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Annual Superintendent Symposium

Of all elected governing groups that serve the public and private sectors in America, few are more challenging than the school board of trustees and the superintendent. These positions are charged with extraordinarily high-stake issues: public resources, and the safety and education of children.

The board of trustees and the superintendent must maintain successful interpersonal relationships to ensure success in every function of the system—especially academic achievement.

Keynote speaker Ed Whitacre, former Chairman and CEO at AT&T and General Motors, and distinguished lecturer John Graham, Chairman of the Board, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications (one of the world's largest PR agencies), will discuss crucial issues facing school boards and top school administrators. Additionally, Dr. Cathy Mincberg, President and CEO for The Center for the Reform of School Systems and former HISD school board trustee will relate "tales from the field" when things go bad, and a panel discussion will share best practices.

School Board - Superintendent Symposium
Preliminary Program
3:15 – 3:55 pm“When Relationships Go Bad: Stories from the Field” Cathy MincbergCEO, Center for Reform of School Systems
4:10 – 5:00 pm"Crisis Management & the Media" Distinguished Lecturer
Mr. John GrahamChairman, Fleishman-Hillard
5:15 – 6:15 pm“What Works for Us! A panel of school board trustees
and superintendents
7:05 – 8:00 pmDinner
8:00 – 8:40 pm"Board & CEO Interpersonal Relations" Keynote Speaker
Mr. Ed WhitacreFormer Chairman and CEO of AT&T
and General Motors

Thurs., Feb. 23, 2012
3–9 p.m.
Guenther Pavilion at
The Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market, San Antonio, TX 78205

RSVP Now Please register by February 20, 2012

Seating is limited. Hotel information will be sent with registration materials.

Public parking is available at the Riverbend and Market Street garages.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For more info call Marcos Moore at