American Association of School Administrators Hosts Professional Development Activities in Georgia

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders.

AASA members are chief education advocates for children. Throughout the year, Alliance partner AASA provides summits, workshops and forums for its members to help them advance the goals of public education and also champion children’s causes in their districts and around the country.

On October 30, 2008 in Savannah, Georgia, AASA will host the Aspiring Leaders Workshop. The workshop, designed for those who inspire to become superintendents or sharpen skills for the central office, is a one-day program packed with vital information and tools that will expand attendee’s knowledge, build skills and further develop leadership capabilities.

Topics to be covered include board relations, budgeting for success, instructional leadership, communications essentials and systems thinking. Also, attendees will have opportunities to learn about the role AASA can play in helping enhance skills and create a career advancement plan.

Also, in Savannah from October 30 until November 1, AASA will host a special forum for Women in School Leadership.

The two-day forum is filled with informative sessions and well-versed industry speakers. During the forum, attendees will be able to:

  • Learn how to more effectively use power and influence in their current positions. 
  • Gain in-depth understanding of leadership roles and challenges as well as women's leadership issues.
  • Expand contacts through panel presentations with experts, leaders and scholars.
  • Explore the choices and trade-offs women face when juggling personal and professional lives.
  • Depart from the forum with a strategy for the future and a network of women leaders.

About the American Association of School Administrators
As school system leaders, AASA members set the pace for academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large. For information about AASA or to register for the workshop or forum, visit