Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


Summer Leadership Academy

The Tennessee Education Association’s Summer Leadership Academy (SLA) is a summer workshop to teach local associations about their roles within the association and how to strengthen their local schools in their community.

The Tennessee Education Association’s Summer Leadership Academy (SLA) will be held June 8 – 10 at Embassy Suites, Cool Springs. This year’s theme is “Catch the Momentum:  Leadership with a Sense of Urgency.”

Participants will discover how to use the organizing momentum to move boldly toward the future. Sessions will focus on best practices for local officers and the tools needed to welcome a new generation of educators into the Association. Explore how social justice can connect members of our profession and strengthen our great public schools.  Additionally, local associations are encouraged to send team members to learn ways to connect members and potential members to the TEA family through Success with Action Together (SWAT) TEAms.  Come and catch the momentum!


The Summer Leadership Academy is open to all TEA members. Many local associations form teams of members to bring to SLA.
Contact your local president or UniServ Coordinator for information about the SLA team in your local.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 01:00 to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 01:00

All Individual Participants must complete this online registration form.
All individual participants must be listed on their local association's team form.

Local presidents please complete the form that applies based on your local's size:
Local Association Teams (200 or less members)
Local Association Teams (201 or more members)


The fee for this conference is $99 per participant.
TEA will provide dinner on June 8 and lunch on June 9 and 10 for all registered participants. Breakfast is included with a hotel accommodation.
Please refer to all registration forms for detailed conference costs and other fees.
The deadline for registration is Friday, May 5.
After this date, hotel rooms in the TEA reservation block will be released and discounted room rates will not be guaranteed.

TEA encourages locals to send at least one member who has never attended SLA and/or never held a local office.

Local presidents must fill out the one of the local association team forms below, which outlines cost and incentive information.
Local Association Teams (200 or less members)
Local Association Teams (201 or more members)

All guests (non-participants) must be registered on the participant registration form.  If a guest (non-participants) wishes to take conference meals, a check in the amount of $150.00 must be enclosed. 
All participants and guests (non-participants) must register to obtain a badge for entry into all sessions and meals.