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ESP Council Meetings/Assemblies

All ESPs are welcome!
Save these dates and plan to attend an ESP meeting and assembly at an IEA office near you: Nov. 9 – Champagne; Address: 2110 Clearlake Blvd # 103, Champaign, IL 61822
Feb. 8 – Matteson; Address: 4747 Lincoln Mall Dr # 501, Matteson, IL 60443
April 18 – Sterling; Address: 3307 E Lincolnway #3, Sterling, IL 61081
June 13 – Edwardsville; Address: 1012 Plummer Dr #400, Edwardsville, IL 62025

One Conference

You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!! Please share this with all of your Education Support Professionals. This premier conference is planned and developed for you!!

October 4-5, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton
Oak Brook, IL

Please join us for the 2019 One Conference for IEA Education Support Professionals (ESP), Higher Education, and IEA Retired members. The two-day event will offer a variety of amazing sessions that support you our ESP, Higher Education, and IEA Retired members. In many districts ESPs don’t get the support, or training they need. IEA and the ESP Council are here to help give you the resources you need so you can support your students and staff and create the quality educational environment our students deserve.

The two-day event will offer a variety of elective sessions and feature keynote speaker,  Gordon Lafer, professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center and author of The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America, One State at a Time.


Conference Agenda | Session Descriptions | Session Grid | Conference Brochure

DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Brook

A block of rooms has been reserved for October 3, 2019 – October 6, 2019. The special room rate will be available until September 12th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.


Please take a few minutes to review the conference agenda and session descriptions before registering. The electives are grouped by area of interest but are open to all registrants.

Registration Fee: $20 per registrant prior to the event; $30 per registrant onsite.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019
Dress: Casual

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 One Conference!

Alex Wallace, ESP Council Chair
Vivian Zimmerman, Council on Higher Education Chair
Jim Duffy, Council of Retirees


Leadership Summit Mission Statement
Purpose of the National Leadership Summit:
To develop Activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions.
Summit Objectives:
To deliver annually a unified, strategic, and interdisciplinary approach to leadership development that reinforces and supports key leadership competencies in six strategic areas. The leadership summit is one vehicle to support the institutionalization of a competency-based and continuous learning system designed to develop the next generation of leaders and Activist leaders.


NEA ESP Leadership Institute NEA ESP Leadership Institute (ESPLI) is a powerful leadership development program, grounded in diversity, equity and cultural competence that brings together the overarching NEA Leadership Competencies (Advocacy, Communication, Governance and Leadership, Leading Our Professions, and Organizing) to train ESP members to be effective leaders in their associations. ESPLI is designed and collaboratively delivered by ESP members. This eleven-month program requires participants to commit to three in-person trainings, webinars, outside reading and completion of a capstone project designed to elevate the goals of their association and NEA’s core values.
ONE Conference
When Oct 4 – 5, 2019
Where Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA (map)

Ethnic Minority & Emerging Leadership Training
WhenNov 1 – 3, 2019

IEA Representative Assembly
When Mar 5 – 7, 2020
Where Rosemont, IL 60018, USA (map)

NEA Representative Assembly
When Jul 2 – 6, 2020
Where Atlanta, GA, USA (map)

Summer Leadership Academy When Jul 20 – 24, 2020