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. $700 per attendee.

Applications for 2019 are now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Riedel at


  • July 19, 2019 – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    July 26, 2019 – The Woman’s Club of Evanston, Evanston, IL
    July 29, 2019 – Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson, Tarrytown, NY

  • Each seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a morning session and a choice of two afternoon breakout sessions. 

  • 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

  • Cost: $700 per attendee*


  • 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.

Sample Seminar Workshops

  • The Well-Balanced Student
  • Making Homework Work 
  • Design Thinking Sprint 
  • Listening In: Engaging Community in School Change 

See workshop descriptions and a list of presenters here.


  • District Leaders (Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents)
  • School Leaders (Principals, Heads of School, Vice and Assistant Principals, Deans, Department Chairs 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 us.

What Past Participants Say

“Awesome conference, I am really fired up! I loved the breakout sessions which gave me so many ideas to bring back to my school.”  

“Engaging, well-organized, informative, practical and thought-provoking!”

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