Women In School Leadership Forum

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Women are underrepresented in all areas of school leadership. Let's work together to level the playing field. The Women in School Leadership Forum is t
he premier networking and educational experience designed to engage, enlightening and empower women education leaders from across the country. This joint collaborative event hosted by ACSA, NASS and AASA is sure to be a powerful experience for all participants.


Registration is now open for the 2017 Women in School Leadership Forum!


AASA/ACSA Member: $399

Non-Member: $549

Register Now!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Island Hotel - Newport Beach

690 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660



Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 27

3:00pm    Registration 

5:00pm    Opening Reception 

Thursday, September 28

8:15am    Opening General Session - Monique Morris 

9:30am    Breakout Sessions

Are you a Leadership Catalyst?

Being Generationally Savvy: Working Effectively Across Generations

Mind, Body, Soul: Self Care for Educators

Perfecting your Brand - Just Do It!

9:45am    Mock Interviews

10:45am   Breakout Sessions

10 Steps to Cultural Proficiency

From Barriers to Breakthrough: A 23 Year Longitudinal Study of Women Superintendents

Mindful Leadership: Finding Calm, Developing Resilience

Troubleshooting Leadership: How to Lead Challenging People and How to Lead in Challenging Circumstances

12:00pm Luncheon and Keynote

2:15pm    Breakout Sessions

"Equity Warriorettes" Panel

Addressing and Avoiding Microaggressions: Becoming a Courageous and Compassionate Communicator

How Women can Thrive at the Decision Making Table

Take Control! Putting Your Online Presence To Work for You

Mock Interview

3:30pm    Breakout Sessions

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Fostering Success in Increasingly Diverse Schools

Opening Doors for Equity and Access for Women in Leadership

What's Holding you back? Strategies for Success and Overcoming the Bamboo and Glass Ceilings

Women Leaders: Building Capacity & Making Meaning 

5:15pm    Reception

Friday, September 29

8:30am    General Session - Kristen Hadeed

9:45am    Breakout Sessions

Facing Adversity with GRIT: Utilizing a Growth Mindset for Success

Personalized learning Leadership 101: Leading a Culture of Innovation

Power Through the Female Perspective: How to Effectively Work with Your Board, Union, and Others

Reconsidering Feminist Research in Educational Leadership

Mock Interviews

11:00am    Breakout Sessions

4C's of Leadership Coaching: Integrating Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking into your Daily Coaching Practices

Ensuring Equity in a S.T.E.a.M Program

Is She Armed and Dangerous? Removing Roadblocks that Exclude African American Women from Leadership Positions

Maintaining a Commitment to Equity and Access in the Face of Criticism and Controversy

12:00pm    Luncheon and Keynote - Assembly member Christina Garcia

2:15pm    Closing Session - Karen Symms Gallagher