Here's a look at the upcoming AESA professional learning opportunities.


February 15, 2024

Unlock the Power of Education Strategy and Management with AESA's Interactive Workshops!

Experimentation, Pricing, & Innovation Workshop

March 19-20, 2024  |  Willamette ESD, Salem, Oregon

Join us as we equip you with essential tools to elevate your education service agency's business management game. Dive into the art of experimentation to minimize risk, gain insights into confident pricing strategies, and delve into innovative processes geared towards meeting your customers' evolving needs. Don't miss this opportunity to level-up your agency's success!

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Business Strategy and Development Workshop

April 2-3 | Miami County ESC, Troy, OH 

Come, learn, and transform your agency! The business strategy framework will empower you and your team to maximize impact, allocate resources effectively, and seize new opportunities with clarity. The workshop is designed to encourage deeper thinking about how educational service agencies create, capture, and deliver value, enabling you to uncover hidden keys to success and stand out from the crowd.


Pricing for either workshop:

  • Individuals: $1,500
  • Team of 3 or more: $1,000 per person

Amplifying Your Impact: Mastering Effective State Advocacy

FREE 60 Minute Webinar for AESA Members

March 7, 2024 | 11 a.m.- 12 Noon EST | Presented by: Craig Burford

Advocacy at the state level can yield substantial policy changes and is often a catalyst for broader national shifts. This session will equip attendees with essential strategies and insights to navigate the complexities of state-level advocacy, helping them make a meaningful impact on the issues they are passionate about. Whether they are an educator, administrator, advocate, lobbyist, or concerned citizen, they will leave with a toolkit to drive change at the state level and beyond. 


Calling all CEOs: This one's for you!

The Leadership Academy 

Application Window is Open!

The National ESA Leadership Academy is a yearlong professional learning experience for up to 25 sitting ESA CEOs. A diverse group of visionary educational leaders will engage in a combination of face-to-face and virtual learning events and activities, including international travel. These experiences are designed to support the unique needs and interests of CEOs  in educational service agencies around the country.


The Leadership Academy experience includes:

  • Exploration of leadership issues
  • Discovery of emerging issues
  • Deep dives into highly-relevant topics
  • Worldwide travel in partnership with ACES International!  

From Our Partners . . . 

New Webinar Series: Advancing Digital Equity - NTIA Digital Equity Grant Program

New Webinar Series: Advancing Digital Equity - NTIA Digital Equity Grant Program

Webinar 1: February 29, 2024 |11 a.m. – Noon Eastern Time

Webinar 2: April 17, 2024 | 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Time


In 2024, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will announce new programs to help eligible entities pursue activities to advance digital equity in their communities. Therefore, several organizations – the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the American Library Association, and Common Sense Media – are collaborating to help prepare the education and library sectors, and community-based organizations for this unique opportunity.


This upcoming webinar and workshop series invites leaders at the state, local, and institution levels to build their awareness of the relevant policy context and learn why this issue is important to their stakeholders. To further support leaders in seeing themselves as a critical component of this national focus on digital equity, the 2-part webinar series will feature experts to showcase diverse “possibility models” of successful and replicable strategies from around the country. Finally, the webinar series will prepare participants for a digital equity workshop to be held during the spring CCSSO Collaboratives: Education Information Management Advisory Collaborative (EIMAC) meeting in May, where you will have an opportunity to develop/refine ideas, learn from peers, and develop critical relationships with other leaders in your states/regions.


Register here for FREE to attend webinar 1

(Details and registration for webinar 2 will be sent at a later date.)



2024 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

Leading Through Change: AI, Crisis Communication, Wellness for Leaders

July 16-18, 2024 | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, New Haven, CT


2024 AESA Advocacy in Action Conference

September 25-27, 2024 | Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington DC


2024 AESA Annual Conference

Be a Champion!

December 4-6, 2024 | Omni Resort at ChampionsGate, FL (near Orlando)

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