As the recognized leader for special education professional standards, CEC develops standards, ethics and practices and guidelines to ensure that individuals with exceptionalities have access to well-prepared, career-oriented special educators.
Through the vision and dedication of more than 27,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.
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Thank you to every one who attended this year's CEC Leadership Institute! This year's sessions focused on the issues critical to our success, as identified by unit and division leaders:
Download session presentations below. You can also view speaker bios.
Opening Session with Jeff Hurt: Mastermind Education Hacker: Revolutionizing Your Organization’s Learning Opportunities
State of the Profession: Special Education in the New Millennium
Marketing Your Unit/Division Conference and Handout
The ABCs and 123s of CEC
You’re a New CAN Coordinator--Now What?
Building and Implementing an Effective CAN Network
Policy Issues: “Digging In”
US Unit & Division Lunch Session: Legal Issues and Your Unit/Division
Provincial Unit Lunch Session: Responding as Thought Leaders: 21st Century Grassroots Advocacy
Bonus Session!: CEC/Pioneers Mentoring Program
Business Planning Basics for Units/Divisions & Handout
Insurance and Your Unit/Division
How Leaders Create Strategic Conversations for Change
CAN Strand: 21st Century Grassroots Advocacy
Provincial Unit Leaders: Theory of Collective Impact: Opportunities with Shared Outcomes
Provincial Unit Lunch Session: The New CEC Canadian Committee