Leadership Symposium 2023

AUGUST 3 & 4, 2023   9:00 A.M.
REGISTRATION 8:00 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.

You are invited to join several hundred Ohio education administrators from across Northeast Ohio for our most anticipated event of the year!

After all the positive feedback for the “District Team Time” from last year’s symposium, we are planning to bring it back again this year. We have scheduled district team meeting times during both days of the conference. Please contact Patti Maloney, [email protected], for more information.

Cost to attend: $185.00 per participant for the two-day event. Register today!

Overnight accommodations are available for reservation for $129/night through Embassy Suites. Each attendee choosing to stay overnight is responsible for making and paying for any overnight accommodation(s).

Thursday, August 3 – Schedule

August 3 features keynote speaker Casey Reason, Ph.D. as he presents: First Be Fierce: The 5 Common Qualities of Great Leaders & Peak Performers.

About Casey: 

Casey Reason, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and prominent thought leader, speaker, trainer, instructional designer, and coach in the areas of leadership development and peak performance.

Following Casey’s presentation, you have the option between 12 breakouts over 3 sessions:

Breakout Session #1

  • Meet the Speaker - Casey Reason
  • Creating and Leading a Data Culture in your Building - Andrea Patt,
    Summit ESC and Shannon Ranta, ESCWR
  • A.S.P.I.R.E. - Enhance your Leadership Capacity - Joshua Stamper TEACH BETTER
  • School Funding with Aaron Rausch, ODE Chief of Budget and School Funding

Breakout Session #2

  • ODE Updates - Joe Petrarca, Ohio Department of Education, Office of Exceptional Children
  • Instructional Leadership - Susan Huth, Consultant, Summit ESC
  • Interest-Based Bargaining Session - Taureen Johnson, Commissioner, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
  • Chronic Absences: Challenges and Solutions Panel Discussion - Springfield School District Administrators and
    invited panel participants

Breakout Session #3

  • Special Ed Legal Updates - Kathy Perrico, Attorney, Weston Hurd LLP
  • From Vision to Practice: Creating a Positive Culture of Challenge and Support - Anissa Plecher and Adam Brown, Waterloo School District
  • Making the Most of Your School District Dollars in Challenging Times - Dennis Honkala, Asst. Executive Director, Ohio Schools Council
  • Federal Programs and Homeless Liaisons - Susan Carino, Akron Public Schools

Friday, August 4 – Schedule

Join us on day two of our event and start the day with Tony Podojil, Director, Alliance for High Quality Education, as he shares current Legislative updates

Following Tony Podojil’s updates, you have the option between 8 breakouts over 2 sessions:

Breakout Session #4
  • How to Implement a Successful Wellness Program - Zack Miley, Coordinator of Wellness Initiatives, Summit ESC and Haley Film, Woodridge School District
  • Making Personalized Mastery Learning a Reality - Chad Ostrowski, TeachBetter
  • Ohio Ethics Law 2023 - Susan Willeke, Ohio Ethics Commission
  • District Communications - IMMIX Marketing

Breakout Session #5
  • The Ohio Personalized Learning Network: Meet with PLN Consultant - Jake Miller, Summit ESC & ESCWR PLN Consultant
  • Mindful Leaders - Autumn Russell, Akron Zoo and Heart to Heart Leadership
  • Master Planning for the District - Abby Rainieri, GPD Consultants
  • Human Resources & Employment Legal Updates - Eric Johnson, Attorney, Weston Hurd LLP

Finally, join us for our closing keynote presentation Meagan Johnson with her presentation Generational Expert and Humorist.

About Meagan:

Meagan has researched small and large businesses to debunk generational myths and discover the most effective ways to solve multi-generational clashes. That research gave birth to thousands of generational presentations and her best-selling book,

Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters – Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work.

You deserve a fun evening out with your team after an engaging day at the Leadership Symposium! Take advantage of one of the great opportunities available after the Leadership Symposium to spend some quality time with your team.

Boost Your Organization’s Credibility by Becoming a Leadership Symposium Sponsor!

Become a Leadership Symposium Sponsor and connect with over 300 school administrators and 20 Ohio school districts, all under one roof.

By becoming a Sponsor, you will:

  1. Reach 300+ school administrators and decision-makers, ensuring your organization is seen by key stakeholders.

  2. Connect with over 20 Ohio school districts, expanding your network and fostering valuable relationships.

  3. Make your organization visible to other organizations as a thought leader in the education sector.

  4. Increase your social media exposure, sending your message to a wider audience.

  5. Attend breakout sessions for your own learning, staying informed about the latest trends and innovations.

As a Leadership Symposium Sponsor, you will receive*:

• Name recognition/logo in all advertisements for the Symposium.

• Company name on the signage at the event, ensuring high visibility.

• Vendor table at the event, providing a platform to showcase your products and services.

• Name recognition included in press releases sent to all local newspapers, boosting your public relations efforts.

• An ad in the Leadership Symposium program book, enhancing your brand's credibility.

• Option to receive the attendees' list, helping you follow up with potential leads and further your business objectives.

Don't miss out on this outstanding opportunity to elevate your company's presence in the education sector. Become a Leadership Symposium Sponsor today and experience the benefits of connecting with influential educators and administrators. 

Click here for more information on becoming a 2023 Leadership Symposium Sponsor.

Questions? Contact Patti Maloney at (330)945-5600 ext. 513912 or [email protected].

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

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