FAQ

General

How can I get involved in AASPA?

AASPA has many opportunities for members to get involved. We want you to have the opportunity to add to your personal resume. Members can join one of our many committees. Committees meet in person once a year at annual conference and via GoToMeetings throughout the year. Members can offer to present at one of our face-to-face conferences or present a webinar from the comfort of their office. We also ask members to write articles for one of our four AASPA publications. In addition, there are opportunities to join the AASPA leadership by running for a position on the national executive board.

Are AASPA resources available to non-members?

Yes, AASPA resources such as professional development events, webinars, publications and career posting are available to non-members for a greater fee than members.

Membership

How can I pay for my membership?

You can:

  • make payment online with your credit card http://aaspa.org/membership-information/

  • ‘place an order’ with a PO online (using above link), and we will mail you an invoice for payment

  • print off a form and email or fax to us: [email protected] / 913-327-1223

  • call us at AASPA and renew over the phone with credit card details 913-327-1222

Is AASPA membership transferable?

If you pay for your membership personally, it is transferable if you have a career change – please remember to let us know your new job title and contact details.  If your school district has paid for your dues, your membership can be transferred to another employee within the district.  If you leave your school district, your new employer will need to make payment to continue your membership.

 

How do I reset my members-only password?

If you’ve forgotten your password  you can reset this online (for immediate attention) or email [email protected] or call 913-327-1222 in business hours.

When will I have access to the website?

New members will receive a welcome email within a week of payment. This will provide you with your AASPA website login details. If you need urgent access to the website, or are having problems logging in, contact [email protected]

When does my membership begin / expire?

For new subscribers, membership along with access to the website begins when we receive payment.  Membership is for 12 months and will be renewable from the expiry date. All memberships start on the first day of the month.

What discounts are available to AASPA members?

AASPA members receive discounts on books, Career Center job postings, webinars and Boot Camp registration. In addition, members also are eligible for favorable group pricing, specialized coverages, and association discounts on insurance protection from leading carriers. Plans are provided through the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE). New AASPA members receive two-year/$40,000 life insurance for free.

 

What emails will I receive?

You will receive emails keeping you up-to-date on the latest AASPA events and benefits. You will get approximately two emails per week notifying you on webinars, books of the month, our Annual Conference, member benefits, etc. You will also receive our HR Focus newsletter every other Friday.

 

How can I update my contact information?

To update your contact information, please email [email protected] or call 913-327-1222.

What benefits does AASPA membership offer?

For a full list of AASPA member benefits go to http://aaspa.org/member-benefits/

 

What type of membership is best for me?

Active Membership – For school administrators in public and private schools

Associate Membership – For district professional staff, faculty members in post-secondary institutions, or employees in education-related agencies

Retired Membership – For individuals retired from school personnel/administration. Must have been an AASPA member for one year prior to retirement.

Student Membership – For graduate students pursuing an initial degree in the HR/school administration. Individuals cannot be practicing public or private school administrators.

Business Member – Membership for businesses related to the school personnel industry.

Who is the typical AASPA member?

AASPA represents a network of PK-12 educational professionals, who have job functions in the human resource or school personnel arena. Our members hold titles such as: Director of HR, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, Principal, Director of Personnel & Administrative Services, Personnel Specialist, Executive Director of Personnel. In addition, we have many Associate Personnel Staff Members and Assistants.

Affiliates

How can I locate information about my state affiliate?

You can access our state Affiliate Directory at http://aaspa.org/about-us/affiliate-directory/

Does my state affiliation give me free AASPA membership?

State affiliates operate independently from AASPA. While we share a close relationship with our State affiliates, we do not share membership nor do we honor state membership discounts.

Professional Development

Do you offer certification credit? How do I receive it?

AASPA offers both HRCI and SHRM certification credit for our events. After attending an AASPA webinar, Boot Camp or Annual Conference, we will provide you with a certificate which includes the approval code needed for your credit. Event must be paid-in-full before the code is provided.

 

Can I access past webinars and events?

AASPA webinars are recorded and archived in the “Members Only” section of the website. Materials from past events are provided electronically to participants. These materials are available to purchase for those who did not attend . Materials include Powerpoints, handouts and any charts or examples used by presenters. Please contact Sandy Wachter, Director of Meetings and Events, at [email protected] or call 913-327-1222 for more information.

How do I get information on the Annual Conference?

Go to the “Events” tab on the AASPA website and select “Annual Conference” or click this link, http://aaspa.org/events/annual-conference/ . The most up-to-date information can be found on this page. If you do not see the information regarding the Annual Conference you are looking for, please contact Sandy Wachter, Director of Meetings and Events, at [email protected] or call 913-327-1222.

 

How do I get information on the Boot Camp?

Go to the “Events” tab on the AASPA website and select “Boot Camp” or click this link, http://aaspa.org/personnel-administrator-boot-camp/ . The most up-to-date information can be found on this page. If you do not see the information regarding the Boot Camp you are looking for, please contact Sandy Wachter, Director of Meetings and Events, at [email protected] or call 913-327-1222.

 

How do I register for an event?

Go to the “Events” tab on the AASPA website and select the specific event you are interested in attending. Once on the event page, scroll down to the registration information. You may either select the “Print & Fax Registration Form” link or the “Online Registration Form” link. Simply complete the form and select your payment method for online registration or if you prefer, print off the registration form, complete it and email, fax or mail it to AASPA with payment method indicated. The contact information is on each form.

 

How do I register for a webinar?

Go to http://aaspa.org/events/webinars/ for a list of our upcoming webinars. Underneath each webinar there will be a link saying, “Register Now.” Click that link and it will lead you to a registration page. Simply fill out the information, and you will receive an email confirming and instructions to log in to the webinar.

Webinars are provided free to members. Non-members that attend the webinar will be invoiced $25 following the event.

 

Publications

Can I view archived issues of AASPA’s magazines?

Yes, issues of AASPA’s Best Practices and Perspective magazine are archived on the Members Only section of the website.

How can I pay for books?

You can either use a purchase order, check or pay with credit card. If you use a purchase order or check, the AASPA office must have a copy of the PO/check before shipping any books.

What is the member discount?

The member discount varies between each book. Generally, there is between at $5-$10 difference.

 

How do I order books?

You can order books by going to our online Book Store at http://aaspa.org/resources/store/. You must be logged into the website to receive the member discount. Add books to your cart and check out after you’ve browsed through all of the books.

You can also call 913-327-1222 to order books over the phone.

 

Career Center

What are the differences in price to post on AASPA’s Career Center?

 

**Member

Non-Member

Basic Price

$150

$200

*Enhanced Price

$200

$250

Time Period

30 Days

30 Days

*The enhanced level will include four Twitter announcements for open positions and include a web link in the post.  Posting tweets will occur once a week in the 30-day period. AASPA’s current Twitter following is 620 and growing daily.

**You must be logged in to receive the AASPA member discount of $50.

With our growing membership and growing relationships with other educational groups, the AASPA Career Center is a great place to post your open administrative positions.

 

How do I post a vacancy?

You can post an open position on https://aaspa.org/resources/career-center/. Simply click, “Add Job Posting.” You will be prompted to fill in contact information, location, position information and payment information.

You can pay with a credit card or purchase order. If you use a purchase order, the AASPA office must have a copy of the PO before publishing the post.

Who can post a vacancy?

Anyone can post a vacancy on AASPA’s Career Center. Members do receive a $50 discount on postings.