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2021 CEC Leadership Institute
Alexandria, Virginia
Jul. 9, 2021 - Jul. 11, 2021

Schedule

Friday, July 9

Make sure to find time to visit our five exhibit booths. Representatives from CEC Membership, Publications, Convention & Professional Development, Marketing, and The Leadership Development Committee. Will be on hand during core hours to answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to get some one-on-one time and learn more about these programs

 

Exhibitors:

Membership- Kevin Jacobs, Membership Manager & Judy Harrison, Director of Member Engagement

Publications- Annie Drinkard, Director of Communications and Publications

Convention/PD- Jennifer Bullock, Professional Development and Resource Director & Laurie VanderPloeg, Associate Executive Director for Professional Affairs

Marketing- Alex Garvey, Communications Manager & Mason Shelby, Digital Content Manager

Leadership Development Committee-  Mikki Garcia, Ed.D. ( Chair), William K. Bogdan, Ed.D ( Committee Member), Sharon Rodriguez, Staff Liasion 

Presenter:

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Chad Rummel, Executive Director

Brannan Meyers, Director of Component Services 

Join CEC President Dennis Cavitt for an update on the progress of CEC and to find out what’s coming up in the next year.

  • News from the hill
  • Engaging your Division/Unit in CAN

Presenter:

Kuna Tavalin, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor

In addition to being a content leader in the field, you also have the responsibility of running a business. CEC Executive Director Chad Rummel will share tips and considerations to protect your organization against legal and financial snafus.

Presenter:

Chad Rummel, Executive Director

Saturday, July 10

Make sure to find time to visit our five exhibit booths. Representatives from CEC Membership, Publications, Convention & Professional Development, Marketing, and The Leadership Development Committee. Will be on hand during core hours to answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to get some one-on-one time and learn more about these programs

 

Exhibitors:

Membership- Kevin Jacobs, Membership Manager & Judy Harrison, Director of Member Engagement

Publications- Annie Drinkard, Director of Communications and Publications

Convention/PD- Jennifer Bullock, Professional Development and Resource Director & Laurie VanderPloeg, Associate Executive Director for Professional Affairs

Marketing- Alex Garvey, Communications Manager & Mason Shelby, Digital Content Manager

Leadership Development Committee-  Mikki Garcia, Ed.D. ( Chair), William K. Bogdan, Ed.D ( Committee Member), Sharon Rodriguez, Staff Liasion 

As an international organization with hundreds of moving pieces, CEC can be a very complex organization. In this session, Past President Jennifer Lesh and Executive Director Chad Rummel will give a high-level of how CEC operates and how your Division and Unit fits into the puzzle.

 

Presenter:

CEC Presidential Line

Chad Rummel, Executive Director

One of the most consistent struggles division and units face is finding volunteer support. We want to help find solutions to this problem! During this interactive session lead by Pamela J. Green, Walk away with an action plan of how you will attract new volunteers and create a leadership pipeline that sustains your division or unit in the years to come.

 

Presenter:

Pamela J. Green

Pamela J. Green Solutions

20-minute overview of the following topics:

1:00 pm-1:20pm Professional Affairs

1:20 pm-1:40pm Standards

1:40 pm-2:00pm Publications

 

Presenters:

Brad Duncan, Director of Professional Standards

Annie Drinkard, Director of Communications and Publications

Laurie VanderPloeg, Associate Executive Director for Professional Affairs

Internal Communications In this session, we will share best practices on member-facing communications, such as Newsletters, Online Communities, and more.  We will share some handouts and examples as well as lead a discussion among attendees on some best tools to use and tips to improve communication with your members.

Presenters: Kevin Jacobs, Membership Manager Brannan Meyers, Director of Component Services

External Communication Collaborative Communications: Reaching Outside Your Circle

In this session, we’ll give an overview of the new web ecosystem and how web content can link across sites, boosting the reach of your organization. Then we’ll walk through a digital communications campaign together, and take a look at how to find a few minutes a day to keep engaged in social media circles.

Presenters: Mason Shelby, Digital Content Manager Alex Garvey, Communications Manager Annie Drinkard, Director of Communications and Publications

Hear about five specific programs that our divisions and units offer their members. Which ones will you take home?

 

Hosted by Presidential Line

 

Programs: TBD

Using an unconference model we will select 15 small group discussions for you to interact with other attendees, learn from each other, and plot out strategies for the coming year on a topic of your choice.

Sunday, July 11

Membership isn’t just “build it and they will come.” Members must be walked through the membership cycle and you must have a strategy for approaching the cycle. Walk away from this session with a plan for how you will recruit, onboard, engage, retain, and reinstate your members and how you will do it in conjunction with CEC’s efforts on your behalf.

 

Presenters:

Brannan Meyers, Director of Component Services

Chad Rummel, Executive Director

See what we have in store for your division and unit to assist with recruiting in August and how you can participate.

 

Presenters:

Judy Harrison, Director of Member Engagement

Kevin Jacobs, Membership Manager

CEC offers a host of services to divisions and units. Some come as part of the service fee, and others can be added on a la carte. Everything from communications supports, to event/meeting planning, to executive leadership. Learn about all the ways we can help to make your job easier!

 

Presenter:

Brannan Meyers, Director of Component Services

Tell us what you’re walking away with as actionable items for your division or unit AND tell us what CEC’s actionable items should be to support you and your members.

 

Presenters:

Chad Rummel, Executive Director

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Location

The Westin Alexandria Old Town
400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Date

Jul. 9, 2021 - Jul. 11, 2021
Add to Calendar 2021-07-09 00:00:00 2021-07-11 00:00:00 2021 CEC Leadership Institute https://exceptionalchildren.org/get-involved/cec-leadership-institute The Westin Alexandria Old Town 400 Courthouse Square Alexandria, VA 22314 United States Council for Exceptional Children bmeyers@exceptionalchildren.org America/New_York public

Contacts

Brannan Meyers
Director of Component Services
Last Updated:  8 June, 2021

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