Register to attend The NEW School Rules Leadership Institute



The NEW School Rules (NSR) Leadership Institute is designed for leaders in education who want to improve how their teams collaborate, make decisions, and achieve goals. Responsive organizations are able to effectively plan for change and have a deep trust and commitment to the work and each other.  There is a better way for school and district teams to meet, function, and make decisions. The changes we make as leaders with our teams support organizational success and thriving school systems.

Based on the best selling book, The NEW School Rules: 6 Vital Practices For Thriving and Responsive Schools, The Institute provides an opportunity to learn from a team of experts in change management, organizational design, and leadership. The Institute offers the unique opportunity to grow your leadership practices, learn strategies and protocols, and collaborate with school and district leaders from around the country who are thinking about the future design of schools and districts and desire to cultivate high performing teams.


Who Attends the NSR Leadership Institute 

The content of The NSR Leadership Institute is designed for school and district leaders, but we welcome all interested leaders to connect with us, if they're interested in attending. We want to bring together a group of innovative education leaders who can support each other’s learning during and beyond the Institute. We want to ensure that every single attendee who joins us will contribute to an engaging and transformative event. 



There is limited space available, so please reserve your ticket early.

Regular Price: $800
3 people group price: $1800
3 people or more: $600 each





We have negotiated discounted hotel rooms for your stay in Charleston during the NSR institute, at the Staybridge Suites Charleston - Mount Pleasant, located at 251 Sessions Way Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

Attendees can make reservations between now and August 20 by calling Staybridge Suites at (843) 216-5400 and referencing Education Elements our EDE, or by using this online booking link: Education Elements Hotel Resv, and the discounted rate will be applied automatically.



What Past Participants Are Saying


"We had a large meeting that was going 2-3 hours. After this institute, it's down to 1 hour and is productive!” 


“I just spent the last 3 years presenting and training in the field, and my "too little too late" is that I didn't have this training, your style and technique for training before I left that position. This had amazing content, but the way you presented it was awesome!”


“The practical information provided to address our specific roles and district circumstances have been extremely beneficial.”


The Experience

This Institute will focus on the six rules we have found make the biggest difference in changing the way work happens in teams, schools, and districts.

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These rules are based on more than seven years of research and our work with more than 750 schools and districts. We’ll provide an overview of the six rules, examples of how schools and districts have used the rules to become more effective, and opportunities for you to practice the rules and plan how to take them back to your own teams. By the end of the Institute, you will have a new schema for thinking about at how work gets done in your organization and the capability to bring this new way of thinking back to your teams in a way that builds deep engagement and lasting change.



The Institute includes

  • A copy of The NEW School Rules book
  • 2 full days of training, 8:30am-4:00pm, including lunch
  • Highly interactive activities to help you learn about and practice the six rules
  • A self-assessment and leadership style quiz
  • Free access to all activities, experiments, and workouts so you can use with your own teams


You will leave this two-day training with:

  • Deep understanding of organizational design, change management, and six new school rules
  • Clear assessment of the areas you and your teams need support with in order to be more effective and responsive
  • Completed self-assessments, readings, reflections, experiments, and workouts to deeply understand and practice each rule
  • Plan to implement the rules in your own teams to make lasting change


The Program


September 18 

  • Opening + Community Building
  • The Changing Shape of Organizations
  • What is a Responsive Org
  • Responsive Learning + Development

September  19

  • Responsive Meetings
  • Responsive Projects
  • Integration + Planning
  • Sharing + Closing




Meet Your Hosts and Facilitators

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Design Principal

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Jason Bedford
Managing Partner

MeganC 1-1Megan Campion
Associate Partner 


Insights From Previous Attendees

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Education Elements works with districts to build and support dynamic school systems that meet the needs of every learner, today and tomorrow. We take the time to understand the unique challenges school leaders face, and then customize the Education Elements approach for each district.  We have worked with hundreds of districts across the country. We bring deep expertise, design thinking, expert facilitation and the spirit of collaboration, along with our extensive toolkit of resources and technology, to deliver sustainable results.

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