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Education Leaders Summer Conference

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Education Leaders Summer Conference Program



ONLINE REGISTRATION (save 10%, must pay with credit card)

Group Discounts Available!
Register 3 - 4 people from the same district and save $25 per person
Register 5 or more people from the same district and save $50 per person

Every attendee will receive a copy!
                       (Sponsored by the Illinois Principals Foundation)

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

IPA Corporate Members are invited to exhibit for free at the Education Leaders Summer Conference.  We expect approximately 125 building administrators to attend this event.  Please complete the Exhibit Registration form and return to  Consider being a conference sponsor.  Sponsors help make the best conference moments even better!  Be sure to check out our Sponsorship opportunities.

General Session Speakers

First General Session - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

"Be G.R.E.A.T." by Dwight Carter, NASSP Digital Principal Award Recipient and Principal, New Albany High School, New Albany, OH

Building administrators are expected to establish positive relationships, be instructional leaders, communicate effectively with all stakeholders, and create a positive learning environment.  It can be a daunting task and one that requires a G.R.E.A.T. attitude.  To lead schools today and make a positive impact for students, administrators must be Grateful, Relational, Enthusiastic, Authentic, and Teachable.  Don't settle for being good when you have been empowered to Be G.R.E.A.T!

Second General Session - Thursday, June 9, 2016 -12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Senate Bill 100 by Brian Schwartz, Legal Counsel & Associate Director, Illinois Principals Association, Springfield

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Senate Bill 100 will dramatically change the requirement for student discipline beginning with the 2016-17 school year.  This session will focus on the new discipline requirements and accompanying documentation.  This is a must attend session for all building administrators involved with student discipline!

Third General Session - Friday, June 10, 2016 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

"Uneasy is the Head that Wears the Crown" by Dr. Paul Pryma, Paul Pryma Consulting, Palatine

The principal makes the "weather" in their learning community.  Educator Paul Pryma will provide inspiring stories and insights toward building joyful and collaborative relationships to improve the weather in your school.  He will share leadership research from his book, Coaches of Chicago, and divulge helpful strategies to ease the weight of the crown for school leaders.

Small Group Session Information

Find a complete list of our Small Group Sessions-At-A-Glance for Summer Conference.

Hotel Information

Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive - Lisle, IL 60532

Reserve your room by calling 630-505-0900.  Be sure to mention the group code: CIPA

Or reserve online.  Enter arrival and departure dates on the main screen. On the left hand side you will see a button that reads "Have a special code?” click that, please type in your group code under the “Group Code” line - CIPA. Your group name and rate should display when moving forward, $111.00.

We have been able to secure additional rooms.  The deadline to reserve is Tuesday, May 31st.  After this date, the block will be released and we cannot guarantee the group rate or availability. 

Additional Room Block at the Sheraton Hotel, Lisle
3000 Warrenville Road
630-505-1000 (ask for IL Principals Association Room Block)
$111 plus tax
Deadline - June 1

IPA DuPage Region Event

You're invited to join IPA's DuPage Region on June 9 at 5pm at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

Check out the menu here!

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