SLI 2022 is perfect for ALL educators

who are READY to finally create an equitable

and joy-filled educational system.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND? All school leaders and educators

WHAT IS IT? A virtual three-day mind-blowing inclusive experience

WHEN IS IT ? August 8, 9, and 10 – and it’s all recorded!

WHY? Inclusion is everyone’s right and NOW is the right time!


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Learn about our 2022 Presenters

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 proven secrets, tips, and detailed plans will help you become crystal clear as you collectively take steps and leaps towards more inclusive schools.


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 licence you can share and use everything for the upcoming school year’s PD days and at your PLCs.


One of the most common ways past participants have described SLI is in the word “energized”. Ahhh…. 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? Well… you better sign up.

What do we get?

Each person, team, or school gets full access to a customized dashboard, which gives you 24/7 access to 3 full days of live presentations from advocates and international leaders & nearly a masters degree in inclusive resources.   

Your District Ticket to SLI Includes: 

  • Year-long access to three days of mind-blowing presentations
  • Collaboration and conversations with some of the biggest change agents in the world of inclusive education. 
  • Tangible tools and support so you can enact real change
  • A positive, supportive community of like-minded educators from around the world
  • Downloadable handouts with our most magical tips
  • A customized PD planning session to create a magical action plan for the year
  • A live Q and A document that you can take and use
  • And (of course) so many bonus resources!





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.




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.

this year's amazing presenters include…

Summer Leadership Institute

Is a LIVE Virtual Experience

Ever wish a magical genie could just show up at your school to help you create inclusive educational opportunities? Get ready, because that's what is about to happen in August…

Our Summer Leadership Institute is designed to be a fully immersive experience so that you don’t just learn the material, but live it.

Beyond the live sessions, the district licence gives you a customized PD planning session with us (Julie and Kristie) to create a magical action plan for the year. Plus you get access to all recorded sessions and handy handouts to help guide you throughout the year.

…Here's a bonus secret! 👏🥳

Trying to create inclusive change and facing resistance? 

By joining us for SLI 2022 you'll get all our secrets for changing mindsets, heartsets, and skillsets…and yes, even our secrets to overcoming resistance to change.

Start with this bonus video on the complexity of change with tips for leaders.

SLI Makes an Impact



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.”



Questions? Ask Away!


What if the dates don't work for my schedule?

We totally understand that many will have started school, will be on a well deserved vacation, and/or may have other obligations on August 8-10th. Don't worry…we've got you covered. Almost every session will be recorded and posted within about 24 hours of the live event to your SLI customized dashboard.

Is SLI right for me? I'm a Director, Educator, Family Member, Principal, Related Service Provider...

If you are reading this, the answer is likely, YES! The Summer Leadership Institute is really for anyone involved in education who wants to learn alongside inclusion eperts, renew their passion, and ensure their district enacts policies and practices that recongize inclusion as a right…not a rite-of-passage.

SLI is particularly impactful when many different folx from a district attend, including those who have decision-making power, those who know children and students best, and those who work-day-to-day to make inlcusion a reality across educational experiences.

District teams who have benefited the most from SLI have included team members representing traditional “silos” of general and special education, district leaders, related service providers, district coaches and inclusion facilitators, and even board members and consultants. It's an effective way to get everyone headed in the same direction and to see where systemic changes are needed.

We also highly encourage in the involvement of families and other key community partners to join district-based teams. Families and community partners play a critical role in achieving any inlcusive dream.

How long will I have access to the reorded content?

SLI 2022 is designed to get you taking action and seeing results right away. But unlike a in-person conference, you can come back to the material again and again as the stages and seasons of your life change.

The main sessions, the bonus sessions, and all the handouts are yours to keep for the entire 22-23 school year for those with a district-license.

Those who purchased single seats will have access to the recordings and dashboard with resources through September 2022.

Can we pay using a PO or a CC?

You bet! Contact Liz from our team to process a PO (for individual seats or a district-wide license). Visit our website to get an individual seat or district-wide license.

What if we are ZOOM’d out?

While Zoom fatigue is a real thing…it doesn’t mean that we can have fun. This virtual event is not like anything you've attended before. We have so many tricks for creating meaningful virtual gatherings. We promise you will be surpised how much fun we have even through a screen! Don't beleive us? Checkout the reviews from last year. 

What if we have a large group or a small district?

The best thing you can do, even for a small district is invest in the district-wide license. This gives you up to 12 seats at live sessions and then everyone in your district has access to the tips, tools, and instpiration for the upcoming school year. We're also happy to chat and discuss what might be possible for you! Contact us today!

What if we want to use SLI presenters as part of our own conference or back to school PD?

Let's Chat – Contact us today!

How long do we have to register?

Register before August 5, 2022 – but don't miss Early Bird Pricing available through May 17th!

Where will SLI 2022 be?

We'll be live via the ZOOM. And don't worry if you are feeling zoomed out…this isn't your typical ZOOM meeting or boring professional development. We promise!

You can turn your camera on or or leave it off. You can sit on your couch, or bed, or at your kitchen table. The dress code is comfy and we plan on having tons of fun.

Do you have a refund policy?

With our virtual events, we don't process refunds. Because everything is recorded and you'll have access to all the content upon registering. If you have questions, contact Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak directly at Read all our terms here.

Do you have scholarships?

Yes, we have a limited number of scholarships. Please go here to learn more.


What can I share with my district about SLI?

Here's a brief blurb about SLI, the benefits of a district license, and you can click here to download a template letter. 


SLI 2022 Blurb

Not sure if you have heard all about this year’s Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) line up?!  But, it is going to be AMAZING! 

It’s once again virtual and we’ll be gathering on August 8th, 9th, and 10th. 

All sessions will be recorded and with a district-wide license you have access to the content for a full year. The early bird pricing is until May 17th.

Here are all the details

We are also happy to jump on a call and answer any question you may have!

Click here for the evolving schedule.

Benefits of a District-Wide SLI 2022 License

  • 20+ hours of content can be shared with entire district – no additional permission is needed
  • Access to a customized dashboard with all of the shared resources and handouts, which can be downloaded by anyone in the district at any time during the 22/23 school year
  • Can reuse the recorded sessions to provide ongoing inspiration and training during the 22/23 school year
  • Gets everyone in the district on the “same” page about inclusive education and can on-board new staff at any time…which leads to a real change in practice
  • Up to 12 educators and leaders can participate in live sessions and learn directly from experts, self-advocates, and others from around the world

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