Professional Development Programs


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The AASA Leadership Development department plans, develops and provides exemplary professional development for all AASA members and nonmembers alike. 


Conferences and meetings are held at various times throughout the year to provide knowledge on critical issues facing the education community and the expertise to address them.

The AASA National Conference on Education is the premiere professional event in the country. Exciting and thought-provoking speakers provide presentations that offer many tangible takeaways for the seasoned administrator as well as the novice practitioner.

 Virtual Seminars, a Superintendent Certification Program, an Urban Superintendents Academy and other professional development programs are designed to give education professionals the very best training possible to assist them with their professional development and to help them improve teaching and learning.

The Leadership Development department's services are argumented by the AASA Executive Consultant Program, which links nationally recognized experts with school districts and school system leaders for consulting purposes and workshops.

Among the professional development services offered is the highly sought out POWERful Coaching for Powerful Results workshop led by AASA Executive Consultant Karla Reiss. Educators can use the training to help them with coaching their colleagues and staff.

The leadership needs of school leaders are also addressed through partnerships with AASA state affiliates and established national and regional networks. 

AASA is committed to delivering effective professional learning and encourages the use of Standards for Professional Learning (Learning Forward, 2011), as a guide for developing professional learning opportunities that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.