About the Institute

October 11-13, 2017
Emory Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

The Institute on Management and Leadership is a premier and engaging two-day executive education program led by the Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University. This event invites private sector partners to sit alongside state chief administrators to discuss challenges for 2017 and develop new tools for success in state government.

Theme: The Velocity of Change - As the power and pace of social, technological, political, and economic shifts increase, citizens and stakeholders expect everything to happen faster—including the speed of government. To effectively lead through this velocity of change, today’s state chief administrators must grapple with big questions: Should government really keep pace? If so—where and how? And at what costs and benefits? What is my role in designing speed into government? At the 2017 Institute on Management and Leadership, participants will learn about and share best practices on pacing the velocity of change effectively. In particular, the Institute will address this critical issue from multiple lenses: strategy, technology, human capital and leadership.

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Additional Sponsorship Opportunity Now Available

In addition to the Primer, Gold and Silver levels, NASCA is offering an opportunity for existing sponsors of the 2017 Institute. This sponsorship is a buy-up option for two corporate partners to host the state members at the Velocity Reception on Wednesday evening. This is a fun and relaxing networking 1.5 hour reception and will be open exclusively to all state members and the attendees of the two hosting corporate partners. These two sponsorship are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $10,000 each. If interested please contact Tommy Morrison (859-402-9805)

Registration Now Open


State Chief Administrators and State Officials:
Registration for the 2017 NASCA Institute is open to all State Administrators and their deputies or designees. Travel reimbursement (up to $600 for flight and ground transportation costs), hotel accommodations, and registration for the primary state member to attend the Institute on Management and Leadership are included in the state member dues. State members can register additional guests (i.e. a deputy) for $275. State member registrations received after September 10 may register for $325.

Private Sector:
Private sector participation is limited to sponsoring corporate partners and is limited by the sponsorship level.

  • Premier sponsors receive four complimentary registrations.
  • Gold sponsors receive two complimentary registrations.
  • Silver sponsors receive one complimentary registration.

*Premier and Gold sponsors may register up to two additional attendees for $525 each and Silver sponsors can register one additional attendee for $525. Sponsor registrations received after September 10 may register for $625. 

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2017 Institute Agenda

The NASCA 2017 Institute is a highly interactive executive development and networking event.  Reflecting the practical interests of State Chief Administrators, the agenda features four broad activities listed below.



The 2017 Institute will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel

Primary state member attendees- If you are registering as the primary state attendee, you do not need to make hotel reservations. Accommodations are coordinated through NASCA's headquarters and hotel confirmations be emailed to you a week prior to the event.Your $600 travel reimbursement, hotel accommodations and registration to attend the Institute are included in your state dues. The hotel cut off date is September 15, 2017.

Additional state attendees and non-member state attendees - You do not need to make hotel reservations. Accommodations are coordinated through NASCA's headquarters and hotel confirmations be emailed to you a week prior to the event. You will be responsible for your own travel and board. Please plan to providing a payment method to the (such as a major credit card) onsite.  Room rates are $179 per night + tax. The hotel cut off date is September 15, 2017.

Invited NASPO Guests - Please review your invitation materials for accommodation details. 

Corporate Sponsors and Corporate Partners- You will be responsible for reserving your hotel accommodations under the prevailing rate. Please contact the hotel 1-800-933-6679 or visit Emory Conference Center to make your reservation.  Please book your stay as soon as possible. 


The recommended airport is Atlanta (ATL), which is approximately 30 minutes from the Emory. Airport Transportation is available from Atlanta Superior Shuttle. Please visit the Atlanta Superior Shuttle website for rate information and reservations. Shuttle service from Airport departs from Ground Transportation Center.  

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