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:
School Operations Conference | MIAMI, FL
This three-day conference takes place annually during the month of July in Miami and addresses topics of relevance to areas within school operations. The conference is open to member and non-member schools for differing registration fees.
2021 | July 14-16 2022 | July 13-15
Board Governance Conference | MIAMI, FL
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.
2021 | August 31-September 2 2022 | August 30-September 1
Heads' Retreat | MIAMI, FL
2021 | September 3-4 2022 | September 2-3
AASSA holds an annual Heads' Retreat for all Heads of School in order to facilitate leadership learning experiences intended to further support the role throughout the academic year.
Annual Educators’ Conference | HOSTED IN LATIN AMERICA
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.
2021 | March 16-20 - Graded, The American School of Sao Paulo
2022 | To Be Announced
Latin American Administrators’ Conference (Cognia)
This conference, held annually in early December in Atlanta, is organized by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). The conference is aimed at meeting the professional development and networking needs of the directors and principals of international schools throughout Latin America.