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National Leadership Summit

NEA's annual National Leadership Summit helps 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. Our unified, strategic, and interdisciplinary approach to leadership development reinforces and supports key leadership competencies in seven strategic areas.

The 2024 NEA National Leadership Summit in Chicago – March 1-3.

Saturday Keynote

Join us in Chicago, Illinois from March 1-3, 2024 for the annual NEA National Leadership Summit at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. This event brings together NEA members, state and local leaders, and staff to build critical leadership skills through interactive breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and networking. The purpose of the Summit is 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.

Under the theme "Education. Democracy. Freedom. Our Right! Our Responsibility," the summit offers a comprehensive program that aligns with these domains, ensuring participants are well-equipped to lead thriving associations and excel in their professions. It's an opportunity to delve into each domain, gaining valuable insights and practical skills. Whether it's honing advocacy techniques, mastering the art of effective communication, understanding governance, or developing strategic thinking for fiscal health, the summit covers it all.

Please click the provided links for more details about the summit, including a complete agenda and answers to frequently asked questions. Join us in Chicago for an opportunity to grow, network, and contribute to the future of education leadership.

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2024 Summit Agenda

2024 Summit FAQ

Competency Content Sessions - Block 1

Competency Content Sessions - Block 2

Competency Content Sessions - Block 3

Karen White
Every one of our members is inherently a leader. Our job is to help them live out their passion.
Quote by: Karen White, NEA Deputy Executive Director
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National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

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.