Statewide and Regional Events

March Statewide Event

Todd Whitaker, Ed.D. Will Lead March 23 Statewide Event

Motivating People During Difficult Times

Having high energy staff members is critical to the success of every school and district. Everyone who works with students must come to school in a positive frame of mind each day. This is even more challenging during difficult times. This session will focus on no cost ways for educational leaders to motivate themselves and everyone in their organization. Attendees will also learn how to take away the power from any negative people we come in contact with. During good times it is nice to have a positive focus, but during challenging times we must.

:  Free to Full KLA members*; $149 nonmembers or Cadre Only

Lunch Options:  Lunch on your own 

Credit:  6 hours EILA

Location:  The Galt House, 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40509 * (855) 736-3527
Room Block Information for March 22: * Rate *SUITE Tower $150 * RIVUE Tower $130 * * Parking $12 * Deadline March 1

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Meet the Learning Partners

Todd Whitaker, Ed.D.

A leading author and presenter in the field of education, Whitaker is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University. He has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals. Prior to moving into higher education, he was a math teacher, basketball coach, middle and high school principal, and coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum and technology for opening new middle schools.


Elle Allison Napolitano, Ph.D.

A well-known leadership coach and educator, Napolitano served as teacher, principal and assistant superintendent prior to founding Wisdom Out, a company providing leadership and organizational development training to help leaders, teams and organizations sustain transformational change and bring their best initiatives to deep implementation where they can make a real difference.She has authored several books, including Bounce Forward, The Extraordinary Resilience of Leadership.

   Gene M. Kerns, Ed. D.

Gene currently serves as Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning and has nearly 20 years of experience of leading staff development and speaking at national and international conferences, his former clients include administrators’ associations across the country. His most recent work has been focused on assessment and the new standards in both the US and the UK and his book, inFormative Assessment: When It’s Not About a Grade is published by Corwin Press in both English and Arabic.


Event Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations submitted via email, fax or USPS mail will be accepted up to 10 business days prior to the event and a full refund or invoice credit issued. After that time, you may send a substitute to attend in your place as refunds are not available for cancellations or no shows within this time period.  Session materials will be shared with those who must cancel.