Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a professional speaker? Want to move closer to becoming 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 2023 will meet on SATURDAYS, once a month, at The Mercy By the Sea Conference Center, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT beginning in February 2023. The session dates are February 25, March 25, April 22 and May 13.

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 8. 

NOTE: Tuition includes 16 month professional membership to NSA-CT at discounted attendance rate of $40 per chapter in-person meeting to include a seated dinner. Standard tuition: $1,500.  Your Academy membership will be extended until June 2024. Yes, you read it right, 16 months starting February 1st, 2023 through June 2024! A HUGE savings! Regular price: $1,500. Classes will be one Saturday a month, February through May. June 8th will be our final NSA-CT Chapter Meeting. Saturday dates will be announced soon.

Cost: $1,500