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NCE Newsletter
June 2, 2017

Gateway to Change - NCE SLI 2017

What are you waiting for? Get Your Tickets Today!

Guess who is joining us in St. Louis at SLI 2017? Senior United Nations Officer Edem Wosornu! Edem is the Chief of the Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Guidance Section in the Office of the Assistant-Secretary-General, OCHA. She oversees the strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of OCHA’s work, and advises senior leadership on managing organizational risk. She is also responsible for coordinating independent inter-agency evaluations to promote accountability, transparency and learning from international humanitarian responses. Edem will be presenting with Bryan Stevenson as part of our opening plenary at SLI. You don’t want to miss this—register today!

NCE Award Winners

Nominate your Colleague for an NCE Award! 

Don’t forget to nominate your role models throughout the NCE network for an award!

  • Rising Star: recognizes a chapter professional in their first five years as ED, president, or CEO who has made significant contributions to their chapter.
  • Outstanding Professional Achievement: recognizes NCE members who live by the core values of the Arc by providing leadership resulting in a significant improvement in supports and services for those we serve.
  • Diversity and Cultural Competency: recognizes chapter EDs/CEOs who have successfully leveraged the skills of their staff to provide innovative program(s) that meet the needs of a diverse I/DD community.
  • Program Innovation: recognizes EDs/CEOs whose chapters have successfully designed and implemented an innovative program to meet the needs of people with I/DD in their community.
  • Exemplary Mentor:  recognizes chapter CEOs/EDs whose mentorship of one or more NCE member(s) has resulted in the mentees’ demonstrated professional growth.
  • Executive Excellence: recognizes a chapter ED/CEO whose career exemplifies the fulfillment of the mission, core values and position statements of The Arc. This is the highest honor bestowed by the NCE.
  • Exemplary Career Leadership: recognizes chapter EDs/CEOs retiring during the period of 11/1/2016 – 12/31/2017 who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to The Arc, having been part of The Arc movement for at least ten years.
  • Lifetime Achievement: This award recognizes an individual who is not a member of the NCE and whose lifetime work has significantly contributed to the mission, core values and positions of The Arc.

Nominate someone you know for an award today! Deadline: June 9.

NCE Silent Auction

Why Bigger, Better, More?

The NCE Silent Auction represents more than just scholarships. The proceeds from the silent auction represent continuous growth. It represents ongoing professional development. It represents innovation and creativity. It represents building strong chapters. It represents engaged and talented staff. And most importantly it represents the fulfillment of a promise that we can all live our lives to the fullest as part of a community. Donate an item to be auctioned off today! Contact Carrie Hobbs Guiden at or Dawn Cooper at to donate.

Make the Most of your Affiliation: Benefits, Services and Discounts

As part of an affiliated chapter, you already know a key benefit is that our work at both national and local levels is stronger when we are stronger together. But did you know affiliation also provides tons of resources to support your chapter’s work? The brand new Directory of Benefits, Services and Discounts of Chapters of The Arc catalogs over 65 resources available to chapters of The Arc. Download your copy today and discover all of the tools available at your fingertips.

Chapter Benefits Spotlight – The Arc’s Job Board

Do you have an important employment position to fill, and want to conduct a nationwide search? Don’t forget to use The Arc’s Job Board to help with your recruitment efforts. The service is free for affiliated chapters of The Arc and postings can stay up for 60 days. Come create a job posting today!

Relias Corner – What’s happening with our partner!

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Testimonial: The Arc of the Midlands – Training for All

The Relias Learning Management System (RLMS) allows organizations to tailor online learning and training to their employees’ specific needs. The Arc of the Midlands has been a customer of Relias since April 2015 and uses the RLMS for onboarding staff and compliance. Mike Bell, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Arc of the Midlands, explains how Relias has helped their organization bring interactive training to their employees.

Look who’s joined - New Relias Customers

  • The Arc of Maui County, HI
  • The Arc of Calhoun County, MI
  • The Arc of Jefferson County, AL

Request a demonstration with Relias to see how you too can bring interactive training to your employees.

Webinar: Appropriate Education under the Supreme Court’s Endrew Decision

Monday, June 5 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET

This webinar is free. There are no CEs or certificates of attendance for this webinar. Register here.

Event: Impact Nation

October 2-4, 2017, Orlando, FL

Register for the conference today! Pricing: $499 through July.

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Interested in learning about NCE and The Arc's partnership with NTEN? Read more. NCE members, you and your staff members are eligible for NTEN membership! Log in to learn more!


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