Printer-friendly version of the event calendar. (Updated 11/15/13)
Focus on Education
Highlight the great work your district has been doing! Share your vision of public education! Build community support!
The purpose of the district-led school visits/classroom learning walks is to provide community members (legislators, business leaders, parents, ministerial staff, city officials, Kiwanis/Lions clubs, media) the opportunity to join school district personnel in looking for classroom-based evidence on the district-led teaching and learning initiatives.
Employee Relations & Negotiations Network (ERNN) Annual Conference
Olympia, January 24–25, 2014
The Employee Relations & Negotiations Network meets annually to engage, enlighten and share current political and economic issues impacting local school district collective bargaining. This two day event provides information to support the process of dealing with local bargaining strategies with an eye to the future. Sessions are led by sitting human resource directors, fiscal directors and independent agents who deal with these issues every day. Your participation will strengthen you perspectives on the what and how of current bargaining. The workshop is usually held in January or early February each year.
WASA/WSSDA/WASBO Legislative Conference
Olympia, January 26–27, 2014
This conference is held during the legislative session and provides an excellent opportunity for administrators and school directors to meet with their legislators and get up-to-date information about key education policy issues.
WASA Small Schools Conference
Yakima, March 10–11, 2014
This annual conference invites school and district administrators from small districts throughout Washington State to assemble and engage in meaningful keynote addresses, best-practice concurrent sessions and ongoing participant dialogue around critical issues and common interests. Districts with approximately 2,500 students or less seem to have unique challenges for district operations, student program needs, fiscal limitations and community expectations.
The annual gathering historically occurs in the first weekend of March and attracts administrators, superintendents, and school board members.
WASA Superintendent Workshop
Chelan, May 4–6, 2014
The WASA Superintendent Workshop provides a powerful forum for superintendents to share and learn from each other. Action-oriented sessions provide methods for implementing proactive decision making to support the needs of Washington school districts and students.
AWSP/WASA Summer Conference
Spokane, June 29–July 1, 2014
One of the strongest traditions for WASA members is the attendance at our annual WASA/AWSP Summer Conference at the end of June. A long established partnership with our principal colleagues is this event that is timed to close out our year. The opportunity to gather with administrator colleagues and wrap up the close of school, plan for the following year and simply reconnect with old friends, has become a tradition.
Programming includes national level keynote speakers, statewide practitioner concurrent sessions and other customized programming are all annual offerings. Participation over the three days includes participants from around the state as well as out of state professionals. Our numbers often swell to over 500.
The two associations rotate as lead organizations and a healthy
competition exists to plan and deliver the high quality program we all
deserve. We want to thank AWSP for such a strong partnership with this
WASA New Superintendent Workshop
Olympia, July 28–29, 2014
WASA invites first-year superintendents and those assuming new superintendent positions to a two-day orientation/information/skill-building conference at the WASA office in Olympia. This workshop provides a unique and invaluable opportunity to focus your leadership and goals for the first ninety days of your superintendency, whether you are a "first-time" or "seasoned" superintendent.
WASA/OSPI Special Education Workshop
Tacoma, August 2014
Annually OSPI and WASA partner on planning and delivering a workshop focused on critical compliance and best practice programs for special education directors. Over a dozen years this summer program has successfully engaged most district administrators for special education in meaningful professional development. All content ties to five priority strategies for programming: instructional/classroom best practices, administrative support, legal considerations, fiscal issues and special projects.
The partnership with OSPI is critical to the success of this workshop. We continue to nurture and model this relationship to the benefit of our members.
WASA/OSPI/AWSP/WSASCD Washington Educators' Conference
This two-day event is for all educators in Washington state—superintendents and central office administrators, principals, assistant principals and other building-level administrators; and teachers and teacher-leaders.