Leadership Matters: A Virtual Webinar Series


Each interactive program in this series is presented by leading experts in the field of public education. These engaging professional development opportunities provide important information relevant to the work of superintendents and other school system leaders.

Upcoming Webinars


Archived Webinars


The December Dilemma

November 29, 2-3 p.m. EST

Each year many school districts are faced with challenges about how to address Christmas during the December holiday season. In our religiously diverse society, educators now face questions about the role of religion, not only in December, but throughout the year. How should schools educate students about religions in ways that are academically and constitutionally sound? What are best practices for upholding the First Amendment rights of students while teaching understanding and respect across differences?

Presenters: Charles C. Haynes, founding director, Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and Mort Sherman, associate executive director, leadership development, AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

2016 End Of Year Policy Recap

December 6, 3-4 p.m. EST

The 114th Congress (covering both 2015 and 2016) was a busy one as it relates to federal education policy. In this one hour webinar, AASA’s advocacy team will provide an overview of ‘the year that was’ in 2016, including updates on ESSA and implementation, school nutrition, school vouchers/choice, background checks, Perkins/Career Tech, education funding, rural education and more.

Presenters: Noelle Ellerson, associate executive director, policy and advocacy, AASA; Sasha Pudelski, assistant director, policy and advocacy, AASA; and Leslie Finnan, senior policy analyst, AASA.

Live Virtual Programs

These real-time virtual programs are essential professional development opportunities for you and your school system's staff leaders. Additionally, they eliminate travel expenses and reduce time spent out of the office and the school system. All programs are priced per site so that multiple people from the same location can participate for one registration fee.  

Virtual Seminar Partnerships

The AASA Leadership Development department is proud to offer AASA members the opportunity to participate in important and timely virtual seminars through partnerships with business leaders.



With questions contact Gayane Minasyan at gminasyan@aasa.org or Deanna Atkins at datkins@aasa.org.