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California – October 2017 School Culture Summit

We are thrilled to invite you to join us on October 17 – 18,  2017 in Northern California as we bring together some of the nations top educators to talk about shifting school culture, forever.

What is the Summit and who should come? 

This highly interactive workshop will consist of a blend of large group collaboration; short presentations and time to work with your team on your school culture journey. We recommend bringing 3 – 5 of your staff members, including one administrator, an activities person and a person of influence on your campus.

How it works:

  • School culture summits are held over 2 days and schools are invited to bring a team of 3 to 5 staff members.
  • We ask you bring at least one administrator, an activities person, and a person of influence in the school culture.
  • Typically, our school culture summits are limited to no more than 12 teams, to help expose you to diverse thought in a close-knit working environment. In addition to working with our presenters, teams from each school will have built-in collaboration time to create a plan for their specific school.

Topics we cover:

  • Who and what drives school culture,  making positive shifts in school culture & building a community of trust
  • Moving staff from silos to collaboration & involving parents in creating positive school culture
  • Practical tools to evaluate where you feel your school is doing well and where you could focus for an even stronger culture and then the tools to create a starting plan for going back to campus.

Granite Bay Country Club 

9600 Golf Club Dr, Granite Bay, CA 95746

See location and directions here.

Each school is responsible for their own Lodging & Transportation to the event.

Closest Airport: 

  • Sacramento International Airport is 35 – 40 minutes from the location.

Hotels in the Area:

The event will be from 8:30am to 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 17th and 8:30am to 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 18th.

High-Level Agenda:

Day One: 

  • Kick-Off with Phil Boyte as he shares from his own experience of over 30 years visiting schools across the nation.
  • Short 20 minute presentations from educators who are on their own culture journey.
  • Opportunities to learn from others in your same role and different roles on campus.
  • Time with your team to get clear on where your school is doing great and what your biggest areas of opportunities might be.

Day Two: 

  • A few more short presentations sharing real experience and real ideas.
  • Innovation Session to help create clarity on how to focus once back on campus.
  • Group brainstorm to offer new ideas.
  • Final time with your team to develop a real plan for going back to your campus.
  • Wrap-up by Phil Boyte.

A draft agenda will be sent to registered guests a few weeks prior to the event.

The Summit is $699 per person which includes the 2 day Summit, lunch on both days and tools to use in the future!

“Seriously, this was one of the best learning experiences I’ve had as an educator of 29 years! Positive, informative content that I can take back and use tomorrow. We often see and hear about trainings that say that, well… this School Culture Summit delivered it!” Rich Nichols, Principal, Del Campo High School (June 2017)


“This was an amazing experience. Phil and his staff kept the atmosphere very positive and upbeat. I recommend it for anyone who wants to improve their student experience.” – Susana Hernandez, College & Career Coordination Specialist (June 2017)


“This is a Summit every Administrator and teacher/leader should attend to develop an unbelievable school culture.” – Hugh Bursch, Assistant Principal at Heritage High School (2016)


“Talk about walking away not only inspired but with great ideas and a plan you can start implementing right away!” – Marc Gallaway, Principal, Selah Middle School. (2016)


“The ability to not only work within the teams that came from our school, but to have SO many opportunities to build relationships and learn from others was phenomenal.” – Kim Hopfer, Teacher at Golden West Middle School  (2016)


“Whether your school culture requires small tweaking or a major overhaul, this Summit provided the time and invigoration to move forward with real ideas for improvement. Great 2 days!” – Laura Uslan, Principal at Delta High School  (2016)


Our school was stuck and didn’t know how to get moving again. This Summit helped us create a team with passion and vision and most importantly, we came out with a road map.” – Susan Torres, Assistant Principal at Coast High School


“I am not sure what I was expecting for these two days, but it was more than I ever could have hoped for! I can’t wait to take our ideas our group came up with back to our school and help improve an already great school. Phil and Shyana gave us the confidence to follow through with ideas that have been swimming on the periphery for quite sometime.”Kelly Abrams, Teacher and Coach at Thousand Oaks High School