The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium NAEPDC

The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium (NAEPDC) will advance the leadership of state staff in adult education throughout the states and territories so that every program will be of quality and excellence as we together increase literacy and prepare adults for success as contributing members of our society through work, community and family; and, will be the leading voice in adult education for the nation. (Homepage /Mission).

Members; State Staff Workgroup; Professional Development; Job bank;
National Assessment of Adult Literacy NAAL;
Publications; Events; News, Views and Clues; Links;
Address: NAEPDC, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 422; Washington, DC 20001, USA;
Staff and Contact.

About NAEPDC: The NAEPDC was incorporated in 1990 to fulfill a desire of state adult education staff to enhance their professional development. Organized by state directors of adult education, NAEPDC has five main purposes:   

  • To coordinate, develop, and conduct programs of professional development for state adult education staffs;
  • To serve as a catalyst for public policy review and development related to adult education;
  • To disseminate information on the field of adult education;
  • To maintain a visible presence for the state adult education program in our nation’s capitol;
  • To coordinate the development of national and/or international adult education initiatives and link those initiatives to state programs.

Since its inception, NAEPDC has established itself as a major force in the adult education community. More than 50 states and territories are members.  NAEPDC works with the Department of Education (Office of Vocational and Adult Education), the National Institute for Literacy, the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, the National Center for Adult Literacy, the National Coalition for Literacy, and other national adult education organizations in planning for programs and activities to support adult learning initiatives.

NAEPDC responds to the needs of its member states through a variety of activities, such as:

  • Training activities geared to specific needs of state staff
  • Publications which provide promising practices and strategies for fostering effective state leadership;
  • A wealth of online resources to provide state policy and procedure models and options;
  • Specialized services for new state directors to support their leadership and management skills.


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