Catholic Leadership Summit and New Leaders Academy 2018

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New Leaders Academy (October 20-21, 2018)
Catholic Leadership Summit (October 21-24, 2018)
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL

The NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit is open to all NCEA members who are arch/diocesan superintendents, assistant or associate superintendents, directors of diocesan level offices of Catholic school education, leaders of religious congregation systems/networks of Catholic schools, and CHESCS members. The meeting begins on Sunday, October 21 and concludes on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. In addition to outstanding keynote and general sessions, and opportunities for leaders to network with each other, we are offering sessions in four leadership tracks at the Catholic Leadership Summit. The four tracks are:

  • Catholic Identity
  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership & Governance
  • Operational Vitality

New Leaders Academy

The Academy provides innovative, timely and relevant information and practices for superintendents, associate and assistant superintendents, and leaders of networks of Catholic schools. While the Academy focuses primarily on new or nearly new arch/diocesan leaders, it is also an excellent professional development opportunity for aspiring superintendents who are currently employed at the arch/diocesan level and seasoned veterans seeking a refresher. This two-day event includes general and breakout sessions, networking opportunities and resources.


  Early Bird
(August 1 - September 10)
(September 11 - October 19)
(October 20 - 24) 
CLS Only - Member Rate*   $450  $550  $575
CLS and New Leaders Academy - Member Rate*   $650  $700  $725
New Leaders Academy - Member Rate*  $300  $300  $325
Guest/Spouse Meals Only  $275  $275  $275 


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*Please Note: The NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit and New Leaders Academy is open only for NCEA Members. Non-members should inquire with NCEA Member Services about joining NCEA to participate at CLS 2018.

NCEA Member Services
Phone: (800) 711-NCEA 


To see what's in store for CLS 2018 and the New Leaders Academy, check out the program.

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Please note that the schedule and sessions are subject to change, as needed.

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Housing is available at the:

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 E Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Click here to reserve rooms online, or call 402-592-6464 to reserve over the phone. Please reference NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit for the group rate.

Group rates are available until September 28, 2018, or until the block is full, whichever comes first.

PLEASE NOTE: You will only be able to book within the NCEA conference block and receive the conference rate if you book via the link provided or by calling the hotel directly and specifically referencing the NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit. Reservations made via third parties such as Expedia, Kayak,, etc. are not considered within the NCEA block and may not be at the discounted conference rate.

Speaker Information

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Title IIA Funds

Title II-A funds for professional development under the Every Student Succeeds Act may be available to attend the 2018 NCEA Catholic Leaders Summit. These funds may be used to pay for the “secular, non-ideological” sessions that the participant attends. Funds may be used for registration as well as travel, lodging, etc. Requests must be made to the local school district office (LEA) that controls the government funding for these programs.


Thomas Pigg
Project Coordinator
(571) 257-0021

Jennifer Stewart
Registration and Event Manager
(571) 206-1527