What is the typical agenda:
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.
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.
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.
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.”