Annually, the NEA Center for Racial and Social Justice – Human and Civil Rights department hosts The Minority Leadership Training (MLT) and Women’s Leadership Training (WLT) Seminars – EAST and WEST. The MLT/WLT Leadership Training Seminar is an in-person convening that aims to advance racial and social justice by preparing and supporting NEA members to be powerful leaders and advocates for their students, communities, profession, and Association. The training has the following three objectives:
- To teach participants foundational leadership skills;
- To provide tools to understand the impact of racial inequities in education proactively; and
- To provide strategies for coalition building around racial, social, and economic equity issues.
Each year, NEA affiliates select emerging leaders at the state and local levels to attend the Seminar, funded by the NEA to attend. Beyond state affiliate cohorts, a limited number of self-funded participants are available to attend on a first come, first-serve basis.
Self-funded participants are identified as participants that have not otherwise been identified to attend and expensed on behalf of their state or local. If you have interest in attending as a self-funded participant, please send an email to [email protected] indicating your interest.
*Reminder: Approval of self-funded participants is on a first come, first served basis until slots are filled. There is no guarantee that interested self-funded participants will ultimately be approved to attend.
Self-funded participants are responsible for expensing their entire trip to the MLT/WLT Seminars including airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and self-funded participants are responsible for paying a $195.00 registration fee to cover meals provided during the conference.
Logistics concerning the two MLT/WLT Seminars (EAST and WEST) is below:
22-23 Minority Leadership Training (MLT) / Women’s Leadership Training (WLT) Seminar to Advance Racial & Social Justice – WEST
Dates: Friday, December 9th – 11th 2022
Location: San Francisco, CA
Hotel & Seminar Venue:
Hilton San Francisco – Union Square
333 O’ Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Arizona Education Association, California Teachers Association, Colorado Education Association, Education Minnesota, Federal Education Association, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Idaho Education Association, Illinois Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, Iowa State Education Association, Kansas – NEA, Michigan Education Association, Missouri – NEA, Montana Federation of Public Employees, NEA – Alaska, NEA – New Mexico, Nebraska State Education Association, Nevada State Education Association, North Dakota United, Ohio Education Association, Oklahoma Education Association, Oregon Education Association, South Dakota Education Association, Utah Education Association, Utah School Employees Association, Washington Education Association, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wyoming Education Association
22-23 Minority Leadership Training (MLT) / Women’s Leadership Training (WLT) Seminar to Advance Racial & Social Justice – EAST
Dates: Friday, January 27th – 29th 2023
Location: Arlington, VA
Hotel & Seminar Venue:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Richmond Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22202
Alabama Education Association, Arkansas Education Association, Connecticut Education Association, Delaware Education Association, Federal Education Association, Florida Education Association, Georgia Association of Educators, Kentucky Education Association, Louisiana Association of Educators, Maine Education Association, Maryland State Education Association, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Mississippi Association of Educators, NEA – New Hampshire, NEA – Rhode Island, New Jersey Education Association, New York State United Teachers, North Carolina Association of Educators, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Texas State Teachers Association, The South Carolina Education Association, Vermont – NEA, Virginia Education Association, West Virginia Education Association
For additional information or questions concerning the MLT/WLT Seminars – please contact [email protected].