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Women's Leadership Training Program

Launched in the 1970s, the Women’s Leadership Training Program continues a century-long NEA legacy of advocacy and leadership for women. Thousands of Association members have reaped the benefits of this successful program, 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.

At a Glance

The Women’s Leadership Training Program has 4 learning objectives with accompanying modules and tailored seminars.


  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Positive School Environments
  • Professional Leadership


  • Deepen your leadership skills
  • Develop strategic leadership skills
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NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: March 10, 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




Skills for Emerging Leaders

Appropriate for emerging leaders who are interested in or are new to Association leadership roles, SEL teaches participants the fundamentals of NEA’s structure and commitment to social justice tenets.
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Deepening your Leadership Skills (DYLS)

Designed for leaders with four to seven years of Association leadership experience, DYLS introduces the tactical skills experienced leaders need to build power and mobilize their members.
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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.

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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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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.