Superintendents’ Strategy Summit

Collaborate and learn with fellow superintendents and district leaders from across the country

About the Summit

An immersive learning experience for superintendents and district leaders

District Management Group’s Superintendents’ Strategy Summit, our premier annual conference, brings together our forward-thinking member superintendents and district leaders from across the country for an immersive leadership conference and collaborative professional development experience with leading experts on key strategic topics.

During this two-day conference, superintendents and district leaders come together in a unique environment to push their own thinking, share ideas, and explore our latest research and insights on ways to combine management techniques and education best practices to bring about transformational improvement in school districts.

In addition to learning from DMGroup subject-matter experts, the Summit is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for superintendents and district leaders to connect with fellow educational leaders from all over the county for shared learning, collaborative problem-solving, and camaraderie. With no vendors present, participants can engage in candid, high-value discussions in a collegial environment. Our participants leave with new strategies and inspiration for leading transformational improvement in their districts.

I always welcome the ideas that we get from folks outside the traditional educational experience; it gets us to expand our mind and look at the challenges differently.

Erik Gundersen, Superintendent Suffern Central School District (NY)

There are a lot of tools, discussions, and new friends here, as well as pockets of resources and expertise to tap and lessons learned to mimic.

Lisa Salley, Board of Education Member City of Philadelphia (PA)

The Summit gives us the chance to connect, collaborate, share ideas, share strategies, and learn from one another.

Kari Kremascoli, Superintendent Wilmette Public Schools District 39 (IL)

Why Attend

Gain fresh perspective and actionable strategies for tackling your toughest challenges

  • Build connections and engage in collaborative problem-solving with fellow DMCouncil member superintendents and district leaders from across the country, all of whom share a commitment to driving transformational change by combining education and management best practices.
  • Explore a strategic issue in depth with DMGroup subject matter experts, examining the different facets and complexity of a specific challenge, gaining an understanding of best practices, and learning from in-district and other sector case examples.
  • Gain actionable strategies and renewed inspiration for leading change that you can take back to your school district and put into practice.
  • Step up onto the balcony and gain a fresh perspective using the Harvard Business School case method to uncover management lessons from other industries that can be applied to the education sector.
  • Collaborate and share lessons learned about common challenges and potential solutions with fellow superintendents and with DMGroup subject matter experts in a collegial environment free from vendors.

Past Summit Topics

Strategic leadership topics that empower you to lead change

  • Transforming Your Human Capital Strategy to Achieve Equity and Excellence
  • Innovating with Impact: Moving from Bold Ideas to Sustainable Results
  • Shifting Resources to Support Strategic Priorities
  • Harnessing Big Data into Exceptional Performance
  • Boosting Academic Return on Investment (A-ROI)
  • The New Three R’s: Roles, Responsibilities, Results
  • Unleashing Your Greatest Asset: Human Capital
  • Strategic Planning: Using the Fiscal Crisis to Put Your Strategic Plan into Action