Applications now being accepted for AEA Emerging Leaders School

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) will offer its 25th annual Emerging Leaders School

in conjunction with the 2014 AEA Leadership Conference to be held June 11-13 in Mobile. The

Emerging Leaders School will start a day earlier–June 10. Application forms must be received at

the AEA Headquarters by 4:45 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014.

The school will be open to individuals who have been members of the AEA for no more than ten

years and who have not held a local, state, or national office (president, vice president, secretary,

treasurer, member of local executive committee, board of directors) and who have not attended

a state or local Emerging Leaders School. The individual must be a newly elected or appointed

Association Representative or be willing to commit to serving as an Association Representative,

or in some other leadership role for the 2014-2015 year.

The purpose of the school is to introduce potential leaders to the Association and provide

experiences and training to prepare them for future leadership roles in the AEA, NEA, and their

local affiliates. The program is also designed to discover leadership talent and help potential

leaders become involved in upgrading the organization at the local, state, and national levels.

The AEA will provide scholarships to selected potential leaders to assist them in paying

conference expenses. Each scholarship will provide a participant with a non-smoking hotel room

at the conference to be shared with another Emerging Leader (if a participant prefers a single

room, the participant must remit to AEA one half the cost of a single room with their completed

contract), round-trip transportation costs at a rate of 58 cents per mile (car pooling is encouraged

to lessen the total cost of this project), an allowance up to a total of $70 for meals not provided

at the conference and all materials. A registration fee of $50 will be required for those who are

accepted into the school. This fee will be reimbursed if the participant attends and completes the

three days of training.

Members who meet the eligibility requirements will be notified by mail that they have been

selected for this school and will be asked to complete contracts which will clearly describe their

responsibilities during and after the training, including their long-term commitment to involvement

in the United Education Profession.

The selection process will provide for equitable representation from the various constituencies

within the AEA. If all other factors are equal, participants will be selected on a first-come, first-
serve basis according to the date applications are received at the AEA.

AEA will provide up to 40 scholarships for the school. State leaders, local presidents, and AEA

UniServ Directors are encouraged to identify potential leaders and encourage them to apply for

one of these scholarships. The application form must be submitted by the individual applying for

the scholarship.

Any questions about the application process may be directed to Terri Walker at 1-800-392-5839,, or 334-263-5913–Fax.

Completed forms should be returned to AEA, Attn: Darryl R. Sinkfield, Assistant

Executive Secretary for Field Services, Alabama Education Association, P.O. Box

4177, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-4177.

2014 Emerging Leaders School Application

Date: 03/31/14
Category: Conferences

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