Catholic Leadership Summit and The Academy 2017

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The Academy (October 21-22, 2017)
Catholic Leadership Summit (October 22-25, 2017)
Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
Tempe, Arizona

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 22 and concludes on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. 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

The 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.


Registration for these events is now open. The rates are as follows:

  Early Bird Registration
(before Sep. 9)
Regular Registration Onsite Registration
Catholic Leadership Summit Only $450 $550 $575
Catholic Leadership Summit and the Academy 17 $650 $700 $725
The Academy 17 Only (through Oct. 20) $300 $300 $300


Registration Form (Fillable PDF)  Register Online  Registration FAQs

Schedule of Events

CLS 2017 Final Program

Mobile App

Download the CLS 2017 mobile app today by searching "CLS 2017" in the app store. With the mobile app, you can:

  • View the schedule, presentations, partners and speaker details from the conference.
  • Take notes adjacent available presentation slides and draw directly on slides inside the app.
  • Share information with attendees and colleagues with in app messaging, tweeting and emailing.


Housing is available at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes. Rates for a Standard King or Double room are $194 per night. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.07% in effect at the time of check-out). All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. The special room rate will be available until Tuesday, September 19, 2017 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. 

Hotel Registration

UPDATE: Due to the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes filling up quickly, we have opened up a limited number of hotel rooms at the Homewood Suites, less than 1 mile from the Marriott. To reserve a room at the Homewood Suites, please click here.

 Homewood Suites 47500 Cotton Center Blvd,
Phoenix, AZ 85040.
 The group rate is $149 a night plus tax. Reservations must be made by October 9

Title IIA Funds

Title IIA funds for professional development under the No Child Left Behind Act may be available to attend the Catholic Leadership 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
Administrative Assistant
(571) 257-0021

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

2017 CLS Final Program
(Adobe PDF File)
2017 CLS Registration Form
(Adobe PDF File)
CLS Sessions at a Glance
(Adobe PDF File)