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Live Event on April 21, 2021
On-Demand through June 18, 2021

Your leadership matters

Learn how to strengthen your leadership to lead your school and educators toward long-term success.

Teamwork is key

Gain actionable strategies to motivate your team and collaborate with educators to better serve students.

Certificate course program

Our optional certificate course program will reinforce the key practices you learn for just $25.

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Featured Speakers

Check back for additional speaker information. The full lineup of speakers and sessions will be available in the symposium program (coming soon). 

  • Baruti Kafele, ASCD Author and Presenter

    Transformational School Leader and Author

    Baruti Kafele

    Baruti K. Kafele has distinguished himself as a master teacher, successful four-time principal, and transformational school leader. Principal Kafele is also a nationally renowned educational consultant and motivational speaker. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, he was named East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and he was a finalist for New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. As a middle and high school principal, he led the transformation of four different New Jersey urban schools, including Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to national recognition, and which was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's best high schools.

    He is the author of 11 books, including The Aspiring Principal 50, and his five ASCD best sellers—Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, The Teacher 50, The Principal 50, Closing the Attitude Gap, and Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life. He is the recipient of more than 150 educational, professional, and community awards, including the prestigious Milken National Educator Award and the National Alliance of Black School Educators Hall of Fame Award.


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Registration Policies and Information >

The conference cancellation processing fee does not apply to this event. Cancellation notices must be received in writing by 9:00 a.m. U.S. eastern daylight time on April 20, 2021.

Basic Registration


Access to live symposium (if registered by 9:00am U.S. eastern daylight time on April 20, 2021)
Access to archives through June 18, 2021

Registration & Certificate Program


Access to live symposium (if registered by 9:00am U.S. eastern daylight time on April 20, 2021)
Access to archives through June 18, 2021
Certificate: ASCD Foundations of Principal Leadership

Register as a Team and Save!

Register four people and the fifth registration is FREE!

Every fifth person who registers from your school or district may attend this event at no cost. All team members must register at the same time and for the same event. All five registration forms must be mailed together along with the Team Registration Cover Sheet.

Team Registration Cover Sheet

Registration Form

Certificate Course Program

Symposium Schedule

All times listed for the live symposium are U.S. eastern standard time (EST). The symposium schedule is subject to change.

01:00 PM - 01:40 PM

Opening General Session

01:50 PM - 02:30 PM

Educational Sessions

02:40 PM - 03:20 PM

Educational Sessions

03:30 PM - 04:10 PM

Educational Sessions

04:10 PM - 05:00 PM

Closing General Session

Sponsorship Opportunities

Know Before You Go

We have put together these resources to help you prepare for the online meeting environment.

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