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2018 NEA National Leadership Summit

Uniting Our Members and the Nation

2018 NEA National Leadership Summit
March 16-18, 2018
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

2017 NLS Plenary Sessions – Videos on Demand

Check out highlights from the 2017 NLS:

Download Leadership Summit session files

Interested in attending the 2018 NEA National Leadership Summit on March 16-18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois?

The Summit is open to all NEA members! To participate, you can:

  • Fund yourself
  • Contact your local affiliate
  • Contact your state affiliate for additional information on scholarship opportunities

If you have any additional questions, or would like to subscribe to our Summit mailing list, please send an email to .
Refer back to this website for Summit updates coming soon!


Proposal Submission Deadline: TBD.
Presenters will be notified of selection by TBD.

Find additional information about NEA's Leadership Competencies here.

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 a relevant and thriving association. Activist leaders are from all segments of the association that demonstrate, through action, a deep commitment to the goals, values, and vision of the NEA.

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 summits are 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.

Leadership Development Resources Landing Page


The Core Competencies

Explore NEA's
National Leadership Competencies 
(PDF, 114 MB, 20 pgs.)

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