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 - Workshops

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. To find out more about reimbursement and eligibility please see our 2018-19 Professional Learning Catalog


New Building Administrators Academy 

Year-long program - Begins August 9, 2018

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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Leading Professional Learning Communities

Begins August 6, 2018

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 

Fall of 2018 or Early Spring of 2019 - Multiple dates & locations

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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Data Leadership Academy

Begins October 2018 - Multiple dates and locations

The Data Leadership Academy is designed to help leaders and leadership teams develop an inquiry mindset, data use culture, and capacity to lead continuous improvement efforts that focus on high quality data-informed teaching, learning, and systems improvement. During each session, team members will learn, reflect, discover, refine, and design strategies to enhance their own leadership

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Leading for Equity Academy

Year-long program - Begins September 2018

The Leading for Equity Academy will engage you in a deep analysis of your school/district so that you are equipped to thoughtfully address complex problems of equity and effectively action plan next steps to tackle persistent -- but not insurmountable -- achievement gaps, however they are manifested within your local community.  The blended and distributed learning session design of this academy fosters application of learning and related plans with timely opportunities for reflection and adjustments as participants cultivate sustainable practices and mindsets back home.  The overall goal of the LEA is to help leaders across Wisconsin provide schools of equity and excellence for their communities.

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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

Year long program - Begins October 2018

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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2019 Middle and High School Principals Convention
February 6-8, 2019 - Concourse Hotel, Madison

The 2019 Middle and High Principals Convention will take place from February 6-8, 2019 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. 

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Aspiring Administrators Workshops

April 4 or 10 - Multiple Locations

The Aspiring Administrator Workshop is for outstanding educators whom we hope to attract to school administration. The Workshop's 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.  

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What's Next...Retirement Planning 

April 25 or 29 - Multiple Locations

Horace Mann, an AWSA Corporate Partner, has volunteered to provide complimentary retirement seminars for AWSA members and their guests. These seminars will provide information on the three legs of a solid retirement: the WI Retirement System, Social Security and personal savings (e.g. Roth, 403(b) plans, etc.). The sessions will also cover what educators should know about putting savings to good use and public service loan forgiveness. Come with your questions and leave better prepared for your future.

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