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2013 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute (PPI)
Policies and Practices that Promote Student Behavior and Learning: Directions for the Nation


  • 3-Day Basic Training — July 17–19
    (NASP-Approved CPD earned)
    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the George Washington University (GW) Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) will co-host an annual federal public policy institute in Washington, DC. The 3-day training focuses on how federal and state education policy and grassroots advocacy shapes positive and safe school climates and culture. Space is limited, so register early!
  • 5 Day Advanced Training — July 17–19, 2013, July 22–23, 2013
    (GW Graduate Semester Credit earned)
    In addition to all of the offerings included in the 3-day training, 5-day training participants will take a more comprehensive look at how legislative and administrative policy helps to create safe and supportive conditions for learning for all students, including vulnerable student populations. Through exploration and engagement in a community of practice, participants will utilize their knowledge of education policy and school systems to propose solutions to common problems of practice facing America's schools.

3-Day Basic Training July 17–19, 2013


George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs Building
Room 310, 805 21st St NW, Washington DC

The theme of this year's PPI is “Policies and Practices that Promote Student Behavior and Learning: Directions for the Nation.”

The 2013 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute will feature a 3-day basic training for school psychologists, school counselors, teachers, principals and others committed to promoting safe and healthy school environments from Wednesday–Friday, July 17–19, 2013 on the GW campus in Washington, DC. GW graduate students and any other participants taking the institute for graduate semester credit will engage in a 5-day experience that continues on Monday–Tuesday July 22–23, 2013. The 3-day basic training will focus on building the foundational knowledge of grassroots advocacy and federal education policy while the 5-day experience will look more closely at the development of administrative policy and procedure and its impact on students and school organizational system. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative policy process through presentations made by nationally known experts and policy makers, a Capitol Hill experience visiting their elected officials and observing Congress in action, and through discussion and networking with education professionals and graduate students.

2013 PPI Registration Rates

  • NASP Member Early Bird Rate (registration through May 14) — $369
  • NASP Member Full Rate (registration from May 15 through June 30) — $399
  • Non-Member Rate and Late Registration (July 1 – onsite) — $469

Registration includes all handouts and materials, a networking reception, selected meals, and $10 Metro ticket to enable transportation to/from Capitol Hill. Participants will earn NASP Approved Continuing Professional Development credit.

For school psychology state associations, a limited number of registration scholarships will be available to assist associations in building grassroots advocacy capacity. These are need-based scholarships and will be awarded in the form of tuition reimbursement only. The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is May 11, 2013

Changes and Cancellations

PPI registration refunds (less a $50 administrative fee) will be granted until June 11, 2013; no refunds will be issued following this date. All cancellations and/or change requests must be submitted in writing to Allison Miller at amiller@naspweb.org

PPI participants must communicate changes and cancellation of room reservations directly with the hotel and are subject to hotel policy.