ACSA's conferences are high-energy annual events designed to revitalize school leaders and give them access to the tools and information they need to be successful. Conferences are held throughout California, and content is built to respond to current trends and issues in education.
- NASS Leadership & Advocacy Conference | Washington, D.C. | Sept. 15-17
- Educational Excellence: Pathways to Equity Summit | Alhambra, CA | Sept. 24
- Women in School Leadership Forum | Huntington Beach, CA | Sept. 25-27
- Personnel Institute | Long Beach, CA | Oct. 2-4
- Leadership Summit | San Francisco, CA | Nov. 7-9
- ACSA Negotiators' Symposium | San Diego, CA | Jan. 22-24, 2020
- ACSA Superintendents' Symposium | Indian Wells, CA | Jan. 29-31, 2020
- Every Child Counts Symposium | Palm Desert, CA | Feb 5-7, 2020
- Classified Leaders Institute | North Hollywood, CA | Feb. 27-28, 2020
- Excellence through Equity Conference | Napa, CA | Mar. 5-6
- Lead 3 Symposium | Sacramento, CA | April 2-4, 2020
- Principals' Summer Institute | June 21 - 27
- Institute for New & Aspiring Principals | June 22-26
Classified Educational Leaders Institute
ACSA’s annual CEL Institute is specifically designed for classified education leaders in all areas of management, including business/fiscal services, human resources/personnel, maintenance/operations, custodial, technology, facilities, student services/instructional, including confidential and administrative assistants. It is an opportunity to share information and best practices, as well as learn about issues that impact education.
Every Child Counts Symposium
ACSA’s Student Services and Special Education Council presents this world-class learning event each year, featuring exciting workshops, informative keynotes and opportunities for skill development and networking. The event is designed for both beginning and veteran educational leaders and focuses on the latest in the field of student services and special education.
The Leadership Summit is ACSA’s premier professional development event. This annual gathering of educators at all levels of administration is a celebration of the profession. For 2.5 days, this event provides opportunities for invaluable networking and offers professional development on current critical leadership and educational issues.
Lead 3.0 Symposium
The Leadership 3.0 Symposium is a collaborative effort of ACSA, Computer Using Educators and Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership. It is truly “for administrators, by administrators.” The annual symposium features keynote presentations, concurrent sessions and several pre-conference workshops and seminars.
NASS Leadership Conference
The NASS Leadership & Advocacy Conference is intended to provide a premier professional development event created solely for superintendents, deputy, associate and assistant superintendents. This annual conference will serve not only as a celebration of the profession, but will also provide networking opportunities and professional development on critical educational issues of high interest for our nation’s superintendents.
Having a well-trained and informed negotiation team provides the framework upon which school change and student academic success is built. Those working in the field of negotiations need to keep their skills sharp while staying abreast of the latest law and policy related to their work.
Institute for New & Aspiring Principals
Summer Residential Program @ UCLA
This program is designed for educators new to the profession, or those hoping to enter the field of leadership. It provokes and ultimately fosters a life commitment to the calling of teaching and learning. It is designed to lead participants into focusing their resolve to deepen their practice and continue their journey up the career ladder.
Principals' Summer Institute
Summer Residential Program @ UCLA
This annual event at UCLA is an intensive, multi-day event designed to support school site leaders in their work. Providing opportunities to meet in a stimulating and supportive setting, this is the place to examine crucial school reform topics. Led by experienced, knowledgeable leaders, the program offers invaluable days of personal reflection.
Appealing to those in all areas of human resources as well as those who are aspiring to move into the field, the ACSA Personnel Institute is one of our more popular professional development events. The presenters are a well-respected mix of practitioners, consultants and attorneys. This three-day event offers interactive workshop sessions providing information on a variety of current issues confronting human resources administrators.
This annual event brings school leaders from around the state together for an invaluable two and a half days of professional learning, networking and advocacy. This is the best time to look at the governor’s budget and for superintendents to get together to review the state-of-the-state and the state-of-the-district. That’s essential, but more than ever before it is time for superintendents to lead a movement to restore California schools to their once held rank of the best in the nation. A focus will be on integrating technology into curriculum and professional development in a digital world.
Women in School Leadership Forum
Women are underrepresented in all areas of school leadership. Let's work together to level the playing field. The Women in School Leadership Forum is the premier networking and educational experience designed to engage, enlighten and empower women education leaders from across the country. This joint collaborative event hosted by ACSA and AASA is sure to be a powerful experience for all participants