About the Series

The Launching Principal Leadership Network 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 LPLN love it. In fact, 100% of participants recommend LPLN 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.


$375 per workshop or $900 for the series (a savings of $225).


Breakfast and Registration 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Workshop 8:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Options

Registration will open May 1, 2018



      Stage 1: Maximizing Your Leadership in the First Eight Weeks

      July 25-26, 2018 | ESD 113, Tumwater

      Individual price: $375

      • Establishing key relationships
      • Building a climate and culture that is good for kids
      • Developing high impact systems 
      • Self care and habits that promote longevity in your career
      • Planning your first nine weeks
      • School law review
      • Pitfalls to avoid and skills to leverage
      • Equitable discipline

      13 clock hours

      Stage 2: Instructional Leadership for Success

      November 27-28, 2018 | Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle Airport South

      Individual price: $375

      • Having difficult conversations
      • Evaluation and observation systems that promote growth
      • Building leadership capacity in your staff
      • Equitable systems in your school
      • Managing your work day
      • Planning your next 8 weeks
      • Building your staff professional learning plan 
      • Creating data literate staff

        13 clock hours

        Four Points Housing Link

        Stage 3: Finishing the Year Strong

        March 5-6, 2019 | Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle Airport South

        Individual Price: $375

        • Data use as a planning and response tool
        • Preparing and writing defensible teacher evaluations
        • Laying the groundwork for next year: change management
        • Tending to your evaluation: preparing for the conversation
        • Teacher recruitment and retention: hiring well
        • Distributed leadership revisited
        • Planning a strong finish and a memorable re-launch

        13 clock hours

        Four Points Housing Link