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The Lake County Regional Office of Education is sponsoring the FIRST County Wide Institute Day,
Friday, February 16, 2024!

TWO Conferences on ONE Day!

Grades Pk-5 Conference at Park School in Round Lake
Grades 6-12 Conference at Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa

Each location will have approximately 800-1000 educators and staff.
To offset the cost of lunch, we are opening both conferences up to vendors and sponsors.

Conference Format:
Friday, February 16, 2024
60 minute Breakout Sessions

Possible Presentation Topics: 
Climate and Culture | Student Engagement | Special Education |
Multilingual |Differentiation in Instruction | Small Group Instruction | 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | All Content Areas 


Keynote Speaker PreK - 5th
Dr. Brad Johnson

Dr. Brad Johnson, a distinguished educational leader and author of 15 books on education, holds the distinction of being recognized as one of the top 30 Global Gurus in Education. He is renowned for his emphasis on servant leadership, focusing on collaboration and empowerment. As a sought-after speaker and trainer, Dr. Johnson shares practical strategies with educators worldwide, underscoring the profound impact educators can have on students' lives through effective leadership.

Keynote Speaker 6th - 12th
Devin C. Hughes

Devin C. Hughes is the current Founder of Devin C. Hughes inc., a boutique training and development firm created to help established and emerging leaders grow to reach their ideal potential as well as their teams. He currently works with a number of startups and large global organizations setting up best practices for their people strategy.


He is a captivating speaker, author, and culture expert. He helps leaders drive growth and engagement by aligning workplace culture with success. With 20 years of experience in conflict resolution, generational differences, and culture change, he is the author of 21 books and has spoken in over 15 countries. Devin lives in San Diego, CA with his wife, four daughters and two rescue dogs.


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No other professional learning company 
provides our unique blend of research-based, results driven services that improve learning outcomes for students. 
To learn how we can support you, please contact: 
Jean Burnstine 
Director of Educational Partnerships

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