In response to COVID-19, and in the interests of the safety of school leaders nationwide, the 2020 NASSP Advocacy Conference was cancelled.

The NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center remains committed to advocating on behalf of school leaders to state and federal policymakers. In an effort to provide educational opportunities, advocacy tools, and additional resources to school leaders, three breakout sessions from the cancelled conference became the 2020 NASSP Virtual Advocacy Conference.

Join us for these virtual advocacy skills training sessions:

Title II—Advocating for the Top Federal Policy Priority of School Leaders

June 10 | 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

This webinar will cover how to navigate where Title II dollars are spent in school districts, other funding sources for professional development, advocacy strategies for principals and educators to use when speaking with federal lawmakers about the program, and best practices for telling your real-life Title II success stories.

Taking Congress to School—Inviting Lawmakers and Influencers for “Shadowing Visits”

June 17 | 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Inviting lawmakers to your school for “shadowing visits” provides a wonderful opportunity for officials to experience firsthand the role and responsibilities of exemplary principals. Furthermore, it provides the perfect occasion for you to highlight the excellent leadership that principals provide to schools, educators, and students around the country. This webinar will cover best practices for securing a visit with a lawmaker, for when that time does come, and how to influence their attitudes toward public education while they’re in a school.

Advocating for State Education Policy

July 1 | 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will discuss specific advocacy tactics and strategies for influencing state lawmakers to help ensure school leaders have a voice in their state legislature. Topics will include coalition building, how to set up a state Hill Day, and ideas for contacting your state representatives. Expert presenters will share their success stories from several marquee legislative victories in recent years and explain how the lessons they learned can be applied in your state.