Preconference Sessions

  • Sunday, January 28, 7:30 a.m.Noon

    Budget Boot Camp

    Presenters: Doug Karr and Omar Garcia, Consultants, TASA

    TASA's Budget Boot Camp has long been considered a valuable asset to Texas school administrators working to lead schools challenged by a lack of adequate funding. Get the details on this Sunday morning event.

    Preregistration is required.

    Sunday, January 28, 1:304:30 p.m.

    Kickoff of Aspiring Superintendents Academy
    Presenters: John D. Horn, former superintendent, Mesquite ISD, senior associate, Schlechty Center, and consultant, TASA, and Jenny Preston, former superintendent, and consultant, TASA
    TASA's popular Aspiring Superintendents Academy, a learning opportunity for those who aspire to become superintendents, will kick off on Sunday afternoon this year! Learn more about this three-day academy.

    Preregistration is required.

    Sunday, January 28, 2:304:30 p.m.

    Google logo Google Workshop: Leading a Culture of Innovation

    Presenters: Dan Stratford, School Transformation Specialist, Google, and Erin O’Briant, Innovation Expert, O’Briant Group
    Dan Stratford, School Transformation Specialist at Google, and Erin O'Briant, Innovation Expert and former Googler, will lead an interactive workshop on transforming school and district culture. You'll peek inside Google's culture to uncover some of the practices, routines, structures, and mindsets that foster innovation, risk-taking, and collaboration. You'll learn how school leaders are adapting some of these concepts in their own schools and get a first-hand taste of the process that teams of Googlers go through to innovate the next big idea. You’ll also walk away with ideas and resources to help you lead your own culture of innovation.
    This workshop is open to all Midwinter Conference registrants; no additional fee is required to attend. Seats are first-come, first-served.