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National Leadership Summit

NEA's annual National Leadership Summit helps 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. Our unified, strategic, and interdisciplinary approach to leadership development reinforces and supports key leadership competencies in seven strategic areas.

Make plans to join us March 7-9 for the 2025 NEA National Leadership Summit. We will announce the location as soon as possible.

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The theme of the 2025 Summit is Promote. Protect. Strengthen. Public Education: The Foundation of Our Democracy! The theme serves as a frame for the focus of the design, engagement, and relevance of the training experiences that you can expect at the Summit. Through competency-based sessions, led by educators, partners, and staff, participants can expect to learn more about the NEA Leadership Competency Framework and how to use the framework to achieve their personal, professional/career, and/or association goals. The framework includes seven, interconnected competency domains that outline the knowledge, skills, and behaviors NEA believes every educator needs. Scroll to the end of this page and download the NEA Leadership Competency Guide.

You must be a member of NEA or a local/state affiliate staff person in order to attend the Summit. For more information about the Summit, email [email protected].

To view plenary sessions from last year’s Summit, click on the videos below.

NEA Member Social Media Influencers – Leadership in Action

Karen White
Every one of our members is inherently a leader. Our job is to help them live out their passion.
Quote by: Karen White, NEA Deputy Executive Director
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Connect with fellow Leadership Summit alumni and post, comment, and share information, ideas, and best practices about how you are developing yourself and others as leaders.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.