Discover the work that transformational leaders are doing to continuously improve education practices through continuous leader development.

April 17-18, 2024 • Estacada, OR


Leading Continuous Improvement from the Boardroom to the Classroom

Join us in Estacada, Oregon for an inside look at improvement journeys from academic leaders, operational leaders and teachers across school districts focused on the successful implementation of continuous improvement practices from the district to the classroom.


October 22-24, 2024 • Westminster (Denver-Boulder), CO


13th Annual Education Leadership Conference

At our largest education leadership event of the year, exemplary districts and education leaders from across the country gather to showcase creative solutions to problems of practice. The sessions feature innovative approaches to timeless practices as well as new solutions that are changing the way we lead.

June 3-4, 2025 • Pensacola Beach, FL


Higher Education Leadership Conference

Join higher education leaders from around the country to share success in implementing continuous improvement practices, transforming culture, meeting enrollment and funding challenges and bringing hope to the future of higher education.


Registration coming soon!

Twice Monthly • June – November 2023 • Virtual


Hardwiring Excellence in Education

Author and education leader Dr. Janet Pilcher invites guests featured in the book to discuss how to implement the principles in each chapter.

Discover practical strategies to create a culture of excellence in your institution. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain new perspectives, and collaborate with like-minded educators dedicated to enhancing student experience.

Explore Past Events

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DHP Higher Education 2021
Higher education faces a decade of tremendous change that will bring opportunities and challenges. This past year accelerated those changes. Leaders in institutions are making bold and meaningful decisions that will critically position the future of higher education. Their goal is to serve students with a high-quality, forward-thinking and affordable education that prepares students for a dynamic and ever-changing workforce. Explore what we learned at #DHPHigherEd here.

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At this Destination High Performance conference, we had an inspiring look at continuous improvement processes at work. Our partners shared how they are building the foundation of a continuously improving organization and extending the impact of teams learning how to improve performance. Explore what we learned at #DHPSONOMA, view presentation slides, explore additional resources and more here.

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Strengthening Rural America: Connecting Healthcare and Education 2021
When education and healthcare providers in rural communities form collaborative partnerships, they expand their power to bring innovative solutions to the unique challenges they face. This event brought hospital CEOs, board members, superintendents and community leaders together to share stories of their collective impact. Explore what we learned at this event, rewatch sessions and download additional resources here.

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Our annual higher education leadership conference brought leaders from around the country together to share success implementing continuous improvement practices and transforming culture. Explore what we learned at #DHPNOLA, view highlights from the stage and download presentation slides here.


What’s Right in Education 2020
At our ninth annual education leadership conference, we celebrated 2020 for the year it’s been— the year for resilience, agility, facing uncertainty with great courage and leading change like champions. Explore what we learned at #WRIE, rewatch keynote and partner presentations, explore connect to purpose stories, download additional resources and more here.

Strong cultures of performance have become a must-have for successful organizations. At this Destination High Performance conference, we gathered with our partners on Pensacola Beach to learn exactly how they are creating better places to work. Explore what we learned at #DHPPCOLA, meet the presenters, rewatch keynote presentations and download presenter slide decks here.

Coach Chats

Leader development that meets you where you are.

Coach chats are designed for quick, lively and interactive learning opportunities where leaders can interact with a coach, learn practical content and engage with other leaders in a virtual session.

September 22 | Defining Success


Actor Bruce Lee said, “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” In this coach chat we will discuss how you focus yourself and your organization to succeed. In addition, we will talk about how you bring that laser-like focus to how you measure success and track your progress to it.

Are you ready to be a warrior on the path to success? Join Dr. JoAnn Sternke and Dr. Pat Greco on Tuesday, September 22, at 3:30 p.m. CT for an invigorating discussion on defining success.

During this free virtual chat, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Dr. Sternke and Dr. Greco questions and interact with other leaders to see how they’re defining and measuring success with laser-like focus.

Tuesday, September 22 at 3:30PM CT
with Dr. JoAnn Sternke and Dr. Pat Greco

9P Online Resources:
How Focus Leads to Results

November 10 | Are My Employees Disengaged?


Visualize the scene from the movie “Rocky” where Rocky Balboa took a victory run to the top of the steps in celebration. What does “running the steps” look like to become a champion in your organization?

In this coach chat, we will start with what “running the steps” should look like and then discuss the warning signs of poor morale at work. What are the factors that cause decreasing morale and do you experience the factors in your organization?

Join Dr. Gayle Juneau-Butler and Nannette Johnston on Tuesday, November 10, at 3:30 p.m. CT to learn four action steps to help boost team morale and “run the steps” like a champion:

  1. Define the cause of disengagement
  2. Connect work to meaningful outcomes
  3. Make sure the right people are in the right seats
  4. Let work be fun where appropriate

During this free virtual chat, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Dr. Juneau Butler and Nannette questions and interact with other leaders to see how they’re channeling their inner Rocky to run the steps and become champions within their organization.

Free Webinars


Focus on Employee Wellbeing in a Virtual Environment
Dr. Gayle Juneau-Butler | 3:00PM CDT

Research shows that social connection is the key to wellbeing. However social connection can be hard to come by when we are distancing ourselves from others for safety. In 30 minutes, learn quick tactics you can start today to check in on employee wellbeing, engagement and incorporate fun into your virtual work.


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