NCSEA U: The premier educational offering for leaders and emerging leaders in child support

NCSEA U returns for the 6th year and will be held in conjunction with the 2019 NCSEA Leadership Symposium in Minneapolis, MN. The theme, Advancing the Mission: Effective Advocacy, will focus on how leaders – current and emerging – effectively advance the mission of the child support program. Areas covered will include how to advocate for the program with staff, within the agency, at the legislature, and in the public square.

Find the detailed 2019 NCSEA U course description HERE.

NCSEA U 2019 Instructors

The 2019 NCSEA U Instructors are Kim Newsom Bridges and Charles Smith. Get to know more about them HERE.

NCSEA U classes are for child support managers and staff who make real-time, often crucial decisions about organization-wide operations and administrative functions. These individuals are the current and emerging leaders in the child support community. NCSEA U participants will have a unique opportunity to make important connections with colleagues and build an ongoing peer network.

The goal of NCSEA U is to equip future child support leaders to implement innovative ideas and initiatives to meet their program’s needs and expectations. The course will address the initial identification and development of innovative ideas, and tips for successful planning, preparation, communication and collaboration. It will also cover the leadership skills that are critical to achieving goals. NCSEA U will address practical approaches for dealing with uncontrollable issues and perceived barriers, and ways to turn challenges into opportunities. Finally, the course will cover the value of meaningful progress and how to measure success. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn about successful initiatives that have been implemented by others, to brainstorm great ideas for improving child support programs, and to explore practical applications for implementing important new skills in the workplace.

In response to feedback from previous NCSEA U classes, the expanded NCSEA U schedule allows participants to attend all Leadership Symposium sessions, as well as additional networking opportunities with classmates.

Who should attend NCSEA U?

NCSEA U classes are for child support professionals seeking a unique leadership training experience delivered by nationally recognized instructors.
NCSEA U participants will have the opportunity to make important connections and build an ongoing peer network of colleagues in the child support community from across the country and internationally.

You should consider participating in NCSEA U if:
• You are a current or “emerging” leader in the child support community interested in current Child Support leadership trends and best practice initiatives that make a transformative impact on the IV-D program;
•  Your job includes managerial responsibilities, dedicated to enhancing the performance and service levels of your organization;
• The leadership of your organization/agency acknowledges and supports your participation in NCSEA U.

Application Information
Download the application HERE.

All Enrollment Forms must be submitted to Gillyn Croog, NCSEA Manager – Professional Development, at by Monday, April 1, 2019. All applications will be reviewed by the NCSEA U Committee and selections made based off of numerous qualifying criteria including, but not limited to:

 • Date of application receipt
 • Number of applicants from same agency/organization
  • Priority/ranking by director or supervisor (if multiple applicants from same agency/organization)
  • NCSEA Membership type – Agency or Individual
  •  Travel status/approval

Applicants must commit to attend the Leadership Symposium , the entire NCSEA U session, and have the acknowledgement and support of their Supervisor/Director and IV-D/Agency Director.

Participants must register for the 2019 NCSEA Leadership Symposium  and NCSEA U ($175).  Leadership Symposium registration opens mid-April.

For more information about NCSEA U, please contact Gillyn Croog, NCSEA Manager, Professional Development, at