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2024 PASA Leadership Forum

The PASA Leadership Forum, Unleashing Potential: Navigating the Continuum of Creativity and Innovation in Schools, stands as a beacon for educational leaders dedicated to shaping the future of education. In this era, where education is more than just learning—it's the driving force behind progress and development—this forum represents a critical juncture for those who believe in the transformative power of knowledge and ideas.

Over the course of 2 1/2 inspiring days at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on March 13-15, 2024, this event promises to be a melting pot of innovative concepts and actionable strategies, all aimed at empowering students and educators alike. It's an opportunity to witness a gathering of minds, featuring nationally and internationally renowned keynote speakers, Kent Julian and Gregg Behr, set to ignite your passion and broaden your perspectives.

As participants, you'll be able to dive into a diverse array of breakout sessions, each orchestrated by respected colleagues from across Pennsylvania. These sessions are more than just talks; they're a shared journey through a landscape of fresh insights and groundbreaking approaches designed to enhance creativity and innovation in educational settings.

For Friday’s events, Dr. Sherri Smith and Dr. Michele Balliet, along with invited PASA members, will facilitate a working session designed specifically to provide participants with in-depth insights and practical tools to adapt to these changes effectively. Moreover, be part of a visionary discussion on EducationNext: A Shared Vision for the Future of Public Schools in PA, where we will explore innovative strategies and ideas shaping the future of learning. Don't miss this chance to connect with fellow educational leaders, gain valuable knowledge, and lead your schools toward a dynamic and progressive future. 

The PASA Leadership Forum is more than just a conference—it's a source for change. It's where connections are forged, ideas are nurtured, and the seeds of tomorrow's education are sown. By attending, you're not just expanding your professional network; you're becoming a part of a movement that's reshaping the educational landscape.

This is your chance to be at the forefront of educational innovation, to contribute to the dialogue, and to help mold the future of our schools. Don't miss this indispensable experience. Join us and be part of nurturing the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and innovators. Let's redefine what's possible in education, together!

Featured Keynotes:

Kent Julian: Dream to Do

Most leaders have big goals for their teams and organizations. But often, instead of achieving those dreams, they get stuck in dreamland. Each year the same goals get set, and each year the same goals go unmet. Yet, when leadership cultivates the right environment, any team can move from DREAM to DO. That's because the environment you create determines the results you produce.


Gregg Behr: When You Wonder, You’re Learning

Playful and practical, When You Wonder, You're Learning explores the science behind Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, revealing what Fred Rogers called the “tools for learning”: essential skills and mindsets that boost everything from academic performance to children’s well-being. These tools, which cost next to nothing to develop, hinge on the very things that make life worthwhile: self-acceptance; close, loving relationships; and a deep regard for one’s neighbor.


Early Bird|Standard
(All Days) Full Event: $399|$449
(Day 1)     W/Th-$300|$320
(Day 2)       Th/F-$300|$320

Members may bring guests from their own district/organization at a discounted rate! 
Early Bird|Standard
(All Days) Full Event: $379|$429

Early Bird|Standard
(All Days) Full Event: $499|$549
(Day 1)     W/Th:$400|$420
(Day 2)      Th/F:$400|$420

*Early Bird Discount ends Friday, February 9, 2024*
*No refunds will be made for cancellations or changes after March 6th, 2024*

Hotel Room Blocks:
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
Room Rate: $179.00
Call: 855-729-3108 (Ask for the room block for PASA Leadership Forum x Hershey Lodge 03/13 - 03/15)
Last day for Reservations: January 28th, 2024.

Hilton Garden Inn|Hershey
550 East Main Street | Hummelstown, PA 17036
Rooms: $129.00 plus Tax
Reservation Link:https://group.hiltongardeninn.com/jc41wk
Call (717) 566-9292 for reservations under the Group Name PASA Leadership Forum.

Last day for reservations: February 21, 2024