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


School Bus Electrification and VW Settlement Update

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) 

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center and The 100 Best Fleets present another installment of the Sustainable Fleet Technology Webinars.

In this 90-minute webinar, you'll learn about school bus electrification options of a re-power solution or a new OEM offering. There are many benefits to electrification including reduced operating and maintenance costs, cleaner air and more. In addition, with Volkswagen (VW) Settlement money becoming available across the country, learn how to obtain funds to electrify your school bus fleet.

The Gold Standard Response Equation: Rapid Response for Your Entire Community

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) 

Seconds count in an emergency. Now you can benefit from the fastest response network available. Join us to learn how you can use converging technologies to save time in an emergency, improve role-based notifications and communication, and build a comprehensive safety network throughout your entire community.

We'll share how CrisisGo, FirstNet, and Sonim are teaming up and changing how public safety officials respond to emergencies in the communities they serve. This combination includes communications tools that ensure on-site safety team members and first responders know exactly what to do during any emergency and to allow them to continuously communicate as a crisis unfolds.

Presenter: Dr. Joe Erardi, Former Superintendent

Improving School Safety: Policy Trends, Assessment and Prevention

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) 
School safety is a mission critical priority for state and local education leaders as they move to shape policies and procedures that protect their students, teachers, and communities.

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll hear about the steps that state and local leaders are taking to prevent school violence through the implementation of threat assessment models and through efforts to improve school climate.
Renowned school safety experts will discuss the evidence base behind these promising approaches, and what school administrators and leaders can do to implement these evidence-based strategies systemwide to prevent school tragedies and incidents of violence.

Presenters: Anthony Petrosino, director, WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center; Dewey Cornell, professor of education, University of Virginia; Bill Modzeleski, senior consultant, SIGMA Threat Management; and Natalie Walrond, director, Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety.


The Empowered Superintendent: Driving K-12 Innovation

Monday, September 9, 2019 5:00 pm 
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) 

 In this first edWebinar of the 2019-2020 season, Superintendents Dr. Deborah Kerr and Dr. David Schuler, and CoSN CEO Keith Krueger, share best practices and recommended strategies for leading technology transformations. Specific strategies outlined in The CoSN Empowered Superintendents Toolkit will be reviewed from the perspectives the superintendents. Additionally, Keith highlights “Hurdles, Accelerators and Tech Enablers” from CoSN’s recent report on Driving K-12 Innovation. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Schuler share examples from their own experiences in working with their boards, school leaders, and their communities in leading teaching and learning to meet the needs of today’s students.

Presenters: Dr. Deborah Kerr, Superintendent, Brown Deer School District, WI, President of AASA; Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent, Township High School District 214, IL, Chair, CoSN Superintendents Advisory Panel, AASA 2018 Superintendent of the Year; and Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN


How the Student Loan Crisis Is Affecting Your district

Wednesday, October 10, 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.