Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a professional speaker? Want to move closer to qualifying as a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association? NSA-CT is proud to provide national’s exclusive Speaker Academy Training right here in Connecticut! Get ready to cultivate strong speaking skills, build a profitable speaking business and work toward obtaining your NSA membership eligibility.

All class modules are facilitated by veteran speakers, many of whom are past presidents of NSA-CT. For specific questions or inquiries, please contact Academy Dean, Lisa Lelas: (203) 641-4405 or email:

The Academy sessions for Class of 2022 will meet on SATURDAYS, once a month, at The Mercy By the Sea Conference Center, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT on the following dates: FEB 19, MAR 19, APR 30 and MAY 21. 

Each session runs 9 AM – 3 PM, with complete lunch included. 

The Academy will conclude with the annual NSA-CT SASS TALK presentations (Speaker Academy Student Showcase) at the year-end chapter meeting at the Elm Club in New Haven on the evening of Thursday, June 9. 

NOTE: Tuition includes 16 month professional membership to NSA-CT at discounted attendance rate of $25 per chapter in-person meeting to include a lite dinner. Standard tuition: $1,500 Your Academy membership will be extended until June 2023. Yes, you read it right, 16 months starting February 1st through June 2023! A HUGE savings!