Summer Leadership Institute (SLI)



June 14–16, 2018
Marriott Rivercenter


June 28–30, 2018









The annual Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is the flagship training conference for the Texas Association of School Boards. SLI is designed to offer new and experienced school trustees the information they need to successfully lead and advocate for their students and their communities.

You have a choice to attend the Institue that best fits your summer plans - in San Antonio or Fort Worth. The schedules, general session speakers, and offerings for newly elected school board members and board officers are the same in both locations. 

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

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Explore the SLI 2018 schedule

Use the 2018 online schedule to familiarize yourself with the new additions and exciting changes for the conference in San Antonio and Fort Worth. There are new pre and post events this year, don't miss your chance to get convenient credit to meet the new mandatory training requirements.

Educational sessions (NEW)

TASB has another stellar lineup of sessions in San Antonio and Fort Worth. Whether you are newly elected, becoming a board officer, or have years of experience, we are sure you will find plenty of interesting sessions to attend. 

To help navigate the many sessions at SLI, we have created tip sheets highlighting sessions in several categories. Pick the title that best fits what you want to get out of this conference and use the selections as a guide when registering for SLI.

  • Newly elected Trustees SA GuideFW Guide
  • Trustees who have served for 1-3 years SA GuideFW Guide
  • Board Officers (especially new officers) SA GuideFW Guide
  • Sessions with a focus on Equity: Reaching and Serving All Students SA GuideFW Guide
  • Sessions with a focus on Community Engagement: Building and Maintaining Two-Way Communication SA GuideFW Guide
  • Sessions with a focus on Leadership: Personal Development for School Trustees SA GuideFW Guide
  • Sessions with a focus on School Safety SA GuideFW Guide
  • Sessions with a focus on Student Success: Defining and Fostering Meaningful  Outcomes for Students SA GuideFW Guide

Important dates and deadlinesMentors

Special needs

Did you know we can help reserve a motorized scooter for use during the conference? Let us know what arrangements would improve your experience at our event; we are happy to assist. Please contact us by Wednesday, May 23 to allow time to meet your needs. Call us at 800.580.8272 extension 2461 or send an e-mail to Mandy Begley

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What did you miss last year?

If you want to get a feel for what happened at SLI San Antonio and Fort Worth in 2017, watch our recap videos.

Additional information

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