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President's Report

NACE Family,

The extension of Phase 2 has been a hard hit to our industry.  It was tough to hear.  I pray we all continue to be diligent to carry on the measures necessary to slow down the impact of COVID so we can all get back to work.  Please take time to focus on your mental health.  It’s especially hard during times of isolation to focus on the positive.  The CRVA provided us with the following acronym from the Department of Health and Human Services on ways to help our mental stability.


  • S: Stay connected to family and friends.
  • C: Compassion for yourself and others.
  • O: Observe your use of substances.
  • O: OK to ask for help.
  • P: Physical activity, which improves mood.


Check in with to get updated news.  They are offering resources such as a CPCE Fast Track, educational webinar series, and membership relief for those that need it.  The NACE blog is also sharing a collection of anti-racism resources for members on how to not just educate but activate.  Nationals recently announced that the NACE One Awards would take place at the 2021 NACE Evolve Conference which will be in CHARLOTTE January 30th-February 1st.  More to come on what involvement we will need from our members.


There is still time for you to register for our August program!  We have partnered with ILEA to bring Christina Blacken, a National speaker, to you via zoom on August 18th.  She is going to lead us through a session on how to maintain motivation, engagement and goal setting through transition.  In the talk, she will discuss the science of story to persuade and move people to action and the four key stories every leader must tell to create motivation, engagement and inclusive culture during moments of transition.  Please join me on this journey.  It’s free for members!


You might wonder what the future looks like for our programs.  There is an incredible team of people working hard to figure that out for you all.  We are coming up with new ideas to bring us together and still provide education.  We will keep going and we hope you will continue to be engaged.


In the last month, I went and saw my family back in Alabama.  Emerson and Ella Cate got to spend time with their Lolli and Poppy, driving all sorts of different vehicles (scooters, battery cars, golf carts).  And at their bedtime, I got to soak up time with my parents while watching Meerkat Manor (google it, you’ll thank me later!).  It truly lightened my spirit!  I would encourage each of you to (safely) stay connected with those you love.  Taking care of your friends and your family can be a stress reliever but it should be balanced with care for yourself. Even a phone call could help lift your morale.  Reach out to somebody you love this week (and the next).  Hope is everything and you never know the impact one phone call or email could make.  A Greek proverb states, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”  We’re not just here for us, we are here for others. 


If you are struggling, please call me or anybody on the board and we would be happy to talk and provide resources. 


Be kind to each other, be strong for each other and be hopeful!


Jenna Morrow

[email protected]

President 2020-2021

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Upcoming Events

Registration is still open for Tuesday's collab with ILEA Charlotte! Our speaker, Christina Blacken is not only a public speaker, she's a performer, podcast host, & the founder of which has been featured in, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Forbes, & many more publications.

In this talk, we'll discuss the science of story to persuade and move people to action, and the four key stories every leader must tell to create motivation, engagement, and inclusive culture during moments of transition. Christina wants lots of participation so get excited!

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Member News

The NACE Board, with support from the Foundation of NACE is immediately instituting a Membership Dues Support Program for those members who have lost their jobs, have been furloughed or otherwise impacted by the pandemic.

All current members will be able to renew their membership at the below rates. Eligibility requirements are below. In order to obtain this membership rate, please call (410-290-5410), chat at, or email [email protected]. These membership dues rates are additionally eligible for the payment plans.

Foundation of NACE Support:

As a result of the lower dues level, NACE is unable to provide a dues rebate to chapters for members who use the dues support program. HOWEVER, the Foundation of NACE will provide chapters with a grant equal to the normal rebate amount for any members in the dues support program in Q3.  

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Dues Level  

Relief Dues Amount  










Young Professional  





  • This program is available to renewing members only.  
  • Members currently on payment plans can retroactively add the dues support.  
  • Members who want to use the support plan are eligible for payment plans.  
  • Members must request the discount code by contacting NACE by phone(410-290-5410), chat (, or at [email protected].  
  • Members who have already renewed and paid are not eligible for a refund however they can renew ahead of time and receive a full year of additional time at the support program dues level.   
  • Must have expired no earlier than February 2020
  • Members still have 120 day grace period. Their membership will remain active for 4 months following their expiration date. When they renew, their anniversary remains the same, so a 3/31/2020 expiring member will renew to 3/31/2021.  
  • The dues relief program will run until further notice. 

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Board Info

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