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2020-21 Supporting Principal Excellence: Professional Growth Coaching for Leaders Academy - Madison
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/16/2020 to 3/10/2021
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Wisconsin School Leadership Center
4797 Hayes Rd
Madison, Wisconsin  53704
United States
Contact: Jessica Schwedrsky
(608) 729-6648

Online registration is available until: 10/16/2020
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School administrators need skillful support from leaders of teaching and learning; leaders who believe in coaching as a vehicle for developing exemplary leadership. The Professional Growth Coaching for Leaders Academy, presented by WASDA and AWSA, will equip superintendents, central office leaders and others who directly support principals with the tools and practices that enhance principal performance in leading schools of equity and excellence for student success.  The overarching goal of the Academy is to assist with the development of instructional leadership skills that deliver breakthrough results for all students.

Knowledge Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies to determine best practices in teaching and learning.
  2. Understand how to use evidence of principal practice to identify next steps of leader improvement that foster a positive educational environment and support the diverse cultural and learning needs of students.
  3. Learn a process for determining local academic priorities and problems of practice.
  4. Understand how to identify a shared problem of practice and recognize strategies to impact change.

Practice Objectives:

  1. Analyze coaching conversations and scenarios for effectiveness and intended impact.
  2. Promote reflection on impact by engaging leaders in coaching simulations that use targeted questioning and conversation strategies.
  3. Engage in a relationship with a principal for the purpose of practicing and analyzing coaching skill.
  4. Facilitate coaching conversations that ensure equity and excellence in schools.

** Please note: WASDA intends to continue to provide professional learning opportunities for our members in 2020-2021. At this time, the method of delivery for those opportunities will be dependent on the guidance from public health officials and compliance with any restrictions on assembly. We are prepared to provide in-person, virtual, and hybrid spaces for our members to gather, learn, collaborate, and network. Registrants will be provided updates as our future unfolds.

Academy Dates
Each workshop will begin with registration and breakfast at 7:30 am and conclude by 3:00 pm.

  • Friday, October 16, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The sessions are intended to build upon each other and therefore you are to attend all four sessions. 


Please click here for a listing of hotels near the Wisconsin School Leadership Center.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee: $415 (Includes lunch with each session and academy materials)

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be issued if cancellation is made in writing to the WASDA office ( by noon on Friday, October 9th.  No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received after this date or if the registrant is a no show.