Impactful Coaching Webinar Series

For the last seven 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.

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Session Information and Registration:

You may register for each of the sessions individually for $39 per session or you may register for all five in the series for $160. Payment is required at time of registration. If you cannot pay until July 1, please email [email protected] and we will register you.

Webinar Date

Session Topics

Meeting Time

September 18, 2024

Coaching Collaborative Teams:

Schools need teams who recognize the importance of interdependence; a group of people who work towards a common goal, share responsibility for specific outcomes and demonstrate mutual accountability for continuous improvement. To create schools of equity and excellence, we must focus on teams versus individuals to ensure exponential growth and impact. Coaching simulations focused on interrupting and disrupting norms of practice on teams, that are hindering our ability to transform engagement and achievement, will be utilized in this session.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

October 24, 2024

Coaching for Equitable Schools:

Despite many productive coaching conversations, we have missed opportunities to have the deeper conversations that influence language, decisions, and mindsets. This means many of our most vulnerable children go underserved in regular and special education settings. This session will focus on coaching stems and entry points for impacting equitable practices for students in Wisconsin.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

December 17, 2024

Coaching Healthy Conflict/Professionalism:

People lose their way when they lose their why. In this session, participants will analyze how professional lapses in the workplace can contribute to a culture that is counterproductive for learning and engagement. Simulations will focus on the use of coaching stems and opportunities to build relational trust while maintaining high expectations for the adults in our schools.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

January 7, 2025

Coaching for Student Engagement:

In this session participants will deepen their understanding of "look fors" so as to distinguish between an educator who thinks like an activity designer versus an assessor. Achievement and opportunity gaps exist when students are missing a sense of purpose and belonging in the classroom and if the cognitive rigor reflects low expectations for learning. Coaching simulations focused on entry points to ensure engagement for all will occur in this session.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

March 12, 2025

Coaching Instructional Improvement: 

This session will prompt participants to consider how to approach coaching improved instructional practice and reluctance to feedback.  Participants will consider and practice the approaches to identify impactful entry points that cause reflection and lead to action.  The simulations will include opportunities to practice conversations with people who may not be reflective, tend to dismiss feedback, think differently than you or are simply defensive. 

1:00 - 3:00 PM


Other Information:

Event cancellation or Postponement
AWSA reserves exclusive right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel programs for any reason, including but not limited to emergency, inclement weather or other acts of God. If there is an event cancellation, every attempt will be made to reschedule and registration fees will be applied to the reschedule event dates. In the unlikely event of cancellation of an event, including inclement weather, the liability of AWSA is limited to the return of paid registration fees minus actual expenses. Cancellations of travel reservations and hotel reservations made directly with the hotel are the responsibility of the attendee.

Academy Cancellation Policy
A full refund of fees will be made on cancellations received by 9/13/24. Following that date, there will be no refund of fees. 

Payment is required at time of registration. If you cannot pay until July 1, please email [email protected] and we will register you.

Dietary Disclaimer
AWSA makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free and basic food allergies. AWSA does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at an AWSA event.

For questions about accessibility or to request special assistance during the event, please contact Kathy Gilbertson at [email protected]. Three weeks advance notice is required to allow us to provide seamless access. If you need to cancel the special request this must be done at least 3 working days prior to the start of the event. See registration cancellation policy on the event’s web page for how to cancel your conference registration.