Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM MDT
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM MDT

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

Driving Directions

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

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 

Managing Change:
Evidence-Based Strategies for Starting and Sustaining New Policies, Practices, and Processes   

October 11-12, 2018

Denver, CO

Change is constant in schools: Every new program, policy, or procedure comes with the need to implement and manage change well. Attend this research- and evidence-based session to learn the keys to helping your school team not just survive change, but thrive in it. Participants will also receive extended virtual coaching during 2018-19 school year.

You'll leave this intensive 2-day session with:

  • Knowing how to create demand for change, and a shared vision for the future, among your staff and stakeholders. 
  • Understanding how to estimate the “magnitude” of a proposed change and how it will impact your school community.
  • Knowing why and how to adjust your leadership style based on the change at hand, including when it’s critical to be directive (making executive decisions) and when to be empowering (sharing leadership).
  • Understanding the four phases of change and how to manage your school’s progress through the phases.
  • Knowing what first- and second-order responses to change are and how to support your staff as they go through their personal transitions.
  • Sustaining momentum and maintaining consistency.
  • Monitoring results and making modifications at key points.

Registration fee:

$399 per person. Includes 2-day workshop and extended virtual coaching plus lunch and refreshments.  

Registering a group of three or more from the same school or district? Contact Madonna Shafer to receive a 10% discount.

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


Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Check in/Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Agenda Topics:

  • Understanding the power of research (Change Management research)
  • Breaking the status quo: Creating discontent with how things are and demand for change
  • How people respond to change: 1st and 2nd order perceptions
  • Managing staff transitions
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting
  • Embedding and ingraining: Keeping your initiative going for the long term
  • Reflection and application: Developing a plan of action

*Agenda subject to change.