Center for Leadership and Learning

Welcome to Professional Development Reimagined!

Important Updates!

Upcoming Events –

  • MEA Winter Conference – On March 7-8 in Detroit, MEA will host our premier professional and leadership development event of the year.  Registration is open through Feb. 9 for attendees who want to Learn, Lead and Lift: Building Capacity for a Strong Education Community. Learn more.
  • Educators Rising Conference  – The first annual conference for middle and high school students interested in pursuing a career in education will take place at Wayne State University on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register by Feb. 16
  • Aspiring and Early Career Educators Conference – College educator prep students and educators in their first five years on the job should plan to attend this Saturday (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) offering at MEA Headquarters in East Lansing. Learn more and register by Feb. 23.

  • Core Safety Practices – Hundreds of MEA members participated in the fall series of professional learning opportunities relating to student violence. The series continues with more offerings focusing on de-escalation, post-incident best practices, communication infrastructure, leveraging policies and law, and managing stress. Learn more here or register today.


Substitute Teaching: The Roadmap to Success
Check out a new resource for anyone interested in substitute teaching.
This handbook provides background, best practices and tips to help new and
current subs to be successful in Michigan classrooms.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Changes to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF)  have
resulted in thousands of educators getting relief from student loan debt. Did
you know the deadline for applying to receive the one-year waiver is Oct.
31? Learn more and get important resources at

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MEA is committed to the professional excellence of our members and the education profession at large – so that EVERY Michigan student can succeed in our democracy and economy, no matter where they live.

That’s why the Center for Leadership & Learning was founded: to provide high-quality professional development and leadership training to the members of the Michigan Education Association, educators in related fields and students considering careers in education.

Centered around our passion for social justice for our students and our members, the Center’s programs focus on helping educators Meet Student Needs and Advocate for the Profession.

Through the time and talents of our highly qualified and skilled members, our professional MEA staff, and other related organizations, we deliver quality instruction to our members that makes a difference for students.