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Additional Events

Additional Events

See some of the events that made the 2020 National Convention an exciting virtual experience.

NCE Awards

Behind each chapter of The Arc, there is a passionate and dedicated leader. The NCE Awards honor the professional excellence and achievement of NCE members who make significant contributions to strengthen the I/DD community. These awards celebrate those who strive for excellence, put our clients first, and deliver great results. Since 1980, the awards have honored the professional excellence and achievement of NCE members as well as those persons outside the membership who make significant contributions on behalf of our constituency every day. Congratulations to the 2020 NCE award recipients

NCE Awards Recipients

Executive Excellence – Leslie Green, Chief Executive Officer, Stone Belt Arc, IN
Executive Excellence – Nancy Murray, President, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh/Sr. Vice President, ACHIEVA, PA
Exemplary Career Leadership – Bernie Burns, Executive Director, The Arc Steuben
Exemplary Career Leadership – Martin Nephew, Executive Director, Essex County Chapter of The Arc of New York, NY
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement – Anthony DeSalis, President and CEO, The Arc of San Diego, CA
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement – Marco Damiani, Chief Executive Officer, AHRC New York City, NY
Rising Star – Alicia Munson, Public Policy Director, The Arc Minnesota, MN
Rising Star – Debbie Lee, Executive Director, The Arc of the Glades, FL
Rising Star – Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO, The Arc of Central Chesapeake Region, MD
Rising Star – Michael Glanz, Executive Director, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, IL

Professional Development Seminar

The Professional Development Seminar is an opportunity for chapter staff and chapter executives from across the country to meet in person, network, and attend sessions that are unified by a common theme that changes each year. This year, PDS will be a track within The Arc National Convention Virtual Series. The theme will be managing through a crisis. This two-part training will discuss putting and implementing the plan during a crisis and evaluating and changing the plan post crisis.
October 26, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. (ET)

Managing Through Crisis – Restructuring Program and Financial Plans – Part A

The recent pandemic reminds us that natural disasters and other crises can occur at any time and have dramatic impacts on our businesses. When such a crisis occurs, there is often little time to organize our business affairs amid more pressing personal obligations. Closures and quarantines forced programs and revenue streams to grind to a halt causing many chapter leaders to scramble to deal with the financial impact while managing staff, programs, and especially the people they serve. In this session, you will learn how to put together a crisis plan while managing your staff and programs during a crisis.

October 27, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Managing Beyond the Crisis: Reflect, Refresh, and Rethink – How to Move Your Organization Forward – Part B

It is only after the crisis passes that we fully appreciate the impact on our company’s operations, forcing us to struggle from behind the power curve to put our business affairs back in order and comply with the seemingly endless legal and regulatory burdens that often arise after a major disaster. Now is the time to reflect, refresh, and rethink. In the conclusion to Part A session, you will learn how to reevaluate your crisis plan and make changes to it for a post-crisis organization.

October 26, 2020

National Council of Self Advocates Symposium

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Interacting with police: What you need to know part 1 During this year’s Symposium, we will introduce some ideas about maintaining personal safety if we engage with law enforcement. Many seminars focus on training police, but we also feel that self-advocates need to be empowered with information as well. This year, we will introduce some ideas to consider and ask for your feedback as we plan for 2021.

Before attending this session, please review this PowerPoint.

Fireside Chats

Fireside chats are designed as networking opportunities to engage with various presenters and fellow attendees during moderated, informal Q&A sessions.