Summer Leadership Academy

WEAC SUMMER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The 2018 Summer Leadership Academy will return to UW-Eau Claire July 30-August 1

This year’s Academy is a repeat of last year’s conference but has taken on an entirely new look, as well as a new focus. We know that the strength of the State Association lies within the strength of each and every local.

The Summer Leadership Academy is meant to empower the local leaders in their work with members, the community, administration, elected leaders and the students they serve on a day-to-day basis.

Level 1 Training: Foundational
This training is designed for those who are new to work in their local association. The training is designed to begin the leadership journey for leading of self in the association and prepare NEA members to lead in the six core competencies of Advocacy, Business, Communication, Governance & Leadership, Leading our Professions, and Organizing.

Level 2 Training: Mobilizing and Power Building
This training is designed for those who have been doing work with their local association for some time and have experience OR for those who have attended a past WEAC Summer Leadership Academy. The training is designed to continue the leadership journey for leading the organization through the six core competencies of Advocacy, Business, Communication, Governance & Leadership, Leading our Professions, and Organizing.

Members of a local team could have some members attend the Level 1 training (Foundational) while others attend the Level 2 training (Mobilizing and Power Building).

We strongly encourage you to sign up a team of leaders, and remember WEAC is covering your expenses!


Thanks to all the participants and trainers who made the 2017 WEAC Summer Leadership Academy a huge success! Below are a few highlights:

Summer Leadership Academy participants urged to ‘be relentless’

The union helps give educators ‘a voice in what matters to students,’ WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen says


2017 WEAC Summer Leadership Academy Trainers:


2017 WEAC National Board Jump Start Training Participants: