The summit engages participants through a variety of formats including interactive plenary sessions, topic-specific workshops, and teams working collaboratively on real issues. Participants walk away with new tools, insight, and inspiration. In short, the summit promises to be transformational. All days begin at 7:30 with breakfast and programming that ends no later than 4:30pm. The following is the line up of presenters with accompanying dates. A more detailed schedule will be made available before the summit.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring School-wide Excellence (THE PRINCIPAL 50) : A highly-regarded urban educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. One of the most sought-after education speakers in America, Principal Kafele is impacting America’s schools. He has delivered more than one thousand conference keynotes and professional development workshops over the past seven years since leaving his principalship in 2011.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Budgets as Tools for Reform : Dr. Marguerite Roza, Georgetown University. Dr. Roza’s research focuses on quantitative policy analysis, particularly in education finance. Her calculations of dollar implications and cost equivalent tradeoffs have prompted changes in education finance policy at all levels in the education system. She has led projects including the Finance and Productivity Initiative at CRPE and the Schools in Crisis Rapid Response Paper Series. More recently she served as Senior Economic Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her work has been published by Education Sector, the Brookings Institution, Public Budgeting and Finance, Education Next, and the Peabody Journal of Education. The session teaches leaders how to think critically about the resources they have and utilize them in innovative ways to improve their schools.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Leadership Mindsets : Dr. Rick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. A scholar and educator, Frederick M. Hess is one of the nation’s leading voices when it comes to educational leadership and school reform. Author of books including Cage-Busting Leadership, The Cage-Busting Teacher, and Lessons to a Young Education Reformer, and of blogs for Education Week and Forbes, he is director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He has taught educational policy and leadership at Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard. He contributes regularly to publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and The Hill and is a regular presence on radio and television.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Leadership and Teams : Dr. Eduardo Salas, Professor and Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair, Department Chair, Rice University. This session uncovers what facilitates teamwork and team effectiveness in organizations; how and why does team training work; how to optimize simulation-based training; how to design, implement and evaluate training & development systems and in generating evidence-based guidance for those in practice. Dr. Salas has been researching and publishing on teams for over 30 years and is on the committee to select the team for the manned mission to Mars.
Interesting Times : Dr. Steve Klineberg, Professor, Rice University. A graduate of Haverford College, Stephen Klineberg received an M.A. in Psychopathology from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard. After teaching at Princeton, he joined Rice University’s Sociology Department in 1972. The recipient of twelve major teaching awards, including the George R. Brown Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Piper Professor Award, he is a faculty associate and divisional advisor at Lovett College, where he twice served as Interim Master. In March 1982, he and his students initiated the annual “Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey,” now in its 36rd year of tracking the remarkable changes in the demographic patterns, economic outlooks, experiences, and beliefs of Harris County residents. This session focuses on how and why changing demographics impact communities and the relevance of these data to schools and districts.
Friday, June 15, 2018
The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts : Jason G. Irizarry is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and faculty associate in El Instituto: Institute for Latina/a, Caribbean and Latin American Studies. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in multicultural education, culturally responsive curriculum development, participatory action research, and urban education. A central focus of his work involves promoting the academic achievement of youth in urban schools by addressing issues associated with educator preparation.
What Leaders are saying about the 2018 Leadership Summit:
Thank you for organizing such a great learning opportunity and experience. I am so excited about my future and the tools that I have gained from the learning that took place this week.
The summit was enlightening, mind-blowing—at times and thought provoking.
I LOOOOVE all of the activities Kim created for us to do. I LOOOVE that the Summit focused on the personal aspect of our lives showing its connection to us as leaders and not only the educational facets of what we do.
- 98% reported strongly agreed/agreed to, “I have met and networked with new leaders”
- 90% reported strongly agreed/agreed to “I plan on communicating with the new leaders I met.”
- 92% reported strongly agree/agree to, “I have new strategies and ideas to help me lead my school or district”
- 92% reported strongly agree/agree to, “I would recommend colleagues to attend Leadership Summit 2019”