Professional Learning

Launching School Leadership Network


About the Series

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. 

Proven Effective

Principals who've participated in LSLN love it. In fact, 100% of participants recommend LSLN to new administrators and we have the data to back it up. Learn how LSL can launch your leadership practice to a whole new level. Check out our survey results and see what first-year leaders thought about the series.


New or newly assigned school leaders.


Stage 3 Only: $325/AWSP member ($650/non-member) 


Stage 3 (in person)
Day 1: 8:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Workshop Details

Stage 1

September 22-23, 2021


  • Reflecting on your first month of school - how did it go?
  • Establishing yourself as a racially-literate school leader.
  • Ideas around successfully managing your leadership plan.
  • Cultivating mindfulness practices for you and your staff.

6 clock hours

Stage 2

November 29-30, 2021


  • Creating a culture of belonging in your school.
  • Accessing the power of student leaders in your school.
  • Maximizing your personal strengths to begin building your school's five-year vision.
  • Strategies to get the most out of your classroom observations.

6 clock hours

Stage 3

March 7-8, 2022

IN PERSON (Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle Airport South)

  • Support in the final home stretch of evaluations for you and your staff.
  • Using data as a planning and response tool.
  • Having time to tackle your own problem of practice with colleagues.
  • Planning a strong finish and memorable re-launch.
  • Celebrate being back together! 

9 clock hours

What Attendees are Saying

"I want to thank you for the last two days of learning. The topics you presented were exactly what I needed to hear right now and I feel better prepared to tackle the next 90 days. Looking forward to more learning with all of you in November." - Lisa Perreira, Principal, Tenino High, Tenino SD

"I am returning to our building with my head full of ideas, a list of practical and implementable items, and a sense of urgency... I feel like a wind up toy, all wound up and ready to go again!" - Paula Torgeson, Assistant Principal, Mary Purcell Elementary, Sedro-Woolley SD

Registration Options

Hotel Accommodations

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For More Information 

Macy Bruhy | Professional Learning & Intern Support | (800) 562-6100

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