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For more than 50 years, NESA has been dedicated to educator professional growth to improve student learning. We deliver on this mission via intertwined systems of care and quality programming, focusing not only on ideas and knowledge, but also on nurturing and relationships that allow for transformational learning and system impact.

NESA programs are curated to foster deep understanding and support sustained and systemic solutions that impact student learning.

NESA Professional Learning Program 2023-2024


NESA’s world-class professional learning program cultivates professional growth and human connection in service of student success.

Discover NESA's Seasons of Learning

NESA Program Infographic

The NESA Community generates collective capacity and leadership in order to address the challenges of our time. It is the hub for communications, community engagement and learning.

Explore our 2023-2024 prospectus for schools, THIS IS NESA

If you are an organization, please view
the Prospectus for Organizations

2022 Fall Leadership Conference in Abu Dhabi
NESA fosters community above all else, and I believe that is its competitive edge.
PD is ubiquitous these days, but people are looking for an experience that fills their
hearts as much as their heads. I believe NESA does that.

— Leadership Event participant

Living in a region so vast and complex has strengthened professional generosity, emboldened innovation across schools, and firmly established collaboration as the corner-stone of NESA’s success.

NESA Member School Communities of Practice meet monthly on Zoom in LIVE FORUMS to support each other and collaborate on issues related to the new Ed-vironment.




NESA Heads Summit
NESA Heads Summit
April 26-27, 2024 | Poros, Greece
NESA Office Closed - Orthodox Easter
NESA Office Closed - Orthodox Easter
Dates: May 2, 2024 until May 7, 2024
Webinar 3: Child Protection
NESA & ICMEC Child Protection Strategy Sessions Led by Debbie Downes
May 14, 2024 (rescheduled from April 30) | 3:00-4:00pm (Athens GMT+3)
Learn more here.

We are each other’s
we are each other’s
we are each other’s
magnitude and bond.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

NESA unequivocally supports the world-wide call for justice and racial equality as universally held human rights. Truth, compassion and equity are foundational in building the respect, integrity and trust essential to create and sustain learning communities in our NESA region and beyond.