July 14-17 2024

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Leadership During Polarizing Times

2024 Keynote Address by Pedro Noguera

Distinguished Professor of Education, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean

How We Will Engage

Interrogate complex educational equity issues that matter to you.
Apply learning sciences to address problems of practice, amplify social-emotional learning strategies and avoid polarization.
Personalize teaching and learning in Mathematics & Reading Literacy for the wellbeing of students.
Move equity centered initiatives forward with civil discourse to uphold democracy.

USC Rossier created the Breakthrough Leadership Institute to give school leadership teams and individuals a place to think deeply about their school communities and how they can move intractable challenges forward.

*Download the 2024 Breakthrough Leadership Institute Brochure below:

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The institute focuses on interrogating a local problem of practice from a variety of school district compositions – rural, urban, or suburban.

Attending teams or individuals can include a diverse cross-section of positions, such as, district superintendent, cabinet/c-suite members, classroom teachers, principals, instructional leaders/coaches, supervisors/directors, union presidents, school board members, community partners, and teachers on special assignment.

Why  Attend​

Guidance from USC Rossier faculty with opportunities to engage in a brave space on social, political changes in education and the impacts on current and future principles of democracy.
Post-conference, virtual follow-up with your facilitator.
Be part of a community that enables the collective transformations needed for the serious problems we face.
Intimate setting for in depth dialogue and planning with district colleagues and support from Rossier faculty with years of leadership experience in improving teaching and learning outcomes.

Sunday, July 14, 2024 until Wednesday, July 17, 2024

July 14 – Evening Community Building Reception
July 15 – Day 1
July 16 – Day 2
July 17 – Day 3

Individual tuition is $3500 per attendee and includes materials, facilitation, post-institute follow-up, and all meals. Groups of 5 or more people receive a discount of 10% off total registration.  

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Hotel is not included. You are welcome to make reservations with the USC Hotel as a part of the group name “Breakthrough Leadership Institute” for a discounted rate.

You may make reservations online via this link: USC Hotel Group Link or you may call 213.748.4141 and mention the group name. The last day to make reservations under the group’s discounted rate is June 24th, 2024.


Parking is included with registration for those driving in daily and for those staying at the hotel. Provide the group name “Breakthrough Leadership” for a registered parking pass under your name.
General parking at the USC Hotel without registration is $40 per night.

USC Hotel
3540 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007


Direct contact: Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola Director of Community Engagement xmateo@rossier.usc.edu