North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders

NDCEL Fall Conference Info!

Conference dates are October 19 through October 21. A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Ramkota Hotel Bismarck - 701-258-7700 under "NDCEL Fall Conference Room Block."

We are again offering a preconference session starting on Wednesday, October 19 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Preconference attendance is required for grad credit.

Click HERE for a PREconference program.  

Click HERE for the fall conference program.

Rick Wormeli handouts please click here.

Online registration has closed, but you may register onsite on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.  

Click HERE for info on how to register for grad credit.

You will be able to purchase NDCEL Apparel during the conference. Please take a look at what will be available to order HERE. Click HERE for the ordering instructions.

Unveiling Our New Job Posting Website -!

Check out our new vacancy website at  North Dakota school districts can subscribe to this service and be able to post ALL their school-related job openings. Download an enrollment form today (click here).


Welcome to our new website!

We have launched an all-new website, with improved navigation, more information, and more ways for you to interact with us. 

What's New:

  • Renew your membership.
  • Register for events.
  • Pay your dues or conference registration by credit card!
  • Access to a members-only directory.
  • Members-only community forums.

We are excited about all these new features and hope you are too!

The Benefits of Membership

  1. Legal Assistance
  2. Conferences
  3. Legislative Representation
  4. Publications
  5. State-Level Liaison
  6. Coalitions for Education
  7. Special Discounts
  8. Consultant/Research Services
  9. Peer Contact
  10. Strength in Numbers
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Executive Director Deliberations

The spring of the year is always a mixed bag of emotions for an educator.  Spring brings new life and excitement.  The start of new activities, the coming of the end of the year.  It can also be accompanied with a bit of a melancholy feeling as well.  We reoffer contracts this time of year.  Sometimes that means non-renewal…it can mean retirements…it can mean just moving on from schools.  Change is hard.  Spring – while new and exciting can also be the forbearer of change and challenge. 

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