Monday, April 30, 2012

Register Now for the 2012 Summer Leadership Institute

Registration is now open for the annual NCE Summer Leadership Institute. Every year, executives and other leaders across the country join the National Conference of Executives of The Arc for an inspirational few days of connecting, networking, brainstorming and learning how we can all be better leaders of the movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This year, we’re mapping out a “Blueprint for Change” in Indianapolis, IN, July 26-29 starting with a pre-conference featuring George Suess, Executive Director of The Arc of Delaware County (NY) and best-selling author. “Growing Giant Pumpkins…Two Secrets for hiring the Best of the Best”, will be an interactive session covering innovations in recruitment and selection of staff offering up a comprehensive model for organizational improvement. For those interested in being proactive, this pre-conference is a must!
You won’t want to miss McKenzie Scott Lewis, CEO and Chief Cultural Strategist for the MSL Group revealing how to motivate the motivated and reconnecting with others through common experiences to become even better and more productive as a professional and a person.
There will be sessions on:
  • Community Organizing and Grass Roots Engagement with Tim Hornbecker, Director of Community Advocacy at The Arc of California & Dee Dee Eberle, Director of Chapter Organizing and Advocacy for The Arc of the U.S.
  • Involving Emerging Leaders in The Arc Movement with The Arc’s National Council of Self Advocates Co-Conveners Barbara Coppens, Kurt Rutzen, Joe Meadours
  • Important NCE association discussions on the Proposed Chapter Affiliation Agreement and Bylaw changes led by NCE President, Tony Anderson, The Arc Vice President and Chair of the Committee for the Future, Nancy Webster and The Arc CEO, Peter Berns.
  • Working to prevent abuse of people with I/DD – it’s not inevitable! A chapter’s proactive approach to address root causes of abuse
  • Learning more about the needs of people with Autism and those on the spectrum and the current changes in treatment and diagnosis for this group of our constituents that now represent 1 in 88 births in America.
Plus, together we’ll take advantage of all that Indianapolis has to offer from hotel amenities at the Westin downtown to gondola rides on the famous canal and an evening of blues music at Indiana’s oldest bar. So come and enjoy the company of your fellow leaders and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from one another, REGISTER NOW and make your reservations while you can still take advantage of early bird rates. Hope to see you there!
Peter V. Berns
CEO, The Arc of the U.S.
Tony Anderson
President, National Conference of Executives of The Arc
Executive Director, The Arc of California

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