More details will be posted at weac.org/sla as they become available.
Is the Summer Leadership Academy a good investment of your time? Absolutely! Just read what three 2016 trainers have to say:
I believe Summer Leadership Academy is important because it teaches you to represent something bigger than yourself. There is no better feeling than when you know you are standing up for children and public education in a way that you can’t do in your classroom alone. Summer Leadership Academy not only gives you a local perspective, but a state and national focus on issues important to you as an educator. It encourages you to get involved not only in your school community, but to take a stand on issues at a much deeper level. Our section on advocacy teaches you how to step out to be a voice for children at the level where decisions are made that change their lives. If we don’t stand up for them who will? I hope you enjoy this year’s Academy and find a new energy and focus for children.
– Pat Schmidt, Wautoma Music Teacher (Newly Retired), Advocacy Trainer
“Building our organization again is something that we do for ourselves, our fellow teachers, and our students. Now more than ever we need a strong union if we are to change the direction of education in our state and reclaim the pride and respect that is due our profession. To do this, we need strong locals and strong local leaders. This training makes that possible.”
– John Havlicek, La Crosse Spanish Teacher, Communication Trainer
I feel that the Summer Leadership Academy is important, because it helps to empower current and future union leaders within our state association. Participants are provided with information, tools and support needed to strengthen and grow their local association. We all do better when we all do better.
– Gretchen Kubeny, Green Bay Health Teacher, Communication Trainer