Summer Leadership Seminar

Join Challenge Success and a dynamic group of school leaders from across the country for a one-day leadership seminar. Through interactive presentations, workshops, and dialogue with peers, you will learn new strategies to improve student well-being and promote academic engagement in your school community.


  • July 19, 2019 – Stanford, CA
    July 26, 2019 – Chicago, IL
    July 29, 2019 – New York, NY

  • While not necessary, we encourage two attendees but no more than three per school or district. If you wish to include a larger group, please consider applying to our School Program. For questions, contact Margaret Dunlap.


  • Learn research-based strategies to improve student health, motivation, and engagement.
  • Network with other leaders from across the nation seeking to achieve a climate of care at their schools.
  • Explore our school change model to determine if a more intensive partnership with Challenge Success via our year-long School Program would benefit your community.

Seminar Workshops

  • The Well-Balanced Student | Dr. Denise Pope
  • Making Homework Work | Dr. Denise Pope
  • Design Thinking Sprint | Jon Kleiman
  • Listening In: Engaging Community in School Change | Margaret Dunlap

View full workshop descriptions and a list of presenters here.


  • District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and School Board Members)
  • School Leaders (Principals, Heads of School, Vice and Assistant Principals, Deans, and Counselors)
  • Newly hired leaders working within a Challenge Success school
  • Intended for middle school, high school, and district level leaders

For more information about the Leadership Seminar or the Challenge Success School Program, please contact Margaret Dunlap.

*Challenge Success offers limited financial assistance based on need. Click here to apply.