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The CASE Winter Leadership Conference, Excellence by Association

1/31/2017 to 2/3/2017
When: February 1, 2017
8:00 am until 5:30 pm
Where: The Westin Westminster
10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado  80020
United States

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Register now for the 2017 CASE Winter Leadership Conference!

Attendee Registration

Online registration is closed, but space remains.

Please contact Leisa Sacry at 303.762.8762 to register.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information and Registration

 (Exhibitor space is currently on a waitlist, contact hkaiser@co-case.org to learn more)

The CASE Winter Leadership Conference is the only conference that brings together public education leaders from every job position in the state. At a price that’s affordable, the conference addresses the learning needs of school leaders by featuring nationally recognized speakers, over 20 engaging breakout sessions and a robust legislative program. 


General Sessions Pre- and Post-
Conference Workshops
Supervision & Evaluation


  Breakout Sessions Department Peer Sessions  




General Sessions

Opening General Session
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tali Sharot - Smart Influence: How You Affect the Decisions, Desires and Opinions of Others
Author, Neuroscientist and Authority on Human Behavior

Tali Sharot is a leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion. A neuroscientist by trade, Sharot combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and inaccurate expectations of the future and how those can be altered (or sustained). Why do people discount bad news (a tendency that contributed to the 2008 financial downfall, enhances ill-preparedness in the face of disaster and reduced medical screenings)? Why do we have unrealistic expectations of the future (underestimating our chances of divorce and expecting our kids to be uniquely talented)? Why is it so difficult to change a decision after it is made? Sharot, a visiting professor at MIT, is also an associated professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London where she directs the Affective Brain Lab. Her team is dedicated to answering such questions with an aim at identifying ways to encourage behavioral change that enhance well-being. Sharot is the author of The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain (Pantheon/ Random House, 2011, published in 10 additional countries); The Science of Optimism (TED, e-book) and co-editor of The Neuroscience of Preference and Choice (Elsevier). She has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, The Science Channel, the Today show, the BBC and many publications around the world. Sharot also co-presented BBC’s Science Club (BBC 2). She wrote TIME magazine’s cover story "The Science of Optimism" (May, 2011) as well as cover stories for The Observer Review, The Guardian, The Washington Post "Health" section and a New York Times op-ed ("Major Delusions", 2011).

Sharot has given keynote addresses to a diverse collection of private and public companies/groups, including those in the field of insurance, financial management, marketing, gaming, social entrepreneurship, arts, health and safety, mental health and academia. She has also delivered many public talks including at TED2012.

Legislative and Policy Issues
Friday, February 3, 2017

Join us for a presentation and overview of the key legislative and policy issues facing Colorado K-12 public education. 

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Pre- and Post- Conference Workshops

January 31, 2017 - February 1, 2017 - Pre- and Post- Conference Workshops
(Separate fee required for Pre- and Post- Conference workshops)

Take advantage of early-bird rates when you register through December 16, 2016



3-day, 2-part seminar series
Part I: January 31, 2017 - February 1, 2017 - The Westin Westminster (CANCELLED)
Part II: May 5, 2017 - Denver Metro Area, Maddox Early Education Program (CANCELLED)

For administrators and "designees" responsible for teacher evaluation.

Please click here to download the flyer for general information about the program. 



Please contact CASE at 303.762.8762 for questions.

The Westin Westminster
February 1, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

For aspiring superintendents or anyone wanting to explore the superintendency role. 

Please click here to download the flyer.



The Westin Westminster
February 1, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For elementary and secondary school principals and assistant principals.  

Please click here to download the flyer.



The Westin Westminster
February 1, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

For school and district technology leaders. 

Click here to download the flyer. 



The Westin Westminster
February 1, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

For school and business officials and superintendents. 

Please click here to download the flyer.



The Westin Westminster
February 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For aspiring women leaders in Colorado K-12 education. 

Please click here to download the flyer. 

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Breakout Sessions

During the 2017 CASE Winter Leadership Conference, Excellence by Association, CASE offers more than 20 sessions totaling over 40 hours of professional learning. Attendees have the opportunity to engage with their peers on all the most timely and relevant issues facing Colorado K-12 education, including policy implementation, testing updates, legislative news, and all manner of innovative and relevant approaches to building the best school environments for Colorado's children.

Click here to learn more about this year's exciting conference program, including session descriptions and schedule!

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Department Peer Sessions

February 2, 2017: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All conference attendees are invited to one of the CASE Department Peer Sessions being held on Thursday afternoon from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Meet and engage with colleagues in your job-alike role. Further develop your professional network. Relax with your peers after an invigorating day of professional learning. Explore which session is best for you in the information below. 


 Which department peer session is right for you?


Colorado Association of Educational Specialists

This department includes:

  • Curriculum, Instructional Leaders, and Assessment
  • Staff Developers
  • Special Education Professionals
  • Communication Professionals
  • Federal Programs Professionals
  • Other District Level Administrators

Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals

This department includes Elementary and Middle School:

  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • District-Level Leaders Serving Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Students in Principal Licensure Programs

Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology

This department includes:

  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Technology Leaders
  • Chief Information Officers

CALET will not be holding a peer session during the 2017 CASE Winter Leadership Conference. Contact the department liaison to learn more about this department. 



Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators

This department includes:

  • Human Resources Professionals

CASPA will not be holding a peer session during the 2017 CASE Winter Leadership Conference. Contact the department liaison to learn more about this department. 


Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators

This department includes:

  • Superintendents
  • Assistant Superintendents
  • Other Senior Administrators

Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals

This department includes Middle and High School:

  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • Athletic Directors
  • Deans of Students
  • District Administrators Who Serve Middle and High Schools


Department of Business Officials

This department includes:

  • School Business Officials

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