Leadership for Social Justice Certification

The new NASS Leadership for Social Justice Certification turns the concepts of student equity and social justice into a tangible, actionable and sustainable practices.


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Benefits of the Leadership for Social Justice Certification

  • A customized Equity Framework based on your specific job role.
  • An Equity and Engagement Plan that provide whole-school and classroom-level approaches.
  • Tools to aid implementation.
  • Support to sustain social justice initiatives.
  • Skills training to help you lead equity initiatives.
  • National certification upon program completion.

NASS Certification FAQs

Is this certification recognized by any governing body?

The NASS Leadership for Social Justice Program was custom designed with a focus on action and results vs. theory and is currently recognized by association members who lead Social Justice and Equity initiatives throughout the country.

What if I need to withdraw from the program? Will my money be refunded?

NASS will have several cohorts starting each year so your fees would be applied to a future session but not refunded.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations made 30 days prior to the start of the cohort will be refunded in full.

Is this the same as the ACSA Equity Training?

NASS and ACSA’s Equity Executive have worked closely to align the principles and practices in the curriculum but the programs are unique from each other.

Are housing and meals included in the price?

Housing and meals for the D.C. trips are not included in the price but the registration for both of those events is included.

What if I can’t make the in-person sessions in Washington D.C.?  Do I still get my certification?

If you are unable to attend the in-person sessions, you will be required to take the same sessions on-line and complete the work assignments given to students at the in-person sessions.

Is there flexibility if I miss a session?

Yes, since we will have multiple cohorts going at once, you can attend a different session to complete your requirements.

Is this a lifetime certification?

No: with the advances in Social Justice practices, it’s important that we update with new knowledge, tools, and practices. Certifications will need to be renewed every two years.

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