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NEA ESP Leadership Institute

NEA ESP Leadership Institute (ESPLI) is a powerful leadership development program designed by ESP members for ESP members.
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The NEA ESP Leadership Institute (ESPLI) is a powerful leadership development program grounded in diversity, equity, and cultural competence and offered exclusively to NEA ESP members nationwide. The program brings together the overarching NEA Leadership Competencies (Advocacy, Communication, Governance and Leadership, Leading Our Professions, Organizing, and Social and Emotional Intelligence) to train NEA ESP members to be influential and effective leaders in their schools, associations, and communities.  

The application period for the next ESPLI cohort is now open!

Learn about the program and how to apply

ESPLI Framework

ESP Growth Continuum Micro-Credentials

Earn micro-credentials while learning how to use The Universal Standards and Levels of Practice in order to move along the continuum of professional growth.
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.