Sponsored by MSEA’s Women’s Concerns Committee Deadline to apply: October 18. Learn more and apply for WLT here.

“As we all strive to make sure we are inclusive and sensitive to the rights, opportunities, and inclusivity of all people, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, there are times that we must look at our own work and own anything we may do that is seen as offensive by others. In a recent flyer distributed to MSEA members advertising the Women’s Concerns Committee Leadership Cohort Training, including in ActionLine, we erred by using an image and quote by Nicki Minaj to represent leadership for women of color. I apologize to anyone who was offended and commit to doing a better and more sensitive job of selecting photos and quotes to associate with our trainings and all publications in the future, particularly when representing people from marginalized communities. We are proud of the female leaders in our union, our communities, and our country, and have many strong women of character to choose from in the future. I appreciate that this was brought to our attention; your feedback helps us to improve and do a better job of representing, reflecting, and empowering all members.” – MSEA President Cheryl Bost

Know your value. Become a strong and powerful leader in your school, union, and community as a member of MSEA’s year-long Women’s Leadership Training cohort.

MSEA’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Training (WLT) is a cohort-based learning and development journey. The WLT supports educators as they gain understanding and experience in leadership and grow as leaders and activists in their local, state, and national associations.


Sponsored by MSEA’s Minority Affairs Committee. Deadline to apply: October 18. Learn more and apply for WLT here.

“There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.” —JAMES BALDWIN

Find your place in the movement for a more just world by building the leadership skills you need to create change in your school, union, and community.

MSEA’s year-long Minority Leadership Training is about leadership, coalition-building, and racial justice grounded in diversity, inclusion, and equity. As an anti-racist educator and change agent for dismantling racism in public education, you can help others understand how racial, economic, and social justice issues affect your school environments.