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Professional Learning

Minority Leadership - Phase 1

Recognizing that NEA’s ability to influence public education is in direct proportion to an engaged membership, the Minority Leadership Training Program prepares ethnic-minority members to be strong leaders, activists, and full participants in Association life.

At a Glance

NEA staff will deliver MLTP training sessions in two phases—the first for emerging leaders and the second for experienced leaders.


  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Positive School Environments
  • Professional Leadership


  • Develop leadership skills
  • Enhance communications skills
  • Learn effective decision-making processes
  • Develop a better understanding of the dimensions of assertive behavior
Developed by:

NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: March 9, 2021


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

Sessions can be tailored to the needs of the state or local affiliate

Session Format



developingavission 1

Developing a Vision

Learn about the importance of having a vision for individual and organizational growth.
Understand-the-Association 2

Understanding the Association

Explore the structure and workings of NEA—including the relationship among governance, staff, and programs.
Communication-Receiving 3

Communication Receiving

Enhance your communications receiving skills by learning to identify and overcome barriers to effective listening.
Communication-Sending 4

Communication Sending

Enhance your communications sending skills by identifying various methods of sending messages.
Decision-Making 5

Decision Making

Explore the effect of individual differences on group decision-making.
Assertiveness-for-Emerging-Leader 6

Assertiveness for Emerging Leaders

Learn to differentiate among passive, assertive, and aggressive behaviors.
Running-for-Office 7

Running for Office

Get practicable, step-­by­-step intelligence on putting together a winning election campaign.
leadership 8

Organizational Leadership

Learn how to be an effective organizational leader in the Association.

Request a Training

Ready to advance racial and social justice with us? Complete the form below to request a training. We will respond within 2 business days.

We look forward to working with you!

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NOTE: Trainings are only for members of the National Education Association. If you are not a member, please work with your state or local affiliate to make your request or it will be automatically denied.

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