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McREL International
4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 500
Denver, CO 80237

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Free parking available.

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Super Shuttle: For more information, call 800.258.3826 or go to supershuttle.com.

Recommended Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of McREL, and they also provide free shuttle service within designated hours.

Hampton Inn and Suites - DTC
5001 S. Ulster Street
Denver, CO 80237
When booking, please mention that guests will be attending a McREL event in order to receive a discounted rate. 

Hyatt Place - DTC
8300 E. Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

About the Presenter

Kent Davis – McREL International


Kent conducts workshops and training for K-12 teachers and administrators on research-based leadership and instructional practices to improve student learning. Prior to joining McREL, Kent was a principal and associate superintendent in the Deer Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona, for 32 years, overseeing all aspects of curriculum, instruction, assessment, student support services, and district operations.

Presenters subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing via email to Madonna Shafer.
  • Cancellations more than 60 days prior to event: 90% refund
  • Cancellations made 31 to 60 days prior to event: 75% refund
  • Cancellations made 11 to 30 days prior to event: 50% refund
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to event: No refund
  • Contact McREL for refunds


Madonna Shafer 
McREL International 

School Leadership That Works:
Evidence-Based Strategies for Sharpening Instructional Focus, Managing Change Processes, and Creating Shared Vision   

June 20-22, 2018

Denver, CO

This event has been canceled. 
If you are interested in this professional learning for your district team, please contact us at 800.858.6830 or info@mcrel.org to discuss options for delivering the session at your location.

Discover the leadership responsibilities that are most strongly connected to student achievement and learn practical strategies to develop a purposeful, positive school community, initiate and manage change within your school, and choose the right focus for your school's improvement initiatives.  Participants will also receive virtual coaching during the 2018-2019 school year.

Session learnings include:

  • Understanding the power of research (Balanced Leadership framework)
  • Establishing a clear instructional focus
  • Creating demand for change, breaking the status quo
  • Managing staff perceptions and reactions to change
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and sustaining important initiatives
  • Building a purposeful school community that shares a common vision and path
  • When you need to be a directive leader and when is it better to share leadership
  • Developing operating principles and agreements
  • Reflection and application: Developing a plan of action

Questions? Need More Information? Ordering by P.O.?
Contact Madonna Shafer at McREL International, at 303-632-5507.