Easy access to professional learning

NASSP offers live and on-demand webinars, allowing you to access robust professional learning at your convenience on the most pressing education issues facing your school.

Webinars are free to both members and nonmembers.

All webinars are held from 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET, unless otherwise noted. Schedule and presenters subject to change.

Upcoming Webinars

Bullying, Mental Health, and Student Safety: Understanding Links, Legal Requirements, and Best Practices


David Nash, Esq.
LEGAL ONE director, Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA)

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Student safety is the most important responsibility of every school leader. Recent tragic events have placed a harsh spotlight on the intersection of bullying, mental health, and student safety.  This session will review key legal requirements and best practices related to addressing bullying and mental health issues in schools.


As a result of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the distinction regarding legally protected student speech, bullying, and credible threats
  • Become aware of key resources available to assist school leaders in addressing bullying, suicidal ideation, and other mental health issues.

Archived Webinars

Unless otherwise noted, webinars recorded prior to July 1, 2015 are free to both members and nonmembers.

How Well Do You Build Culture and Lead Learning in Your School? NASSP Building Ranks Assessment Tools Help Provide Answers


Joan Auchter
Director of Professional Learning, NASSP

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NASSP’s Building Ranks: A Comprehensive Framework for School Leaders focuses on two key pillars: building culture and leading learning. How do you measure up in these two areas? Get insight on how the Building Ranks assessment tools, including the online Leadership 360 survey and school leadership surveys, can assist you with discovering your strengths and gaining insight into how others perceive your leadership and school culture. You will reflect on real-life scenarios and access rich resources that provide a basis for action and growth.

Standards: The Iron that Builds a Strong Principal Pipeline!


Mikel Royal, EdD
Director of School Leader Preparation and Development, Denver Public Schools

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The principal standards and competencies included in a school leadership framework define what excellent school leadership looks like. These also shape the design and cohesiveness of all other components of the principal pipeline. This webinar will help you understand how principal standards inform recruitment, selection, leadership preparation, external partnerships, performance reviews, professional growth, talent mapping, and succession planning.

Beyond School Safety Plans: Social-Emotional Learning Tools That Connect the Dots


Carla Tantillo Philibert
Founder of Mindful Practices LLC

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With safety matters—including school shootings—grabbing headlines, students’ confidence in their personal security is continually tested. What steps can school leaders take to build students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills so they can safely and appropriately share their feelings? This webinar will help listeners learn how creating safe spaces, supported by evidence-based SEL strategies, can help reach students both before and after a crisis.

Participants will learn how simple SEL strategies can forge lasting, meaningful connections between students and adults. The presenter will also define what “connection” looks, feels, and sounds like in school hallways and classrooms. The webinar is aimed at fostering a classroom climate that facilitates student and teacher empathy, while providing trauma-informed, culturally relevant resources for teachers and school leaders.  

Using Collaborative Conversation to Enhance Your PLC


Jacqueline M. Hall
Principal, G. James Gholson Middle School, Landover, MD

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This webinar will introduce a tool developed through a collaborative process with leaders nationwide during the Wallace/NASSP Principal Professional Learning Community (PLC). Participants become familiar with the Collaborative Conversation Performance Guide, which provides an evidence-based framework for structuring conversations related to student outcomes around key processes: instructional grouping, instructional delivery, and collaborative culture. The presentation of the guide will allow participants to thoughtfully reflect on the work of their PLCs.

Set to Go: Supporting Students’ Emotional Readiness for College and Adult Life


John MacPhee
Executive Director/CEO The Jed Foundation

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Many young people graduate high school without proper preparation for the potential emotional health challenges of transitioning to college and adult life. In fact, 60 percent of first-year college students wish they had received more help with emotional preparation for the transition to college, and 87 percent stated that the college preparation process focused more on academics than emotional readiness. The Jed Foundation (JED) developed a comprehensive program—Set to Go—to help students, families, and high schools address this gap. This presentation will walk participants through the underlying theory and approach of this program and describe contents and resources to help students successfully transition to college and adult life.

Professional Standards of Educational Leadership in Practice: NASSP’s Building Ranks


Joan Auchter
Director, Professional Learning, NASSP

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The Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) unite leaders around a clear, universal understanding of how and in what ways leadership contributes to the success and well-being of each member of the school community. In this webinar, attendees will gain familiarity with a resource rich in examples, tools, and reflection questions that puts PSEL standards into practice—NASSP’s Building Ranks framework.

Using this framework, principals will learn to capitalize on their strengths and identify the levers that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching. Building Ranks not only gives principals an opportunity to read and study school leadership, it also provides ample tools to operationalize the leadership dimensions and enhance their capacity to lead and foster collaborative leadership across their school using reflection on real-life scenarios.