State coordinators for leadership training and certification from across the country will convene for professional development training, September 8 - 10th, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Indianapolis, Indiana. The NIAAA Professional Development Leadership Team will conduct two and one-half days of intense training to assist state coordinators - leadership training and certification leaders in each state. Updates of processes and procedures for conducting their statewide programs, as well several new initiatives will be introduced to new and veteran coordinators. State leadership is vital in conducting the mission and vision of the NIAAA of offering professional development within the states. Several of the topics that Coordinators will be reviewing include: NIAAA Classroom online courses; certification process changes; CMAA oral presentation; new courses proposed and updates on revised courses, leadership, and sharing of ideas within each state.
About the NIAAA: The NIAAA is the professional organization for interscholastic athletic administrators. The association is accredited by AdvancED and North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, the NIAAA promotes and enhances the profession of athletic administration for high school and middle school athletic administrators. Since 1977, the NIAAA has served individuals who lead education-based athletic programs in the nation’s schools. With current individual membership of nearly 11,000, the NIAAA consists of members from athletic administrator associations in the 50 states, and the District of Columbia, as well as over 40 international countries. Through its 48 course curriculum, and four levels of certification, the NIAAA is the national leader in providing professional development for athletic administrators, directors, coordinators, and supervisors, as well as those serving in assistant principal/athletic director, or activity/athletic director combined roles that lead school-based sports programs. While providing best-practices and serving as a resource for safe and plentiful participation opportunities for student-athletes, the NIAAA places further focus on member benefits, standards, communication, outreach, and recognition, while emphasizing the exchange of ideas among athletic administrators throughout the nation and the world. NIAAA champions the profession of athletic administration through education opportunities, advocating ethics, developing leaders and fostering community.