NASP Call for Webinar Proposals - Special Series on School Psychology Practice Management

The NASP Professional Growth Committee invites submissions to present a webinar as part of a special webinar series on School Psychology Practice Management that will take place from October through December, 2023. Practice management refers to the knowledge and strategies needed to navigate the challenges of working in schools and feel efficient, productive, nimble, and fulfilled. Presentations including but not limited to any of the following topics, or related topics, are welcome and encouraged:

  • Ethical decision-making considering contemporary challenges and contexts (e.g., the expansion of artificial intelligence, state laws constraining service delivery to LGBTQIA+ students, etc.)
  • Sharing information with constituents in consumer-friendly ways that are most likely to benefit student outcomes, such as,
    • writing strengths-based, referral-driven reports within IEP management systems
    • in-service professional development activities likely to result in sustained change
    • running effective meetings
    • writing streamlined, consumer-oriented psychoeducational reports   
  • Time and case management strategies for maintaining productivity across a variety of school psychologist competencies
  • Models for collaborating with professionals in related fields (e.g., school counselors, school social workers, teachers, paraprofessionals, etc.) that result in healthy models of service delivery for students 

NASP webinars are an effective way to engage school psychology professionals on crucial educational topics and emerging issues. These sessions ideally provide participants with best practices, effective solutions, strategies for direct application, and quality resources that help participants provide effective services. NASP webinars ideally focus heavily on practical application and very little on background or theory.

Presentation proposals will be selected based on certain general critera:

  • Quality of the proposal (e.g., description and learning objectives well written and aligned with the call for the special series)
  • Grounding in research and evidence-based practice
  • Practical application
  • Evidence of previous presentation experience and expertise among the presenter(s)

NASP webinars typically run 60 minutes, with 45–50 minutes of presentation and 10–15 minutes to address participants’ questions. Presenters are also expected to provide handouts and resources, and contribute to our A Closer Look blog. This is an exciting opportunity for you to share your knowledge and experience and contribute to the field of school psychology.

Interested parties should review the FAQ for Webinar Presenters (see below) before completing the Webinar Proposal Application. Applications must be submitted to no later than August 24, 2023 at 5pm Eastern. Proposals submitted by any other means or after the deadline will not be accepted. Presenters will be notified via email within 30-60 DAYS AFTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE regarding the status of their proposals. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Webinar Presenters

How do I present a webinar and am I equipped?

Webinars simply require a phone line, laptop with a webcam, and an Internet connection. Presenters will need to conduct the webinar by speaking into a phone line and navigating the PowerPoint slides (and any other audio or video files) at their own pace using their computer. All presenters will have an opportunity to do a practice dry run (“tech run”) a few days before the actual webinar.

Presenters should avoid using speakerphone during the presentation. We recommend using a headset or talking directly into the receiver.

If there is more than one presenter, those not speaking should plan on muting their lines during those periods.

What kind of webinar is NASP looking for?

We typically prefer webinars that have a clear practical focus for working professionals in schools, with more focus on practical application than theory or background knowledge. Our proposal reviewers will rate proposals on quality, grounding in research and evidence-based practices, practical application, and speaker quality (e.g., evidence of previous successful presentations).

What format is used?

Generally, we will use Zoom, though have other options available as well if needed.

Can participants interact with the presenters?

Participants can submit questions throughout the webinar, which will be moderated and facilitated for you. How questions will be handled can be discussed before the webinar. Presenters may also engage participants using the live polling feature.

What do I need to do leading up to the webinar?

We ask that all presenters do the following:

  • Complete the Webinar Authorization Form.
  • Develop an eight-question multiple choice test.
  • Write a brief entry for NASP’s “A Closer Look” blog.
  • Provide resources to share beyond the PowerPoint slides (e.g., articles, manuscripts, manuals, scripts).

A practice “tech” run will be scheduled with you so you have time to familiarize yourself with the format and technology.

Can I play audio or video files during the webinar?


How long does it take for the webinar to be archived and posted?

Typically within a week.

Who owns the content once I do a presentation?

NASP retains rights to the recording and the webinar, but the presenter still has intellectual ownership of the content. In other words, nothing would prevent the presenter from using the same content in future presentations.

What are the expectations for me as a presenter outside of giving the presentation?

Willingness to share your webcam for some or all of the presentation and willingness to share your email at the end of the presentation for attendees to contact you directly with questions.

How long until I find out about the outcome of my proposal?

Expect to hear something within about 1 month after the proposal deadline.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thank you for sharing your expertise.

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