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 separate categories:

Academies - ConferencesWorkshops - Webinars - WI EdLOCC

Have a question about one or more of the events you see below? Contact AWSA at 608-241-0300. 


Launching Academy (formerly New Building Administrators Academy) 
Year-long program 

School leadership is essential to high performing schools. It is the mission of the Launching Academy to provide the support necessary for early career principals and associate principals to succeed.

More information / Register today!

Building Academy (formerly Building Effective Leadership Academy)
Multiple Days 

The Building Academy equips the deep growth of the school administrator into a balanced and sustainable learning leader who is developing a learning organization.  Essentially, the academy 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!


Mastering Academy (formerly Mastering Leadership Academy)
Multiple Days and Locations 

The overarching goal for the Mastering Academy 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!


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 Register today!

Climate Catalyst Academy New for 2024-25!
Multiple Days

This academy provides school leaders with the latest research and evidence-based strategies for cultivating a positive school climate and culture. Through interactive workshops, school leaders will learn how to gather and analyze school climate data, identify areas for improvement, and develop targeted action plans to address common behavior disruptions. 

More information | Register today!


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.   

More information / Register today!


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. 

More information / Register today!

Supporting Principal Excellence Academy
Sept. 30, 2024, Nov. 4, 2024, Jan. 7, 2025 & March 3, 2025 | Holiday Inn, Wausau

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 and registration will open soon.


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.

More information / Registration is closed. To be put on the waitlist contact AWSA.


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.

More information / Please note that this academy will not be offered in 2024-25.


School Administrative Assistants Conference
July 24-25, 2024 | Marriott-West, Madison
More information / Register today!

2024 Elementary Principals Convention
October 9-11, 2024 | Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake

2024 SLATE 
December 9-11, 2024 | Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

2025 Associate Principals Conference
January 29-31, 2025 | Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake

2025 Middle and High School Principals Convention
February 5-7, 2025 |  Hilton, Milwaukee City Center


Managing to Lead Workshops
August 1, 2024 | Ingleside Hotel, Pewaukee
August 12, 2024 | Hilton Garden Inn, Wausau

Managing to Lead is designed for an administrator and his/her administrative assistant to take TOGETHER. This has helped countless teams and schools take substantial “leaps forward” in their work – and in their personal lives. Register for this one-day workshop with your teammate and find a better way! Participants spend the day working together as a team to improve time management and office procedures for a more productive, professional, and enjoyable daily experience at work and beyond!

More information / Register today!

Aspiring Workshops (formerly Aspiring Administrators Workshops)
March 20, 2024 | Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie
April 10, 2024 | Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel, Oshkosh

The Aspiring Workshop 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 27, 2025 | Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie

This workshop is designed for school leaders who are interested in a district administrator position, whether at the stage of beginning to consider this future possibility to actively applying. 

More information and registration will open soon.


Retirement Planning for the Busy School Leader
Thursday, April 18, 2024 1:00-3:00pm

This webinar will provide information on the Wisconsin Retirement System, Social Security, and personal savings. The session will also cover what educators should know about putting savings to good use. Come with your questions and leave better prepared for your future!

The webinar will be hosted by Joel Craven. Joel is the owner of Astraios Financial that specializes in helping educators and their families with financial and insurance planning. He has been serving this market for the past 18 years. He graduated from UW Madison with a degree in accounting and information systems. After working in public accounting for 3 years, he began his career in financial services. Astraios Financial is an independent firm with the mission of helping educators have a healthy and successful financial future.

Register today!

Harnessing the Power of AI for WI School Leaders (3-Session Webinar Series)

Join our three-part webinar series to explore the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and delve into the amazing capabilities of today’s AI tools. Participants will gain insights into how AI can enhance your leadership, save time, unlock insights from data, and support student success.

  • Session 1: AI Tools for School and District Leaders focuses on getting you started using AI in your day-to-day work.
  • Session 2: The Power of AI in Teaching and Learning captures amazing possibilities for teaching and learning, demonstrating six learning tools/resources.
  • Session 3: Policies and Practices for Students and Staff focuses on policies and guidelines around the use of AI, including academic honesty.
More information Register today!


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.