The Summer Leadership Institute is the leading event for executives, senior leaders, and staff across the disability and public service sectors. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns and precautions, the 2020 Summer Leadership Institute will be presented in a virtual format.

This year’s program will provide a series of FREE live streaming events and on-demand webinars spread across July and August. This year’s sessions cover everything from the financial challenges of COVID-19, providing direct services, and navigating policy to advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

If you’d like to help us continue to provide professional development opportunities to help you meet the needs of your organizations and communities, please consider donating to support our work.

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2020 General Sessions

Hear from leaders and disability professionals as well as organizational leaders on the impact of COVID-19, lessons learned, and how your organization can better prepare for future crises.

Maintaining High Energy Through Challenging Times: We Learned, We Survived, and We Are Stronger for it

Provider Services: How Did We Continue to Provide Direct Services During a Crisis?

Impact of COVID-19 on Policy and People in the Disability Community

How Do We Continue to Advocate for People With I/DD in Times of Crisis

Developing a Plan to Address the Financial Impact of COVID-19 on an Organization

A Crisis Happened! How Do We Move Forward Without Fear?

Phenomenal, energetic, relevant, dynamic. Perfect presentation at the right time.

Registration Information

We know times are tough and you need all the tools you can get to set your organization up for success. That’s why this year’s Summer Leadership Institute is FREE. Register below. Can’t attend but still want to support our work? Any donations are appreciated if you’re able!

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Interested in becoming a sponsor, download our prospectus here. Also check out our Sponsor exhibit hall, where you can interact and reach out to the sponsors that help bring this series to life.