WASPA Spring Administrative Conference - April 19-20, 2018

Our spring WASPA Administrator Conference is being held April 19-20 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. Kindly note the different types of registrations offered. Any employee of a WASPA member district is treated as a "member" for registration and fee purposes.  There is no charge for retired WASPA members.

Room rates at the Great Wolf are $82 per night for singles and $109 per night for double/triple/quad. Their reservation number is 1-800-559-9653. Be sure to use code 1804WASP for a discounted room rate.

This year's conference includes some great opportunities to learn from our presenters about Peer Interviewing and Equity Hiring Practices, DPI Licensing Update, Legal Review of Job Description--Best Practices &Hands-on Workshop (walk away with sample job descriptions ready to use in your own district!), WECAN Update, Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE) certification program---, SAA Legislative Update and Legal Updates and Hot Topics.  Kelly Coasch Johnson, Executive Director of AASPA, our national organizaiton, will be joining us for this conference.

Be sure to bring along a copy of job descriptions for the following positions:  (You will work from your samples to develop best-practice templates to put to use right away.) 

  • Elementary Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Regular Education Paraprofessional
  • Head Custodian
  • Elementary Head Secretary

Even though it's hard to take time away from our busy schedules in the office, this time to network and learn with peers is invaluable!

Join us for the opportunity to learn from the shakers and movers in the state and share your experiences with your fellow educators.

2018 WASPA Admin Spring Conference

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018

The Great Wolf Lodge
1400 Great Wolf Dr.
Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965 

Call for Reservations

1-800-559-9653     Use code 1804WASP for a discounted room rate 


$82 Single
$102 Double/Triple or Quad

Dress Code
"Blue Jeans" Casual


WASPA SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 - Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells, WI      

Wednesday, April 18

4:00 WASPA Board Meeting

Thursday, Apr 19

7:15 Breakfast & Registration 
8:00 Welcome by President, Pam Casey

Peer Interviewing 
Scott Garner, Asst. Sup’t Administrative & Human Services,  School District of Janesville


Mindfulness Practices in the Workplace

10:30 Break

DPI Updates 
DPI will present an update on new licensure changes and implications of the state budget. 


Forecast 5 Introduction and Lunch


WASPA Membership Meeting (All conference participants are encouraged to attend!)
Presentation by AASPA Executive Director, Kelly Coasch Johnson


Collaborative Salary Data Analytics
Tabatha Gundrum, Middleton Cross Plains Area School District

2:15 Break

Best Practices for Job Descriptions
Bob Butler, WASB Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel
College/University Breakout Session


Job Description Workshop*
*Please bring copies of job descriptions for: Elementary Teacher, High School Teacher, Special Education Paraprofessional, Regular Education Paraprofessional, Head Custodian, Elementary Head Secretary

5:00 Networking & Social Interaction 
6:30 Dinner on Your Own

Friday, Apr 20

7:15 Breakfast 

WECAN Updates (Charlene Walker, UW-Madison Career Services & Sarah Zelazoski, WASPA)
Charlene will provide an update on the features that are currently integrated into the redesigned WECAN.  Charlene will also highlight the features that are in development and soon to be added to WECAN and will answer your questions regarding WECAN operations.


Handshake / College Recruitment Strategies
Brenda Leahy, UW-LaCrosse Career Services &
Linda Peacock-Landrum, UW-Green Bay Career Services


SAA / Legislative Updates
John Forester, SAA

10:00 Break/Check-out
10:15 Legal Updates/Stump the Attorney 
Atty. Christine Hamiel, vonBriesen & Roper
12:00 Adjourn
Fall & Spring Administrative Staff Conferences  
First-time WASPA Member 1 $175
University/College/Career Placement Staff 2 $125
WASPA Member 3 $225
WASPA Non-Member 4 $325


1 - First Time WASPA Member

Price Paid: $175.00
Refund If Cancelled By
$175.00 Friday, March 30, 2018
$125.00 Friday, April 6, 2018

2 - College/University/Career Placement Staff

Price Paid: $125.00
Refund If Cancelled By
$125.00 Friday, March 30, 2018
$75.00 Friday, April 6, 2018


3 - WASPA Member

Price Paid: $225.00
Refund If Cancelled By
$225.00 Friday, March 30, 2018
$175.00 Friday, April 6, 2018


4 - WASPA Non-Member

Price Paid: $325.00
Refund If Cancelled By
$325.00 Friday, March 30, 2018
$275.00 Friday, April 6, 2018


All conference registration cancellations must be made no later than Apri 6, 2018.  Cancellations received after that date will be refunded  $50 of their registration fee.

Please contact us at memberservices@WASPA.org to advise of cancellations.




There are no breakout sessions at this conference that require pre-registration.


Upcoming WASPA Events

Admin Spring Conference 

April 19-20, 2018


Administrative Support Spring Seminar

April 17-18, 2018