2014 NEA ESP National Conference
Education Support Professionals – Ensuring Student and School Success
The 2014 NEA ESP National Conference will take place March 7-9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The ESP National Conference is NEA’s premier event for ESP members nationwide.
The goal of the conference is to enhance the skills and knowledge of ESP members to positively impact student achievement, build community relations, organize members, advocate for educators, build stronger locals, and help our members do their jobs better. The conference will offer 4 pre-conference training sessions and more than 50 workshops. Special pre-conference workshops specifically targeted for emerging and advanced Association leaders will also be offered and will require your nomination. One of the highlights of every ESP National Conference is the ESP of the Year Award ceremony. We expect over 1,200 participants at this year’s conference.
The conference will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 896-1600.
Funding and Nominations for the 2014 ESP Emerging Leaders and ESP Advanced Leaders (formerly Presidents and Leaders)
Each year NEA provides funding for ESP members nominated by their state president to attend the conference as follows:
ESP Emerging Leaders
NEA will pay all conference expenses per NEA non-staff travel guidelines (single room) for one ESP member nominated by the state president to attend the Emerging Leaders Workshop, March 6, 2014 and the ESP Conference, March 7-9, 2014. The Emerging Leaders Workshop is open to members with less than five years of experience who have not held a leadership position in the Association. Nominees are required to attend the workshop in its entirety, plus a breakout session on Friday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM.
ESP Advanced Leaders
NEA will pay all conference expenses per NEA non-staff travel guidelines (single room) for one ESP member leader nominated by the state president to attend the Advanced Leaders Workshop, March 6, 2014 and the ESP Conference, March 7-9, 2014. The Advanced Leaders Workshop is geared towards members who have some Association leadership experience. Nominees are required to attend the workshop in its entirety, plus a breakout session on Friday from 1:00-4:00 PM.
Please notify Cristina Muñoz-Nedrow via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to Linda Hofacker email@example.com your interest in one of these scholarships no later than December 11, 2013. Include your Name, Local Association, Address, Phone Number and non-work Email. You will be notified by Wednesday, December 18, 2013 if you are selected for a scholarship.