Pre-Conference Leadership Institute

YEA! Youth Engagement Academy!

Presented by Leading to Change, with Keynote Eric Rowles

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Regency Ballroom VI

Space limited; pre-registration required; additional fee

Get energized for BSH with renowned speaker Eric Rowles and his team! The Leading To Change squad will take you through an unprecedented, immersive training experience that combines technology, tools, and techniques to raise your Out-of-School Time game! From cutting-edge social media and communication tools to immediately replicable facilitation methods, this fast-paced and hands-on pre-conference will take a deep dive into innovative staff and student team-building, summer programming, and a whirlwind of resources. You’ll leave invigorated and empowered for the main BSH conference, with 30+ new resources spanning technology, activity, music, media, and even micro-funding!


8:30 to 9:00 am

Check-in and Networking Breakfast

9:00 to 9:15 am

Welcome and Introductions
Moderator: Elizabeth Cieri, Foundations, Inc.

9:15 to 9:45 am

Plenary Session: YEA!
Keynote: Eric Rowles, Leading to Change

10:00 to 11:15 am

Breakout Session 1* (concurrent sessions)

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Networking Lunch & Team-Building Activities

12:45 to 2:00 pm

Breakout Session 2* (concurrent sessions)

2:10 to 2:30 pm

Closing Reflections

*Attendees will attend both breakout sessions, in small groups.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Pre-registration for this Pre-Conference Leadership Institute is $184 in addition to the regular Beyond School Hours Conference registration fee and includes: 1 day of professional development + materials, networking breakfast and lunch, coupon code for one free webinar (valued at $29.95) from Foundations’ PD@your.desktop On-Demand training series, and a certificate of completion.


Leading to Change

Eric Rowles is one of the nation’s most sought-after experts on youth culture and engagement. He is a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, and consultant who has worked with over 150,000 youth, adults, administrators, education professionals, and policy makers within the past fifteen years. His presentations are legendary – by combining the energy and innovation of a master trainer, while at the same time reaching each of us through his stories, research, and on-the-ground strategies. Returning BSH attendees will undoubtedly remember Eric’s exciting and impassioned presentations from previous years – a highlight and crowd favorite from past BSH conferences!


Eric Rowles

Eric Rowles
President & CEO
Leading To Change

Elizabeth firmly believes that great leadership drives high quality education. As the moderator for the BSH Pre-Conference Leadership Institute, she will energize attendees to seize the day’s many learning opportunities. Her hope is that through this institute, attendees will gain fresh insights for making a lasting difference in the lives of their staff and the young people they serve.

At Foundations, Inc. Elizabeth designs and facilitates professional development sessions, and collaborates with education leaders to support instructional practices across the learning day.


Elizabeth Cieri

Elizabeth Cieri
Director of Teaching and Learning
Foundations, Inc.