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

Planning is underway for the 2021 NCSEA U Program, Engagement Strategies for Improving Program PerformanceLearn more about the curriculum, led by Erin Frisch and Wally McClure.  DOWNLOAD THE 2021 APPLICATION


Why consider NCSEA U?

Professional Development

NCSEA U is designed to elevate the educational level and performance of child support leaders, providing enhanced professional development opportunities and knowledge to make a transformative impact on the IV-D program.

NCSEA U alumni tell us that NCSEA U offers valuable skills and networking opportunities, as well as discussions about real-time workplace happenings. They have walked away with new skills, confidence about how to implement programs in the workplace, and access to a network of professionals from across the country. In feedback, 100% of past participants say it was a valuable experience and would recommend it to a colleague.


During their sessions, NCSEA U participants create and foster a peer network of peers, making important connections with colleagues from around the country. They instantly join a network of over 150 NCSEA U alumni who are active in helping shape child support today.

Course Offering

Included in NCSEA U are: a Pre-Conference Get Acquainted Webinar,on-site sessions, one post-event webinar, plus networking events at Leadership Symposium.


The 2021 NCSEA U instructors – Erin Frisch, IV-D Director– Michigan and Wally McClure, Ravenwings Consulting (and former Washington State IV-D Director) – bring knowledge and experience to the NCSEA U program.

Future Leaders

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.

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

Applications will be available soon.

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 2021 NCSEA Leadership Symposium  and NCSEA U ($195).  Leadership Symposium registration opens early May.   DOWNLOAD THE 2021 APPLICATION

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