Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Leadership Academy
October 21st, 2021 - March 3rd, 2022, 9:00am - 3:00pm | Live Online


Academy At A Glance


  • 4 Leadership Days: Full-day sessions with professional and nationally known speakers followed by guided reflective and application sessions. 
  •  Connection Days: Apply the learning of the Speakers Series and Reflective Sessions into practice through goal-setting and implementation.
  • Grant Project Planning: Assimilate material learned into a grant proposal to fund the implementation of a Culture of Character project into your school setting.
  • 6 hours of PD Credit for Each Session
  • Administrator Academy Credit for March 3 Session 
  • Books for each Session 
  • Support for and cultivation of school leaders who utilize character virtues and practical wisdom in their professional roles.
  • Research-based professional learning and development tools.
  • Distinctive integrated coaching embedded throughout an academy experience.



October 21, 2021 
 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. // BREAK // 1 - 3 p.m.

Inspirational - A Culture of Character

Speaker: Clifton Taulbert

Topic: The Eight Habits of the Heart and an Entrepreneurial Mindset

*Book: Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators: Building Strong School Communities Through Timeless Values (2006, Clifton L. Taulbert)



December 9, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. // BREAK // 1 - 3 p.m.

Foundational - A Culture of Character Matters

Speaker: Anthony Muhammad

Topic: Cultivating Healthy School Cultures & Creating Positive Environments

*Book: Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (2009, Anthony Muhammad)




January 20, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. // BREAK // 1 - 3 p.m.

First Steps - A Culture of Character Paradigm

Speaker: Marvin Berkowitz & Melinda Beir 

Topic: PRIMED & Character Education

*Book: PRIMED for Character Education: Six Design Principles for School Improvement (2021, Marvin W. Berkowitz)



March 3, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. // BREAK // 1 - 3 p.m.

Forward Thinking - Cultivating a Culture of Character

Speaker: Michael Fullan

Administrator Academy Credit Available!

Topic: Leadership for Transforming Learning in Post-Pandemic Times


• Focused direction to build collective purpose

• Cultivating collaborative cultures while clarifying individual and team roles

• Deepening learning to accelerate improvement and foster innovation

• Securing accountability from the inside out

*Book: Indelible Leadership: Always Leave Them Learning (2016, Michael Fullan)



___$499. Early Bird Until August 1

___$599. Member

___$648* Nonmember ( includes membership) 

Contact Ryan Nevius at rcneviu@me.com for team discounts.  


(Download the brochure for a hardcopy registration form) 

Ways to register

Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org

Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160,

Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to: IL ASCD Leadership Academy— Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.


Registration deadline is October 14, 2021. A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline. Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed. Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing dscowde@ilstu.edu