2019 Kansas Principals Conference
November 14-15, 2019
2019 KPC Keynote Speakers
Opening Keynote: Steve Gilliland - Making A Difference
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Jeff & Larry's Comedy Roundup. With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation—plus an interactive and entertaining style—Steve shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. Presenting to over 250,000 people a year, more than two million have now heard him speak, with audiences encompassing nearly three dozen industries. Steve has the distinction of speaking in all 50 states and in 15 countries. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of a stand-up comic collides with the inspiration of motivational speaker."
Lunch with Annika Wooton, 2019 Miss Kansas
Tuesday Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Andy Jacks - NAESP Center for Innovative Leadership “Refusing Failure: Turning What If into What Now?”
The Center for Innovative Leadership®, created to improve and expand the support of principals as 21st century leaders in achieving the highest results for children, families and communities, has the focus and strategic design to help principals and learning communities achieve optimal results for every child. Principals face many challenges in leading for the 21st century. Transformation in schools, school systems, and communities in the United States and around the world have greatly expanded the leadership role of principals.
The primary purpose of The Center for Innovative Leadership is to disseminate transformative practices and strategies that will serve as a catalyst for creating a lasting foundation for principal learning, driving school and student performance, and shaping the long-term impact of school improvement efforts.
Closing Keynote: Dan Meers - KC Wolf
It’s been said that if you ask a man his occupation you will find out how he pays his bills, but if you ask a man his preoccupation then you will find out the passion of his life. KC Wolf has a rather unique occupation. For over 25 years he has paid his bills by working as the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs. However, KC Wolf’s preoccupation, what he is truly passionate about in life is encouraging others to strive for the best in life and to enjoy it each and every step along the way. This program is designed to encourage and challenge audiences to live each day to the fullest by intentionally investing their lives and not just spending them.
Agenda for the 2019 Principals Conference
Thursday, November 14th
8:00 Welcome & Sponsor Recognition
8:30 Steve Gilliland
10:00 Break with vendors
10:30 Andy Jacks
11:30 Lunch with Miss Kansas
12:15 Exclusive Vendor Time
12:30 Vendor Breakouts (3 Salons/3 Vendors each for 15 minutes)
1:15 Breakout 1
2:15 Breakout 2
3:15 Breakout 3
5:30 KASSP & KAESP Receptions & Award Recognition Sponsored by Jostens
7:00 Hospitality Sponsored by OFG
Friday, November 15th
8:30 Flexible (Ed Camp or Tech gurus)
10:00 Dan Mears (KC Wolf)
11:30 Prizes and Adjournment