Superintendents’ Strategy Summit

Collaborate and learn with fellow superintendents from across the country

About the Summit

An immersive learning experience exclusively for superintendents

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

During this three-day conference, superintendents 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 to connect with fellow superintendents from all over the county for shared learning, collaborative problem solving, and camaraderie. With no vendors present, superintendents 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.

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 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.

I mark this event on my calendar every year. Wonderful information, great camaraderie, a new way of looking at challenges.

Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent Rockford School District #205 (IL)

To trade ideas and talk about our common work is something that, as superintendents, we don’t have a lot of opportunity to do.

Dr. Christine Carver, Superintendent Bethel Public Schools (CT)

In this business, you have to be a lifelong learner. Things change, and you have to change, and you have to learn. I think it's probably some of the best staff development or professional development that I'm involved with.

J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA)

I love the Superintendents’ Strategy Summit. I get to hear from others not just from my state but from across the country.

Dr. Dana West, Former Superintendent Amarillo ISD (TX)

We work in teams, discuss things, work through case studies and simulation activities – that doesn’t happen at regular national conferences.

Dr. Brian White, Superintendent Butler Area School District (PA)

The speakers at the event challenge my thinking a great deal

Dr. Charles Dupre, Superintendent Fort Bend ISD (TX)

Don’t miss the next Superintendents’ Strategy Summit.

We’d love to have you participate in the next Superintendents' Strategy Summit, January 15-17, 2020 in New York City. Please contact us for more information or to reserve your spot.

Past Summit Topics

Strategic leadership topics that empower you to lead change

  • 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