Administrators' Days

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (All day) to Friday, July 26, 2024 (All day)

Administrators' Days
Younes Conference Center North - Kearney, NE
July 24-26, 2024
Pre registration is now closed. 
If you are not registered and would like to attend, stop by the onsite registration desk when you arrive.

We cannot wait to welcome you to the ADMINISTRATORS' DAYS 2024 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 connect with other educational leaders and vendors. 

Attendees will learn from educator and relationship expert Stacy Lennon how to Foster Trust, Resilience, and Healthy Working Relationships, providing practical tools for understanding friction in working relationships and contentious issues, and for building and repairing trust in the relationships that matter most. We're so excited to laugh and grow our Personal Climate and Culture with Gerry Brooks, an elementary principal and social media sensation.   Scan the following QR Code to see the full schedule, including session information, in Sched:

And what would Administrators' Days be without some fun?!  
  • Tuesday and Wednesday nights will have hospitality rooms to drop into.  
  • You can look forward to prize drawings at the popular Wednesday Exhibitor Reception following a day of learning.
  • Thursday morning you'll be able to get moving outside and donate to TeamMates Mentoring Program all at the same time by signing up for Administrators in Action.
  • The Algorhythms will be back to provide a good time while you catch up with friends at the Administrator Reception Thursday evening when you get back from dinner. We're excited to welcome Brad Luce and Colin Bargen to host Music Bingo where players and tables will have multiple chances to win awesome prizes and everyone in the room will get to enjoy the rhythm.  Then the night will close out, back by popular demand, with Karaoke.

Looking forward to seeing you in Kearney in July!


8:30 - 3:45 NDE Day Program
11:30 - 1:00 Networking Lunch
3:45 - 5:30 Exhibitor Reception
7:00 Hospitality Suites Open

7:30 Administrators' in Action
9:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Stacy Lennon
10:15 - 10:30 Exhibit Engagement
10:30 - 11:30 Select-a-Session 1
11:30 - 12:45 Awards Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 Ice Cream Social
1:15 - 2:15 Select-a-Session 2
2:15 - 2:30 Exhibit Engagement
2:30 - 3:30 Select-a-Session 3
3:30 - 3:45 Exhibit Engagement
3:45 - 4:45 Select-a-Session 4
6:30 Administrator Reception with Band
8:00 Music Bingo and Karaoke
8:00 New Member Breakfast
8:30 Conference Breakfast Buffet
9:30 - 10:00 Welcome and Honors
10:00 - 11:30 Gerry Brooks
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 a great cause by joining 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 moving! 
Administrator Reception
You’ll want to be back from dinner Thursday evening at 6:30 to challenge your colleagues to a game of Cornhole or be tapping your foot to the music of The Algorythms while you catch up with old friends over snacks and beverages.

Music Bingo
Be sure to grab a bingo card and a seat by 8:00 when Brad Luce and Colin Bargen start playing the hits. Players and tables will have multiple chances to win awesome prizes and everyone in the room will get to enjoy the rhythm of Music Bingo! 

We’ll round out the fun after trivia with karaoke!  Whether you have the voice of an angel or you’d prefer to sit and enjoy the show, karaoke will surely provide entertainment for all.

Stacy Lennon
Stacy has 25 years of experience helping people handle their most important conversations well, in order to achieve better outcomes and build better relationships. She is a graduate of MIT and the Tufts Fletcher School of Diplomacy, and teaches at the School of Engineering at Tufts University.  As a fellow educator, she is steeped in the pedagogy of experiential learning, and helping people onboard key practices that help make difficult conversations more productive.  Perhaps most importantly, she is a Lincoln, Nebraska native, alumna of Lincoln Southeast High School, and is delighted to be joining us back in Nebraska.

Gerry Brooks
Gerry Brooks has been an educator for 25 years, beginning as a third-grade teacher in Palm Bay, FL. He earned his master’s in administration and has been an elementary principal for 12 years. Originally using humorous videos to encourage his staff, Gerry has become a national encourager for educators through social media and speaking events. He is a voice for educators, but his passion is leading others to be responsible for their own personal climate and culture in the workplace. His book, “Go See the Principal,” outlines strategies for taking on this responsibility. Gerry and his wife, Kelly, have 3 adult children and live in Lexington, KY. 

Lodging Information
The form to request rooms in our blocks for Administrators' Days is now closed. Younes staff has begun reaching out to those booked into rooms for Administrators' Days this July. They will be requesting:
  • Names of who will be staying in each of your booked rooms.
  • Check-in and check-out dates for each room.
With this process, rooms will open up and Younes staff will contact those on the waitlist to place them in these open rooms within Younes properties.  Please call 308-237-8813 if you have any questions.
Exhibitors and Sponsors
ADMINISTRATORS’ DAYS 2024 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. It allows you to connect with these leaders in a relaxed, social environment, 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.

Booth-only opportunities are full but there is still one sponsorships available that includes a booth.  Click HERE to download additional information and paperwork.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 800-793-6272, or

All opportunities are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.  The registration deadline is June 21, 2024, and both paperwork and payment must be received to secure your spot.


State Conference


 Administrators' Days
Younes Conference
Center North

Kearney, NE
July 24-26
Click HERE to register!