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 2019 Convention and Expo

    NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo will take place April 23 -25 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois and is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation, held in fellowship with the Archdiocese of Chicago.  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. The Call for Proposals for NCEA 2019 is NOW OPEN.

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  • CLS 2018 Registration: Now Open!

    The Catholic Leadership Summit provides a professional development framework for diocesan, system, and network leadership. Registration is NOW OPEN!

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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

Catholic Leadership Summit and New Leaders' Academy 2018

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.

 

NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo

NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo will take place April 23 -25 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois and is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation, held in fellowship with the Archdiocese of Chicago.  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. Registration will be opening in the coming weeks.

 


Webinars

NCEA webinars cover trending and need-to-know topics relevant to your career in Catholic education. All participants will receive the recorded webinar and presentation files for reference and inclusion among other professional learning resources. For inquiries regarding webinars, contact Andrea Chavez-Kopp, Assistant Director for Educational and Formation Programs at akopp@ncea.org.

Selection of Upcoming Webinars

Box of Joy: A Ministry for Your Whole Community This Fall

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00 or 7:00 PM EDT

Gift giving is a wonderful, meaningful part of Christmas. Unfortunately, severe poverty deprives many children in developing countries of this joy. Their parents are too poor to provide even one simple Christmas present. 

Through Cross Catholic Outreach’s Box of Joy ministry, you can ensure these children are not deprived of Christmas blessings this year. By packing a Christmas gift box and sponsoring the small cost of its shipment, you can deliver a Box of Joy to a child overseas who would otherwise receive nothing. Now is the time to start planning for this fall service project designed not only to serve those in need overseas, but to unite your Catholic community.

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Teaching About Islam in Catholic Schools: Who Speaks for Islam?

Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:00 EDT

This series will provide Catholic school educators of all levels a platform to ask questions of scholars AND walk away with resources and content to equip the classroom teachers of our American Catholic schools to continue the mission of the Church to promote social justice and have meaningful dialogue with our Muslim brothers and sisters.

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Civil Dialogue in a Multi-religious Country—Best Practices for Teachers

Monday, October 1, 2018
7:00 PM EDT

The religious landscape in America has shifted dramatically over the past four decades.  With these changes and our current contentious political climate, communities have seen a rise in religious intolerance in the form of harassment, bullying, and hate crimes. Schools have not been immune to these incidents and teachers are more and more concerned about how to handle ‘heated’ issues in the classroom. This webinar will provide educators with best practices on how to create a classroom environment where dialogue can happen, how to guide student conversations toward complexity instead of conflict, and how to integrate essential skills of dialogue into lesson plans without taking too much precious time away from daily responsibilities. Join faculty members from the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute, a nonpartisan national initiative focused on educating the public about the history, meaning, and significance of religious freedom and promoting dialogue and understanding among people of all religions and none. (This is Part I of a three part series.)

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School to Home Communication for Catholic Schools

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
1:00 PM EDT

 From sharing assignments and grades, to mass notifications and mobile apps, today's K-12 schools are challenged to utilize technology, on a budget, to meet the communication expectations of parents, students and teachers. From communicating with prospective students and families, to sharing school content during the school years, and then creating lasting bonds with valued alumni, Catholic educators must foster ongoing communications with everyone in their community. This webinar will offer tips and best practices for K-12 Catholic schools.

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For a Full Listing of Upcoming and On-Demand Webinars CLICK HERE

Additional Resources

Three Reasons Savvy Leaders Prioritize Formative Instructional Practices

Some call these classroom practices formative assessment; some prefer the more specific formative instructional practices; and others just refer to this as good teaching.

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Keeping Catholic Schools Affordable

Making Catholic education accessible to everyone has been a mission of the church in the U.S. for centuries, but keeping it affordable in modern times has required innovative methods.

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Local Education Leaders Have National Voices

Marianela Nunez is a bridge builder for Latino families and South Jersey Catholic Schools. Dr. Bill Watson leads all efforts related to curriculum and assessment for the schools. Recognized as leaders in their fields, the duo’s footprints are showing up a long way from South Jersey.

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Meet the Leadership Team