A critical turning point in an educator's career is when the decision is made to become a school leader. The Aspiring School Leaders Network four-stage cohort series is designed to provide resources, guidance and support to those who have set their sights on leading and transforming educational systems for all students. Attendees will learn how to enhance their administrative internship experience, hear from successful veteran leaders in the field, and gain valuable insights on preparing for employment in a leadership role.   

Dates and Locations



Stage 1          July 16, 2018    July 31, 2018
Stage 2 October 15, 2018   October 9, 2018  
Stage 3 February 6, 2019     February 4, 2019
Stage 4 March 14, 2019    March 13, 2019 

SeaTac - Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle Airport South

22406 Pacific Hwy S
Des Moines, WA 98198

Spokane - Enduris Training Center

1610 Technology Blvd #100
Spokane, WA 99224


This series is designed specifically for administrative interns.

Stage 1

  • Keys to a successful internship and pitfalls to avoid
  • Must-do activities for interns
  • Explore the key leadership paradigms
  • Network with interns from other universities
  • Q&A with award winning leaders
  • Learn what AWSP can do for you 

Stage 2

  • Looking to the job search process (cover letter, application, resume, letter of recommendation)
  • Avoiding leadership burnout: managing the workload
  • ASB and PTA Finance Issues
  • Student privacy and procedural rights
  • FERPA and Confidentiality 

Stage 3

  • Hiring smart
  • Employee discipline
  • Hear first-hand accounts from early-career school leaders
  • Interactive Principal of the Year panel

Stage 4

  • Your internship: finish up strong
  • The interview
  • The leadership essentials: values, beliefs and behavior
  • Maintaining professional boundaries: risks and rewards of social media
  • Search and seizure
  • School liability
  • Incident reporting


8:30* a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
*Breakfast/registration from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m.


$30 per individual session or $100 for the series