Administrators' Days

Thursday, August 1, 2019 (All day) to Friday, August 2, 2019 (All day)

Cornhusker Marriott - Lincoln, NE

Administrators' Days 2019
August 1-August 2, 2019
Cornhusker Marriott - Lincoln, NE 
Pre-registration is now closed. 
Please stop by the onsite registration desk to attend.

Cornhusker Maps
Parking Map
Facility Maps 
Please note that not all breakout rooms are included on the maps.  Please see the below list of what floors each breakout room is on.  Feel free to ask at the registration desk for direction as well:

Lower Level
Arbor 1
Arbor 2
Lancaster 1, 2, 3
Lancaster 3, 4, 5
Olive Branch

Lobby Level

Mezzanine Level
KSB Classroom (Located across the Atrium on the north side of the building)
Room 202 (Located across the Atrium on the north side of the building)

3rd Level
Office 301 (Located north of the elevators)
Yankee Hill I
Yankee Hill II

Bus Schedule
Windstar will have a 56 passenger bus running the below schedule.  Shuttles will continue as needed until all passengers are moved.

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Pickup at Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hyatt; drop off at Cornhusker
5:30 p.m. - Pickup at Cornhusker; drop off at Rule G, Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hyatt 
7:30 p.m. - Pickup at Rule G, Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hyatt; drop off at Cornhusker
11:30 p.m. - Pickup at Cornhusker; drop off at Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hyatt 

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Pickup at Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hyatt; drop off at Cornhusker
11:00 a.m. - Pickup at Cornhusker; drop off at Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hyatt 

Administrators' in Action
Instead of holding a formal walk, participants will be on their own to get out and get moving.  The Lincoln Running Company have created 1, 2, or 3 mile suggested paths (see below) that registrants can follow.  A donation to Food Bank of the Heartland will be made for each registrant. 
1-mile path map
2-mile path map
3-mile path map


Keynote Speakers

WhitakerTodd Whitaker
Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. He has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals.
Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.
One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written over 50 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Dealing With Difficult Teachers, Ten-Minute Inservice, Your First Year, What Great Principals Do Differently, Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, and Dealing With Difficult Parents.


Michelle Gielan
Michelle Gielan has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success.  She is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review.  Michelle holds an advanced degree in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.  She formerly served as anchor of The CBS Morning News, and her research has received attention from dozens of media outlets including The Washington Post, FORBES, and The New York Times.  Michelle's research shows you that an optimistic, empowered mindset is the most valuable resource in creating happiness and forward progress.

ZablockiCraig Zablocki
For nearly 25 years Craig has helped people transform the obstacles that keep them stuck, lift them up and breathe new life into their purpose! Aside from numerous interviews and articles written by or about Craig, he authored the book The Intelligence of Fun, Live with Craig Zablocki.  Craig unravels us from our habitual ways of being and from the social conditioning that keeps us stuck; and he does it with humor and heart.
As a single dad raising a young son, Craig climbed mountains with his son on his back, joined knitting circles with the playpen at his feet, and improvised bedtime stories and songs that still show up nearly 20 years later. Craig sees kiddos as his best teachers.

Conference AppSched QR Code - AD2019

Scan this QR Code to download the 2019 Administrators' Days Guide in Sched to access:

  • Conference Schedule
  • Session Information
  • Handouts
  • Facility Maps


Sessions will be held on Thursday, August 1.  Click HERE to see the session details.


Wednesday, July 31

 7:00 pm - 12:00 am  First National Capital Markets and Discover Education Hospitality Suites Open

Thursday, August 1:

 8:00 am - 9:15 am  Welcome and Todd Whitaker
 9:15 am - 9:45 am  Exhibit Break and Continental Breakfast
 9:45 am - 10:30 am  Select-a-Session I
 10:30 am - 11:00 am  Exhibit Break and Continental Breakfast
 11:00 am - 11:45 am  Select-a-Session II
 11:45 am - 12:15 pm  Exhibit Break and Continental Breakfast
 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm  Select-a-Session III
 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm  Awards Lunch
 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Ice Cream Social
 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm   Michelle Gielan
 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm  Exhibit Break
 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm  Select-a-Session IV
 5:30 pm  Administrators in Action - TBD
 6:00 pm  Social at Rule G (Located in the Railyard above Longwells)
 8:00 pm  NCSA Trivia Night
 8:00 pm - 12:00 am  D.A. Davidson Hospitality Suite Open

Friday, August 2

 8:15 am - 9:15 am  New Member Breakfast
 8:15 am - 9:15 am  Breakfast Buffet
 9:15 am - 9:25 am  Welcome and Honors
 9:25 am - 9:50 am  Federal Update
 9:50 am - 10:00 am  NDE Update with Commissioner Matt Blomstedt
 10:00 am - 11:00 am  Craig Zablocki 

Guest Rooms

Cornhusker Marriott - Blocks Full as of 7/12
333 S 13th St
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 474-7474
or Click HERE to book your room at the group rate of $119
Courtyard Marriott
808 R Street 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
(402) 904-4800
or Click HERE to book your room at the group rate of $114
Hilton Garden Inn
801 R St
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-9000
Group Rate of $114
Hyatt Place
600 Q St
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 742-6007
Click HERE to book your room at the group rate of $114

*Any cancellation request must be received no later than Wednesday, July 24, 2019.  To avoid being charged the full registration fee, please submit any requests to cancel your registration before the cancellation deadline. Please contact NCSA, 402-476-8055, with all cancellation requests and inquiries. Please note: your registration fee will be refunded or waived ONLY if an event is cancelled due to inclement weather.


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