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


Inspirational Stories to Kick-Start Your School Safety

School districts that use CrisisGo are passionate about safety, and we want to share their safety stories through a webinar series to show other districts how schools across the nation are dealing with real safety issues


Educating Undocumented Students: Legal Responsibilities, Best Practices and Latest Policy Action

Friday, October 18, 2019 2:00 pm 
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) 

In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that undocumented immigrant children had the right to attend public schools. In the years since that decision, immigration enforcement actions by ICE and other law enforcement agencies have created tension with the ruling in Plyler. This webinar will feature Maree Sneed and Ray Li who are attorneys at Hogan Lovells LLP who will describe the rights of undocumented students and the challenges that they face. Specifically, they will address the legal landscape around how schools should responsibly handle campus access for immigration and law enforcement officials and how school officials should respond to information requests from immigration officials.
In addition, you will hear from Superintendent Todd Morrison from Honey Grove Texas who made headlines when he acted to support students after his small district was impacted by an ICE raid. He will share what he has learned from leading through this crisis and hear what he recommends other superintendents do to help immigrant students during this difficult time.
Finally, you will hear from Sasha Pudelski, advocacy director at AASA, about the latest regulations and legislative activity impacting immigrant children in schools on Capitol Hill.

Presenters: Maree Sneed, partner, Hogan Lovells LLP; Ray Li, associate, Hogan Lovells LLP; Todd Morrison, superintendent, Honey Grove; Sasha Pudelski, advocacy director, AASA


How the Student Loan Crisis Is Affecting Your District

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:00 pm 
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) 

Student loans in America are in a state of crisis and it affects your member districts and their staff. Interestingly, 80% of Millennials will choose an employer because they offer a student loan benefit. Furthermore, 54% of Millennials prefer a student loan benefit over a retirement benefit. Mr. Churchill will present in detail how your district can leverage the services of our solutions partner, GotZoom, to recruit and retain your staff without incurring any cost and administrative obligations for your district. Whether a new hire or a seasoned staff member, if they have student loan debt, GotZoom may be the perfect answer for them and your district.

Presenters: Breck Churchill, vice president of sales, GotZoom, Inc., and more to be announced.

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.