This presentation fits within the following tracks & topic area(s) (select all that apply)
Program Innovations: demonstrating innovative programming of chapters of The Arc or collaborations with community partners which are propelling the intellectual and developmental disability community forward. Examples may include: employment, education, criminal justice, aging caregivers, diversity, technology, digital literacy, community involvement, family support and more....
Professional Development: providing resources and proven tactics that support and educate chapter staff and help them grow in thier current positions and beyond. Examples may include: training in specific fields (marketing, development, communications, finance, etc) or program areas (employment, residential care, health, children services, family support, employment, etc) recruiting and retaining direct support professionals, and succession planning.
Board and Volunteer Development: supporting the governance of chapters of The Arc at the state and local level through innovative leadership. Examples may include: recruiting/retaining volunteers, building a strong and effective board of directors, sustainability efforts for chapters, succession planning, fiscal responsibility, and ethical and accountable practices in nonprofit organizations.
Advocacy: engaging advocates at the local, state, and/or national level through the development and mobilization of a strong grasssroots advocacy community. Examples may include: federal public policy education, strategies for hosting an advocacy day, creating community partnerships, cultivating champions for The Arc, and engaging local and national lawmakers. *