2017 Summer Leadership Seminar

2016 Summer Leadership Seminar in Chicago

August 17-20, 2017
Sheraton Grand Chicago
Chicago, IL

The 2017 Summer Leadership Seminar will build and improve upon a program established to focus on association leadership topics and competencies.  Saturday’s program will consist of a full-day “Strategic Governance Symposium” designed for state association executive directors and officers to focus on key association management issues from a team perspective. The program will also continue to allow for coordination of vital regional business and networking time.

This opportunity to re-examine the impact of your leadership combined with the opportunity for valuable regional and peer-to-peer networking makes the 2017 Summer Leadership Seminar a can’t miss event! Join us for a unique program that will allow you to explore examples of collaboration, shared vision, innovation and leadership development at the state, regional, and national levels.


Registration for this event is solely online. When completing your registration, please be sure to register all guests that will be joining you, as well as register them for any special events they will attend. A guest fee does apply to certain special events noted below.

All registrations must come through the state school boards association with the approval of your Executive Director. Register now


Sheraton Grand Chicago Room rates - $209/night*, single or double, plus an additional $30 per person for each additional person *(tax and additional fees estimated to be $36.37/night.)

Please make reservations directly with the Sheraton Grand Chicago or call 888-617-7106 and reference “NSBA Summer Leadership Conference”. The hotel reservation cut off date is 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, July 24, 2017. The hotel requires a first night’s deposit by credit card to guarantee room reservations. Reservations received by the hotel after July 24, 2017 will be made on a space and rate available basis

Arrival Details:

  • Registration will be open from 12:00 – 4:30 PM.
  • A Summer Leadership Seminar welcome reception with cash bar will be held from 5:00 – 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Registration Open - May 3, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Registration fee:

  • State Association or International Partner Officer/Leaders - $550
  • State Association Executive Directors/Staff - $550
  • International Organization/Non-Partner - $1100

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION: Requests for refunds of the registration fee (minus a $75 service fee) will be honored only if made in writing to NSBA prior to the meeting by 5pm Eastern on Friday, July 21, 2017. Any cancellations received after July 21, 2017 will not receive a refund.


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