2020 Keynotes

2020 Conference


Opening Session
Thursday, October 15

Change Is Mandatory ... Stress Is Optional
Garrison Wynn, author of The Real Truth About Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently, Why They Won't Tell You, and How You Can Do It Anyway! (McGraw-Hill Education)
Change is something we all have to deal with, but the stress that accompanies change is more of a choice. In this heavily researched session, Garrison applies his signature humor to a very serious topic. This fun, comprehensive program offers tools and tips for getting through a big change with very little stress. More importantly, it creates an emotional shift for attendees as they see how much control they have over how change affects them. This session also shows attendees how stress is more about what we believe than it is about what is actually happening. From embracing big transitions in technology to dealing with curriculum changes, student poverty, and family factors, this presentation helps superintendents, principles, and teachers implement necessary changes with minimal resistance.

Closing Session
Friday, October 16

How to Grow from No
Dr. Bennie Lambert, Vice President of Student Success, Lone Star College
This is a must-hear for anyone who is in the business of serving students. Bennie reminds us that we are all significant in the success of students. When Bennie was in school, teachers predicted he would never complete high school. In March of his senior year, Bennie was officially informed that he was not “college ready” for admission to his college of choice, his lifelong dream to that point. In so many areas of his life, “no” was a word he learned intimately, but it also served as his catalyst for success. Bennie is certain that most students need at least one “key person,” one “Big Mama,” to believe in them and encourage them. Good things happen with support and words of encouragement!


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