Webinars

NAESP Webinars

Web seminars provide real-time opportunities to interrelate with content experts, educational leaders, and practicing principals around current issues. NAESP provides this setting to bring together principals from locations around the country to participate in these online learning programs. No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in any of our webinars. Most webinars are free.

Archived webinars are available only to members using your NAESP log in.

Upcoming Live Webinars

SUPPLEMENTING THE BUDGET: ONLINE FUNDRAISING TO SUPPORT SCHOOL INITIATIVES

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

If you had access to an unlimited budget, what resources would you request to take your school to the next level? Come learn how to better leverage DonorsChoose.org, the nonprofit crowdfunding platform built exclusively to support K–12 public schools, to get materials and experiences to help your students learn and revolutionize your school. This session will cover how your teachers can get free resources, field trips, and professional development opportunities thanks to a national community of donors and highlight the critical role principals play in that process.

Kirk SmileyPresenters: Kirk Smiley, Principal Director, Advocacy and Public Partnerships, DonorsChoose.org. Kirk Smiley leads DonorsChoose.org's work with school districts, state leaders, and education associations, helping them leverage the award-winning charity to serve their educational priorities and bring substantial support to teachers and students. He's presented to thousands of district administrators, including at national and state-level AASA, ASBO, NSBA, NSFA, and ISTE conferences. He previously spent 10 years managing corporate and foundation partnerships at DonorsChoose.org and joined DonorsChoose.org back in 2007, originally directing their Indiana statewide expansion. Kirk graduated with honors from Purdue with B.A. degrees in English Literature and Religious Studies, a B.S. in Management, and an MBA from the Krannert School of Management. Coming from a long lineage of public school educators, he is honored to be helping thousands of teachers and students through DonorsChoose.org. Danielle RoweDanielle Rowe, New School for Social Research. Danielle works to deepen relationships with school district administrators across the country. A New York native, Danielle is a proud product of public school education. As a former educator, Danielle understands how limited resources can negatively affect educational outcomes and is committed to promoting educational equity and eliminating the achievement gap. An alumna of AmeriCorps, Danielle holds a BA from Fordham University in History and African American Studies. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy and Non-Profit Management at the New School for Social Research.

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: 5 KEY ELEMENTS FOR ASPIRING PRINCIPALS TO CONSIDER

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH WEBINAR: THE CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES OF PRINCIPAL RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Recruiting and retaining highly effective principals is an ever growing challenge facing US education. Districts search intently to find individuals and provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to lead successful schools and provide a superior education for students. Join this enlightening webinar and hear thoughts presented from a variety of perspectives from elementary, middle, and secondary principals as well as higher education, sharing practical principal insight, application, and the latest research regarding the challenges and successes in recruiting and retaining quality principals.

Presenter Panel: NAESP Principal, NASSP Principal, UCEA Speaker

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: THE PRINCIPAL'S ROLE IN SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Melissa SchlingerPresenters: Melissa Schlinger, Vice President of Practice and Programs, leads CASEL’s efforts to advance systemic implementation of evidence-based social and emotional learning in school districts across the nation. She oversees CASEL’s Collaborating Districts Initiative (CDI), which has grown under her leadership from eight to eighteen large urban districts implementing systemic SEL. She also oversees the development of school and district resources based on CDI learnings, as well as CASEL support services. As a key member of CASEL’s leadership team, Melissa collaborates with foundations, program providers, state and federal departments of education, school districts, community-based organizations, and university partners to advance CASEL’s mission of helping to make SEL an integral part of PreK-12 education for all students in the nation.Justina Schlund Justina Schlund, Director of Field Learning, oversees efforts to translate essential learning from the field into resources and professional development that supports systemic SEL implementation. She also supervises the development and continuous refinement of key CASEL products that provide research-informed and field-tested guidance to districts and schools, including the Case; Guide to Schoolwide SEL and the District Resource Center. Prior to joining CASEL, Justina was the executive director of Chicago Public School’s Office of Social and Emotional Learning, where she led districtwide improvement strategies to foster supportive learning environments that promote the social and emotional development of all students.

 


NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


LEAD FOR LITERACY VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

NAESP Professional Learning Advisory Council (PLAC)

The NAESP Professional Learning Advisory Council (PLAC) is comprised of volunteers who contribute time and creative energy to enable the NAESP organization gain feedback and understanding from active members regarding the relevant needs of national principals. Virtual conversations are held quarterly. Compensation is not available; however, principals will find the experience to be personally and professionally rewarding knowing they are making worthwhile contributions to expand leadership and powerfully impact student and adult learning. For additional information on this opportunity please contact NAESP: 800-386-2377 or 703-684-3345 or via email at leadership@naesp.org.


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: LEADERSHIP: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Tina Turner made a song with this title popular in the mid-1980s. If we were to consider this same question in the context of leadership . . . we might answer by saying that love has little to do with leadership. But it may be time to reconsider the connection between leadership and love . . we might find the connection to be surprising and one of the genuine keys to extraordinary leadership. Join in this informational webinar with leadership expert and past Director of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and previously, as the Naval Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership. Be challenged and readjust your leadership mindset.

Arthur AthensPresenter: Colonel Arthur J. Athens, USMCR (Ret.). Colonel Athens recently left the federal government, having served for the past decade as the Director of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and previously, as the Naval Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership. Colonel Athens is a retired Marine Corps officer with significant command and staff assignments in all four Marine Aircraft Wings and an instructor tour with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (the Marine Corps’ equivalent to the Navy’s Top Gun school). He also served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan and the Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. Colonel Athens currently speaks to public, private and non-profit organizations around the country about leading with competence, courage and compassion, and mentors individual leaders to help them live their lives with meaning and impact.

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: THE INSTRUCTIONAL CHANGE AGENT: BE THE LEADER YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

How do I become the instructional change agent that my school needs at this exact moment in time? Join author Dr. Adam Drummond as he discusses the four key areas of the principalship and offers “ready to use” ways to enhance your school as you boost student achievement and build collective teacher efficacy. The time is now for you to be the change!

Adam Drummond Presenter: Adam Drummond has served as an author, keynoter, field services manager, and director of professional learning for the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to his arrival at ICLE, Drummond operated the United Way of Huntington County, IN as President and CEO. Additionally, Drummond was honored to serve as principal of Lincoln Elementary. Prior professional experiences include elementary and middle school teacher, professional development coordinator, technology integration specialist, and assistant principal.

 


WOMEN IN PRE-K-8 LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: EMOTIONAL POVERTY IN ALL DEMOGRAPHICS: HOW TO REDUCE ANGER, ANXIETY, AND VIOLENCE IN THE CLASSROOM

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Every evening on the news, there are multiple stories about violence and anger erupting. Workplace and school violence are increasingly a reality. Using a brain-based approach, this session looks at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence; how they develop; and the tools that can be used to change those responses. Emotions are processed 200 to 5,000 times faster than thought. To change behavior, the motivation for the behavior must be changed. This session will provide understandings on how that can be used with family, relationships, institutions, and oneself.

Jimmy CasasPresenter: Dr. Ruby K. Payne is the authority on working across economic classes to create sustainable communities where everyone can live well. Payne has written or coauthored more than a dozen books, including "Bridges Out Of Poverty" with Philip DeVol and Terie Dreussi-Smith. Her seminal, award-winning work, "A Framework for Understanding Poverty," has sold 1.8 million copies and continues to help individuals of all economic backgrounds achieve academic, professional, and personal success. Payne's efforts to fight poverty have achieved a global reach, and she has presented her work in Australia, China, Europe, India, North America, and Southeast Asia. Payne holds a Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago and is the founder of aha! Process, a training and consulting firm that has been in business for more than 20 years.

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: ABSENTEEISM AND TRUANCY: WHAT WORKS IN SCHOOLS AND WHAT DOESN'T?

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

For students to be successful they need to be in school. Nationwide, far too many students are not in school. Missing just two days a month places students at significant increased risk of academic failure, social and behavioral difficulties in school, dropping out, and a host of other negative school and life effects. The great news is there are a variety of universal prevention procedures that have proven effective. So, what works, and what doesn’t? Join this webinar and find ways to reduce absenteeism and truancy in elementary and middle schools.

Jimmy CasasPresenter: Jessica Sprick is a writer and trainer for Safe and Civil Schools. She began teaching as a special education teacher for students with emotional and behavioral needs and later became a Dean of Students at the middle school level. She now works as an educational consultant for Safe & Civil Schools and as an author for Ancora Publishing and ASCD. Jessica is the lead trainer for Safe & Civil Schools' model of absenteeism prevention and intervention and provides trainings across the country on this topic for thousands of educators each year. She is the primary author of "The School Leader's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges", and "The Teacher's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges", and is a co-author of "The Functional Behavior Assessment of Absenteeism & Truancy and Absenteeism & Truancy: Interventions and Universal Procedures".

 


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: BETTER THAN CARROTS OR STICKS: RESTORATIVE PRACTICES FOR POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

School administrators are a “go to source” for teachers who struggle with classroom management. Traditionally classroom management is viewed as a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. But studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct misbehavior among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and have a broader reach. Join in this enlightening webinar with Dominique Smith and discover a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. As a school leader, gain a clearer understanding of how to help prepare teachers at all levels to ensure that their classrooms are welcoming, enriching, and constructive environments built on collective respect and focused on student achievement.

Presenter: Dominique Smith

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Jimmy Casas

The NAESP Professional Learning Advisory Council (PLAC) is comprised of volunteers who contribute time and creative energy to enable the NAESP organization gain feedback and understanding from active members regarding the relevant needs of national principals. Virtual conversations are held quarterly. Compensation is not available; however, principals will find the experience to be personally and professionally rewarding knowing they are making worthwhile contributions to expand leadership and powerfully impact student and adult learning. For additional information on this opportunity please contact NAESP: 800-386-2377 or 703-684-3345 or via email at leadership@naesp.org.


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: ADDRESSING IMPLICIT BIAS IN THE PRE-K-8 CLASSROOM

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: TIME MANAGEMENT FOR NEW ADMINISTRATORS

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Presenter: Frank Buck

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: PRINCIPAL IN BALANCE: GO BEYOND WORK-LIFE BALANCE TO IGNITE PASSION AND THRIVE AS AN EDUCATOR

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Presenter: Jessica Cabeen

 


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: SPECIAL EDUCATION DO'S AND DON'TS

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO PREPARE FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


WOMEN IN PRE-K-8 LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (PLAC)

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

Jimmy Casas

The NAESP Professional Learning Advisory Council (PLAC) is comprised of volunteers who contribute time and creative energy to enable the NAESP organization gain feedback and understanding from active members regarding the relevant needs of national principals. Virtual conversations are held quarterly. Compensation is not available; however, principals will find the experience to be personally and professionally rewarding knowing they are making worthwhile contributions to expand leadership and powerfully impact student and adult learning. For additional information on this opportunity please contact NAESP: 800-386-2377 or 703-684-3345 or via email at leadership@naesp.org.


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: TACKLING THE SUMMER LEARNING SLUMP

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


EARLY CAREER PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT, WHAT KEEPS ME GOING - NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED PRINCIPALS

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: Q&A: ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WANT TO KNOW

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: LEADING LEARNING COMMUNITIES: PILLARS, PRACTICES, AND PRIORITIES OF EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALS

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET) 

 


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEBINAR: CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS! LEARNING WITH AND FROM EXEMPLARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (ET)