Professional Learning

Current Specific Offerings

Outside the Box Series

5 sessions in the summer of 2020, enrollment currently full

August 4, 5, 6 

Registration Now Open! Growing Equitable & Thriving School Communities–VPA Annual Leadership Academy with keynote, Shane Shafir. (Now Online, Register here

VPA Zoom Drop In Meetings

Check VPA Leads for the Zoom links and notes. We have been offering zoom drop-in meetings for school leaders since Mid-March, 3 times a week. 11am on Mondays focuses on High Schools, 11am on Wednesday focuses on Middle Schools, and 11am on Fridays focuses on Elementary Schools.

Ongoing Offerings

Better Conversations Every Day

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 #10. (read more)

Equity Practitioner’s Network

The first cohort of the Equity Practitioners Network began in the summer of 2019 (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.