Launching School Leadership
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.


Each Stage: $300/AWSP member per stage ($450/non-member per stage) 


Each Stage:
Day 1: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Workshop Details

Stage 1

August 1-2, 2022

ESD 113
6005 Tyee Dr SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

  • Planning your first 100 Days
  • Strategies to build relationships with your students, “staffulty” and community
  • Assessing the climate, culture, and chaos of your building and identifying next steps
  • Helping you establish boundaries, routines and procedures for success - your “new normal”

10 clock hours


Stage 2

November 2-3, 2022

Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle Airport South
22406 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198

  • Identifying and assessing system health and developing action steps
  • Maximizing your personal strengths to begin building your school’s five-year vision
  • Helping you move from surviving to thriving
  • Strategies to get the most out of your classroom observations

10 clock hours


Stage 3

March 6-7, 2023

Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle Airport South
22406 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198

  • 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

10 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." - High School Principal

"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!" - Elementary School Assistant Principal

Registration Options

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For More Information 

Dameon Brown | Professional Learning & Mentorship Program Coordinator | (360) 338-3758


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