Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM MDT
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM MDT

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

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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 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 


Balanced Leadership  

for School-Level Leaders

July 11-14, 2017

Discover the leadership responsibilities that are shown by research to be most strongly connected to student achievement. Learn practical strategies you can use in your school 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.

Register for the entire 4-day Balanced Leadership Institute by clicking on the blue "Register Now" button below. If you cannot attend all 4 days, you can register for individual days of your choice.

This 4-day institute will cover the following topics and activities:

  • Balanced Leadership Overview | Tuesday, July 11
    Increase your knowledge and understanding of the concepts of principal leadership, shared leadership, and balanced leadership as well as the Balanced Leadership Framework.
  • To register only for this session, click here
  • Managing Change | Wednesday, July 12
    Learn how to initiate, monitor, and lead change effectively. Receive practical guidance for leading straightforward “first-order” changes as well as more challenging “second-order” changes. 
    To register only for this session, click here.
  • The Focus of Leadership | Thursday, July 13
    Learn the best leverage points for improving student achievement and how to select improvement initiatives that will result in better student learning and overall school improvement.
    To register only for this session, click here.
  • Developing a Purposeful Community | Friday, July 14
    Engage in a variety of hands-on learning experiences that promote a deep understanding of the importance of developing a positive school culture in your school, or what we call “a purposeful community."
    To register only for this session, click here.

Who should attend?

Principals, assistant principals, new and emerging leaders, principal supervisors, and other district-level leaders.


4-Day Institute: $499 per person. 

Individual sessions: $149 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)

School Leadership that Works: From Research to Action (ASCD, 2005)

Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success (ASCD, 2011)