Leadership Symposium

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One of the most exciting times of the year here at Raise Your Hand Texas® is during the annual leadership symposium. Months of meticulous preparation and setup unfold into two days of fellowship, presentations, breakout sessions, and dialogue on all things public education, with local, state, national, and global emphasis.

Internationally renowned experts, Ivy League professors, and other accomplished professionals take to stages to share their expertise on topics ranging from the science and secrets of powerful storytelling to educational equity and excellence to strategies for addressing low-performing schools. The experience is interactive and motivational, and it delivers the latest data, best practices, and most innovative concepts in the world of public education today. At the end of the conference, each attendee is awarded a certificate of completion and accrues professional development hours.

The Leadership Symposium is an intense professional development conference, open to Raise Your Hand® alumni and VIPs who are currently serving as campus principals or in senior education leadership positions. We regret that we cannot extend invitations to alumni who have retired or transitioned from education leadership roles.

2022 Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Symposium

February 16–18, 2022

Attend the 14th annual Leadership Symposium.

Leading schools through the third pandemic school year and a hostile political climate may very well be the greatest challenge of your careers.  This moment requires grace and courage as you advocate for your students, teachers, and the profession. Together Raise Your Hand Texas and the alumni network remain united in a common purpose to build an equitable and prosperous future for all 5.5 million Texas schoolchildren. Reunite with us for three days of connection and learning grounded in this shared purpose.