2019 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL 2019)

Call for Proposals Now Open

July 14-17, 2019
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

The 2019 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL 2019) is the foremost annual gathering dedicated to serving current elementary and secondary principals, presidents, pastors, and school board leadership in Catholic schools. Additionally, ICSL 2019 is an excellent opportunity for professional development in the preparation of the next generation of leaders in these positions desiring to serve in Catholic schools.

ICSL 2019 Call for Proposals

OPEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
CLOSE: Thursday, January 3, 2019
NOTIFICATION: February 2019

We invite you to submit a proposal for ICSL 2019. All program proposals should reflect innovative, informative, scalable, and applicable learning opportunities for all attendees. Proposals may be submitted within the below listed topic (domain) and sub-topics areas (Area of Focus). Proposal submissions will be required to select one Domain to fall under and one corresponding Area of Focus.

The selection process involves a review of every complete proposal submitted prior to the deadline. Completed submissions include each speaker's name, title, contact information as well as actionable learning objectives, session description, narrative responses, and short answer questions. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. 


Target Audience

ICSL attracts Catholic school principals, assistant principals, presidents and pastors from around the country.  

Institute Sessions

Join fellow Catholic school administrators in our general break-out sessions, with topics including:

Mission & Catholic Identity
  • Cultivating an evangelizing school community
  • Ensuring mission effectiveness
  • Designing prescriptive formation programs and opportunities for faculty and staff
  • Integrating Catholic social teaching as essential element of the curriculum
  • Governance & Leadership
  • Embracing the National Standards and Benchmarks for innovative leadership
  • Exploring governance models and effective school board practices
  • Establishing networks of collaboration (partnerships) to advance school excellence
  • Leading organizational change for dynamic Catholic schools
  • Academic Excellence
  • Building instructional and leadership capacity
  • Utilizing cross-curricular design with STEM, STEAM, STREAM
  • Meeting the needs of diverse learners
  • Planning for student success with data-informed instruction
  • Operational Vitality
  • Developing a year-round marketing and enrollment plan
  • Leading a dynamic strategic planning process
  • Exploring new revenue models to support strategic goals
  • Utilizing data dashboards to communicate, collaborate, and plan for growth
  • Registration

    Registration will open in Spring 2019. Stay tuned!


    If you have any questions regarding ICSL 2019 Call for Proposals, please contact Thomas Pigg, project coordinator via email.

    ICSL Reg Form
    (Adobe PDF File)
    ICSL 2018 Final Program
    (Adobe PDF File)