2021 Leadership Summit
Lead to Flourish:
Serving the Whole Child & Whole Educator

Join us... Reconnect. Share Vibrant Experiences. Get Inspired. Be fulfilled.


Register                                                       COVID-19 Statement

Live In-Person Event on December 13-16, 2021
at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
in Kissimmee, Florida.

The Virtual Event to follow January 19-21, 2022.

Refresh and Grow

Reconnect in-person and gain the leadership skills to inspire and motivate your school community.

Collaborate with Passionate Thinkers

Together with your team, learn from leaders in the field, explore best practices, and think creatively alongside other passionate practitioners.

Build Capacity

Designed as two connected events (Live in December, Virtual in January) you can set the stage for professional growth districtwide.

Lead to Flourish Strands

Recognizing that the Whole Educator is the crucial link to ensuring student well-being, our event framework is designed to empower you to become your best self and fulfilling your vital role as a whole educator.

Strand 1
Engaging & Challenging


Learning experiences that will prepare students for the future of work and societal changes 

  • Professional learning that sticks  
  • Instructional leadership & coaching cycles 
  • Teacher-to-teacher mentoring  
  • Creating equitable learning cultures  
  • Differentiated, personalized instruction and student-centered learning 
  • Leveraging technology to accelerate learning 
  • Platforms to help teachers connect and share innovative teaching strategies and learning practices 

Strand 2
Healthy & Safe


Creating environments where students and adults feel physically and emotionally nourished, respected, and treated with dignity 

  • Understanding and responding to student trauma 
  • Social and emotional learning and development 
  • Partnering with community resources 
  • Data analysis and intelligence 
  • Creating and leading equitable, effective learning cultures 
  • Family engagement  
  • Navigating secondary traumatic stress 

Strand 3


Caring for each person by supporting their unique academic, social, and emotional needs 

  • Leading with empathy 
  • Relationship building 
  • Access to mental health care for educators  
  • Building and sustaining peer-to-peer connections in your school  
  • Supporting new teachers     

Certificate Course Program

This optional program includes readings from ASCD archives and Educational Leadership® magazine.

  • Readings from ASCD archives and Educational Leadership magazine.
  • An assessment equivalent to 5 additional contact hours upon completion.
  • A certificate in Foundations of Student Engagement and Motivation upon successful completion.
Check back for more information about this optional certificate course program.

Attend for Free

Register four people and the fifth registration is FREE! Every fifth person who registers from your school or district may attend the ASCD Leadership Summit at no cost.

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Hotel & Travel Information


Refresh and rewind at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Featuring an incredible water park and easy access to the Disney Theme Parks and more, you will have everything you need to recharge while at the conference.

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Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities will be available for the in-person December 2021 event. Please visit the Sponsors & Exhibitors page for more information.