Registration is available onsite ONLY as of January 30.

Brad Gustafson - OAESP Conference Welcome!
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The Heart of a Leader”

School leaders are tasked with getting results in one of the most people-driven professions on the planet; it’s a complex role that’s difficult to understand if you’re not doing the work. Dr. Brad Gustafson is a practicing principal who will encourage us to hold on to the heart while helping us lean further into our strengths so we can lead others into an unknown future. Brad uses a blend of relatable stories, surprising research, and inspiring examples from his newest book, Reclaiming Our Calling. Best of all, he does it in a manner that is extremely actionable so you can take it back to your leadership role and use it to make a difference for the students you serve.


2020 OAESP Tentative Conference Schedule



Friday, January 31, 2020

A.M. Schedule

              7:30-8:30 a.m.                                                           
Registration & Continental Breakfast


             8:30-8:45 a.m.                                                             
Welcome & Introductions, 
Josh Pierce, OAESP President


             8:45-9:00 a.m.                                                             
Kas Nelson, NAESP Zone 8 Director

Dave Wick, NAESP President


             9:00-10:15 a.m.                                                           
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brad Gustafson


            10:15-10:45 a.m.                                                         
Vendor Break


            10:45-11:05 a.m.                                                         
Glen Abshere, OAESP Executive Director


            11:05-11:30 a.m.                                                         
Cathey Bugg, 
Elementary Principal of the Year & NDP



P.M. Schedule


            11:30-12:15 p.m.                                                         
Buffet Lunch & Networking with Colleagues


            12:15-12:30 p.m.                                                         

Perkins-Tryon Intermediate School Choir

Under the direction of Ms. Bridget Carroll


            12:30-12:45 p.m.                                                         
Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA Executive Director


            12:45-2:00 p.m.                                                           
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brad Gustafson


            2:00-2:30 p.m.                                                             
Vendor Break


            2:30-3:00 p.m.                                                             
Kevin Wade “The Magic in You”


            3:00-3:30 p.m.                                                             
Door Prizes & Dismiss                           



Exciting News:

You can connect with Brad by bopping into the #oklaed chat on Twitter before the conference on January 26 and again after the conference on February 9. He’ll be co-moderating the chats along with the #oklaed team. Both chats are an hour long (8:00-9:00pm CST) and a great way to connect, learn, and build a powerful student-centered network.


Dr. Brad Gustafson is an award-winning principal, speaker, and best-selling author. He’s also serving as a National Advisor with Future Ready Schools and a School Improvement Consultant with Scholastic. Brad was Minnesota’s Principal of the Year in 2016 and the National School Boards Association recognized him as a “20 to Watch” in 2017. He co-hosts a school leadership podcast, UnearthED, on the BAM Radio Network. Brad's new book, Reclaiming Our Calling, is helping educators build deeper relationships and get better results.

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