2019 ARCO National Leadership Summit

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The 2019 ARCO National Leadership Summit is sponsored by Optum.

Featured Workshops and Presenters

Confidentiality Regulations for Recovery Community Organizations (Bill Stauffer)

Ethics for RCO's (Phil Valentine)

State-based Advocacy Efforts (Dona Dmitrovic, Tonya Wheeler)

Creating Powerful Networks (Tom Hill)

Developing Leadership with Young Adults (Joseph Hogan-Sanchez)

Human Resources Best Practices for RCOs (Kristen Aja)

And much more...

2019 ARCO National Leadership Summit

June 17 - 19, 2019

Key Bridge Marriott | 1401 Lee Highway | Arlington, Virginia

The ARCO National Leadership Summit brings together key leaders from ARCO member organizations for workshops, plenary speakers, networking. Up to five members of each ARCO organization are invited to attend. Please plan to send key leaders (i.e. Executive Director, Board Members).

Your $200 registration fee includes:

  • All workshops and materials
  • Continental breakfast and lunch Monday and Tuesday | Full breakfast on Wednesday
  • Complimentary ticket to America Honors Recovery Awards Dinner  & Gala at the Key Bridge Marriott on Monday, June 17th ($200 value)

NOTE: This year we have extended an invitation to SAMHSA recovery grantees, the ATTC Network and the SSA representatives to join us for all networking and workshops as well as the annual America Honors Recovery Dinner. There is special pricing for these categories of attendees on the registration form.

Keynote Speaker

Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, is the President and Founder of White Bison, Inc., an American Indian non-profit organization, located in Colorado Springs, CO. Don originally set out to raise awareness and treat alcoholism among Indian youth on the reservations. After studying the underlying causes of alcoholism, White Bison’s mission expanded to include drug addiction, dysfunctional families and relationships, as well as the American Indian suicide rate. From this, the Wellbriety Movement was born. Don has dedicated his life to raising awareness about all issues surrounding alcohol and drug abuse, how it impacts the family system, and most importantly how families and communities can heal from these issues.

Sunday, June 16 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Registration table open

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Evening activity TBD (optional)
Monday, June 17 7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration table open

8:30 am - 4:30 pm ARCO Leadership Summit

Don Coyhis, Keynote Speaker

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm America Honors Recovery Awards Dinner (on-site)
Tuesday, June 18 8:30 am - 5:00 pm ARCO Leadership Summit

7:00pm - 9:00 pm Evening activity
Wednesday, June 19 8:00 am - 10:00 am Hill Day Breakfast and Guest Speakers

11:30 am Hill Day Photo on U.S. Capitol Steps

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Appointments with Members of Congress

Hotel Information

1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA

Reduced hotel room rate is $185.00 per night (plus taxes).

(NOTE: When you register for the ARCO National Leadership Summit you will be provided with the link to the group reservation page for reduced hotel rates.)

The Key Bridge Marriott welcomes you with modern accommodations, thoughtful amenities and a prime location. You'll find the hotel in Arlington, a comfortable walk over the Key Bridge to Washington, D.C.'s famous Georgetown neighborhood; Rosslyn Metro station is just a few blocks away, enabling you to explore the area with ease. It's a short distance from many world-famous attractions, including Arlington Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial and Georgetown University.

Additional hotel amenities include an on-site Starbucks, a fitness center, a seasonal outdoor pool, as well as full-service business center.