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SEA Leadership Retreat

    Questions?  Watch the informational webinar here.

There is no cost, if you are the primary representative(s) of your SEA.  All complimentary representatives will receive the following from NCSEA:

  • Up to a $500 Travel/Transportation Stipend
  • Dinner May 6th - Breakfast May 7th and all breaks
  • 1 Hotel Night (*Complimentary attendees from the following states may request an additional hotel night, as needed:  Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada & Arizona.)  Please note:  NCSEA will make ALL hotel reservations.


The number of complimentary attendees per SEA are based on your SEA’s most recently reported membership count.

  • 1–300 members          1 Complimentary attendee
  • 301–600 members      2 Complimentary attendees
  • 601–900 members      3 Complimentary attendees
  • 901–1200 members    4 Complimentary attendees
  • > 1201 members          5 Complementary attendees


Additional SEA representatives are welcome and encouraged to attend!  The cost is only $250 which includes registration, food and beverage and one hotel night.  NCSEA will make ALL hotel reservations.

Please Note:
This event is not a replacement for your attendance at the Summit. It is meant to off-load much of the membership and volunteer engagement-type topics to a leadership specific event with NCSEA Committee Chairs involved and accessible, too.

NCSEA SEA Leadership Retreat is Postponed

With everyone's health and safety our top priority, NCSEA has postponed the SEA Leadership Retreat scheduled for May 6-7 near O’Hare Airport in Chicago.  A new date for the event (with a target of late Summer/early Fall 2020) will be announced as soon as details are finalized. 

We regret any inconvenience this may cause you. The SEA Leadership Retreat is centered around face-to-face networking and solutions development, and these activities are not recommended in today’s environment. Since most airline tickets have minimal or no change fees, we are optimistic you can change your flight to the new event dates once they are finalized.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at

Please stay safe and healthy.

NCSEA Board of Directors & Staff



This brand new event is meant to continue NCSEA's commitment to support the SEAs by providing you SOLUTIONS you can bring back to your SEA. The program will consist of interactive sessions and workshops focused on tools your SEA can implement to succeed. Delegates and SEA Leadership (presidents, vice presidents, executive directors, board and committee members) are invited to attend.


Key takeaways will include:

Membership:  How do you increase your membership while keeping your members active and engaged?  These interactive sessions will help you better define the value of your SEA, and help you and your SEA attract and retain members.

Meeting Planning:   As one of your SEA’s most visible and tangible member benefits, these events need to be exciting, while engaging attendees before, during and after.  What topics should be covered?  Should they be presentation-focused or tours?  What time of day?  How long?  A leader in association management will discuss these questions and help you think about your SEA and what might work best.

SEA Operations:  Is your SEA’s engine running efficiently? Is your insurance coverage efficient? Are your committees active?  Are you training the next generation of leaders?  Is your organization set up for today’s challenging environment? Bring home ideas on how to manage your SEA's daily, monthly, and yearly to-do list more effectively by ensuring your SEA’s operations meet your SEA’s needs.

Marketing & Outreach:  One of the greatest opportunities for your SEA to make a difference is outreach.  Is your SEA active in public outreach?  Do you deliver presentations to local schools on structural engineering?  Does your SEA have an active social media presence?  An expert in association marketing will lead this interactive session to help your SEA build its outreach initiatives.

Committee Chair Collaboration:  Meet and interact with NCSEA Committee Chairs to better understand how your SEA can interact with national committees.