Executive Director Leadership Institute

Executive Director Leadership Institute

After a year of living in the new Washington, NMAC is bringing back its Executive Director Leadership Institute on Wednesday, September 5, the day prior to the start of USCA.  This year’s meeting will focus on How to Survive During Difficult Political Times. The Institute is for Executive Directors and HIV and STD Health Department Directors. Our movement needs to talk, build mutual strategies, and continue its important work to end the epidemic.

NMAC is opening this year’s Institute to health department HIV and STD directors because we recognize the unique partnership that must be nurtured between health departments and community based organizations.  NMAC’s work with NASTAD and NCSD has cemented our appreciation for these relationships.

A big part of the Institute will be networking and building relationships with peers. Especially during these difficult political times, leadership is understanding the value of partners and working collaboratively.

“Collaborate and Fight” needs to be our movement’s mantra.  We have to work with the Trump Administration to insure necessary services for people living with HIV continue. But what do you do when nobody is listening? Our movement needs leaders who understand that collaboration is ideal, but we will fight if necessary.


Registration is free for executive directors and health department directors who are registered to attend USCA.  Space will be limited to 100 leaders.



The agenda will be developed by the planning committee via surveys of participants.  The final agenda will be posted in August.

The ED Leadership Institute will start at 9:30 AM on September 5. Lunch will be provided.

Planning Committee

NMAC invites new and long-term leaders from community-based organizations and health departments to plan the Institute. Planning committee work will happen via email and conference calls. You are responsible for your travel and hotel to the Institute.
If interested, email at pkawata@nmac.org.

More Information

For more information, please email pkawata@nmac.org.