These webinars are provided free for AASPA members. Non-AASPA members who register and attend this webinar will be invoiced $25 following the event. Not a member of AASPA or don’t know? Contact us at 913-327-1222 or [email protected]

 The Basics of LinkedIn

Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

Brian White, Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations at Auburn-Washburn Unified School District, will present.

This webinar will get you up and moving in the world of LinkedIn and how to leverage in your professional world.  You’ll learn about the basics of LinkedIn including building your profile, groups, and a professional page for your district.  You’ll also have the opportunity to learn a little about networking within LinkedIn.  Finally, you’ll leave with a few tips on how you can use LinkedIn to build a pipeline of talent for your district.

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 Misconceptions of Effective Mentoring

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CT

Elise Gruber, Professor at Stetson University, will present.

Having led mentoring programs as a secondary school administrator for 22 years, Dr. Elise Gruber will be sharing three misconceptions of the mentoring process in this webinar. In addition to examining effective strategies for mentoring teachers, the focus of this 45 minute (with 15 minutes for questions) presentation will be on why mentoring is not only for teachers new to teaching, why it needs to take place for longer than the traditional year and why it should include teams of people rather than just the mentee and mentor.

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Mentoring – Without Having to Rearrange the Letters

Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

Beryl New, Director of Human Resources at Topeka Public Schools, will present.

In this presentation Beryl will explain that the rearrangement of the letters in the word mentor could spell “Torment”. 🙂  She will address the qualities and characteristics of good and exceptional mentors, undesirable mentor characteristics, the definition of mentor, the historical background of mentorship, understanding that educators are learners just as students are learners, the things adult learners need to know and the pitfalls if they are not taught those things, the correlation between mentorship and teacher retention, the mentorship program in Kansas, and what mentorees have shared about their mentoring experiences – both positive and negative.

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To view past webinar, please log in to the member’s section. If you are not a member, please email [email protected] to view a recording. Some of our most popular past webinars you can view are:

  • A School District’s Guide to FMLA: Nuts and Bolts
  • Grow Your Own Teachers of Color
  • A Culture of Engagement
  • Getting The Right Leader on the Bus
  • How to Create a Successful Wellness Program in Your School District
  • Transgender Employees: Balancing the Rights of All Employees
  • Employer Branding – Develop Your School District Brand

AASPA webinars offer members and non-members an affordable professional development opportunity with:

  • Low-cost registration
  • No travel expenses
  • Limited time commitment

And these savings come with a high value. Whatever the topic, you can be certain to receive training and information from experts in the field with an opportunity to interact with the presenter and other participating professionals.