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2018 NEA National Leadership Summit

2019 NEA National Leadership Summit
March 15-17, 2019
The Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado


Frequently Asked Questions
Visit Denver - The Mile High City


Early Bird Priority Sessions


Registration Instructions for Breakout Sessions
Registration Instructions for Institutes
Breakout Sessions I – Saturday, March 16 (AM)
Breakout Sessions II – Saturday, March 16 (PM)
Breakout Sessions III – Sunday, March 17 (AM)
2019 Advocacy Institute
2019 Communication Institute
2019 Governance and Leadership Institute
2019 Leading Our Professions/Organizing Institute
2019 Strategy and Fiscal Health Institute

Why Leadership Development Matters for Educators

The Leadership Summit is one of the experiences the National Education Association provides for members to develop their leadership competency. In this video, NEA explains why leadership development is key for developing practitioners and association leaders, at all levels. For more details about the NEA’s Leadership Competency Framework and the annual Leadership Summit, go to

Leadership Summit Mission Statement

Purpose of the National Leadership Summit:
To develop activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions.

Summit Objectives:
To deliver annually a unified, strategic, and interdisciplinary approach to leadership develop that reinforces and supports key leadership competencies in six strategic areas. The leadership summit is one vehicle to support the institutionalization of a competency-based and continuous learning system designed to develop the next generation of leaders and Activist leaders.

NEA Pre-Summit Higher-Ed Conference
March 14-15, 2019
Denver, CO
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NEA-Retired Post-Summit Conference
March 17-18, 2019
Denver, CO
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Summit Information Packet
Summit Content Partners Contact List
Important Deadlines
Attrition Protocol
Presenter PowerPoint Template
NEA Non-Staff Travel Policy and Guidelines – September 2018
General Per Diem Travel Expense Form – October2018
W-9 Form

leadership development resources

Explore NEA's
National Leadership Competencies
(PDF, 4.9 MB, 27 pgs.)

Electronic Communications Notice: As we begin the planning stages of the 2019 NEA National Leadership Summit, there will be a series of email communications sent to summit attendees. In the event you are not receiving summit information in your inbox, please check your clutter and junk folders in your respective mail servers (i.e. Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo). Thank you.

Moments from the 2018 Summit: View and Download here!

2018 NEA Leadership Summit Speakers

Watch NEA leaders and keynote speakers' inspirational speeches here.

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