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Women's Leadership Training

NEA has a century-long legacy of advocacy and leadership for women.
NEA leaders and teachers at women's march Patrick Ryan/NEA
NEA leaders and members advocate for gender equity in their classrooms, communities, and country.

MLT/WLT Training Seminar to Advance Racial & Social Justice: Blueprint to Mobilization!

Test Reads, "Save the Date! MLT/WLT: Blueprint for Mobilization, February 26-27,2021

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:


  • 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. 


  • 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

NEA is committed to establishing and developing equity in leadership — in our Association and in our schools. It is a mission that has been central to our work for decades. 

The Women’s Leadership Training Program was launched in the 1970s, and has helped thousands of Association members. The training is designed to meet the needs of new leaders just beginning to participate in the Association, and experienced leaders serving in the highest local, state, and national positions.

Trainings in the program include: 

  • Skills for Emerging Leaders: Appropriate for emerging leaders who are interested in or are new to Association leadership roles. Learn the fundamentals of NEA’s structure and commitment to social justice tenets. 
  • Deepening Your Leadership Skills: Designed for leaders with four to seven years of Association leadership. DYLS introduces the tactical skills experienced leaders need to build power and mobilize their members, with a particular focus on building coalitions and leading teams.
  • Strategic Leadership: Designed for leaders with eight or more years of Association leadership experience. Strategic Leadership provides a forum for the most seasoned Association leaders to reflect, renew, and recharge as they explore the strategic, agenda­-driven dimensions of leadership and advocacy. 
  • Campaigning to Win: This intense hands-­on workshop teaches leaders how to conduct a winning campaign for higher elected office. Particularly effective for new leaders, this program is delivered at the state level upon request.

You have to be students' voice. Because sometimes, we're the only voice they have. –Evelina Loya, Leadership Program Trainer

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

MLT WLT announce

2021 Minority Leadership & Women's Training to Advance Racial & Social Justice

January 22-24, 2021: The MLT and WLT Leadership Seminar to Advance Racial and Social Justice will be a virtual convening that aims to prepare and support educators to be powerful leaders and advocates for their students, their profession, and their Association.
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