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John D. Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership

Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership Conference (EPC)

Fresno State’s annual Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership Conference brings together Central Valley leaders from schools, districts, businesses and community organizations to share best practices and challenges. Past conferences have focused on the following topics: 

  • 21st Century education
  • systems thinking
  • growth mindset
  • setting and maintaining high expectations
  • leading change
  • social emotional learning
  • distance learning
  • equity and access
  • multi-district collaboration

Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership Conference (EPC)

October 24, 2023 (Held live, in person)

2023 Theme: Forging Paths to New Horizons

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Photo Sanfelippo- Nationally-recognized innovative educational leader

- Named National Superintendent of the Year 2019

- Created the popular  #1minwalk2work  PLUS Leadership Challenges

- Co-Star/Producer The Weekly Show with Jimmy and Joe

- Co-authored Leading from Where You Are, The Power of Branding, Leading Learning in a Digital Age and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning

- Holds BA in Ed, MA in Psychology and PhD in Leadership Learning and Service

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Conference also features two 1-hour morning breakouts offering 16 selections ( 8 per session) on relevant topics, including engaging/reengaging leaners, Improvement Science, self-care, ethical leadership, school safety, MTSS, EL, SEL,   UDL, data-driven decisions, LCAP,  literacy, and others
The full-day conference will be held at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, Clovis, CA, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00p.m. 

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Past Keynote Speakers Include

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Kenneth Wesson

Curious Minds for the 21st Century

Nov 2022

Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

Developing Self-Directed Learners

Feb 2021

Shirly Stiles

Shirley Stiles

Collegial and Constructive Conversation

Feb 2021

Alan November

Alan November

Cultivating a World-Class Work Ethic

Feb 2021

 

Chip Heath

Chip Heath
Making Every Moment Count
Oct. 2019

Mike Erwin

Mike Erwin
Making Every Moment Count
Feb 2021 and Oct. 2019

Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera
Fulfilling the Promise-A Quality Education for All Students
Oct. 2018

Robyn Jackson

Robyn Jackson
Responsive Leadership: Creating Conditions for Student Success 
Sept. 2017

Mike Schnokersm

Mike Schmoker
Achieving Results through Equity
Oct. 2016

Robert Marzano

Robert Marzano
Awakening the Learner
Sept. 2015

Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott
Awakening the Learner
Sept. 2015

Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan
Maximizing Leadership for Systemic Change
Oct. 2014

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Richard and Rebecca DuFour
Marking Progress on the Professional Learning Communities
Oct. 2013

Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore
Leading World-Class Learning Building Coherence
Oct. 2013

Yong Zhao

Yong Zhoa
Leading World-Class Learning Building Coherence
Oct. 2013

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Michelle Rozen

Embracing Transformational Change

Feb 2022