Lead Like a Pirate

Dramatically transform school culture!

Learn dynamic strategies to dramatically transform culture and build schools where students and staff run to get in, not out. This motivational workshop demonstrates how to take the revolutionary ideas from Teach Like a PIRATE and supercharge them for educational leaders. You will walk away from this program with the courage and practical ideas to become the kind of leader you’ve always hoped you could be. Through a highly interactive and fun session, participants will learn to:

  • Harness PASSION and encourage risk-taking in their school.
  • IMMERSE themselves in the work that makes the biggest impact on student and staff learning.
  • Build RAPPORT and relationships grounded in trust.
  • ANALYZE lessons and ASK great questions in order to provide rich feedback that helps move learning forward.
  • Lead with ENTHUSIASM that is contagious.
Leaders will walk away from this workshop with the tools they need to build a PIRATE culture, strategies and a coaching model they can implement tomorrow, and the confidence they need to make school AMAZING.


Through our intense commitment to staying connected, participants can also expect ongoing collaboration and support as they are encouraged to participate in weekly leadership challenges uniquely designed to support them in taking steps to becoming PIRATE leaders. Interested participants are encouraged to take advantage of the SIEC early-bird discount by March 31, 2017. Please join us on June 22 at the Huntingburg Event Center for a memorable day of professional learning!

Shelley Burgess

Shelley has served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Her highly respected work focuses on building leadership capacity through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change which leads to dramatic improvements in teaching and learning. She now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators and the soon to be released Lead Like a PIRATE.

Thursday, June 22nd, 9am-3pm

Huntingburg Event Center 110 East 14th St. Huntingburg, IN 47542

*This workshop is for all teachers at all grade levels!

*All times are Eastern time zone.

*Lunch is included in the registration fee.

*Each participant will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Growth Points.

*Registration fee $150 ESC Members and $210 Non-ESC members. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $130 members/$190 non-members. Please register by March 31, 2017 to receive the early-bird discount.

*See embedded registration form below.