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ASCD Leadership Summit

The Adaptive Leader

In-Person Event—October 21–23, 2022

Now more than ever, leaders need to be able to respond nimbly and effectively to complex new challenges. This dynamic leadership summit will help you navigate through change—both positive and negative—offering guidance on strategy, navigating conflict, harnessing innovation, and adapting to new realities, and taking care of yourself and others.

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ASCD Leadership Summit

October 21, 2022 - October 23, 2022

National Harbor, MD

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Join us at the ASCD Leadership Summit

Join us in National Harbor, MD for an energizing three-day leadership experience designed to support emerging and experienced leaders. Together we'll share successes and struggles of educational leadership in this complex and changing environment.

Come together with peers of educators to develop action plans that solve the most pressing problems facing your school communities. You will walk away with ready-to-implement plans and clearly defined commitments, as well as the next steps to start implementation.

This leadership summit is part of ASCD's ongoing focus on ensuring that all educators are whole as professionals and individuals and that they are surrounded by a community of peers that can grow and rejuvenate together.

Featured Speakers

Crystal Edwards
Crystal M. Edwards

Principal, William D. Kelley School, Philadelphia, PA

Crystal M. Edwards serves as a principal in one of the largest urban school districts. Edwards is the visionary behind the innovative nonprofit organization Empowering Single Moms, Inc.

Tiffany Anderson - ASCD Faculty
Tiffany Anderson

Superintendent, Topeka Public Schools, Topeka, KS

Tiffany Anderson is the first African American female superintendent of Topeka Public Schools and has been a public school educator for nearly three decades, with the majority of that time as superintendent.

Erica Battle
Erica Battle

Founder, Life Changes in Progress Educational Consulting, Nashville, TN

Erica Battle is a leadership coach and a thought partner to leaders in education offering strategies that transform big-picture problems into solution-focused action items for implementation in the real world.

Why Attend?

This fall, let's explore ways to respond nimbly and effectively to our new realities—all the while taking care of ourselves both personally and professionally. We'll focus on actionable ways to attract, induct, mentor, and keep skilled staff.

Together, we'll share our best practices and emerging strategies for strengthening our collective leadership capacity for overcoming adversity, staying persistent, and taking smart risks.

Create your own personal learning pathway based around one of three strands.

50+ sessions. Topics include

  • Teacher and Staff Recruitment and Retention

  • Navigating the Role of an Aspiring or New Leader

  • Addressing Burnout

  • Distributive Leadership

  • Bringing Your Authentic Self to the Leadership Role

  • Keeping Students and Staff Safe

 

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 20
  • 1:00–4:00 p.m.: Action Planning for The Adaptive Leader (registration required)
  • 5:00–7:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception
Friday, October 21
  • 8:00–9:00 a.m.: Action Planning for The Adaptive Leader (registration required)
  • 9:00–10:00 a.m.: Opening General Session
  • 10:00–10:30 a.m.: Break, Community Building & Networking Opportunities
  • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:00–12:30 p.m.: Break, Community Building & Networking Opportunities
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Community Building & Networking Opportunities
  • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions
Saturday, October 22
  • 8:00–9:00 a.m.: Action Planning for The Adaptive Leader (registration required)
  • 9:00–10:00 a.m.: Opening General Session
  • 10:00–10:30 a.m.: Break, Community Building & Networking Opportunities
  • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:00–12:30 p.m.: Break, Community Building & Networking Opportunities
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Community Building & Networking Opportunities
  • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions
Sunday, October 23
  • 9:00–10:15 a.m.: Gallery Walk
  • 10:15–10:30 a.m.: Break
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m.: Closing General Session

Action Planning for The Adaptive Leader

Personalize this event ever more by signing up for Action Planning. Individuals or Teams will engage in an interactive professional learning experience where they work together to devise a solution to their identified specific problem of practice and develop a comprehensive action plan. You'll leave with ready-to-implement plans and clearly defined commitments, as well as the next steps to start implementation.

Pre-registration is required.

Action Planning for The Adaptive Leader

Pricing Options

Leadership Summit

  • $595 per person

Leadership Summit plus Action Planning for The Adaptive Leader

  • $794 per person

 

Teams Registration

Register four people and the fifth registration is FREE!

Every fifth person who registers from your school or district may attend the ASCD Leadership Summit at no cost.

 

 

ASCD members-only exclusives

As an ASCD member, you will have the opportunity to engage in members-only activities such as meet-ups, receptions, workshops and immersive activities.

If interested in becoming a member please click here.

Attendee Information

For more information about ASCD events, visit the Events FAQ and Events Registration FAQ.

Certificate of attendance and academic credit

A Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to all conference participants about one week after the conference. Additionally, those who take part in our "Action Planning for The Adaptive Leader" will receive 5.5 clock hours on their certificate. And as an ASCD professional development program participant, you may qualify for academic credit (ASCD does not provide academic credit directly).

Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, where all Leadership Summit sessions will be held. Located minutes from Washington, D.C. and Old Town Alexandria, the resort is just steps away from the restaurants and entertainment of National Harbor, including The Capital Wheel, MGM National Harbor, and Tanger Outlets.

 

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