Professional Learning

NASSP is here to help throughout your professional journey with robust online and in-person resources.

Online Professional Development

Sign up for dynamic online leadership training with the McKinsey Management Program for School Leaders, take advantage of our professional development webinars held throughout the school year, or explore Leading Success, our multimedia toolkit for educators.

On-Site Learning

Bring NASSP’s knowledge experts directly to your school or district for customized on-site professional learning that addresses your specific needs.

Conferences

Join your colleagues and get expert, hands-on training at our regional and national conferences. Join us in National Harbor, MD for the 2020 National Principals Conference, or send your student program advisers and students to our Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) and National Student Council (NatStuCo) conferences for specialized training events.

Center for Principal Leadership

In this center specifically for principals, you can connect with your colleagues and other experts to enhance your skills, explore current trends and research, and celebrate your successes. In addition, you can enjoy new advice, tips, and stories every Thursday from principals in the Principal Expert of the Week series.

Assistant Principal Leadership Center

In this center specifically for APs, you can connect with your colleagues and other experts to enhance your skills, explore current trends and research, and celebrate your successes. In addition, you can enjoy new advice, tips, and stories every Tuesday from assistant principals in the AP Expert of the Week series.

LFA College and Career Readiness Tools

As part of the Learning First Alliance Get it Right grant, NASSP, in collaboration with American School Counselor Association (ASCA), National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA), has developed three college and career readiness resources for principals, teachers, and counselors to utilizes as they build a college and career culture in their schools.

Also, check out the 2018 Teacher Prep Review, rating 567 traditional graduate programs, 129 alternative route programs, and 18 residencies preparing both elementary and secondary teachers. The review includes recommendations for programs to make changes to improve the quality of teachers entering the profession and highlights exemplary programs for states and institutions to examine.

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Upcoming Events

Leading Through Crisis: Continuing the Life of the School

April 9, 2020 3:00–3:30 pm ET

Some states have already canceled school for the balance of the school year. Can principals provide closure, especially for seniors who are missing prom, graduation, and other capstone events that students have been anticipating throughout their education? This event is part of NASSP’s Leading Through Crisis Town Hall Series.

Leading Through Crisis: Planning for Transition

April 14, 2020 3:00–3:30 pm ET

We have not yet begun to think about how schools should transition out of this unusual school year and resume learning in Fall 2020. What do we anticipate will be the issues principals will have to address during this transition? This event is part of NASSP’s Leading Through Crisis Town Hall Series.

Statistics In Schools Podcast #1

April 30, 2020 ET

Do you want to know how the 2020 Census impacts school funding? Learn about that and more on the first Statistics in Schools podcast featuring Kaile Bower and Kimberley Glascoe from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Principal Turnover: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

May 14, 2020 1:30–2:30 pm ET

Nearly 1 in 5 principals leave their schools each year, which can have a domino effect that disrupts student learning and contributes to teacher dissatisfaction and turnover. In this webinar, experts will discuss “Supporting a Strong, Stable Principal Workforce: What Matters and What Can Be Done,” the final report of a research initiative between NASSP […]

Events

Upcoming Webinars

Leading Through Crisis: Continuing the Life of the School

April 9, 2020 3:00–3:30 pm ET

Leading Through Crisis: Planning for Transition

April 14, 2020 3:00–3:30 pm ET

Principal Turnover: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

May 14, 2020 1:30–2:30 pm ET

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