Summer Leadership Institute (SLI)

The annual Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is the flagship training conference for the Texas Association of School Boards. SLI is designed to meet the needs of school board members, school district personnel, and education service center board members. 

Commercial vendors may not participate in SLI without obtaining prior approval from TASB.


June 16-18, 2016
Marriott Rivercenter  

SLI San Antonio Registration   

Fort Worth artwork


June 30-July 2, 2016

SLI Fort Worth Registration

See What You Missed at SLI this year: 

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About SLI this year:

2016 Summer Leadership Institute is here! 

School board members will gather in San Antonio as the 2016 Summer Leadership Institute kicks off. This year’s conference runs June 16–18 in San Antonio and June 30–July 2 in Fort Worth. Here are top 5 things you need to know about SLI—even if you aren’t able to join us.

1. SLI is going live!

New this year, four popular sessions in San Antonio will be broadcast via a live web feed. SLIlive will be available on the TASB Facebook page, so you can watch it from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop—as long as you have an Internet connection and can access Facebook. School board members and district staff are welcome to watch these sessions for free; however, no continuing education credit will be awarded.
The scheduled webcasts are:
  • June 16, 9:45–11 a.m., Out with Old and In with the New: NCLB and ESSA
  • June 16, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m., T-TESS and T-PESS: What Board Members Need to Know
  • June 16, 3:15–4:30 p.m., School Safety, Discipline, and Firearms
  • June 17, 1:45–3 p.m., The Top 5 Policies All Board Members Should Know About

2. Keep connected at SLI.

Wi-Fi—or SLI-fi, as we call it—will be available throughout the meeting space at both SLI locations. And you can follow @tasbsli and #tasbsli16 on Twitter to keep up-to-date on trending news from the conference. Need a twitter tutorial? Stop by the registration desk at 5 PM on Wednesday for a crash course to get you tweeting.

3. Beat the heat in San Antonio!

Jump on an official SLI shuttle to/from San Antonio overflow hotels to the Marriott Rivercenter on Thursday through Saturday.
  • Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17
    • 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 18
    • 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM

4. Submit your CEC hours from your phone.

Add the CEC Mobile link,, to your bookmarks on your smartphone or tablet, so you can report your continuing education credit hours electronically during SLI. The web-based application can be used with any mobile device—all you need is Internet access and your myTASB user ID and password.

5. Join the food fight!

Gang up with fellow SLI participants to fight our state’s hunger problem and bring along a gift of peanut butter and jelly. Nearly one out of every four children and one out of every five adults in Texas lives in poverty and has difficulty meeting basic nutritional needs. You can help knock out the challenge of poverty with this simple gift. Look for the collection bins near the registration desk.

Fiscal Fitness Camp

  • Wednesdays, June 15 in San Antonio and June 29 in Fort Worth, 5-8:30pm, Dinner is included with "Option 1" registration
  • Intensive group training allows you to effectively monitor the school district budget. 
  • Session attendees will receive relevant materials and sample reports for their districts. 


  • Reservations for SLI 2016 will open at 9am on April 4, 2016.
  • Housing is handled exclusively by Convention Housing Management.   

Special Needs

  • Would you like us to address any special needs? If so, please let us know by Friday, June 10 for San Antonio and Friday, June 24 for Fort Worth, to allow time to make needed arrangements. Call us at 800.580.8272, ext2454, or send an email to

For additional information about this event, contact us at 800.580.8272.