NCSEA U: The premier educational offering for leaders and emerging leaders in child support. NCSEA now offers NCSEA U in conjunction with both the Leadership Symposium and the Policy Forum.

Planning is currently underway for NCSEA U 2023 at Leadership Symposium – please check back in early spring 2023 for application updates. 

Introducing NCSEA U at Policy Forum 2023

Recognizing the importance of policy and advocacy to NCSEA’s mission the NCSEA board voted in 2019 to introduce NCSEA U @ Policy Forum. This course will provide each participant the opportunity to build key knowledge and skills essential for child support leaders. This is not a course on lobbying, but rather policy development, outreach to stakeholders, and a little about the federal legislative process. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about successful initiatives that have been implemented by others, to brainstorm some great ideas for improving child support programs, and to explore practical applications for implementing important new skills in the workplace. Included in NCSEA U are: Pre-Conference Get Acquainted Webinar, Pre-event online session, three on-site sessions and one post-event webinar.

Planning is underway for the first 2023 NCSEA U Program at Policy Forum.  Learn more about the curriculum, led by Margot Bean and Lisa Skenandore.

The 2023 NCSEA U program will be held in conjunction with the NCSEA 2023 Policy Forum in Washington D.C. The Policy Forum is scheduled for Thursday February 2 through Saturday, February 4, with the NCSEA U classes held prior to the conference on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1. The 2023 NCSEA U at Policy Forum registration fee is $200.

Interested in applying? We encourage interested applicants to already begin the process of requesting approval from their supervisors to  participate in the program, as well to travel to NCSEA U and Policy Forum 2023.

Application is NOW available


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.


NCSEA U instructors 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 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

Detailed application information will become available in mid-October 2022. Questions about NCSEA U? Please contact NCSEA at