Aug. 5 & 6

Registrants: To watch recorded sessions, you need to access the SAI Annual Conference event platform one of two ways:

  1. Whova website platform

  2. Whova mobile app

Pre-Conference: (session not recorded)

Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline—Connections Over Compliance - Lori Desautels

Join Dr. Lori Desautels to deepen your understanding of the science beneath behaviors and emotions that are affected by adversities much like the pandemic we are all experiencing in this time! Our brain’s ancient system, the brain-stem, is a grand central station for all of the external and internal experiences we encounter. It immediately makes associations to past events or experiences that may be unconscious; and then we find ourselves feeling anxious, panicky, worried or shut down. This emotional experience can create behavioral challenges as the regulation set points move into lower brain regions. Engage with Lori to learn new brain-aligned strategies for meeting students in brain development promoting lasting behavioral changes and the healthy regulation of the nervous systems. This new lens for relational discipline is effective and supportive for all students! This shift takes leadership and begins with regulated adult brain states.


The Hero Effect® - Being your best when it matters the most! - Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip you to show up every day and make a positive difference. From the classroom to the boardroom, at the heart of Kevin’s message is a simple, yet powerful, philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. You and your team will be motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable! And now more than ever the world needs heroes who show up every day and inspire teachers, parents and people around them to reach higher, dream bigger and make a difference in the lives of others.

This program is designed to help you:

  • Achieve greater results by eliminating “ordinary" thinking and mastering the habit of excellence.
  • Own the moments that matter by taking responsibility for your attitude, your actions and your results.
  • Create meaningful relationships and deliver an extraordinary experience for everyone you serve at work and at home.
  • Lead at a higher level in times of crisis and uncertainty.
  • Overcome the Kryptonite that holds you back from being the best version of yourself.

Thought Leaders: Hear from the Thought Leaders in advance of their sessions!

Better Decisions, Greater Impact By Design – Leverage Your School's PLCs - John Almarode

The Power of Emotional Intelligence for School Leaders’ Optimum Well-being, Performance, and Success - Marc Brackett

Dream Big, Live Colorfully, Lead Boldly: Developing Your Best Self in School, Life and at Home - Jessica Cabeen

Discipline for Improvement Instead of Punishment - Andy Jacks

Leading for Equity in Unprecedented Times - Corrie Wallace