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NEA Leadership Competency Guide

Prepaing members to lead relevant and thriving education associations and become world-class education leaders.

 Over the course of the 2012-2013 year, NEA engaged leaders across the Association to discuss the current and desired future state of NEA leadership development. NEA also established a leadership development advisory team, consisting of member and staff-leaders to review member input and ideas and to develop a common vision for what NEA leaders should know and be able to do. It is out of this work that the NEA’s leadership competencies were born.

The Leadership Development Competency Framework reflects the NEA strategic framework and was developed through multiple leader and member engagements, interviews, focus groups, and review of benchmark models in union, public sector and corporate environments. Together, these six competencies spell out the knowledge, skills, and abilities every education leader needs to be an effective leader in their association and in the areas of professional practice. The competencies are: Advocacy, Communication, Governance and Leadership, Leading Our Professions, Organizing, and Strategy and Fiscal Health.

Download the Leadership Competency Guide ( PDF, 4.71 MB, 31 pgs.)