Professional Learning

Launching Principal Leadership Network


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. Learn how LPL can launch your principal practice to a whole new level. Check out our survey results and see what first-year principals thought about the series.


New or newly assigned principals and assistant principals.


$375 per workshop


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

Workshop Details

Stage 1


  • 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


  • 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.

Stage 3: Finishing the Year Strong

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

  • Race & equity.
  • 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.
  • Planning a strong finish and memorable re-launch.
  • Hiring, retaining and assigning dynamic staff.
  • Managing change: laying the foundation for next year’s initiatives.

13 clock hours.

What Attendees are Saying

"I am returning to our building with my head full of ideas, a list of practical and implementable items, and a sense of urgency... I feel like a wind up toy, all wound up and ready to go again!" - Paula Torgeson, Assistant Principal, Mary Purcell Elementary, Sedro-Woolley SD

Registration Options

Hotel Accommodations

Four Points has a limited room block for workshop participants. 

Room rate is $139/night + tax. 

Available nights: March 4 - 5, 2019.

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For More Information 

Macy Bruhy | Professional Learning & Intern Support | (800) 562-6100