Professional Development Programs

The AASA Leadership Development department addresses the leadership needs of school leaders through partnerships with AASA state affiliates and established national and regional networks.

The 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 'hot topic' knowledge and expertise for the education community. 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 take-aways for the seasoned administrator as well as the novice practitioner.

In addition to AASA's regularly scheduled conferences, there are specific meetings and workshops designed to give education professionals the very best training possible in order to increase student achievement. 

Interested in coaching and mentoring your colleagues and staff? Attend the POWERful Coaching for Powerful Results program. Karla Reiss, AASA executive consultant and certified coach instructor offers several workshops every year. This is a highly sought after certification and one that may lead to a professional career outside of the school district. New sessions will be added soon.

Online courses now available! New partnership offers AASA members online courses, developed by Battelle for Kids, to help district administrators build understanding around strategic compensation as an educational-improvement strategy.

In addition to these events, we offer Virtual Seminars, 'Hot Topic' workshops and personalized programs.

AASA was a contributor to Standards for Professional Learning (Learning Forward, 2011), the third iteration of standards, outlining the characteristics of professional learning that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.

Contact MaryAnn P. Jobe, Ed.D. at 703-875-0734703-875-0734 or for more information.