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Association of Washington School Principals
Washington Principal | Volume 2– 2022-23
Pro Learning Overview
2023 WASA/AWSP Summer Conference
June 25 - 27 | Spokane
The 2023 WASA/AWSP Summer Conference will be hosted by WASA and will take place June 25 - 27 in Spokane. The conference theme is "Lighting the Way for Leadership" and will feature keynote speaker Steve Pemberton, author of The Lighthouse Effect, on Sunday evening. Sessions will focus on innovation, inclusion, belonging, effective teams, social emotional learning, culture, systems, operations, and academic success. Learn more and register on the WASA website.
5 Rs for a Rejuvenating Summer
June 20 | 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Webinar | FREE!
Ready to recharge, re-engage, and set yourself up for success in the next school year? Join us for our FREE, one-hour webinar, “5 Rs for a Rejuvenating Summer.” Led by Transformative Principal author Jethro Jones, the webinar will provide you with the tools, strategies, and inspiration you need to ensure your summer is both relaxing and productive.
  • Recharge: Learn how to disconnect from work and enjoy relaxing activities that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
  • Remember: Reflect on the past school year to identify your struggles, successes, and challenges. Develop a plan to tackle them more effectively next year.
  • Re-Engage: Strengthen your professional network by reconnecting with colleagues, mentors, or peers who have made a difference in your life.
  • Recommend: Discover how to support others by putting them forward for recognition and sharing their achievements with superiors.
  • Relearn: Find new insights from old resources by revisiting books, articles, and podcasts that once inspired you. Apply these learnings to your current circumstances for continued growth and development.
As a bonus, all attendees will receive a downloadable tracking sheet to help you monitor your progress throughout the summer, ensuring you stay on track and achieve your personal growth goals. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and make the most of your summer break. Secure your spot today for the “5 Rs for a Rejuvenating Summer” webinar and start your journey toward a more fulfilling, successful, and balanced school year. Learn more and register today.
Launching School Leadership
Stage 1: July 31 - Aug. 1 | ESD 113
Are you new or newly assigned for the 2023-24 school year? AWSP's Launching School Leadership Network brings new and newly assigned school leaders three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year.
Attendees will hear from practicing principals and other educational experts in each workshop, which are based on one of three stages during a new leader's first year.
  • Stage 1: July 31 - Aug. 1 | ESD 113
  • Stage 2: Nov. 1-2 | Location TBD
  • Stage 3: March 4-5 | Location TBD
Each stage runs a full day from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on day one, and a half day from 8 - 11:30 a.m. on day two. Cost is $800 for the full series or $300 per stage for AWSP members. Learn more and register.
Women in Leadership
Oct. 10 | Zoom | Free!
Save the date! Join us on Oct. 10 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. for a keynote speaker and time for women in leadership to connect in breakout rooms with their regions. More details are coming soon. Watch for registration at www.awsp.org/WIL.
Show Up. Lead Up. Level Up: Assistant Principal Workshop
Oct. 2-3 | ESD 112
Back by popular demand! Assistant principals will learn how to show up, lead up, and level up in order to move up. By "move up," we don't just mean to get the principal job, but to move up in responsibility, influence, and capability right where you are.
  • Show up: You’ll learn how to show up as yourself: flaws, strengths, and all in a way that is empowering to you.
  • Lead up: You’ll discover how to lead those above and below you in a way that recognizes your strengths and their strengths.
  • Level up: You’ll develop strategies to help yourself learn and understand how you’re the only one in control of your growth. You can’t outsource this to anyone else, and we'll discuss ways to maximize activities that level you up without adding even more work to your already full plate.
This workshop is facilitated by author Jethro Jones. Join us Oct. 2-3 at the ESD 112 Conference Center in Vancouver. Cost is $350. Workshop runs from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on day one, and 8 - 11:30 a.m. on day two. Learn more and register.