Now enrolling for Emerging Leaders School – application deadline April 24, 2015

The Alabama Education Association will offer its 26th Emerging Leaders School in conjunction with the 2015 AEA Leadership Conference to be held June 11-13 in Mobile. The Emerging Leaders School will start a day earlier on June 10. Application forms (2015 Emerging Leader Form) must be received at the AEA Headquarters by 4:45 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015.

Again this year, 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 committees, 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 2015-2016 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 their 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 20 scholarships for the school. State leaders, local presidents, and AEA UniServ Directors are encouraged to identify potential leaders and to encourage them to apply for one of these scholarships.

Any questions about the application process may be directed to Terri Walker at 800-392-5839 or

2015 Emerging Leader Form


Date: 04/01/15
Category: Conferences

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