Professional Learning

Current Specific Offerings

March 31 & April 1

Registration Full: 10 Non-Negotiables of MTSS with Jamie Kinnarney & Michaela Martin (read more & waitlist)

August 4, 5, 6 

Registration Now Open! Growing Equitable & Thriving School Communities–VPA Annual Leadership Academy with keynote, Shane Shafir, Killington, VT. (read more & registration)

Ongoing Offerings

Better Conversations Everyday

The VPA has worked closely with the Center for Creative Leadership to be able to offer Better Conversations Everyday to Vermont educators. Nearly 100 Vermont educators have already had the chance to experience this capacity building, highly engaging and effective one day workshop. View more information here, and inquire directly with Mike ( or Jay ( for costs and open dates.

Mentor Training

The VPA offers three mentor training dates per year to keep current mentors up-to-date and to invite new mentors into the mentoring program (read more & registration)

Waddington Leadership Initiative

The Waddington Leadership Initiative is currently enrolled through cohort #9. Cohort #10 is now accepting applications. The deadline is March 31. (read more

Equity Initiative

The Equity Initiative currently has 28 Vermont school leaders in its first cohort of the Equity Practitioners Network (read more)

VPA Visits

Learn more about some of the great work happening around the state with our colleagues. VPA VISITS will visit about 15-20 schools this year and provide short write-ups, links, and pictures of the visit. (read more)

VPA Podcast

The VPA has started a small podcast series. Check out the descriptions and listen here.

Archived Event Resources

Leadership Academy 2019: Leading for Equity at the Stowe-flake

(July 30, 31, & August 1st)

Presenter Slides & Materials


Video of Dr. Benjamin’s Keynote Address

Video of Dave Melnick’s Full Room Presentation