Pro Learning Overview
AWSP has several timely professional learning opportunities planned for this school year. Check out the lineup below of workshops and conferences happening in November through June.
Becoming A Culturally Competent Leader - NOW
Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Jan. 11 and Jan. 18
Join us for this virtual, four-part series based on the book by Dr. Vernita Mayfield, Cultural Competence Now: 56 Exercises to Help Educators Understand and Challenge Bias, Racism, and Privilege. Sessions will take place from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. on each date and will cover:
  • Increase your awareness of privilege and bias
  • Adapt your professional practices to meet the needs of all students
  • Examine policies and practices that inhibit opportunities for marginalized populations
  • Align resources to eradicate inequity in your school
Registration includes a copy of the book.
Data-Literate School Leader Series: For School and District Leaders
Jan. 7, Jan. 21. Feb. 4, and Feb. 18
AWSP is pleased to offer you two options as we help you on your “journey” toward becoming a data-literate school leader! You can choose four recorded workshops on demand, OR register for our four-part staff facilitated training to guide you through the workshops. This series is designed to help school leaders close opportunity gaps and increase learners’ life chances. Build your school leadership capacity to lead collaborative data analyses with your school staff.
Tools and resources will be covered, including the AWSP Leadership Framework, Evidence of Impact Tool, and School Leader Paradigm.
Level-Up Your Leadership: Assistant Principal Series
Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, and Feb. 23
A new school year? Game ON! Join AWSP for an all-new virtual series designed specifically for assistant principals. We’ll help you level-up your leadership, go head-to-head with this year’s challenges, and maintain relationships in the virtual reality we’re living in.
AWSP Leadership Framework Trainings
Various two-day trainings throughout the year
The AWSP Leadership Framework Training is required by the state for anyone who is ‘new’ to supervising a principal or assistant principal. These trainings will be facilitated by AWSP’s Scott Friedman and Jack Arend. All trainings will be virtual. Various ESDs will ‘host’ these sessions and provide pdEnroller information for registration.
Summer Conference 2022: You Belong Here!
June 26-28
Get your calendars out and save the date! Join us in Spokane for the 2022 AWSP/WASA Summer Conference June 26-28. We'll post more on our website as more details emerge. For now, here's a sneak peek of two of our amazing keynote speakers.
Ben Nemtin
Ben is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?” and a star of the MTV show “The Buried Life.” He is recognized as one of the World’s Best Motivational Speakers as well as World’s Top Organizational Culture Thought Leaders by Global Gurus (2020).

As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” CNN, NBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, and more. Learn more about Ben.
Shelley Moore
Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, consultant and storyteller and she has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research and work has been featured at national and international conferences and is constructed based on theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development.
Her first book entitled, One Without the Other was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk hosted in Langley in January 2016. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a SSHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. To learn more about Shelley’s research, take a look at her graduate profile. Learn more about Shelley or see her work with AWSP.
Dr. Richard Antoine White
With over two decades of performing on the world’s classical music stages, tubist Dr. Richard Antoine White has matured into a musician known for his clear sound and stylistic flexibility. Author of the memoir I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream, he began his tuba studies with Ed Goldstein at age twelve at The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, where he graduated with honors. Dr. White is passionate about motivational speaking. Learn more.
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