Mark Your Calendar! – Save The Date!

The 2016 Leading Change Conference will be held June 28 – 30, 2016 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, Tucson, Arizona.

Please check back soon for more information.

We hope to see you there!


The 2015 Leading Change conference (June 23 – 25, 2015) is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education. Our theme this year is “Lead the Change, Unleash Greatness,” reflecting the essential leadership priorities facing all Arizona educators. This conference will provide school leaders with meaningful professional development and timely information in the strand areas such as:

  •  AZCCRS (Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards)
  • AzMERIT (the new statewide assessments)
  • Accountability (federal and state accountability)
  • Retention and Recruitment
  • Technology
  • School Climate and School Improvement
  • Leadership

We have planned a conference that provides multiple opportunities to learn from each other, build new professional relationships, celebrate our progress and refine our action plans for the 2015-16 school year.

The keynote speakers include Dr. Adam Sáenz, author of The Power of a Teacher, the 2015 Arizona Teacher of the Year, John-David Bowman, and the 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling.  They will share inspirational and important messages designed to celebrate all you do to serve the students and families of your community.

Target audience for Leading Change: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Assistant Principals, School Board Members, District and Program Leadership.

Because the Leading Change conference will focus on the district and school systems, we are recommending teachers register for the upcoming Teachers’ Institute, not the Leading Change conference.  To register for the Teachers’ Institute, scheduled for July 9-10, 2015 in Glendale, AZ at the Renaissance Glendale please click here.  The Teachers’ Institute will address many of the topics mentioned at the Leading Change conference with a focus on classroom application.

Target audience for Teachers’ Institute:  Special and General Education Teachers Preschool to Grade 12, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Related Service Providers, Teachers of ELLs, and Content Specialists.

We look forward to seeing you at El Conquistador in Tucson, AZ.