KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Opening Keynote
Thursday, November 4 | 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Stevie Dawn | Leadership Without a Title

 
Even when we do not have the title or the power, we are still leaders in our work. Being a leader means understanding the skills that leaders use daily. We call these Very Impactful Practices (VIP). Whether it is learning how to communicate a message effectively or managing conflict in a positive way, these leadership skills create success regardless of your level. It is not about being a boss, or even being a supervisor. Leadership is about influencing people towards a shared goal. You must lead yourself, before you can lead others.
 
As a motivational speaker and coach, Dr. Stevie Dawn is focused on helping people to unleash unstoppable success in their lives both personally and professionally. With over 20 years of teaching and training experience, Stevie approaches every engagement with humor, inspiration, and energy to get people moving towards their best lives. 


Closing Keynote
Friday, November 5 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel | Deep Freeze Preparedness

 
Winter Storm Uri brought plunging temperatures and a new set of challenges never experienced by maintenance and operations departments in Texas. Hear from a panel of directors from four different school districts and a range of expertise including maintenance, operations, risk management, and construction. Discuss challenges faced and lessons learned. Come with your questions and be ready to walk away with something new you can apply to your district.
 
Panel: 

  • Paul Batchelder, RTSBA | Director of Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness | New Caney ISD
  • Kenny Kendrick, RTSBA | Director of Facilities Planning, Maint & Operations | Humble ISD
  • Stephen Kendrick, RTSBA | Senior Manager of Facilities Planning | Harris County Department of Ed
  • Marshall Schroeder, RTSBA | Director of Maintenance & Custodial | Conroe ISD
  • Kevin Wieghat, RTSBA | Director of Maintenance | Klein ISD