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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Featured Resource

25 Lessons Learned in 25+ Years in Catholic School Development: THE WORKBOOK

This workbook is a companion to use along with the original text. It is filled with many questions, reflections, and action items with room to make notes. Will be an excellent resource to work with the teams, committees, boards, councils, and leadership groups in your Catholic school.

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Upcoming Events

Institute for Catholic School Leaders 2018

Registration will open in March! Check back soon for more information.


Service Learning as an Opportunity to Create Global Citizens

February 13, 2018
4pm & 7pm EST

“Works of love directed to one's neighbor are the most perfect external manifestation of the interior grace of the Spirit…” Evangelli Gaudium 37

Who are our neighbors? As technology makes the world a smaller place in some ways, there are still great divides in prosperity and opportunity across the globe. Service learning that engages students with children from around the world not only brings spiritual fruits but provides a global awareness to create responsible citizens of the world.

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Welcome to my Spaceship!

February 20, 2018
4pm EST

In this session , attendees will learn how to transform their schools and classrooms into modern learning spaceships. We will explore the research around the benefits of creating progressive landscapes for learning.  Additionally, we will explore specific enhancements such as VR, Digital Collaboration Collaboration Canvas, and Futurist Furniture. Attendees will also engage in a dialogue with schools as to how these spaces have impacted student and community interest, engagement, and enrollment.

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Connecting the Past with Today: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust

February 21, 2017
7pm 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.

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Additional Resources

Celebrating Families

Parents, guardians and other family members play a vital role in Catholic education. Not only do they volunteer at the school, they instill values and expectations for academic excellence in their children at home.

Help After a Disaster for Private Non-Profits and Houses of Worship – Potential Sources of Financial Assistance

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invite you to participate in a webinar on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, to learn more about potential financial assistance options for private non-profits and houses of worship after a disaster.

Meet the Leadership Team

NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo

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


Lenten Resources

Materials for reflection and faith sharing during Lent.


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