Professional Development Conferences

Three professional development conferences are held each year for active SSA members:

  • The Fall Conference is usually held in the north part of the state during the second week of October (Monday through Wednesday including Columbus Day).  This conference may focus on technology and is a continuation of the professional development topic highlighted during the previous Summer Conference.  Participants who attend both conferences and complete the necessary documentation are eligible to earn 1 PLU. 
  • The Legislative Conference is held in Montgomery in conjunction with the beginning of the Legislative Session and includes a Legislative Reception for superintendents and their legislative delegation. The focus is always on the upcoming session, budget priorities, improving our lobbying skill, timely topics, and development of legislative relations. The conference is planned by the SSA staff and officers and geared to connect legislative priorities of SSA, superintendents, and legislative leaders.
  • The Summer Conference is always held at the beach or nearby, with training designed for the System Leadership Team and Superintendent. SSA strives to coordinate with the Alabama Association of School Boards so that conferences are back-to-back, allowing superintendents to more readily attend both conferences.

For specific conference dates and locations, please click on View Full Calendar on the right.