Professional Learning

Current Specific Offerings

February 3 & 4

Hard Conversations & Swimming in the Deep End with Jennifer Abrams (read more & registration)

February 11

Proficiency Based Learning Symposium (read more & registration

March 31 & April 1

10 Non-Negotiables of MTSS with Jamie Kinnarney & Michaela Martin (read more & registration)

August 4, 5, 6 

Growing Equitable & Thriving School Communities–VPA Annual Leadership Academy with keynote, Shane Shafir. (Killington, VT. Registration will be available February, 2020). 


Ongoing Offerings

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. We will announce in LEADS when we open enrollment for cohorts 10 and beyond. (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)


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