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


Increasing Sponsorships for your District

May 3, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EST 

Learn how easy it can be for you to leverage your district's communications plan to raise sponsorship dollars for your schools. From supporting a school app and websites to creating advanced email strategies, the rapidly moving technology landscape is ripe with opportunity for your local sponsors to spend their marketing dollars more wisely, while raising significant revenue for your district!

Presenter: Jeffrey Spock, CEO, School Revenue Partners 



Community Eligibility in Rural Schools

May 8, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST 

The Community Eligibility Provision allows high-need schools and districts to offer meals at no cost to all students and eliminates the need for household school meal applications. Schools that implement community eligibility often see increased participation in the  School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program and reduced paperwork burden. Schools in rural communities are an important access point for nutritious meals for low-income students and offering meals through community eligibility can help ensure students have access to the healthy meals they need to succeed. Join FRAC, the National Rural Education Association and AASA, The School Superintendents Association to learn more about the benefits of community eligibility and how to implement it from rural school administrators.



Improving the Odds of Successful Upward Transfer

May 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EST 

The American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS), in partnership with Hobsons recently completed the first of three studies exploring the outcomes of community college students. The report, Improving the Odds: An Empirical Look at the Factors That Influence Upward Transfer, explores the relationship between nine key factors and upward transfer for direct –from-high-school enrollees. It then offers five strategies for improving the odds of successful upward transfer. Please join Dr. Jonathan Turk and Wei-Lin Chen, from ACE, for a review of the findings and what promises to be a lively discussion of strategies for taking action on key predictors of upward transfer for students who enroll in community college directly after high school. Turk and Chen will also be joined by Dr. Ellen Wagner, Hobsons’ Vice President of Research, and Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent of Township High School District 214 in Illinois, who will discuss strategies for K-12 high school educators, college faculty and staff, as well as state and federal policymakers, for increasing upward transfer rates and student success.


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.