The Conference for Instructional Coaches and Leaders

CoachFest is an opportunity for instructional coaches, curriculum facilitators, mentors, lead teachers, and instructional leaders to learn, grow, and connect in a supportive community.

Part conference and part retreat, this two-day experience is designed for those who support teachers to develop personally and professionally. We believe when people take care of themselves, they have more to give to others.

Constructive Learning Design is a leader in developing and supporting instructional coaches. There is no other conference quite like this! Come to beautiful Blowing Rock, North Carolina to learn, grow, and connect this fall.

Location: Blowing Rock Conference Center, Blowing Rock, NC

Dates: November 21 & 22, 2019

Registration Fee: $300

The CoachFest Experience

CoachFest Registration Includes:

  • Professional learning sessions
  • Health and wellness sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • One breakfast and two lunches
  • Introvert and Extrovert breaks
  • An evening reception
  • Goody bags 

Breakout Session Topics Include:

  • Navigating the Coaching Wilderness: 4 Tools to Chart Your Path to Success

  • Coaching Through Lack of Confidence

  • Energy in Education

  • So I’m an Instructional Coach, Now What?

  • The Working Relationship Between the School Principal and the Instructional Coach

  • Easy Ways to Sneak in Health

  • Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

  • Brain Science in Coaching Relationships

  • Coaching Covenants: My Job, Your Job

  • Staying refreshED: Work-Life Integration for Powerful Professional Growth

  • Maximizing the Principal-Coach Partnership

  • Coaching in Project-Based Learning: A Journey Toward Authenticity

  • Building a Culture of Sustained Innovation

  • Consider This, Not That: Getting Started with Instructional Coaching

  • The Importance of Having a Coaching Team

  • Managing Up in the Classroom and Community

Keynote Speaker

Kristen Shattuck is a coach, trainer, and facilitator whose experiences have focused on improving the quality and efficacy of the culture and performance of organizations throughout North Carolina and the greater Washington, DC, areas. As Director of Training and Facilitation at Careerstone Group, Kristen specializes in designing and delivering programming that is active, participant-centered, and results-based. Kristen’s work has focused on collaboration, communication, time and organizational management, strategic planning, diversity, cultural competence, and leadership development through a variety of Careerstone Group programs including Facilitation Matters, Managing Up, Conflict Matters, Communication Matters, Teambuilding, Presentation Matters, and Emotional Intelligence.

Kristen’s professional experiences include K-12 school principal, teacher, and non-profit administrator; she has translated the leadership and project management skills needed in these roles to support individuals, teams, and organizations through leadership coaching and facilitation. In addition to being a professionally certified facilitator and trainer, Kristen received her master’s degrees from both Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; her research in both programs focused on reform implementation, policy, and leadership development.

Location and Lodging

CoachFest will take place at the beautiful and rustic Blowing Rock Conference Center, 1818 Goforth Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

Rooms can be reserved at the Blowing Rock Conference Center for $70/night when registering for the conference at the link below.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, 8412 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Call 828-295-4422 to reserve. Mention CoachFest to receive a rate of $78/night.     

Learn More

Mia Pumo – [email protected] – 336-689-2491 

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