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Join over 50 expert speakers for a chance to learn, get inspired, and network with program innovators, service visionaries, and reformers.

Summer Leadership Institute

The Summer Leadership Institute, hosted by The Arc and the National Conference of Executives of The Arc (NCE), unites executives, leaders, and professionals from across the disability sector in pursuit of a shared purpose: ensuring people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) achieve their full civil and human rights and are fully included in their communities.

The Summer Leadership Institute is an intimate networking and professional development event designed to foster a community of mentorship amongst chapter leaders and staff. The Institute is filled with innovative presentations on the hottest topics in the disability and public service sectors.

Attendees engage in constructive dialogue and discussion, gain valuable knowledge of current issues facing the disability community, and receive educational materials to help further develop and hone their professional skills.

This year’s event focuses heavily on the most pressing issues in the disability community, including the intersection of students with the IDD and the justice system, education, and employment, leadership training, delivering quality support services, the DSP workforce crisis, breaking down silos between residential and day services, and much more.

Register to join us for a three-day, in-person learning experience where you can equip yourself and your organization to meet uncertainty and change head-on!

The National Conference of Executives (NCE)

NCE is a dynamic peer membership organization of executive directors and management staff from The Arc’s about 600-chapter network. NCE creates opportunities for exchanging ideas, providing training essential to professional development, and offering support and mentoring for successful leadership. Members work collaboratively to better serve their organizations and their constituents.

The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be valued members of their communities, with the opportunity to realize their full potential and a future that is secure.