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.    


  • Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning

    NCEA is encouraging all Catholic educators to take advantage of Speak Up to gather valuable feedback data for strategic planning, funding proposals and school-to-home communications.

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  • 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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Featured Resource

Serving English Learners: A Diocesan Handbook for K-12

In our encounters of services with those students, so richly blessed with the gifts of bilingualism and cultural diversity, our Catholic Schools have the opportunity to embrace, educate, and empower students, families and communities. Helping our English Learners succeed is our vocation as educators in Catholic schools, and the success of these students is both our distinguished legacy and our bright future

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Upcoming Events

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.

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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.

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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