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2018 NEA National Leadership Summit

Electronic Communications Notice

As we begin the planning stages of the 2019 NEA National Leadership Summit, there will be a series of email communications sent to summit attendees. In the event you are not receiving summit information in your inbox, please check your clutter and junk folders in your respective mail servers (i.e. Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo). Thank you.

Why Leadership Development Matters for Educators

The Leadership Summit is one of the experiences the National Education Association provides for members to develop their leadership competency. In this video, NEA explains why leadership development is key for developing practitioners and association leaders, at all levels. For more details about the NEA’s Leadership Competency Framework and the annual Leadership Summit, go to

Moments from the 2018 Summit: View and Download here!

Interested in attending the 2019 NEA National Leadership Summit on March 15-17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado?

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!

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 develop 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.

NEA Pre-Summit Higher-Ed Conference
March 14-15, 2019
Denver, CO
Click here for more information.

NEA-Retired Post-Summit Conference
March 17-18, 2019
Denver, CO
Click here for more information.

2018 NEA Leadership Summit Speakers

Watch NEA leaders and keynote speakers' inspirational speeches here.

leadership development resources

Explore NEA's
National Leadership Competencies
(PDF, 942 MB, 29 pgs.)

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