2017 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders

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July 16-19, 2017
Westin Waltham Boston
Waltham, Massachusetts
Archdiocese of Boston

The 2017 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL 2017) will take place July 16-19, 2017 in Waltham, MA (Boston area). ICSL 2017 is the foremost annual gathering dedicated to serving current elementary and secondary principals, presidents, pastors and school board leadership in Catholic schools. Additionally, ICSL 2017 is an excellent opportunity for professional development in the preparation of the next generation of leaders in these positions desiring to serve in Catholic schools.

Breakout Sessions

 Breakout sessions are planned for the following topics:

I.     Mission & Catholic Identity 
       a.  Spiritual and Catechetical Formation
       b.  Mission-Centered Mindset
       c.  Servant Leadership 
II.    Operational Vitality
       a.  Increasing Enrollment                           
            1. Stability Models
            2. Hispanic/Latino Initiatives
            3. Other Growth Models     
       b.  Marketing for Mission/Charism
       c.   Financing the Mission
            1.  Funding Models
            2.  Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid
            3.  Competitive Salaries/Annual Turnover
            4.  Sources of Revenue
III.   Governance & Leadership
        a.  Leadership Formation/Succession Planning
        b.  Leader Relationships (Pastor/Principal, President/Principal, etc.)
        c.   Functioning Teams/Organizations
        d.  Governance Models/Board Development
IV.   Academic Excellence
       a.  Teacher/Principal Evaluation
       b.  Special Needs/Education
       c.  Academic/Curriculum Rigor


 Early Rate/ before May 29   Regular Rate / May 30 - July 15    Onsite / July 16-19 
 NCEA Member $425  NCEA Member $475  NCEA Member $525
 Non-Member $525  Non-Member $575  Non-Member $625

Registration Form (PDF)  Register Online

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations of ICSL 2017 registration does not constitute cancellation of housing/hotel reservations. Please be sure to handle both separately.
  • No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend ICSL 2017.
  • Attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and agree to accept responsibility for their own personal actions and conduct while at ICSL-related events.​


Housing is available at the Westin Waltham Boston with a group rate of $189/night (additional taxes will apply). The group rate will be available until June 15, 2017, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Please click the link below for more information about housing. You may call the Westin Waltham Boston Hotel at 1-888-627-8455.



Please send cancellation requests by email to events@NCEA.org. Individuals requesting a refund on or before May 28, 2017 will receive a refund of 50% of the fees. Refunds will not be granted after May 28, 2017. 


Lucy Shufflebarger
Administrative Assistant
(571) 257-0029

Jennifer Stewart
Events Coordinator
(571) 206-1527

Another leadership development opportunity for Catholic school presidents, principals, assistant principals and heads of schools is the Emmaus Series at Boston College. Visit the website for more information.

ICSL 2017 Registration Form
(Adobe PDF File)