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 BEL Academy is designed to support principals and associate principals through a similar cohort approach three times during the school year for relevant, ongoing learning specifically designed for leaders serving in years 2-5 who want an integrated, cohort approach to leadership development rather than a deep dive into a specific area of the work that is typically provided by one of our existing AWSA Academies.

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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

Two Day Offering 

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 thistwo day offering. This “refresher” will assist educators and school leaders in increasing already developing skills by engaging in coaching simulations that use targeted questioning and conversation strategies. This offering is for any educator and school or district leader who has already participated in the four day Impactful Coaching Academy.

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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: Professional Growth Coaching for Leaders Academy

Multiple Days 

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.  

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2020 SLATE
December 7-9, 2020 | Virtual Convention

SLATE is a comprehensive educational technology convention designed to meet the needs of all schools and districts. 

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2020-21 Elementary Principals Convention
February 4-5, 2021 | Virtual Convention

The 2020-21 Elementary Principals Convention will take place on February 4-5, 2021. 

More information / Register today!

2021 Associate Principals Conference
January 28-29, 2021 | Virtual Convention

The 2021 Associate Principal Conference will take place January 28-29, 2021.

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2021 Middle and High School Principals Convention
February 11-12, 2021. 

The 2021 Middle and High School Principals Convention will take place February 11-12, 2021.

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AWSA Legal Seminar
December 16, 2020 | 9 - 11 am

This virtual seminar is designed to inform principals at all levels of legal issues most commonly at stake in the COVID era. Attorneys Malina Piontek, Jina Jonen, Melissa Thiel Collar, and Bob Butler will lead an interactive discussion on COVID era implications for free speech, copyright, staffing, and student discipline. 

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Data Leadership Webinar Series
Multiple dates and subjects

What data can we use to inform how we continue our COVID 19 response? What data tells us whether our students needs are being met? How are teachers using data to make necessary adjustments to meet student needs? What data should we gather to determine if our strategies are working? AWSA has put together a webinar series to help leaders develop an inquiry mindset, data use culture, and capacity to lead continuous improvement efforts that focus on high-quality data-informed improvement.

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Self-Care Webinar Series
Multiple dates and subjects

While serving others can be incredibly rewarding, it also can take its toll, especially this year.  So how are you caring for yourself?  How are you finding support for your ongoing role in the road ahead? Your AWSA Community is here to help. Based on positive feedback from participants of our initial back-to-school Self-Care sessions in recent weeks, AWSA will be offering a 45-60 minute monthly Self-Care session for the remainder of the school year at no cost.

More information / Register today!

Mental Health and Resilience Webinar Series
Multiple dates and subjects

For years, our members have repeatedly told us that learning how to meet the increasing mental health needs of students, staff, and community is a -- if not the -- key leadership priority.  And the unique challenges of this year’s reopening has only elevated the need.  To this end, AWSA is working in partnership with DPI to offer this series of workshops, which are designed to grow the capacity of school leaders to build resilience and mental health supports in the communities where they live and serve.  Each webinar in the series is provided at no cost and will be recorded. 

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2021 Aspiring Superintendents Workshop
February 3, 2021 | Sun Prairie 

The Aspiring Superintendent Program represents the commitment of AWSA and WASDA to invite and nurture the development of future school district leaders in Wisconsin. This effort will result in an ever-growing, high-quality pool of prepared candidates for district administrator positions to ensure that the condition of our profession will continue to improve as we meet the challenges of the future.

More information / Register today!

2021 Aspiring Administrator Workshops
March 17 or 24, 2021 

Do you know someone who would make a good principal?  Have you thought about it yourself?  The Aspiring Administrator Workshop is for outstanding educators whom we hope to attract to school administration. The Workshops primary purpose is to connect teachers, whose career goals include seeking administrative positions, to currently practicing administrators through publications, in-service programs, attendance at WFEA-sponsored programs, AWSA meetings, etc.  

More information / Register today!