I was expecting that when that many forward thinking, innovative drivers are put together, that there would be a plethora of best practices shared as well as ideas as to how we can all move our individual buildings forward. I was NOT disappointed.

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Cris Turner
Former Principal, Bonney Lake High School

I can honestly say this has been the best professional development I've ever had. The things I have learned and brought back to my building have had a direct impact on student achievement.

Jason Smith

We are all experienced administrators, and now we are in a position to benefit from one another's experience, and then pass our collective ideas onto others so that we rise together in Washington.

Kirsten Rue

Professional Learning

One size doesn't fit all, so we provide a number of different ways for principals to stay sharp and improve their skills. We offer content for interns, assistant principals, and principals in all stages of their career, in person and online. From our cohort-based Launching Principal Leadership and Building Effective Leadership networks to our video workshops, we've got something bound to be up your alley. 

Featured Event

  • 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.

Workshops / Conferences


AWSP and WASA are excited to announce the 42nd Annual Summer Conference will be held at the Spokane Convention Center this June! Join us June 23-25, 2024 for this incredible opportunity to network and learn with educational leaders from across our state.

The AWSP/WASA Summer Conference is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2023-2024 school year and gain insights and ideas for creating a hope-filled year ahead! This year's theme is "Unlocking the Power of Hope."

Keynote speakers include Lori Hayes, Dr. Chan Hellman, and Dr. Paul Hernandez.

The AWSP Learning Lab (LMS)

Learn to Lead. Lead to Learn. 
Whether live or on-demand, we've got you covered anywhere, anytime, and on any device. 

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Additional Workshops

Aspiring School Leaders Network (ASLN)
ASLN provides resources, guidelines and supports to those who have set their sights on becoming a school leader.

Launching School Leadership Network (LSLN)

LSLN brings new and newly assigned administrators three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year.

Building Effective Leadership Network (BELN)
BELN brings administrators three opportunities to maximize their leadership during year 2 and beyond.

Professional Learning That's Relevant and Fun

At AWSP, we believe adult learning should be fun and engaging, just like it should be for the students in your building. We promise to never deliver death-by-PowerPoint and bore you with sit and get learning. We believe learning happens when adults APPEAR:
  • Access expertise inside and outside of the group
  • Participate in authentic activities with the group
  • Practice using relevant problems of practice
  • Engage (formerly and informally) with colleagues
  • Apply new learning to professional contexts
  • Reflect on leadership and new learnings


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Scott Seaman addresses the Mastering Principal Leadership Network during their fifth meeting.

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