Upcoming Events

The upcoming events on this page are AWSA events that are currently open for registration. To find more future or past events, please visit the AWSA Professional Learning Calendar. We have separated the events on this page into three separate categories:

Academies - Conferences - WebinarsWorkshops

Have a question about one or more of the events you see below? Contact AWSA at 608-241-0300. Full refunds of fees will be made on cancellations received two weeks before the event begins. Following that date, 40% administrative fee will be retained. There will be no refunds for no-shows or cancellations made during or after the event.

Several of our academies have ESSA reimbursement opportunities available. 


New Building Administrators Academy 

Year-long program 

School leadership is essential to high performing schools. It is the mission of the New Building Administrators Program to provide the support necessary for early career principals and associate principals to succeed.

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Building Effective Leadership Academy

Multiple Days 

The Building Effective Leadership (BEL) Academy equips the deep growth of the school administrator into a balanced and sustainable learning leader who is developing a learning organization.  Essentially, BEL is designed to address a key career-stage shift from surviving to thriving in the role, helping administrators become better versions of themselves so that schools get the learning leaders they need.

More information / Register today!

Leading for Equity Academy

August 9-11, 2021 | Virtual Academy  

The  LEA will engage you in a deep analysis of your district so that you are equipped to thoughtfully address complex problems of equity and effectively plan next steps to tackle persistent opportunity gaps, however they are manifested within your local community.  The LEA  integrates a highly regarded, research-based, and field-tested approach called Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity (ICS Equity), which provides a baseline assessment, framework, and process your team will use to thoughtfully address existing inequities in your organization from a systems approach.

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Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy

Multiple Days 

Meeting the rising mental health needs of school communities is an increasing challenge for education leaders.  The Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy is designed to grow capacity in Wisconsin’s School Mental Health Framework and related efforts.  The overall goal is to equip leaders with easy-to-access resources, tools, and application examples so that relevant, local action can be thoughtfully implemented and monitored.

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Leading Professional Learning Communities

Multiple Days 

If you’re looking to build, advance or sustain a professional learning community, this academy will help you thrive.  Equip yourself, or better yet, a team, to sustain a professional learning community that ensures high levels of student learning and engagement.  The academy is designed to help you through unique challenges and will target specific areas such as leadership, assessment, collaboration and more.

More information / Registration open!

Impactful Coaching Academy 

Multiple Days

The educator effectiveness model provides growth opportunities for teachers, principals and other valued staff in our school districts today. This model requires principals to be highly effective coaches. Whether your school has instructional coaches or you’re trying to build teacher leadership capacity, all staff desire and deserve coaching and feedback aligned to high expectations, standards, and research-based effective instructional practices. In this professional learning opportunity, participants will further develop the capacity to provide coaching and feedback that is aligned to high expectations, standards, and research-based effective instructional practices.   

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Impactful Coaching Academy: Advancing Your Skills 

Multiple Days

Educators and school leaders have many conversations in a day.  These conversations often focused on teaching and learning, can have a significant impact on improvement efforts in a school as it relates to student achievement and engagement. Conversations that foster a positive educational environment and support the diverse cultural and learning needs of students and classroom problems of practice is the focus of this two-day offering. 

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Data Leadership Academy 

Multiple Days

The Data Leadership Academy develops the capacity to lead continuous improvement efforts that focus on high-quality evidence-informed teaching, learning, and systems improvement. The academy is designed for leaders along with their leadership teams, to engage in a process that embraces an inquiry mindset through a collaborative learning culture.

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School Administrators Institute for Transformational Leadership (SAIL)

Two-year long program 

SAIL is designed to assist school and district leadership teams in creating a coherent and connected plan for transforming education at the local level within a complex environment, and in the process, instill confidence throughout the system for powerfully moving forward.

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Supporting Principal Excellence Academy

Year-long program (Virtual and In-Person Options)

School administrators need skillful support from leaders of teaching and learning; leaders who believe in coaching as a vehicle for developing exemplary leadership. The Professional Growth Coaching for Leaders Academy, presented by WASDA and AWSA, will equip superintendents, central office leaders, and others who directly support principals with the tools and practices that enhance principal performance in leading schools of equity and excellence for student success.  The overarching goal of the Academy is to assist with the development of instructional leadership skills that deliver breakthrough results for all students.

More information / Register today! 



2021 School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education
December 6-8, 2021 | Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

SLATE is a comprehensive educational technology convention designed to meet the needs of all schools and districts. This convention is designed for a wide variety of educators including Teachers, Principals, Associate Principals, District Administrators, Library Media Specialists, IT Coordinators, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, and other school leaders.

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2022 Associate Principals Conference
January 26-28, 2022 | Hyatt Regency, Green Bay

The 2021 Associate Principal Conference will take place January 26-28, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Green Bay.

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2022 Middle and High School Principals Convention
February 9-11, 2022 |  Hyatt Regency, Green Bay

The 2021 Middle and High School Principals Convention will take place February 9-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Green Bay. 

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Using Assessment as an Improvement Lever Webinar
October 6, 2021 or March 29, 2022

Teachers make many instructional and assessment decisions in a day.  As a leader, what role do you play in ensuring that the assessments teachers are choosing to inform instruction and are used to communicate progress are valid and reliable and reflect student understanding?  What does monitoring for assessment quality look like in your school? In this webinar, participants will learn some tools for conducting an assessment audit, understand the role of the team/department and identify the various entry points for this important improvement work.

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Essential Standards Webinar Series
October & November of 2021 

The pandemic illuminated a lot of improvement areas --in positive ways-- and one of those is the need for staff to truly refine curriculum, focusing on Essential Learnings or Power Standards/Clearer standards for each grade and subject, and vertical articulation.  AWSA will be providing a series of webinars to equip school leaders and leadership teams with the knowledge and skills to facilitate this work back at the school/district level.  Participants may choose all four webinars or pick and choose the specific topic of need.  

More information / Register today!

Advancing Your Skills Webinar Series: Webinar Wednesdays
Options Available from September 2021 to March 2022 

For the last five years, AWSA has been able to provide opportunities for school and district leaders and classroom coaches of all kinds, to learn and grow their coaching capacity.  Our Impactful Coaching Academy has been very popular each year and has served many Wisconsin educators.  Also offered is Impactful Coaching: Advancing Your Skills, which is a two-day Academy meant for any educator who has already participated in the four-day Academy but seeking ways to further practice and grow. Based on past participant feedback and recent developments in the need for virtual professional development, AWSA will now be providing virtual offerings focused on specific key areas in coaching school improvement. Since these offerings are specific to providing scenarios for practice, it is recommended that participants have already participated in the Impactful Coaching Academy in order to be familiar with the coaching protocols to be used in the virtual offerings.

More information / Register today!


Aspiring Administrators Workshops
March 31, 2022, Holiday Inn, Stevens Point or April 5, 2022, Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie

The Aspiring Administrators Program is for outstanding educators considering administrative careers. The program encourages these individuals to learn from administrators for an introduction to topics, issues, problems, and other facets of school administration. Please accept this opportunity to impact our profession by nominating one of your staff.

More information / Register today!

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop
February 16, 2022 | Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie 

The Aspiring Administrators Program is for outstanding educators considering administrative careers. The program encourages these individuals to learn from administrators for an introduction to topics, issues, problems, and other facets of school administration. Please accept this opportunity to impact our profession by nominating one of your staff.

More information / Register today!