CHICAGO • AUGUST 1 – 2, 2017



Nothing excites us more than recognizing our amazing partners. At our 6th annual What’s Right in Education conference, we’ll celebrate the results our partners achieve through their innovative work, and we’ll share evidence-based practices that can transform your organization and strengthen your leadership skills.

You and your team will get ideas (and excitement) from successful superintendents, school board members, and leaders from our Studer Education partner districts around the country. Our national keynote speakers will motivate, challenge, and inspire. And this year, our boat ride at the end of day one will have food, drinks and music while traveling along the Chicago nighttime skyline. You’ll leave Chicago recharged, reengaged, and ready to tackle a new school year. We can’t wait to see you there. What’s Right In Education typically sells out, so register soon.

PRICE: $175

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Closing Remarks


Day ONE – Tuesday, August 1, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Registration/Badge Pick-up

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

Keynote –  Setting the Stage for Success

Janet Pilcher
Executive Leader and Managing Director, Studer Education

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Keynote –  Stepping Out of the Box

Kris Ann Piazza
Studer Group Coach and National Speaker

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Processing the Learning

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Promising Practices

Building Community Partnerships for Improvement

Clinton School District and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital
Clinton, MO

Building and Sustaining Effective Teams

School District of Menomonee Falls
Menomonee Falls, WI

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

10 Minutes that Count

Effective Conversations to Maximize Performance

Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
Chippewa Falls, WI

Starting Our Performance Scorecards

Belvidere Community Unit School District 100
Belvidere, IL

Raising Grateful Kids

Stoughton Area School District
Stoughton, WI

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Break

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Promising Practice

The “How” of Performance Excellence: Improving Processes with Stakeholder Feedback

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District
Schertz, TX

2:15 PM – 2:20 PM

Process the Learning/Transition

2:20 PM – 2:35 PM

Networking Break

2:35 PM – 3:20 PM

Concurrent Sessions

The First Year: Bringing EBL to Life in Our District – First Year Partner Panel

Belvidere Community Unit School District 100
Belvidere, IL

Consolidated School District of New Britain
New Britain, CT

Mission Consolidated Independent School District
Mission, TX

Richland One School District
Columbia, SC

Setting the Stage for Service Excellence

Portage Public Schools
Portage, MI

3:20 PM – 3:30 PM

Transition Break

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Rolling Out Results from Board Room to Classroom

School District of Altoona
Altoona, WI

Aligning Leader Behavior to Organizational Values

Ysleta Independent School District
El Paso, TX

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Processing the Learning

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Team Planning Time

Coach/Team meetings by Prior Appointment

Networking with Studer Education Team

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Networking Reception and Chicago Skyline Tour at Night

Hosted by Studer Education

Day TWO – Wednesday, August 2, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:40 AM

Keynote – Themes and Questions: Pause in the Journey

Janet Pilcher
Executive Leader and Managing Director, Studer Education

8:40 AM – 9:40 AM

Partner Gallery Walk

Janet Pilcher
Executive Leader and Managing Director, Studer Education

5-Year Planning for Improvement

Edgerton School District
Edgerton, WI

Leader Norms for Effective Teaming

D.C. Everest Area School District
Weston, WI

Aligning Effort Via Scorecards

Merrill Area Public Schools
Merrill, WI

Rounding Beyond Employees for Awesome Results

Northwestern Illinois Association
Sycamore, IL

Accelerating Student Achievement

School District of Janesville
Janesville, WI

Action Research on the Impact of Rounding

Sparta Township Schools
Sparta, NJ

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

Processing the Learning

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Keynote – Service Excellence is as Easy as Pie

Liz Jazwiec
National Speaker and Award-winning Author

11:15 AM – NOON

Reward and Recognition

Tarrant City Schools
Tarrant, AL

NOON – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Processing the Learning, Connecting the Pieces

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Optional Team Time/Networking with Studer Education Team

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


New Leader Onboarding (by Invitation)

Aligning the Nine Principles® to Achieve Performance Excellence with the Baldrige Framework

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Networking with Studer Education Team


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Sheraton Grand
301 E North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 464-1000


Local Airport is O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Midway Airport (MDW)

For transportation options and information, please click here.


Room rate: $229 + tax / night when reservations are made before July 17, 2017 or until the room block has been filled. Room rates increase after cut-off date. For reservations within the Studer Group block at Sheraton Grand Chicago, please click the button below.






Fax your PO to 850-332-5446 or mail to:
Katie Tener, Business Manager
Studer Education
350 West Cedar Street, Suite 300

Pensacola, Florida  32502

*If you need a W9, contact Katie Tener at 850-898-3874 or katie.tener@studereducation.com

For questions about the conference, contact: 

Liz Menzer
Senior Director for Partner Development
Tel 608.212.6613

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