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 four separate categories:

Academies - ConferencesWorkshops - Webinars

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 10 working days 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.

More information / Register today!

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 /Registration closed

Leading for Equity Academy

Academy is cancelled for 2022. Please see ICS Institute for a similar training. 


Leading for Literacy Academy
Multiple Days

Wisconsin’s reading gap between student groups (Black v. White, SwD v. SwoD) has made national headlines for being one of the largest in the nation. Having solid reading and writing skills is at the heart of student achievement and therefore must be part of the solution to achieving equity in Wisconsin. To achieve equity, every student in our schools must receive the high-quality curriculum and evidence-based instruction they need and deserve.

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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.

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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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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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Mastering Leadership Academy 
Multiple Days and Locations 

The overarching goal for the MLA is to promote the self-actualization of learning leaders through the continuous growth of themselves and their learning organizations to ensure schools of equity and excellence which leave a lasting legacy.  

More information Register today! 

Supporting Principal Excellence Academy

October 6, 2022; November 30, 2022; January 5, 2023 and March 16, 2023 | School Leadership Center, Madison

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.

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2022 Elementary Principals Convention
October 12-14, 2022 | Hyatt Regency, Green Bay

More information Register today!

2023 Associate Principals Conference
January 25-27, 2023 | Madison Concourse Hotel

Registration coming soon!

2023 Middle and High School Principals Convention
February 8-10, 2023 |  Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Registration coming soon! 


Aspiring Superintendents Workshop
February 14, 2023 | 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 coming soon! 

Aspiring Administrators Workshops
March 23, 2023, Best Western, Oshkosh or
March 29, 2023, 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 / Registration coming soon!


Shelter from the Storm: Preparing for a challenging year of politics and what you can do if caught in the rain 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Public education is at the center of many of our country's most heated political conversations, and Wisconsin is no exception. As we prepare for what may be a stormy school year, two experts with deep connections to AWSA and who are retained to provide services to AWSA members will share their thoughts on what you can do to prepare for the school year and what you can do if you get caught in a political storm.  

Attorney Malina Piontek and school communications expert Joe Donovan, who will co-lead this session, will provide tips and tools to help you remain focused on serving students in hyper-partisan environments. They will also share the legal and communication they provide to AWSA members. 

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Impactful Coaching: Advancing Your Skills Webinar Series
Multiple Days

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.


The Traveling Administrator
Friday, September 23, 2022

Hosted by AWSA and Chase Gildenzoph, Principal, Westfield School District

How to avoid becoming a jack of all trades and master of none as an administrator between two roles within your district. In this session we cover some tips, tricks, ideas, and strategies to help you be an effective leader when your time is limited. Whether you are split between two roles or not, the goal of this session is for you to walk out with some strategies to help you feel more efficient and confident within your role.  

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Chase will also be a presenter at the Elementary Principal's Convention October 12-14, 2022 in Green Bay!