The Leadership Summit is ACSA’s premier professional development event. This annual gathering of educators at all levels of administration is a celebration of the profession. For 2.5 days, this event provides opportunities for invaluable networking and offers professional development on current critical leadership and educational issues.
Interested in presenting at the 2017 Leadership Summit?
We are looking for ACSA members to present their best practices in school leadership during our concurrent sessions. Please submit your proposal by April 24, 2017 to be considered.
Mr. Bonner is a 2nd grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in Greenville, NC, working hard every day to make a profound impact on his students with his vision to teach them to become productive global citizens. He has been teaching for 4 years and is currently working on his graduate degree in school administration at Liberty University. Michael was honored in early 2017 by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative approaches to education for children struggling with the challenges of poverty.
Margaret Wheatley is president of The Berkana Institute, and an internationally acclaimed speaker and writer. She has been an organizational consultant and researcher since 1973 and a dedicated global citizen since her youth. Her first work was as a public school teacher and urban education administrator in New York, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea. She also has been Associate Professor of Management at the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, and Cambridge College, Massachusetts.
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America; and the founder of #EmergingUS, a media start-up that lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America. #EmergingUS is the first-ever media property owned by an undocumented immigrant.
Schedule of Events
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Arrive early and celebrate with us at a reception in San Jose. Meet friends and make new ones as well!
|9:30am - 3:30pm||Committee/Council Meetings|
|6:30pm - 8:30pm||Kick Off Reception |
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
This day features over 45 breakout sessions, one inspirational keynote speaker and a very special luncheon honoring ACSA's Every Student Succeeding Winners!
|7:00am - 5:00pm||Registration|
|7:00am - 8:15am||Coffee Hour |
|7:00am - 8:15am||Launch Breakfast for First Time Attendees|
|8:30am - 10:00am||General Session/Keynote Speaker|
|10:15 - 11:15am||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:15am - 12:00pm||Sponsor Time and Prize Drawings |
|12:00pm - 1:30pm||Every Student Succeeding Luncheon|
|1:45pm - 2:45pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|4:15pm - 5:15pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|5:30 -||Evening Activities|
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017
We kick off our day with a keynote speaker guaranteed to ignite your leadership flame and we honor our own with our President's Award Celebration Dinner, in addition to over 45 concurrent sessions throughout the day.
|7:00am - 2:00pm||Registration|
|7:15am - 8:15am||Coffee Hour |
|7:15am - 8:15am||Women's Leadership Breakfast|
|8:30am - 10:00am||General Session/Keynote Speaker |
|10:15am - 11:15am||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:15am - 1:00pm||Lunch Break/Sponsor Time and Drawings|
|1:15pm - 2:15pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|2:30pm - 3:30pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||APPY Hour|
|6:00pm - 6:30pm||Awards Dinner Reception|
|6:30pm - 10:00pm||Awards Celebration and President's Dinner and Dance |
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Don't leave early and miss out! Our final keynote brings the Summit to a close.
|6:30am - 7:30am||Run/Walk|
|8:30am - 9:30am||Concurrent Sessions|
|9:45am - 10:45am||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Closing General Session|
Saturday, November 4, 2017. 12:30 – 6:00pm
$59 with Summit Registration - register here
$129 one-day rate - register here
Session 1 - 12:45 – 2:00pm
TOPIC: Panel Discussion
PRESENTERS/DESCRIPTION: Lou Obermeyer will be joined by a panel of superintendents and principals to facilitate conversations for career advancement, leadership development, making wise decisions, and other important topics to help you excel in your position.
- Marc Ecker, Retired Superintendent, ACSA Past President
- Nadine Bennett, Superintendent, Jamul-Dulzura Union SD
- Jay Marquand, Director, Sweetwater Union High School District and ACSA Principal of the Year 2015
- Lou Obermeyer, Retired Superintendent, ACSA Superintendent of the Year 2011
Session 2 - 2:15 – 3:15pm TBD
Session 3 - 3:30 – 4:29pm
TOPIC: Proactive Evaluations – Planning for Success
DESCRIPTION: Too often heavy workloads and human nature combine to push evaluations to the bottom of administrators’ priority lists. The price can be steep, however, when performance doesn’t measure up, costing precious time and sometimes money to address. This experienced legal team will explain how to develop plans and skills for effective evaluations, including creating timelines, setting attainable goals, and providing constructive, thoughtful feedback. They will discuss best practices and legally compliant procedures for supervising and evaluating employees.
PRESENTERS: Brian Bock, partner, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost; Marina Ramirez, associate, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Session 4 - 4:45 – 5:45pm
TOPIC: Intentional and Targeted Teaching
DESCRIPTION: The Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching®—or FIT Teaching®—is a research-based, field-tested, and experience-honed process that captures the essentials of the best educational environments. In contrast to restrictive pedagogical prescriptions or formulas, FIT Teaching empowers teachers to adapt the most effective planning, instructional, and assessment practices to their particular context in order to move their students’ learning from where it is now to where it should be. In this session, we focus on the role of school leaders in encouraging teachers to consider the components of FIT Teaching, coaching teachers using the self-assessment tools, and leading teachers to increase their impact on students’ learning.
PRESENTER: Nancy Frey
Marriott San Jose
301 S. Market St., San Jose, CA
New sophisticated spaces, modern amenities and a central location make San Jose Marriott the place to stay for the 2017 Leadership Summit. This pet-friendly hotel offers pillow-top mattresses, Netflix and Hulu access, luxury bathrooms and ergonomic workspaces. Take advantage of premier dining at Chef Michael Mina's Arcadia Restaurant, serving classic American dishes with a twist. Meet up with friends & colleagues for happy hour at Tanq Bar & Lounge, or grab a quick bite from Corner Market Kitchen. This hotel is adjacent to McEnery Convention Center and near downtown, SAP Center & Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).
The ACSA Leadership Summit rate of $269 is available until October 5 or the block sells out. Reserve your room online now or call 1-877-901-6632 and ask for the ACSA Leadership Summit Rate.
Fairmont San Jose
170 S. Market St., San Jose, CA
The ACSA Leadership Summit rate of $269 is available until October 5 or the block sells out. Reserve your room online now!
Information on Exhibiting will be available soon!
Future Leadership Summit Dates/Locations
2018: Hilton Bayfront San Diego - November 8-10
2019: Sacramento Convention Center - November 7-9
2020: Hilton Bayfront San Diego - November 5-7
2021: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - November 4-6