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Additional Events

In addition to the National Convention’s main program, we have add-on events that can be purchased during the main registration process. If you have already registered and would like to attend one of these events, please email Robin Powers at robin@cmig.com.

For more details about these events, please view the full schedule.

Board Leadership Training Institute

Sunday, November 5, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Add-on event: $55 per person

Join John Shouse and Carrie Hobbs Guiden for an interactive training session sure to benefit both new and veteran nonprofit board members. Using a combination of information sharing, storytelling, and small group activity, you will learn the role of the board of directors in nonprofit governance, three key areas of responsibility for board members, three duties for board members, general expectations of board members, tips for creating and sustaining a strong nonprofit board of directors, and so much more!

Professional Development Seminar

Sunday, November 5, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Add-on event: NCE Member $200 per person | Non NCE Member $250 per person

Note: This event includes a ticket to the NCE Welcome Reception.

The theme of this compelling, two-part seminar is “Powering Recruitment and Retention Through a Culture of Belonging and Workforce Development.” During part 1, national workforce consultants from the Institute of Community Integration at the University of Minnesota will share key research findings and an effective implementation model for workforce development that includes how to effectively train frontline supervisors to develop and retain direct support workers and other frontline staff. During part 2, Incompass Human Services, a Massachusetts-based chapter of The Arc, will share its journey of developing a shared organizational culture. They will also share replicable actions taken to magnetize and retain workers that led to organizational growth even in the midst of a pandemic and industry workforce shortage.

There will be time during the session for attendees to reflect on their current workforce strategies and develop opportunities to improve. For a detailed description of the session, please visit the online schedule.

NCE Welcome Reception

Sunday, November 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Add-on event: NCE Member $75 per person | Non NCE Member $125 per person

NCE knows that the value of the organization is its dedication to creating a space for leaders to engage, absorb, dialogue, cultivate, advance, innovate, surpass, and create change in the IDD community and beyond! Come grab a drink and some tasty hors d’oeuvre and interact with colleagues!

National Council of Self Advocates Symposium

Monday, November 6, 10:45 – 11:45 am (Part 1) and 2:15 – 3:15 pm (Part 2)
Included in registration; not an add-on event

Self-advocates around the nation are looking to gain meaningful employment. However, there are many barriers and challenges. This two-part series analyzes those barriers and offers immediate support to land your dream job or learn how to obtain your first job! This symposium includes activities for people across job experience levels. Attendees who participate in this interactive session will learn how to write a resume, interview, and gain employment.

NCE Awards Luncheon

Monday, November 6, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Add-on event: $125 per person

The NCE Awards honor the professional excellence and achievement of NCE members who make significant contributions to strengthening the IDD community. These awards celebrate those who strive for excellence, put our clients first, and deliver great results.

Mardi Gras World

Tuesday, November 7, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Add-on event: Attendee: $100 per person | Self-Advocate, Direct Support Professional, Personal Care Attendant: $60 per person

Join The Arc of Louisiana for an authentic Mardi Gras experience! You will have an opportunity to walk through the studio where floats are built for the Mardi Gras parade, learn how the floats are made, and end the night socializing with your fellow attendees. Your ticket will include heavy appetizers, two drink tickets, and transportation to and from the Convention hotel.