Leadership Institute Programming

Experience Leadership

The institute program is currently under development. Please check back often for programming  updates and to learn more about the 2018 Leadership Institute. More information will become available in the coming weeks.

Opening Session: Diversity with Intention
Presenters: Vicki R. Deal-Williams, MA, CCC-SLP, CAE is the Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs at ASHA; Arlene A. Pietranton,
PhD, CAE, is Chief Executive Officer of ASHA

Join a conversation between two non-profit leaders as they share actions taken, lessons learned, and organizational benefits gained from intentionally building diversity among staff, volunteer leaders and the field. Bringing our best aspirations to increasing diversity is an important step, but it does not go far enough to break old habits or create the changes and improvements that come with diversity and inclusion. Those are only realized when strategic, earnest, and deliberate steps are planned, implemented, and assessed.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has taken those steps over a period of several decades. We will learn what barriers they faced and overcame; how they hold themselves accountable; the role of cultural competence as diversity initiatives come to fruition; how financial factors enter the process; and what was done to encourage diversity within their field.

Learn more about presenters, Vicki R. Deal-Williams and Arlene A. Pietranton.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Leadership Breakout Sessions & CAN Strand

Session 1: Legal Briefing: Legal Issues for Your Unit or Division
Additional information to follow.

Session 2: CEC Leadership: A New Vision for the Future
Presenters: Mikki Garcia; Sharon Rodriguez

During this session presenters, Mikki Garcia and Sharon Rodriguez, will provide an overview of CEC’s new governance structures. Together they will answer the following questions: How did we get here? What are our intended outcomes from leadership reform? What is different and why? What is the role of the Leadership Development Committee? and What does this mean for the units and division? Attendees will also be challenged to rethink the volunteer experience in their organizations and
consider why volunteer recruitment need to be intentional, why it is important to view volunteer recruitment and management from a human resources perspective, and why it is critical to continuouslyor at least on a regular basisevaluate your organization’s volunteer engagement practices.

Session 3: Growing Membership and Managing Data
Presenters: Bryan Reynolds; Darenda Downing; Judy Harrison

Membership growth and retention benefits CEC, units, divisions, and the field of special education. This interactive session will take the guess work out of member data and focus on practical ways to acquire new members; retain existing members; market your unit or division and events; use your own data; and how to make effective use of CEC’s member and customer data.

CAN Strand
Additional information to follow.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Leadership Breakout Sessions & CAN track strand

Session 1: Planning PD: Tools Developing Successful Programs
Presenters: Jennifer Bullock; Jennifer Lesh

During this session, presenters will share the results of CEC’s recent comprehensive professional development needs assessment to better understand what and how practitioners in the field of Special Education want to learn. Additionally, trends in association professional development offerings will be discussed to help participants more strategically plan, develop and implement successful professional development programs at the division and unit level.

Session 2: Maintaining Unit and Division Microsites
Presenters: Annie Baldauf; Lila Elliot

Learn how to master the Higher Logic microsite content management system (CMS). Stop there, what’s a CMS? During this session you will learn how to maximize and maintain your unit or division’s microsite—learn how to create a streamlined homepage, gain best practices for site navigation, and go back to the basics and get the knowledge you need for simply building or updating a webpage.

Session 3: Assurance Forms and Tax Obligations for U.S. Units and All Divisions
Presenters: Craig Evans & Bryan Reynolds

During this session, presenters will share essential information that will help your unit or division run smoothly. Topics that will discussed include: assurance form requirements and deadlines for submission; dues collections and distribution process; review of unit and division structure, 
maintaining 501(c)(3) status, documentation, insurance, and annual audit; and a Form 990 review and filing requirements.

CAN Strand
Additional information to follow.