Male educators of color represent less than 5% of the educational workforce. Fewer males of color are seeing teaching as an appealing career option. Male educators of color are leaving the profession at a higher rate than their counterparts.  A traditional path to leadership takes, on average, 6-7 years.  Without immediate intervention, men of color in educational leadership could reach an extinction level event within the next decade. MCEL is hyper-focused on staving off this extinction.

Join us at our Annual National Convening where male leaders of color from all over the country will engage in the discussion and the solutions, to staving off the pending extinction of our male leaders of color. From assistant principals to current and former superintendents, higher and ed tech leaders, our Annual National Convening will be a place of growth, development, and healing. Our time together will center on MCEL's theory change: Quantity, Quality, Care of men of color in educational leadership:

Quantity: Representation matters; we must increase the number of men of color in educational leadership roles.

Quality: We must support the growth and development of our men of color to effectively lead complex organizations and partner with organizations to ensure they are providing the conditions for men of color to thrive. 

Care: Support male leaders of color in navigating the unique challenges they face by creating spaces for them to heal while strengthening their ability to lead through their authentic selves. 

MCEL 7th Annual National Convening

  • December 1 - 3, 2023
  • The Rosen Plaza Hotel
    9700 International Dr.
    Orlando, Florida
    United States