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.    

  • Annual High School Budget Timeline

    Sample timeline for a high school's annual budget.

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  • Enhancing Catholic Identity with a Spiritual Life Committee

    Schools often have many committees. The most important committee your school should have is a Spiritual Life Committee that not only enhances the school’s Catholic identity, but also provides an opportunity to strengthen the partnership between parents and schools.  

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Featured Resource

School Handbooks: Legal Considerations

Handbooks continue to be an indispensable aid in the realization of the Catholic school's mission and ministry. This revised edition helps administrators understand that it is no longer sufficient to be able to defend what one has done; now one must give reasons for policies and procedures before actions are taken.

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Upcoming Events

Catholic Leadership Summit and The Academy 2017

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.


Please check back soon for upcoming webinars, or visit the NCEA Webinar Archive for previously aired webinars.

Additional Resources

Jesus’ Growth Mindset, and Ours

Like those first disciples, perhaps our mission is broader than we first realized too. Read more

Idaho’s first Catholic school built in 50 years opens

The first Catholic school built in Idaho in 50 years is ready for its first school year. Hundreds of people gathered Sunday afternoon at St. Ignatius Catholic School for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read more

Diocese seeks to boost Catholic school enrollment

An institution that is hundreds of years old, steeped in history and tradition, is going to be taking some risks moving forward. Read more

Meet the Leadership Team

Tips for Leading Retreats
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NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo

Save the date! NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo in Cincinnati, April 3–5.


Seton Awards & Gala

The NCEA Seton Award is named after Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in recognition of her lifelong dedication to teaching.



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