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2018 NEA National Leadership Summit

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 development 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.

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March 13-15, 2020
The Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

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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

2019 Breakout Session Presentations

Thank you for attending the 2019 National Leadership Summit in Denver, Colorado! Download the Breakout Session Presentations here:



2019 Summit Program Book



NEA Pre-Summit Higher-Ed Conference
March 12-13, 2020
Orlando, FL
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NEA-Retired Post-Summit Conference
March 15-16, 2020
Orlando, FL
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leadership development resources

Explore NEA's Leadership Competencies Guide  
(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.

2018 NEA Summit

View and download moments from the 2018 Summit here!

2018 NEA Leadership Summit Speakers

Watch NEA leaders and keynote speakers' inspirational speeches here.

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