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

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: FINDING BALANCE WITH COMPETING DEMANDS

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

Female principals often find themselves in isolation, struggling to balance the demands of personal and professional life. Join this engaging panel presentation of female principals sharing their stories, their challenges and their successes. Panel members will also share strategies that help them balance lifestyle, work, health, and wellness choices in their rise as school leaders.

Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis, is NAESP's President-Elect and Principal, Cordova Elementary School, Cordova, TN

Kasandra Nelson Kasandra Nelson, is NAESP's Zone 8 Director and Principal, Vici Elementary School, Vici, OK

Jessica Gomez Jessica Gomez, is the Principal and Chief Story Teller of Alice Birney Elementary School in the Colton Joint Unified School District in Colton, CA.

Gracie Branch Gracie Branch, Moderator, is NAESP's Associate Executive Director for Professional Learning and most recently served as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESP).

 


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.

Ruby PaynePresenter: 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.

Jessica SprickPresenter: 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.

Dominique SmithPresenter: Dr. Dominique Smith is Chief of Educational Services and Teacher Support at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, CA. He is passionate about creating school cultures that honor students and build their confidence and competence. Smith's major area of research and instruction focuses on restorative practices, classroom management, growth mindset, and the culture of achievement. In addition to his school leadership responsibilities, Smith provides professional learning to K–12 teachers in groups large and small, on many topics that address classroom and school climate and organization. He is a regular presenter at many conferences, including Empower (ASCD's annual conference). Smith holds his doctorate in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University with a focus on equity and a Master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California.. He also holds credentials from San Diego State University in administrative services, child welfare, PPS, and attendance. He is the winner of the National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council. His publications include "All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond" (ASCD, 2018), "Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners" (ASCD, 2017), and "Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management" (ASCD, 2014). In addition, he has contributed numerous articles for ASCD's Educational Leadership® magazine, including "Tear Down Your Behavior Chart!" He delivered a TED Talk in 2018 about building relationships between students and teachers.

 


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) 

This webinar gives you a system for staying on top of paper, putting everything you have to do in one digital task list, and becoming the master of documentation. In the process, you'll learn how to put repeating tasks on autopilot, minimize interruptions, and delegate. Even better, you will be able to teach your office staff and faculty how to use these same tools to save time, increase productivity, and decrease stress. Life doesn't have to be as hard as we sometimes make it.

Frank Buck

Presenter: Frank Buck is a veteran school administrator, public speaker, productivity coach, and author of Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders. He has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and internationally to help busy professionals achieve total control over their time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks. "Global Gurus Top 30" named him #1 in the "Time Management" category for 2019.

 


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) 

How do we get from a place of feeling like we need it all to finding a way to appreciate what we have? Balance is a myth, but living with purpose, passion, and priorities is within your reach. In today's 24/7, always-on culture, life feels busier than ever before. That hectic pace combined with the constant demands that come with being an educator create the perfect condition for burnout. But life doesn't have to be that way. Join this virtual convening, led by a practicing principal and laser your focus on creating a lifestyle that allows you to break free from the “should” and “have tos” to thrive in every area of life.

Jessica Cabeen

Presenter: Jessica Cabeen currently serves as the principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. Prior to this role she was the Principal of the "Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota", the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. She has written four books: Hacking Early Learning, co-authored Balance Like a Pirate, Lead with Grace and Unconventional Leadership. She has been the principal facilitator for the Minnesota PreK-3 Principal Leadership Series for the past four years and is a facilitator of the Minnesota Principal Academy. She speaks at regional and national conferences on topics such as family engagement, early learning, and unconventional leadership.

 


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: OVERCOMING LEADERSHIP OBSTACLES

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

Are you looking for strategies to move into a leadership position at your school? Meet an inspirational panel of women leaders as they share their stories for overcoming obstacles in becoming outstanding school leaders. Come and learn the skills these women use to successfully navigate and overcome personal and professional challenges to achieve their goals.

 


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: DISSECTING THE QUESTIONS EVERY ASPIRING PRINCIPAL SHOULD BE READY FOR IN AN INTERVIEW

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

You have to be interviewed before accepting a job offer, right? Aspiring principals often overlook the interview process, and it can be difficult to highlight the skills prospective employers are looking for when filling their positions. Join our panel in dissecting the interview questions every aspiring principal should be ready to answer. This is one webinar you don’t want to miss!

 


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) 

Do you struggle in making empowering connections that will positively impact your school’s culture? Join an exciting panel of National Outstanding Assistant Principals as they discuss tips and strategies for creating effective connections with staff, students, families, and community partners. Come learn how our exemplary panelists have faced and overcome their own connection obstacles.