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Professional Learning

Minority Leadership - Phase 2

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



Organizing 1


Explore effective strategies for recruiting new members or bringing divergent groups and/or individuals together—on a long-­term or short-­term basis—to grapple with education issues.
Power-Language 2

Power Language

Explore language as a medium for power and leadership in various social settings; examine which words convey strength and confidence and which convey the opposite.
Parliamentary-Procedure 3

Parliamentary Procedure

Examine the specific structure, process, and mechanism of presiding over and participating in large, orderly meetings.
Message-Development-for-Public-Education-Advisors 4

Message Development for Public Education Advocates

Explore how modern advertising, namely message development, can alter public attitude toward public education.
Political-Action_Lobbying 5

Political Action/Lobbying

Gain a better grasp of the various elements, strategies, and techniques involved in setting a legislative agenda at the local, state, and national levels.
Developing-Community-Partnership 6

Developing Community Partnerships

Explore ways to become an integral part of a community and developpe relationships partnerships that serve as a resource for meeting education challenges and establishing broad­-based issues.
Assertiveness-for-Experienced-Leaders 7

Assertiveness for Experienced Leaders

Develop a better understanding of the dimensions of assertive behavior; assess your present level of assertiveness; and hone your skills for developing assertive attitudes, messages, and personal styles.

Running for Office/Advanced

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

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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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