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NEA ESP Leadership Institute



Exciting News!


The NEA ESP Leadership Institute (formerly ESP Leaders for Tomorrow) online application is now CLOSED. The deadline was midnight, September 13, 2019.


NEA ESP Leadership Institute

NEA ESP Leadership Institute (ESPLI) is a powerful leadership development program, grounded in diversity, equity and cultural competence that brings together the overarching NEA Leadership Competencies (Advocacy, Communication, Governance and Leadership, Leading Our Professions, and Organizing) to train ESP members to be effective leaders in their associations. ESPLI is designed and collaboratively delivered by ESP members. This eleven-month program requires participants to commit to three in-person trainings, webinars, outside reading and completion of a capstone project designed to elevate the goals of their association and NEA’s core values.



ESPLI Framework


    


Agenda At-A-Glance

  • REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITE COURSE:
    December 2019 (Exact date TBD)   

    AGENDA TOPIC(S):
    NEA Leadership Competencies

Webinar
All Participants


  • IN-PERSON SESSION I:
    Zone 1 & 2
    January 17-20, 2020 

 

Zone 1 & 2
Location TBD

      Zone 3 & 4
      February 14-17, 2020 

      AGENDA TOPIC(S):
      Self-Awareness and Self-Management
      Risk Taking and Change
      Assertiveness
      True Colors

Zone 3 & 4
Location TBD






 

  • VIRTUAL SESSION II:
    April 23, 2020

    AGENDA TOPIC(S):
    Resilience and Coping Skills  

Webinar
All Participants


  • VIRTUAL SESSION III:
    April 30, 2020                                               

    AGENDA TOPIC(S):
    CGPS Grants

Webinar
All Participants


  • IN-PERSON SESSION IV:
    June 22-27, 2020   

    AGENDA TOPIC(S):
    Communication and Presentation Skills
    Organizing
    Advocacy
    Racial and Social Justice in Education
    Labor History
    Capstone Planning

Washington, DC 
All Participants 


  • VIRTUAL SESSION V:
    July 23, 2020 

    AGENDA TOPIC(S):
    NEA Resources

    July-October 2020
    Capstone Project Planning, Execution and Completion

Webinar
All Participants


  • IN-PERSON SESSION VI:
    October 9-12, 2020 

    AGENDA TOPIC(S):
    Capstone Project Presentations
    Graduation Ceremony

Washington, DC
 
All Participants



How to Apply


All applicants for ESPLI must complete the online application form to be considered for the institute. Before beginning the application here are some tips we strongly encourage you to consider:

 

  1. Review the questions in the online application by downloading the PDF application preview. Previewing the application will allow you to gather needed information prior to beginning your submission. 
     
  2. Set aside the appropriate time to complete the application in one sitting. The application should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The application form will not allow you to save your progress and continue at a later date. Only applications submitted through the online form will be accepted.
     
  3. All applicants will be required to submit a short 2-3 minute video of introduction. Directions are included in the application. This doesn't have to be flashy or professionally done. We are looking for substance, not polish.


RELATED ITEMS

NEA ESPLI online application is now CLSOED! The application deadline was September 13, 2019.

NEA ESPLI Application Preview (PDF)

NEA ESPLI Detailed Program Description (PDF)

NEA ESPLI Framework (PDF)

NEA ESPLI Core Beliefs (PDF)

NEA ESPLI Curriculum and Agenda (PDF)

Zone Map (Image)