Annually, the NEA Center for Racial and Social Justice – Human and Civil Rights department hosts The Minority Leadership Training (MLT) and Women’s Leadership Training (WLT) Seminars – EAST and WEST. The MLT/WLT Leadership Training Seminar is an in-person convening that aims to advance racial and social justice by preparing and supporting NEA members to be powerful leaders and advocates for their students, communities, profession, and Association. The training has the following three objectives:
- To teach participants foundational leadership skills;
- To provide tools to understand the impact of racial inequities in education proactively; and
- To provide strategies for coalition building around racial, social, and economic equity issues.