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The nation’s students, educators, and all their families are at the forefront of our minds as we grapple with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. When we make hard decisions, the safety of our members, students, staff, and guests is our top priority. We have concluded that we must cancel many of our upcoming conferences. If you have a question about your conference or logistics, please fill out this form.


Leadership Summit Mission Statement

Purpose of the National Leadership Summit:
To develop Activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions.

Summit Objectives:
To deliver annually a unified, strategic, and interdisciplinary approach to leadership development that reinforces and supports key leadership competencies in six strategic areas. The leadership summit is one vehicle to support the institutionalization of a competency-based and continuous learning system designed to develop the next generation of leaders and Activist leaders.

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2019 NEA Leadership Summit Opening Session

2019 NEA Leadership Summit Saturday General Session

2019 NEA Leadership Summit Closing General Session

Explore the NEA Leadership Competency Guide  
(PDF, 4.7 MB, 32 pgs.)

leadership development resources

Electronic Communications Notice: When we begin planning the 2021 NEA National Leadership Summit, participants who have attended previous Summits will receive a series of informational emails. In the event you do not receive Summit information, please check your Clutter and Junk folders in your respective mail servers (i.e., Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo). For information about the Summit, email Thank you.

2019 NEA Summit
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