First General Session - Monday, October 17, 2022
8:00 - 9:20 a.m. - Lower Level,  BoS Center
Driving Hope as a Transformational Leader presented by Matt Mayberry

Leadership determines everything.  Superior leadership performance produces superior organizational performance.

This keynote provides innovative ideas and strategies to thrive in today's rapidly changing environment to help educational leaders transform themselves and those they lead.  The need for bold and courageous leadership has never been greater.

This energizing presentation dives deep into the DNA of transformational leadership and how educational leaders can immediately implement specific behaviors to drive leadership effectiveness.  Matt uses real-world examples of standing in the trenches with top leadership teams and provides an action plan to help attendees drive alignment, build a winning culture, and influence the lives of others in a profound way.

The outcome of this keynote will be educational leaders who are inspired and fully prepared to lead their schools, staff, and community confidently into the future.  Lead inspired!


Second General Session - Monday, October 17, 2022
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. - Lower Level, BoS Center
Dr. Carmen Ayala

At this session, outstanding individuals in the field of education will be presented with IPA’s prestigious Awards For Excellence and the John Ourth and Dr. Fred Singleton Scholarships.  State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala will share her thoughts on the state of education in Illinois followed by IPA President Raul Gaston with the President’s Address.

Third General Session - Tuesday, October 18, 2022
8:00 - 8:55 a.m. - Lower Level, BoS Center
How to Protect Your Confidence presented by Dr. Robyn Jackson

As a school administrator, the number one thing you need to protect is your confidence.  That's because your confidence is constantly under attack by plans that don't work, teachers who resist you at every turn, challenges that feel insurmountable, and work that constantly expands.  What can you do when it feels as if you are carrying the weight of your entire school or district on your back?  How can you maintain your sense of purpose when you get pushback on every side?  How can you stick to your plan when you face new obstacles every day?  How can you trust your plan with a staff that doesn't have the will or skill to see it thorugh?  In this workshop, you'll discover four things your absolutely need to protect your confidence so that you can make your bold vision for students and your school a reality.





Illinois Education - Legal and Legislative Update by IPA's Own Dynamic Duo
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

10:45 - 11:30 a.m. - Lower Level, BoS Center
Presented by Brian Schwartz and Alison Maley

Join Brian Schwartz, IPA Deputy Executive Director and General Legal Counsel as well as Alison Maley, IPA Government and Public Relations Director as they provide an update on the education-related laws passed during the 2022 Illinois Legislative Session between January 5 and April 9.  The popular duo will also discuss the upcoming general election as well as hot topics likely to be included in the 2023 Session and how you can stay up to date on the legal impact to you and your school.  Additionally, understand the steps you can take to advocate for yourself, your school, and your profession at the state and national levels.  Most importantly, Brian and Alison will answer your questions!