Monday, July 17, 2017 at 8:30 AM MDT
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM MDT

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

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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 to McREL, and they also provide free shuttle service within designated hours.

Please mention when booking that guests will be attending a McREL event in order to receive a discounted rate. 

Hampton Inn and Suites - DTC
5001 S Ulster Street                         Denver, CO 80237

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

Hyatt Regency - DTC
7800 E Tufts Avenue                               Denver, CO 80237
Discount code: 46836


Madonna Shafer
McREL International 

District Leadership That Works

Two Day Institute

A Balanced Leadership® approach to improving systems and innovation for student and staff success

July 17-18, 2017

Day 1:  Research-based Characteristics of Effective District Leadership

Learn about the district-level leadership activities and behaviors that research shows are most connected to student and staff success, and how these leadership responsibilities apply to the actions of superintendents, school boards, and central office staff. Discover how McREL's Balanced Leadership Framework can help you build a purposeful community, identify the right focus for the district, and effectively manage change throughout your district.

Day 2:  What Matters Most from a High-Reliability System Perspective

Learn about 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. 

Who Should Attend

Superintendents, assistant/deputy superintendents, chief academic officers, central office directors and executive directors, principal supervisors, and aspiring district leaders.

Registration Fee

$298 per person. Materials as well as beverages, lunch, and morning/afternoon snacks provided. 


Recommended Reading

Participants are encouraged to read the following publications prior to the institute:

Balanced Leadership For Powerful Learning: Tools For Achieving Success In Your School (ASCD, 2015)

District Leadership that Works: Striking the Right Balance (Solution Tree, 2009)