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Innovative Leadership Conference
Innovative Leadership Conference
Monday, March 16, 2020

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Conference Details

Exciting News!

AAEA and Dr. Bill Daggett, Successful Practices Network (SPN), have teamed up to work with Superintendents and their teams to chart a bold course of action to continuously improve conditions for children and their families. Superintendents cannot achieve large scale innovative change alone. Transformation requires an intentionally aligned team, focused on providing youth with the skills and knowledge they need for success in their future.  Building capacity within the system for intentional, controlled innovation can be enhanced with personalized coaching.

The Arkansas Innovative Leadership Cohort is a yearlong blended support model for superintendents and their leadership teams to work together with other district teams from across the state to study best practices, to stretch and be supported by such national thought leaders as Ray McNulty, Dr. Bill Daggett and others.  For additional information, including how to sign up for the cohort, click here.  

The Cohort will kick off with the Innovative Leadership Conference June 1, 2020 in Little Rock.  The Conference is open to everyone.

  • The June 1 Innovative Leadership Conference is open to anyone who wants to attend. 
  • You do NOT have to sign up for the Cohort to attend the Conference. 
  • See Conference agenda below.
  • Click the link at the top of this page to register for the Conference. 
  • If your school/district signs up to be part of the Cohort, you must still register for this conference here.
  • 7:30 - 8:30       Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 10:00     Re-envisioning Learning: Addressing the Critical Needs of Our Children
    • Presenter: Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder and Chairman Successful Practices
  • Network           10:00 - 10:15   Networking Break
  • 10:15 - 11:45   Controlled Innovation in K12 Education
    • Presenter: Ray McNulty, President Successful Practices
  • Network           11:45 - 1:00    
  • Lunch Break     1:00 - 2:30      
  • COHORT MEMBERS: Managing Polarities to Drive Controlled Innovation
    • Presenter: Ray McNulty  
  • NON-COHORT MEMBERS: Beyond Google and the iPhone - The Impact on Our Students and Our Schools
    • Presenter: Dr. Bill Daggett
  • 2:30 - 2:45       Networking Break
  • 2:45 - 3:45       COHORT MEMBERS: Closing the Achievement Gap with the Subgroups - The Nation's Most Successful Practices 
    • Presenter: Dr. Bill Daggett        
  • NON-COHORT MEMBERS: Balancing Transformation and Innovation with Strategy and Discipline 
    • Presenter: Ray McNulty 
  • 3:45 - 4:45       COHORT MEMBERS: Refining Concepts and Strategies and Facilitated Team Work on Next Steps 
    • Presenters: Ray McNulty and Dr. Bill Daggett


$150 for online registration
$175 for onsite Registration
May 25, 2020 is the last day to register online.

Lodging Information

DoubleTree Hotel
424 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201
To make your reservation, please call 1-800-222-8733 and mention the AAEA Innovative Learning Conference.  
$129 Single/Double
5/07/2020 is the last day to make reservations.

Contact Information

Dr. Richard Abernathy
AAEA Executive Director 

Marty Smith
AAEA Member Relations Manager