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.    


  • Amoris Laetitia Master Teacher Video

    Dr. Tim Hogan presents the first of 4 “master teacher” recordings for a webinar series on Amoris Laetitia for the Strong Catholic Families National Partnership. The webinars that follow are available on-demand in the NCEA resource library.

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  • Code of Ethics for Catholic Educators

    This publication offers selected statements from To Teach as Jesus Did and encourages Catholic educators to reflect on their commitment as it relates to students, the ministry of teaching, and the community.

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  • Risk and integrating Risk Management Solutions

    RCM&D understands that educational institutions are faced with unique risks and challenges. Risk assessment is a decision-making process for educational institutions to manage uncertainty. With the assistance of Educational Risk Assessment tools you can start with identification that leads to conscious decisions on how to manage uncertainty. While traditional risk management programs focus solely on preserving assets, this evaluation assists in evaluating risk versus benefit and promotes a campus culture of collaboration.

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  • A Practical Approach for Implementing Standards Based Grading

    In this webinar, academic leaders and curriculum directors will learn the process and decisions that need to be made to lay the foundation for a successful migration to standards-based grading and reporting. Lessons and approaches of other dioceses around this issue will be presented so attendees will not have to start from scratch in their process.

Featured Resource

Priestly Leadership in Catholic Schools

Excelling at communication and collaboration, presence, spiritual leadership, and vision and mission; the authors of this publication (as recipients of the NCEA Distinguished Pastor Award) share their stories and insights to help guide others in achieving similar successes and leadership practices in their own schools.

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Upcoming Events

NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

The NCEA Convention & Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic school and faith-based education. The Convention is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge, and to renew your spirit. St. Louis is just the place for that to happen to you! Register now!


Amoris Laetitia: Engaging for Mission Part 2

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
4:00 and 7:00 pm EST

Join panelists for Q & A about the ministerial application of the content presented by master teacher Cardinal Donald Wuerl from the Archdiocese of Washington. The panel will take questions addressing how these concepts apply to various ministries. This session is the final of 8 in the series.

STREAM Live! Six Innovative Ideas & Tools to Jumpstart STREAM at Your School

Thursday, January 26, 2017
4:00 pm EST

Join acknowledged leader in North American K-12 STEM initiatives, Jonathan Gerlach, who will help you understand:

  • National trends and thinking in STEM education, college & career readiness
  • How to overcome ongoing challenges of enrollment marketing with STREAM
  • Key elements for Catholic education leaders in adopting and integrating a STREAM focus
  • Six key ideas to help jump-start a cultural shift around STREAM teaching and learning at your school

Additional Resources

National Catholic Educational Association to Award 41 Recipients the 2017 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) announces 41 honorees of the 2017 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards, which highlight the outstanding work of Catholic school educators in communities nationwide. Learn More

January Message from NCEA President/CEO

President/CEO of NCEA, Dr. Thomas Burnford, shares his monthly message for NCEA members. Learn More

Meet the Leadership Team

Tips for Leading Retreats
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NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

Celebrate, acquire new knowledge and renew your spirit in St. Louis!


Momentum Magazine

NCEA’s award-winning signature publication focuses on the mission themes of Lead. Learn. Proclaim.


Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

January 29 - February 4, 2017