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Superintendents

October 18th - 20th, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ | The Saguaro ScottsdaleOctober 18th, 3:30 PM - October 20th, 1:00 PM

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Unlike your average sit-and-get leadership conference, you're in the driver's seat. With help from the Thoughtexchange platform, the audience and speakers will collectively shape the content and create the most relevant, engaging, and highest value leadership conversations possible.

 

Why CONNECT?

How many times have you attended a conference with an idea of what you hope to get out of it? And how often have you actually gotten what you needed? At CONNECT, you shape the agenda by sharing your thoughts on what you need to become a better leader. This event is about you.

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Reimagine professional development

CONNECT is changing the way superintendents listen to their communities, learn from their staff and grow as education leaders. Here are some reasons why our thriving community of school district innovators continues to choose CONNECT as their premier professional development opportunity each year. (And you should too.)
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Push your leadership limits

"I have been attending professional development opportunities for two decades and this Thoughtexchange event was the first one that had me so engaged that I attended every session that was made available. I left feeling inspired to implement change and motivate my team of administrators to push our collective limits."

Dr. Michael Richard, (fmr.) Superintendent of West Springfield MA

Collaborate with thought partners

"This event was really one of the best leadership & professional development conferences that I have attended in the public education space. I learned from my peers and many fearless leaders from across the country that I'll rely on as thought partners."

Celso Baez III, Assistant Director of Community Engagement & External Communications at Austin ISD, TX


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Focus on what’s most important

“The structure of the sessions allowed for purposeful and relevant dialogue which, thanks to Thoughtexchange, was perfectly aligned with the interests and questions of those in attendance.”

Karl J Mueller, Superintendent of Coronado Unified School District, CA

Get insights you can put to work right away

“I've been to a lot of events in the past couple of years, but the experience at this one is something I've never seen or felt. Thoughtexchange allows us to see into the minds of other people and then act on their thoughts. There are things I learned that I'm going to implement right away that will positively impact our district and our kids. I can't wait for the next event.”

Terrence Davis, Superintendent of Beaumont Unified School District in Southern California


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What to expect

At Thoughtexchange Events 100% of ...

At Thoughtexchange Events 100% of ...

program activities and outcomes are driven directly by those in attendance. This approach is revolutionary in its ability to deliver specific and actionable insights from peers who have already been, or are currently, in your shoes.

attendee time is focused on collaborative, peer-to-peer interaction to ensure that program content is integrated, amplified, and acted upon.

solution partners at the event are committed to interest-based programming and participation based on transparency of interests and an expectation to create value for everyone involved.

Who to expect

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Pino Buffone

Director of Education
Renfrew County District School Board, Ontario
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Laurynn Evans

Superintendent
North Kitsap School District, WA
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Erik Edoff

Superintendent
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, MI
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John Taylor

Superintendent
West Bolivar Consolidated School District, MS
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Donna Reichman

Assistant Superintendent
Wayne Township Public Schools, NJ
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Earl Metzler

Superintendent
School Administration Unit 55, NH
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KC Somers

Superintendent
Lewis-Palmer School District 38, CO
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Michèle Giroux

Executive Officer (Corporate Services)
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ontario
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Jim Sebert

Superintendent of Schools
Fond du Lac School District, WI
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John Burke

Superintendent
Haysville USD 261, KS
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Lorna Lewis

Superintendent
Plainview Old-Bethpage Central Schools District, NY
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Saul Hinojosa

Superintendent
Somerset ISD, TX
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LeBaron Moten

Chief Operations Officer
Waukegan CUSD #60, IL

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Four components will make this summit unlike any other leadership summit you have ever attended:

5 Minutes of Fame

Learn about innovative initiatives in Short powerful “5 Minutes of Fame” sessions led by your peers.

Solution Sessions

These interactive sessions will allow you to learn from others while exploring challenges and key resources as well as actionable take aways.
 

townALL Discussions

Engage in the exact conversations you need to have with others to make progress in your district. Using Thoughtexchange live, we will establish collaborative sessions based on the highest priority topics identified by the group.

Actionable Results

All collaborative sessions are designed directly by those attending to ensure results are relevant and actionable. A results site with key discussion topics and summarized takeaways is shared with everyone after the event.

And...

We promise just enough twists and turns to keep everyone on their toes to ensure this event becomes one of the most important dates on your calendar.

CONNECT in a Nutshell

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Push Leadership

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Collaborate

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Focus

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Get Insights

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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SPONSORS

EVENT PARTNER

 
 
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