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Upcoming UELC Events

New Orleans

Mindfulness Leadership Retreat April 20-21, 2018 New Orleans  Registration Closes April 18

Mindfulness Leadership Retreat

July 13-14, 2018

New Orleans 

Registration Open

Mindfulness Leadership Retreat July 13-14, 2018 New Orleans  Registration Open

The Summer Principals Academy is a proven and effective principal training program through which aspiring school leaders can earn a master’s degree from Columbia University at Teachers College. The UELC provides professional development sessions for SPA-Nola coaches during Coaches Conferences in January and June as well as professional development leadership institutes and workshops for SPA NOLA alumni.

April & July Mindfulness Leadership Retreats in New Orleans

Many school leaders and teachers are facing overwhelming demands, complex relationships, and uncertain work environment. Often running on empty and feeling tired, anxious, overworked and stressed, many school leaders admit to having difficulty getting through the day without feeling distracted and frustrated with their work, even though they are passionate about the mission they serve. They know they can do better but feel unsure of the path forward.

Are you a school leader who faces some of the challenges mentioned above?

Do you want to learn and re-establish a self-awareness practice that will help you deal stress and anxiety?


Do you want to find ways to incorporate mindfulness into your leadership effectiveness?


This day-long retreat and workshop is primarily for alumni of the Summer Principals Academy (SPA) program. The alumni may invite a limited number of colleagues and friends to also attend. This retreat is an opportunity for attendees to reconnect with their passion and purpose for the work they do in schools and with students. Facilitation will include reintroduction of Self Awareness Training (SAT) that the alumni learned during SPA in order to energize and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit. In addition, this will be a chance for alumni to network with other SPA graduates and learn about each other’s work around transforming schools and communities across the country.

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