Leadership and Innovation Series

Leadership and Innovation Series


Are you an education leader in your school or district? Are you a part of a team tasked with guiding innovation and change? Consider incorporating these options as part of your TIES 2016 Conference Experience.


Leadership Seminar

Darrell Mann

Featuring World Renowned Speaker, Designer and Inventor Darrell Mann

Spend a day with Darrell Mann at one of his rare events in the United States, exploring his Systemic Innovation approach. Using Darrel’s concepts and tools, creatively identify problems, explore options, design an implementation plan for change with your leadership team. During this seminar Darrell will demonstrate that change is neither mysterious, random, nor haphazard. Gain the knowledge and tools to make your creative process systemic. Learn about opportunities to participate in upcoming certification seminars.

  • Teams of school and district leaders. Individual registrations are welcome
  • Price per person $500
  • Select Monday Leadership Seminar with Tuesday General Conference or Monday General Conference with Tuesday Leadership Seminar
  • Limited space available for each Leadership Seminar day
  • Bring your own device
  • Special lunch buffet included only for Leadership Seminar day
  • Daily keynote presentations included



Eyes Wide Open

Today’s education technology leaders need knowledge in both the technical and instructional implementation of technology in schools. CoSN and our newly created Minnesota CoSN Chapter are partnering on this one-day clinic where you will learn about and discuss issues centered on privacy and security in our schools and how these issues impact education. The CTO Clinic will feature local and national expert speakers on issues ranging from technical best practices to policies to instructing students and staff in digital citizenship. You will also hear about emerging technology trends and have the opportunity to network with colleagues in both the public and private sector. You do not have to be a current member of CoSN to attend.


Leadership and Innovation Series

empowering learners

General Conference Sessions: Monday and Tuesday

Innovation is about collective genius, collaborative problem-solving, a discovery mindset, and integrative decision making. The TIES 2016 Leadership Focus Series will showcase programming strategies, model programs, software applications, and generational studies. Innovation thought-leaders from all areas, including, education leaders, innovation coaches, and executives from local Fortune 100 companies will present. Monday and Tuesday general conference sessions include a series that focuses on Leadership and Innovation.


  • Monday 10:30: Using Innovation to Transform Your School or District Culture – Eric Schneider
  • Monday 11:45: Innovation Software Simulation – Eric Schneider
  • Monday 12:50: Creating Design Thinking Mindsets: Insight, Innovation, and Impact – Christian Long
  • Monday 1:55: Innovation: Let’s Hear from Industry Experts – Eric Schneider
  • Monday 3:00: Pushing Change – 10 Things That Need “Unsettling” – Kristen Daniels

  • Tuesday 10:30: The IT that nobody knows about… Innovation Teams – Mandy Froelich
  • Tuesday 11:45: Forget Student Government… It’s Time to Launch Student Innovation Teams – Eric Schneider
  • Tuesday 12:50: Blue Lobster Ideas and How to Grow Them – Buddy Berry
  • Tuesday 1:55: Creating a Culture of Creativity – Brad Gustafson
  • Tuesday 3:00: Leading Greatness – Patrick Snyder