Summertime — and the learning’s easy
May 30, 2022
Have some extra time now that school is out? Make sure to put professional development on your summer bucket list.
ACSA has several professional learning opportunities in the next few months that can help education leaders advance their learning. Many of these offerings have minimal time commitments, leaving plenty of time for you to relax and recharge before the new school year.
HR Boot Camp: Surviving the First Year
This workshop is designed for administrators, classified managers and other support staff who are new to Human Resources or interested in learning about the role and function of the Human Resources Department. Participants will benefit from this comprehensive overview of the myriad of tasks and responsibilities of the Human Resources Office. The presentation will include a detailed calendar of events, procedures related to Human Resources and a Human Resources Self‐Assessment Instrument.
Participants will learn to describe the functions performed by the HR Office and identify the various public stakeholders with whom the HR Office must interact and what results may be expected from those interactions. They’ll also become familiar with recent legislative and case law changes, as well as how to monitor critical timelines.
When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 15, 22 and 29 Cost: $249 ACSA members Register:
ACSA Leadership Coaching
ACSA Leadership Coaching emphasizes the importance of building and maintaining trust, the value of being a good listener, and the use of questioning strategies to promote reflection and growth in educational leaders.
The program uses the Evocative Coaching model, which was developed by Bob and Megan Tschannen-Moran. Evocative Coaching uses a person-centered, no fault, strengths-based approach to move people toward their desired destination.
When coaches trust and practice the four movements in Evocative Coaching, they increase their ability to make significant contributions to the professional development of teachers and leaders, and to the learning climate of schools. While this training is required for anyone who wants to become a coach in ACSA’s Clear Administrative Credential Program, it is also beneficial for any school leader who coaches administrators, teachers or staff, including:
  • Coaches of beginning and experienced school administrators.
  • Coaches serving in school leadership training programs and administrative services training programs.
  • Instructors in educational administrative pre-service programs.
  • Coaches of teacher leaders.
  • Individuals responsible for designing and implementing professional development.
  • District leaders responsible for school leadership.
When: August 17, 24, 31 and Sept. 7 Where: Online Learning Center Cost: $650 Register:
Online Learning Center
Improve your practice — and do it on your own time — at ACSA’s Online Learning Center. There are dozens of free and low-cost courses on topics crucial to today’s school leaders. Many are on-demand, so you can learn whenever you want. Here are just a few of the courses available now at
  • Leading with Social Emotional Learning
  • District & School-site Mathematics & Literacy Implementation Rubric
  • Acceleration Not Remediation
  • Ready for Anything: Rethinking Systems to Future Proof Learning
  • The Way We Were: Honor Tradition, Imagine the Future
  • System-Wide Coherence-Making: Integrating Leadership & Instructional Coaching for Results
  • Diversify Your Bookshelves
Summer Leadership Institute — SOLD OUT
For the first time in two years, ACSA’s Summer Leadership Institute for principals will be held in-person on the campus of UCLA. This intensive, weeklong leadership development experience is a summer tradition for new, experienced and aspiring principals who want to focus their resolve for better practice and improve leadership skills.
Participants will hear from nationally-recognized speakers and share in facilitated small groups how to apply the knowledge in their schools and communities. Confirmed speakers for 2022 Summer Leadership Institute are: Don Vu, Dr. Joelle Hood, Tom DeLapp, Mickey Porter, Molly Garcia and Jeff Eben.
This unique professional development opportunity has just sold out, but add yourself to the waitlist for a chance to attend. Visit
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