Leadership Development

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, NCEA's Leadership Development team provides spiritual and professional development opportunities, networks of support, and resources to leaders of Catholic schools in arch/diocesan offices of Catholic school education, Catholic school systems, parishes, and the administrators who serve in Catholic schools.    

  • NCEA Consulting Services and Speakers Bureau

    Catholic education leaders are facing tough decisions about the future of their schools. Whether you are grappling with the strategic planning process, need to evaluate current programs or develop new initiatives, cultivate effective school boards, improve school culture, increase advancement efforts, institute staff evaluation and growth processes, access technology priorities or learn to use analytics to support student outcomes and increase student retention, we can help.

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  • NCEA Convention and Expo

    NCEA invites you to join us for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together Catholic and other religious educators from across the United States, Canada and other countries to exchange ideas and debut cutting-edge research and technologies related to education.

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  • Advent 2017 Resources

    NCEA is pleased to offer Advent resources that enable Catholic educators to help celebrate this season of Advent with students.

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Featured Resource

NCEA Briefs: Bullying Intervention

A Primer on Bullying Intervention: How to Save a Child in Crisis Using Core Catholic Values as the Catalyst. First of a new Series the Anti-Bullying Survivor Series (ABSS). Topics addressed: What you should never say to a bullied child; "Authority" vs "Emotional Credibility"; How to Intervene One-on-One; How to Save the Bully.

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Upcoming Events

Institute for Catholic School Leaders 2018

The call for proposals has ended. For updated information, please check the space in the near future.


Focused Marketing to Grow Enrollment

January 9, 2017
1pm EST

In this innovative approach to marketing planning and execution, we address the constraints experienced by school leaders and admissions directors.  Specifically, the management of multiple critical responsibilities and the resulting prioritization and focus challenges.

In this highly interactive session, we hyper-focus on key aspects of marketing planning. Participants will be guided through the planning process, resulting in a scalable marketing plan that can be immediately implemented to drive your enrollment growth efforts throughout the year.

While this session will be beneficial to many admissions leadership roles, in this edition, we will focus strictly on strategy for elementary and early learning organizations.

Live attendees will have a chance to win a $500 grant for their school!

Register - 1PM EST

Welcome to the Modern Learning Revolution

January 18, 2018
4pm EST

In this session we will explore the trends and changes in the world that led to the Modern Learning Revolution; the trend in education mandates educators to prepare students for success in the future, global, and technical world. We will also provide an overview of the topics in the series as well review the new NCEA Thesis  Link – the host for all modern learning resources including links to info on this webinar series  AND access to cooperative pricing on tools, manipulatives, and more! 

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Missionary Discipleship Webinar Series: The Value and Quality of All Life

January 25, 2017
4pm EST

Explore the call of the catechist to be a Missionary Disciple. For the seasons of Advent, Lent and Easter, NCCL, NFCYM, NCEA and CRS will accompany catechists in unpacking Catholic Social Teaching and its direct link to the Baptismal call of missionary discipleship. Each session will be offered prior to the liturgical season listed to equip participants with tools and resources for the upcoming weeks to be used for personal and communal reflection. 
This session will have a focus on Rights and Responsibilities, Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable and Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers.

Register - 4PM EST

Additional Resources

Lay Catholics in Schools

Lay Catholic school teachers need to understand their call and work to fulfill their vocation.  In doing so, they will build the church and help to educate our students.  Read more

Urge Congress to Include Key Provisions in Tax Reform Bill

With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act now in a House-Senate conference committee, let your Senators and Representatives know that the final tax reform bill should include three provisions of importance to religious and independent education. Read More

Meet the Leadership Team

NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo

Save the date! NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo in Cincinnati, April 3–5.


NCEA 2018 Awards

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