Administrators' Days

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (All day) to Friday, July 29, 2022 (All day)

Administrators' Days
Younes Conference Center North - Kearney, NE
July 27-29, 2022
Click HERE to register!

ADMINISTRATORS' DAYS 2022 is just around the corner and we cannot wait to see you at the new Younes Conference Center North in Kearney!  This annual event for all Nebraska School Administrators provides the opportunity to gain the latest information and development on issues schools are dealing with in Nebraska, motivation from national speakers, and to connect with other educational leaders and vendors.  
Attendees will learn from John K. Coyle, one of the world's leading experts in innovation and "design thinking" on how to Design for StrengthsElizabeth “Liz” Huntley who is an accomplished litigation attorney, and dedicated child advocate, author, and lecturer will inspire with her story of More Than A Bird; and Sam Glenn an inspirational and artistic speaker who will empower, energize, and engage you with Attitude Changes Everything.
Wednesday Schedule
8:30 - 3:45 NDE Day Program
11:20 - 1:00 Networking Lunch
3:45 - 5:30 Exhibitor Reception
7:00 Hospitality Suites Open                                     
Thursday Schedule
7:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits Open
8:00 - 9:15 Welcome and John K. Coyle
9:30 - 10:15 Select-a-Session 1
10:30 - 11:15 Select-a-Session 2
11:15 - 1:15 Awards Lunch and Ice Cream Social
1:15 - 2:30 Liz Huntley
2:45 - 3:30 Select-a-Session 3
3:45 - 4:30 Select-a-Session 4
4:30 - 6:00 Administrator Reception
5:00 Administrators in Action 
8:00 NCSA Trivia Night
8:00 Hospitality Suites Open

Friday Schedule
8:00 - 9:00 New Member Breakfast                                           
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast Buffet
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Honors
9:30 - 10:00 Federal Update
10:00 - 11:00 Sam Glenn
Hands-on Business Support
NDE School Finance and Organizational Services Rooms - All day Wednesday and Thursday
NDE staff will be present to assist with your budget, school finance, and organizational service questions.

Administrators in Action
Get moving and donate to the Nebraska Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) all at the same time by signing up for Administrators in Action. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska will sponsor every person that walks or runs the mile from Younes to Yanny and back, so sign up and get outside for a great cause!

Administrator Reception
Be sure to join us Thursday afternoon for a reception.   No need to register, just follow the sound of The Algorythms to catch up with your colleagues over snacks and beverages before heading off to dinner.

NCSA Trivia Night
It’s Trivia Time!  Join hosts Mark Johnson and Sam Stecher to test your skills or just hang out and enjoy the fun without playing. You’re sure to have a great time, even if your table doesn’t win.  Doors open at 8:00, and the game kicks off at 8:30!

John K. Coyle
John K. Coyle is one of the world's leading experts in "Design Thinking” and Innovation. His presentations combine the exhilarating stories of a champion athlete with the data and intellect of a professor and best-selling author. 

John is the founder of Speaking Design Thinking, with degrees from Stanford University and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School.  He served as head of innovation for a Fortune 500 wireless telecom and SVP of innovation for a leading strategy consultancy. John is a world class athlete in cycling and speedskating, an Olympic silver medalist, NBC Olympic Sports analyst, and a guest lecturer at Kellogg, Marquette and CEDIM universities. A four-time TEDx speaker, John is a thought leader in the field of “chronoception” - the neuroscience and psychology of how humans process time. 


Liz Huntley
Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley is an accomplished litigation attorney in Alabama and dedicated child advocate, author, and lecturer. Liz is the President and Co-Founder of the Hope Institute which is an organization in Alabama that helps schools build a culture of character for their students. Liz is a leader in the movement to expand access to high quality Pre-K to every four-year-old in Alabama and has received several state and national awards for her work for children including the DRI National Lifetime Achievement Award, named a 2020 Momentum Top 5 “Women of Impact” in Alabama and a 2021 Alabama Women Firsts Award recipient. 

Liz serves on multiple state and national civic boards, commissions, and tasks forces. She regularly speaks to groups throughout the country, often referencing her own journey as described in her published memoir titled More Than A Bird.

Sam Glenn
When it comes to attitude - nobody is excluded. Organizations get better when their people get better and it all starts with attitude. Attitude is the driver of everything and Sam knows exactly how to recharge and rekindle that positive spark that empowers leaders to give, do and be their best.

Things weren’t always so picture perfect for Sam. At one time he was homeless, depressed, defeated and negative. It was a chance encounter at a buffet, where Sam accidentally knocked over the legendary Zig Ziglar. This led to a positive friendship between the two and with Zig’s encouragement, Sam got his life pointed in a better direction.

Sam’s award winning speeches set a positive and energetic tone that gets audiences engaged and ready to learn, grow and have fun. Audiences gravitate to his humor, relate to his stories and embrace his relevant ideas for improving their personal and professional life.

Lodging Information

Crowne Plaza - Kearney
Call (308) 238-7000
Mention: Administrators' Days
Rate: $129.95 + tax
Hampton Inn - Kearney
Call (308) 234-3400
Mention: Administrators' Days
Rate: $124.95 + tax
Fairfield Inn - Kearney
Call (308) 236-4200
Mention: Administrators' Days
Rate: $124.95 + tax
Holiday Inn - Kearney
Call (308) 237-5971
Mention: Administrators' Days
Rate: $124.95 + tax
*A 48 hour (2 business day) cancellation policy is in place for all events. To avoid being charged the full registration fee, please submit any requests to cancel your registration before the cancellation deadline. Please contact Brenda,, 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. Otherwise, the 48 hour (2 business day) cancellation policy remains in effect for all events.

Exhibitors and Sponsors
ADMINISTRATORS’ DAYS 2022 in Kearney will be here before we know it and we are excited to host this year’s event at the new Younes Conference Center North!  This popular event is held annually for over 1000 Nebraska School Administrators and provides you with the opportunity to connect with these leaders in a relaxed, social environment, as well as attend sessions and learn more about what’s going on in Nebraska education.  Are you looking for greater exposure than an exhibit booth?  Consider one of our sponsorship opportunities for this year’s event or an ad in the conference program.   
Click HERE to download additional information as well as exhibit and sponsor paperwork.

We typically sell out booth spaces quickly, so don’t delay. These booths will sell out prior to the deadline!  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office 800-793-6272, or

All exhibitors and sponsors are handled on a first come, first served basis.  The deadline to register is June 24, 2022, and both paperwork and payment must be received to secure your spot. 

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