Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM MDT
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM MDT

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

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Free parking available.

Airport Shuttle

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 

District Leadership That Works:
Connecting Strategic Vision, Action, and Results Across Your System   

June 26-28, 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 specific district-level leadership activities and behaviors that research shows are most connected to student and staff success, and how these responsibilities apply to the actions of superintendents, school boards, and central office staff. 

During this 3-day session, participants will learn the principles of high-reliability systems and the actions used in healthcare, aviation, and other complex industries, and how these principles can be effectively applied to education systems. Determine the current state of your district systems and begin to map steps toward improving the quality of instruction and reducing variability in instructional quality within and among your schools. Participants will also receive extended virtual coaching during 2018-19 school year.

Session learnings include:

  • Understanding the power of research (the 6 DLTW components)
  • Collaborative goal setting
  • Establishing non-negotiable goals for achievement and instruction
  • Creating board alignment with district goals
  • Monitoring progress
  • Allocating resources to support goals
  • Defined autonomy
  • Improvement-to-innovation pathways
  • 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.