2016 Leadership Symposium recap

Disclaimer: This initiative initially was launched and coordinated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation, which in 2022 merged with and became the Charles Butt Foundation.

Campus to Community

This year, we were focused on campus-to-community partnerships. Given today’s hypercompetitive global job market, some communities are focusing on what the future holds for its youngest members, and the role of public schools in creating a productive citizenry.

Components of this conference included leadership development, family engagement, blended learning, political navigation, and branding a campus. These sessions prepared school leaders to expand impactful campus and community relations.

Watch the keynote address

One of the highlights of the symposium was the keynote dinner. Texas Education Association Commissioner Mike Morath led a compelling conversation about his plan for strengthening Texas public schools, including a shift in the role of the agency from one of compliance to one of supporting schools to improve educational opportunities for all students.

2016 Program Agenda

Download a copy of the full agenda including detailed conference information and speaker bios.