What is the typical agenda:

Day One:

  • Morning Session:

    • Presentation on core philosophies to build thriving staff and student culture (Culture Pyramid and Play, Trust, and Learn concept).

    • Community building to share simple activities that can be used with both staff and students.

  • Afternoon Session:

    • Introduction to a roadmap and culture levers for building thriving culture.

    • Time with school team to assess current state and determine where the group wants to focus for the remainder of the Summit.

Day Two:

  • Morning Session:

    • Short presentation on ideas that have been seen around the country for building healthy staff and student culture.

    • All group brainstorm to help each school gather a variety of possibilities for their specific focus area.

  • Afternoon Session:

    • Process to help each school narrow in on which ideas will work best for their team.

    • Time for each school to write a specific action plan to take back to their campus.

The Summit is highly collaborative with a blend of short presentations, large group activities, small group discussions, and 1:1 conversations.

The goal is to model a variety of ways leaders can build relationships back on campus.


Who should come:

We truly believe building thriving culture is a team sport. Therefore, we ask for at least one administrator, an activities person (leadership teacher, class advisor, ASB Director, Link advisor, or someone else focused on student culture), and a few other staff members who could have impact on building healthy relationships across campus.

We ask for teams between 3 - 5 people.


What is included in the price:

The price per person includes the 2-day Summit, a workbook for each participant, a light breakfast, buffet lunch and snacks on both days, as well as support from the Learning For Living team when leaving the experience.


How many people attend:

The goal is to make this experience as intentional and helpful as possible, therefore we cap our events at 12 - 14 schools (around 70 people).


What people are saying about the experience:

“Nothing has given me more hope and energy for the culture of our school than these two days.”

~Amanda Wann, Teacher, Edison Preparatory High School (Winter 2019)

“Our school culture has been improving and attending this conference for two years in a row has catapulted us forward.”

~Kevin Swartwood, Principal, Golden Valley High School (Fall 2018)

“Unlike some conferences/trainings I’ve attended I am walking away feeling energized and empowered with tangible, easy to implement strategies.”

~Adrienne Brugman, Assistant Principal, Keithley Middle School (Fall 2018)

“The culture summit was amazing.  Phil and his team have created a comprehensive workshop that allows you to play, learn, trust...ending with tangible things you can implement at your school tomorrow, next year, and 3-5 years from now.”

~Laura Howze, Student Activities Director, St. Mary High School (Summer 2018)