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Leadership Development for Superintendents and District Leaders
October 30th, 2019 | San Diego, CA | Vista Valley Country Club9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (with Te Happy Hour to follow)


An Empowering
Leadership Experience

Join our rapidly growing community of education leaders from across California.

What is EMPOWER?

EMPOWER is more than just a conference. It’s a summit experience that connects you with trailblazing education leaders who are driving change in their community through empowerment and honest conversations.


Powered by YOU

Unlike your average sit-and-get leadership conference, you're in the driver's seat at EMPOWER. 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.


Who should attend?

Education leaders and their teams from across California who want to collaborate on empowering their districts and communities.

"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."
- Michael Richard, Superintendent, West Springfield SD MA

Who to expect


Dr. Steve Kennedy

Menifee USD

Dr. David Vannasdall


Terrence Davis

Beaumont USD

Karl Mueller

Coronado USD

Leisa Winston

Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources & Instructional Services
Laguna Beach USD

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What to expect

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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.

Four components will make EMPOWER 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.


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.

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