Key Takeaways

  • The NISC Senior Center Leadership Collaborative is a network of senior center leaders form across the nation organized to create a collaborative learning environment.

  • Share best practices, national initiatives, strategies, and resources to promote innovation and excellence and to identify national senior center leaders.

  • Apply today to be part of the NISC Leadership Collaborative.

The National Institute of Senior Center's Senior Center Leadership Collaborative is a national network of senior center leaders representing senior centers and state associations across the nation.

The Collaborative was organized to create a learning environment to share best practices, national initiatives, strategies, and resources to support senior centers across the nation, promoting innovation excellence, and to identify national senior center leaders. This leadership Collaborative welcomes representatives of state association and network leaders and leaders of NISC accredited centers and actively recruits representatives of senior centers serving different populations.

What does it mean to be part of the NISC Leadership Collaborative?

The NISC Senior Center Leadership Collaborative creates a forum for sharing promising practices, trends, concerns, and successes within and between states and national leaders. Collaborative members learn from other states, learn about NCOA and NISC initiatives, tools, and resources, and then communicate information back to their state and professional networks, such as state associations.

NISC accredited center leaders enhance the learning environment by bringing their best practices and successful strategies. They will be invited to share best practices, participate in webinars and NISC teams and attend educational meetings.

All Leadership Collaborative members ensure that the voices across the rich tapestry of senior centers is represented and can be elevated through NCOA through policy and advocacy, the development of tools and resources, and through initiatives that help us, collectively, improve the lives of older adults in every community.

What would I do as a NISC Collaborative member?

NISC Collaborative members:

  • Actively participate in bi-monthly virtual meetings, serving as a voice for senior centers in their state or area of operations; share promising practices, trends, resources, and concerns
  • Support the work of NISC team by participating in project-based work groups (or by sharing the opportunity with others)
  • Share information throughout their networks, bringing information from NCOA, NISC, and the Leadership Collaborative to their state or professional network
  • Participate in webinars or conference workshops

How do I join the NISC Leadership Collaborative?

Learn more about the NISC Collaborative through the operating document or if you have additional questions, contact NCOA's Associate Director of Network Department and Engagement Dianne Stone.

Share this application with your state association or network, or if your state does not have a senior center network, you can also apply to join.