About the Series

The Launching Principal Leadership series brings new and newly assigned principals and assistant principals three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year. Attendees will hear from practicing principals, university professors and other educational experts in each workshop, which are based on one of three stages during a new administrator's first year. 

Proven Effective

Principals who've participated in LPL love it. In fact, 100% of participants recommend LPL to new administrators and we have the data to back it up. Check out our survey results and see what first-year principals thought about the series. You can also watch the video below and find out what they had to say. 


New or newly assigned principals and assistant principals.


A scholarship is available to the first 40 full-series registrants. Attendees pay only $300 and grant funds cover the remaining $600. Attendees must register for the entire three-stage series, online, to qualify for this scholarship.

After the first 40 spots have been filled, pricing will be $375 per workshop or $900 for the series (a savings of $225).

Registration Options



      Stage 1: Maximizing Your Leadership in the First Eight Weeks

      July 25-26, 2017 | ESD 113, Tumwater

      Individual price: $375

      • Establishing key relationships
      • Building climate and culture
      • Planning your first eight weeks
      • Creating systems for success
      • Pitfalls to avoid and skills to leverage
      • Equitable discipline

      14 clock hours

      Stage 2: Instructional Leadership for Success 

      November 28-29, 2017 | Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle Airport South

      Individual price: $375

      • Having difficult conversations
      • Observations and evaluations . . . yours and theirs
      • Leadership structure for building capacity
      • Equity in our schools
      • Managing the workday and self care

        14 clock hours

        Stage 3: Finishing the Year Strong

        March 5-6, 2018 | Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle Airport South

        Price: $375

        • Data use as a planning and response tool
        • Preparing and writing defensible evaluations
        • Laying the groundwork for next year: change management
        • Tending to your evaluation: preparing for the conversation
        • Teacher recruitment and hiring
        • The key to building a strong future

        14 clock hours