ESPs sought for Leaders for Tomorrow program

The National Education Association is inviting ESPs to apply for its Leaders for Tomorrow program, a three-session training held over eight months to train current and future ESP leaders in the attitudes and skills needed to become visible, vocal advocates at the local, state and national levels.

The trainings are broken into 11 modules that offer instruction in areas such as self-awareness and self-management, risk taking and change, assertiveness, communication, political activism and effective meeting skills.

The program is open to dues-paying NEA ESPs who meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Candidates must be nominated for the program and have their application signed by their state association’s president or executive director. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1.

The sessions will be held starting in July and ending in March 2015, in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and one site yet to be named. All participants are fully funded as allowed under NEA travel guidelines and include transportation, lodging, meals and substitute pay or salary reimbursement.

Eligibility requirements and the candidate application form are available here.

Click here to learn more about the MTA ESP Conference on April 4-5, 2014.