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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.
ESP members of the 2023 ESP Leadership Institute Cohort smiling at their graduation ceremony
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The NEA ESP Leadership Institute (ESPLI) is a powerful leadership development program grounded in diversity, equity, and cultural competence offered exclusively to NEA ESP members nationwide. The member-designed program aims to train ESPs to be effective and influential leaders in their schools, unions, and communities. Participants engage in various professional learning opportunities to help them sharpen their leadership skills, excel in their careers, positively impact student success, and build community relationships.

The application period for the next ESPLI cohort will open in early 2025! If you want to receive updates on the next application period, email [email protected].


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.