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Minority Leadership Training

NEA is committed to preparing ethnic-minority members to be strong leaders, activists, and full participants in Association life.
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MLT/WLT Training Seminar to Advance Racial & Social Justice: Blueprint to Mobilization!

NEA is committed to educators and supporting their career development and highest professional aspirations as we advance a student-centered agenda.

NEA’s Human & Civil Rights department is excited to continue this commitment with the MLT/WLT Training Seminar to Advance Racial & Social Justice: Blueprint to Mobilization! Join us February 26 – 27, 2021 as we explore foundational leadership skills to proactively understand the impact of racial inequities in education, and strategies for coalition building around racial, social, and economic equity issues. 

Click here to register for this FREE event, and see below for some helpful tips for completing your registration:

Selecting the Best Registration Type – Descriptions for Registration Types:

  • MWLT Graduate – you have completed at least one (1) National MLT/WLT training seminar weekend between the years of 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2021.
  • MWLT Supporter – you are a current NEA Member, regardless of title/position, interested in engaging in the content provided via MLT/WLT Training Seminar to Advance Racial & Social Justice, and HAVE NOT previously participated in a National MLT/WLT Training Seminar.
  • LOCPP Participant – you are an active participant of the Leaders of Color Pathways Project.
  • NEA Board of Director (BOD) – you are current member sitting on the National Board of Directors of the Association. State/Local BOD members not applicable.
  • NEA Executive Committee – you are current member sitting on the National Executive Committee of the Association. State/Local Exec. Committee members not applicable. 

Quick Tips for Completing your Online Registration:

  • You will be allowed to modify or cancel your registration until the close date – Friday, February 26, 2021. Keep a record of your confirmation number, as it will be needed to make any changes to an existing registration. There is also an option to modify your registration using the “modify” button embedded in your confirmation email.
  • For more assistance regarding your NEA Membership ID, please contact Member Benefits. It is also located on your NEA Today magazine, should you have one readily available.
  • For all other inquiries, please contact

Our ability to influence public education is dependent on having an engaged, active, and strong membership. That’s why we created the Minority Leadership Training Program to support leaders in all phases of their careers. The training is broken down into two categories; find the one that's right for you.

1. Emerging Leaders

This training is for educators who are just starting out in their careers, are interested in stepping into leadership roles, or who have just started a new leadership role. 

In this training you’ll learn about: 

  • The six essential principles and skills you need to be an effective organizational leader
  • The visioning process, and the importance of having a vision for individual and organizational growth. 
  • Enhancing communications skills 
  • Effective decision-making processes 
  • Learn to differentiate among passive, assertive, and aggressive behaviors; assess your present level of assertiveness; and assert your individual rights without violating the rights of others.
  • Effective listening 
  • Running for office

2. Experienced Leaders

This training is for educators already in leadership roles who want to hone their skills, learn new techniques and processes, or take their leadership into the public space. 

In this training you’ll learn about: 

  • Organizing allies or divergent groups together to fight for education issues
  • Language as a medium for power and leadership
  • Parliamentary Procedure 
  • Message development
  • Political action and lobbying
  • Developing relationships with community partners
  • Develop a better understanding of the dimensions of assertive behavior
  • Practical, step-­by­-step intelligence on putting together a winning election campaign

Ready to dive in? Learn more and request a training.

NEA Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss
We need social justice warriors. And that's what this program creates.
Quote by: Princess Moss, Vice President of NEA
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