The NCE Summer Leadership Institute, hosted by The Arc and the National Conference of Executives of The Arc (NCE), is a two-and-a-half-day event that unites executives, leaders, and professionals from across the disability sector in pursuit of a shared mission. The Summer Leadership Institute’s goal is for everyone to work better and smarter towards a shared purpose: ensuring people with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) achieve their full civil and human rights and are fully included in their communities.

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.

Leading Through Times of Social and Civil Change

The theme of the 2019 Summer Leadership Institute is “Leading Through Times of Social and Civil Change.” 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, and 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.

Join us in Charleston where we will discuss how to continue our evolution as service providers, the innovations and leadership required to advocate and serve people with I/DD and their families, and how to bring about the social and civil change required for full inclusion.

National Conference of Executives

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 600+ 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.

Questions about NCE? Email Dawn Cooper at cooper@thearc.org.

2019-2020 NCE Steering Committee

2019 NCE Summer Leadership Planning Task Group