To the 2023 Virtual Summer Leaderhip Institute


SLI 2023 is for all leaders and educators ready to transform their school! Learn how to create an equitable, inclusive, and joy-filled educational system where all students grow into their full potential.

Metamorphosis: The Transformative Power of Inclusive Schools

All school leaders and educators

A virtual three-day spectacular and inclusive experience

August 7, 8, and 9 – and it’s all recorded!

NOW is the time to transform your schools so that every student can access inclusive opportunities!








Get the District License

By the End of the SLI, You’ll Be…


This is a virtual event like you have never experienced before. Learn from the world’s most sought after inclusive story-tellers, self-advocates, and school leaders. Use the inspiration you gain to rejuvenate and inspire others all year long.


With our transformative strategies, tips, and action plans, we will help you get clarity on how to inclusively transform your schools and take wing!


This learner-centered institute and the customized dashboard is filled with useful resources that you can use to make lasting inclusive change in your schools. With a district license you can share and use everything for the upcoming school year’s PD days and at your PLCs.


Participants often say they are  “energized” after the SLI.  Don’t we love that word?!?! At this moment in time, wouldn’t you love to have the energy of someone who is in love with their job? Sign up to join us!


 Learn from the world’s  boldest, most courageous  inclusive story-tellers, self-advocates, and leaders. Get the courage you’ll use to lead others toward inclusion all year long.


One of the most common ways past participants have described SLI is with the word “transformative”. AND  this year’s theme is all about the magic of metamorphosis…   so, wherever you are in your school’s inclusive journey, sign up to get the support you need. We just know you’re ready to take wing!

Get the District License

Get an Individual Seat

this year’s amazing presenters include…

What do
you get?

Your District Ticket to SLI Includes: 

🦋 Up to 12* “seats” at all LIVE sessions August 7-9th (2023). 

🦋 Unlimited district-wide access to ALL recorded sessions for the entire 23/24 school year – your PD can be planned for the whole year!  

🦋 Hundreds of downloadable handouts and resources with  incredible and transformational tips for creating more inclusive schools

🦋 Connection to a global community of inclusive change-makers including access to a private Facebook Group! 

*Want more than 12 leaders to attend live?
Connect with us to get a customized quote.

“Wowowowowow! This has been the most fanatastic conference I have ever attended!!!”

As a Result of Your District-Wide License…

  • You and your staff will be prepared to move forward on your journey of creating a more inclusive school
  • You and your staff will be reinspired and re-committed to engaging in equity work for your students and families
  • You and your staff will be connected to hundreds of new friends and allies that will support your journey throughout the year 

Why Get the SLI District-Wide License?

If you want to create and sustain inclusive educational change, EVERYONE in your school system needs to deeply understand what inclusive education is; why inclusive education is needed given the research, ethical and moral implications, and legal precedents; and how to create inclusive schools. 

With a Summer Leadership Institute district-wide license, you get up to 12 seats for your district’s key change-makers to engage in three days of powerful learning from global inclusion experts, changemakers, and advocates. After the event, every single person in your school system immediately has access to recorded content, handouts, and solutions.

This means ALL of your teachers get to learn together as they become more knowledgeable, informed, clear, and inspired about how to reach and teach ALL students.

Your district-wide license will help everyone learn HOW and WHY we must work to dismantle outdated special education policies and practices. For example, transforming your system and creating inclusive educational opportunities for every single student means we no longer use a “continuum of services” to justify segregating students in autism specific programs, having life skills classes at the High School, placing children with “high” support needs all in the same class, and/or creating classrooms just for children with behaviors that are challenging. Leaders like you, are being asked to create inclusive educational opportunities for every single student, and to get rid of harmful and outdated practices such as these.

The SLI district-wide license will help you transform your school by providing critical professional development and solutions to your biggest challenges. Through inspiring and practical live sessions, on-demand video presentations, recorded workshops and panels, and just in time podcasts, blogs, and handouts, you and everyone in your district will receive hundreds and hundreds of strategies you can put into practice immediately. 

Watch as your school system morphs, grows, and takes flight!

2023 summer leadership schedule

Day 1 • August 7, 2023


9:00-9:30 am ET

Zoom Room Opens
ZOOM Room Opens

9:30-10:15 am ET

Opening Session
Welcome Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

10:15-10:30 am ET


Dr. Shawn Ginwright Opening 45 minutes + Q&A

10:30-11:30 am ET

Main Session

Jordyn Zimmerman + Q&A

11:30-11:45 am ET

Networking and Teaming/On-Demand Bonus Sessions found on SLI 2023 Dashboard

11:45-12:45 pm ET

Main Session
Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak TBD

12:45-2:00 pm ET

Dr. Michael McSheehan

2:00-2:30 pm ET

Main Session

3:00-4:00 pm ET

Main Session

All times are in Eastern Time Zone and subject to change<br />

Day 2 • August 8, 2023

8:30-9:00 am ET

9:00-10:00 am ET

10:00-10:15 am ET

10:15-11:30 am ET

11:30-11:45 am ET

11:45-1:00 pm ET

1:00-1:15 pm ET

1:15-2:45 pm ET

1:15-2:45 pm ET

2:45-3:00 pm ET

3:00-4:00 pm ET

4:00-4:30 pm ET

Zoom Room Opens
Opening Session
Main Session


Transition back
Concurrent Session
Concurrent Session
Main Session
Closing Session
ZOOM Room Opens
Welcome with Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

Dr. Shelley Moore - Getting the Garden’s Ready! Supporting Gardeners to create conditions for all Flowers to Bloom. A Reflection on Disability Support Models

Preview movie and other networking options
Networking and Teaming/ On-Demand Bonus Sessions found on SLI 2023 Dashboard (repeat from Day 1)

Dr. Shelley Moore’s Workshop: Figuring out what EACH FLOWER NEEDS. Creating Strength Based and Inclusive IEPs

Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak Workshop

M.O.D. Squad

Recap and preview Day 3 with Julie and Kristie

All times are in Eastern Time Zone and subject to change<br />

Day 3 • August 9, 2023

8:00-9:00 am ET

9:00-9:15 am ET

9:15-10:30 am ET

10:30-11:30 am ET

11:30-12:45 pm ET

12:45-1:00 pm ET

1:00-2:00 pm ET

2:00-2:15 pm ET

2:15-3:15 pm ET

3:15-3:30 pm ET

3:30-4:00 pm ET

4:00-5:00 pm ET

Zoom Room Opens
Opening Session
Main Session
Main Sesion
Main Session


Main Session
Main Session
Closing Session
Zoom Room Opens
Welcome and INSERT with Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
Dr. Bettina Love + Q&A
Networking and Teaming/ On-Demand Bonus Sessions found on SLI 2023 Dashboard (repeat from Day 1 & 2)

Janet Mock

Panels of Practitioners

Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

Dr. Shawn Ginwright Closing 45 minutes + Q&A
Recap and Closing up SLI 2023 with Julie and Kristie

All times are in Eastern Time Zone and subject to change<br />

about your hosts

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

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A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator. Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore. 


Dr. Julie Causton

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A best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations. 

2023 Summer Leadership Institute Amplified by

Jared Martin aka DJ

“Mr. Swiff”

2023 Summer Leadership Institute
Is a LIVE Virtual Experience


Ever wish you could wrap  yourself in a cocoon of support for a week  and emerge… ready to create inclusive educational opportunities for all of your students? Well, that’s what happens this August 2023!! 

Our Summer Leadership Institute is designed to be a fully immersive experience so that you don’t just learn the material, but live it, using it to take on inclusive transformation in YOUR school.

Beyond the live sessions, the district license you get access to all recorded sessions and handy handouts to help guide you throughout the year.

We Promise It’s Worth It!

And here’s how we know!

“Love all the insights, wisdom, and resources shared during this amazing conference!”


“AMAZING! There are truly no other words to express how I feel about SLI.”


“Thought provoking, powerful, AND transformational!”




“I left with clear steps my district can take to get moving in the right direction… and quickly!”


“We have already gotten 10x the investment out of this content!”


“The resources alone are priceless.”


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