What is the DA Leadership Institute?

The mission of the District Administration Leadership Institute (DALI) is to provide cutting-edge professional development to school district superintendents and other senior education executives to inspire innovation and leadership excellence in K12 education.

This mission is accomplished through top-tier live events focused on intensive networking and collaboration with innovative solution providers, and through engagement in virtual communities to promote ongoing discussion, debate, and the sharing of professional resources and leadership initiatives.

Participation Opportunities:

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2014 Superintendents Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Sponsors talk about the importance of DALI

The Superintendents Summit 2014 Schedule

"DALI’s been critical to our success in the market because it creates the opportunity for us to have a national dialogue with superintendents from across the country who literally look at us as partners providing some really needed solutions in the education market right now.”

--Ingrid Ellerbe, Vice President, MIND Research Institute

 

• Three days of in-person engagement with 70 superintendents, Weds eve-Fri afternoon (every Summit features a nationwide audience of superintendents)

 • Your team of 3-4 sponsor attendees engages with these superintendents in an immersive, relationship-building, thought leadership environment.

 • Your team will host two dinners with selected superintendents (Weds, Thurs evenings)

 • You will be the sponsor of one general session in the Summit program (TBD Thurs or Fri)

• Your team will lead two superintendent roundtable sessions with selected superintendents (60-minutes each; one Thurs, one Fri)

 • Your team will engage in two “Drill Down Sessions” with superintendents, for district implementation discussions and planning (30-minutes each)

• In addition, your team will participate in two networking lunches (open seating, networking opportunities across all attendees), two networking breakfasts (same open networking/seating arrangement as lunches), and two networking evening receptions

• Additional ad hoc/serendipitous engagement opportunities are available post-program; DALI staff will assist with ideas, logistics guidance, etc. as requested by sponsor (all superintendents are invited by DALI to stay until Saturday; most do)

"The Friday morning round table at DALI was the most productive hour I have spent with a group of superintendents. The participants were informed, engaged and genuinely interested in the services that we discussed."

 --Jamie Northrup, VP of Government Affairs, Middlebury Interactive Languages

“The Summit allows my marketing efforts to extend beyond my wildest dreams.”

 --Lynn Walker, Marketing Manager, myON Reader

 “I think that one of the reasons that this is really important for Cisco is because we’re able to hear from superintendents, those leaders in districts across the country, small, medium, large, who are really driving change and transformation, and we believe that we have solutions to help them to accelerate that change and transformation.”

--Renee Patton, US Public Sector Director of Education, Cisco

 

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Matt Kinnaman 413-221-0346