AASSA Professional Development Conferences
One of AASSA’s main functions is to provide professional development of staff represented in our member schools in our region. To this end, we generally offer four conferences annually as detailed below:
Business Managers’ Institute: This three-day conference takes place annually during the month of July in Miami and addresses topics of relevance to school business managers and other members of staff. The conference is open to participants from Full Member, Invitational Member and non-member schools for differing registration fees.
Board Governance Conference: AASSA holds an annual conference during the month of September in Miami for Board Members and Heads of School to explore topics and governance training relevant to our international schools.
Annual Educators’ Conference: The largest AASSA professional development event of the year is the annual conference held (generally in March or April) in South America. This conference features one and two-day pre-conference institutes for both teachers and administrators followed by an opening keynote evening and two full days of conference institutes and workshops.
In an effort to best serve our schools on what is a large continent that is often costly to traverse, our Annual Educators’ Conference rotates around South America, with the conference being held one year in the north, the next in the south, and every third year in Brazil.
Latin American Administrators’ Conference: This conference, held annually in late November or early December in Atlanta, is the result of the organizational efforts of three organizations working in unison: AdvancEd, the Tri-Association and AASSA. The conference is aimed at meeting the professional development and networking needs of the directors and principals of international schools throughout Latin America.
AASSA also holds an annual Global Issues Network (GIN) Conference for students in Grades 7 – 12.