The NEW School Rules is for every leader who wants to effectively make change and create environments of growth, excitement, and passion.

Education Elements will be partnering with Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) for its fourth institute this school year to create an impactful event for all district and school leaders in the Tennessee area. Putnam County School System will be the host for this institute. The NEW School Rules (NSR) Leadership Institute is designed for teams of leaders who want to improve their teams collaboration, make decisions, and achieve their goals together. We know there is a better way for school and district teams to meet, function, and make decisions, and that the changes we make to the processes as a team will lead to better academic results, stronger climate, and more thriving school systems. 


Based on the best selling book, The NEW School Rules: 6 Vital Practices For Thriving and Responsive Schools, the institute will provide teams of leaders in Tennessee an opportunity to learn directly from Anthony Kim’s team of experts in change management, organizational design, and leadership. The NSR Leadership Institute also offers the unique space to grow leadership practices, while learning and collaborating with school and district leaders from across the state of Tennessee who are thinking about the future design of schools and districts.


Who Attends the NSR Leadership Institute

The content 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 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 the engaging and transformative event.



There is limited space available, so please reserve your ticket early. We are encouraging teams of leaders to come together, so we want to reward districts who sign-up with a minimum of 5 leaders. They will be rewarded with an additional free registration ticket! Please email Kelly Freiheit,, for the code for the free registration ticket for the sixth attendee.


Early Bird: $450 until March 31, 2020
Regular Price: $550 until April 29, 2020




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.”

Important information

  • When: May 6 - 7, 2020
    • Registration + breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 AM CST
    • Event begins/ends: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM CST
  • Where: First National Bank of the Cumberlands, 412 South Jackson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38503
  • Meals: Light breakfast, coffee, and lunch will be provided each morning from 8:30 - 9:00 AM CST

Meet Your Presenters 

Jason B-1-1



Jason Broussard

“I believe in the power of
intention and reflection”

Courtney Flanders

“I believe in the power of
creativity and collaboration.”

Kelly Freiheit

“I believe in the power of
networks and positivity.”


Have questions? Reach out to Kelly Freiheit,


Will you receive any professional development credits?

There is the potential to earn 8 credits. Each participant will receive a certificate for Professional Development Points (PDP). You should receive your certificate the week of May 4th. Participants will be able to upload their certificate for proof of attendance, which will be titled, “The New School Rules Leadership Institute,” on the system.



Education Elements LogoAbout Education Elements: 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 more than 950 schools and 200 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. Check out our latest annual report.


TossAbout the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents: The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) is the leading advocate for public education in the state of Tennessee.  Since 1975, TOSS has been progressing public education and addressing the needs of its students and administrators.  TOSS is comprised of district leaders who are committed to lifelong learning, best practice sharing, and continuous improvement.

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