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.    

  • Creating a Culture for Shared Leadership

    This webinar will focus on establishing a culture that fosters and supports shared leadership and providing job-embedded professional learning specific to mathematics instruction and assessment which is essential to a true professional learning community.

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  • Six Ways to Evangelize During Lent

    During Lent, when your friends or co-workers express curiosity about Catholic customs and symbolism, use those moments as opportunities to evangelize!

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Featured Resource

Worthy of the Investment

Catholic schools must be accessible to all who desire an education in the Gospel values, regardless of socioeconomic status or geography. The Archdiocese of Denver has created this document to explain why their Catholic schools are Worthy of the Investment.

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Upcoming Events

NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

The NCEA Convention & Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic school and faith-based education. The Convention is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge, and to renew your spirit. St. Louis is just the place for that to happen to you! Register now!

2017 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders

The 2017 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders is the foremost annual gathering dedicated to serving current elementary and secondary principals, presidents, pastors and school board leadership in Catholic schools. CSL 2017 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.


Global Engagement through Catholic Social Justice and Service Learning

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:00 or 7:00 pm EDT

Educate and involve your students in corporal works of mercy while giving them a global perspective of solidarity and social justice through hands-on service projects. This webinar will discuss the spiritual and educational benefits of incorporating service learning into your school year. A specific highlight of the Box of Joy program will be included, which is a hands-on service opportunity for Catholic schools and parishes. Learn how to receive free supplies from Cross Catholic Outreach for this spiritually engaging and mutually beneficial act of mercy that connects your students and the love of God with children around the world.

Defining Assessment Literacy

Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00 or 7:00 pm EDT

Assessment literacy has many definitions, and is sometimes confused with data literacy. What is the difference between the two terms? What knowledge or skills do educators need to be assessment literate? How do leaders support staff in deepening assessment literacy skills?

Learning Targets:

  • Describe attributes of an assessment-literate educator
  • Reflect on key skills educators need to build assessment literacy
  • Identify structures to support assessment literacy
  • Additional Resources

    NCEA March Public Policy Updates

    Important reminders for upcoming deadlines that can impact your school. Learn More

    Catholic School Board Conference 2017

    This conference is designed for boards that are beginning, more established or in need of re-focus or re-structure. Learn More

    Meet the Leadership Team

    Tips for Leading Retreats
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