School Administrators’ Conference

Event details

  • Wednesday | July 17, 2019 to Thursday | July 18, 2019
  • 11:00 pm
  • Campus Lutheran Church 304 S South College Ave Columbia, MO 65201

Required Event | Lodging | Presenters | Schedule

Required Event

This is an official conference. All elementary and secondary schools are required to pay the full registration cost of $120 even if the principal or another representative is unable to attend. This covers program costs since they remain the same regardless of attendance. If you are unable to attend, please designate someone to attend for you.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East. Deadline for hotel reservation: Sunday, June 16, 2019.

You are to make your own hotel reservations using this link.

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to group number 2369558.

You need to make your own roommate arrangements if you want to share a room.  A full hot breakfast is included for those staying at the hotel from 6 to 10:30 a.m.  All rooms are non-smoking.

Room rates are $114.99 (plus tax) for Single/King and $109.99 for Double/2 QueenIf you pay with a church or school credit card or check and present a tax exempt letter, the hotel can take the state tax off your bill.


David Stubbs

David has been recognized as one of the most important industry leaders in establishing solutions for the next generation of educational environments. His company, Cultural-Shift has been the honored recipient of the A4LE Industry partner award as well as the EdSpaces/IIDA Excellence in Innovation Award in his partnership with VS America with the creation of the line of furniture known as Shift+. Cultural Shift’s solutions can be seen in the installations of private schools in Punahou, Hawaii and the Kahn Academy’s first brick and mortar facility as well as numerous public and higher educational facilities throughout the world. Cultural Shift has been recently working on a three-tiered concept of high-capacity, agile Maker solutions that begs to consider a MakerCulture in lieu of a MakerSpace, has been recently asked to join the American Library Association’s Furniture Committee and is nearing the start-up of one of his true passions; a 40 meg solar energy facility in Oconee County, Georgia.

Visit the cultural-Shift website at

David’s presentation is underwritten by VS America!
Scot Morris / Central States Regional Manager / VS America
(402) 215-8610

Dr. Robert Dillon

Educator, Author, Consultant

Dr. Robert Dillon has served as an educational leader throughout the Saint Louis area over the last twenty years as a teacher, principal, and director of innovation. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local, state, and national conferences as well as share his thoughts and ideas in a variety of publications. He is the author of four books on best practices in learning.

Jon Dize

Jon Dize, CFRE, is a consultant and fundraising coach to schools, churches, and other non-profits, working as a coach and mentor with new and seasoned fundraising staff. He also works with small and large organizations to start advancement programs, resurrect lapsed programs, and fill interim needs during times of transition. He currently serves as the Fundraising Coach and Advancement Director for The Lutheran Schools Partnership in Northeast Indiana and Administrator of The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana.

Donor Engagement: It’s not Just for Nonprofits Anymore!

Today’s Lutheran Churches and Schools should be the envy of nonprofits everywhere: they have a captive audience; forget monthly donations, they get ongoing weekly donations (and monthly, too); and the top two fundraising categories every year in America are religion and education. Then why isn’t your Lutheran school with cute little kids in chapel raising money like Exodus 36:5-7? Lack of engagement. With Donors. With Alumni. With Congregational members. Even with Past Donors! Today’s donors want to be part of the solution, want to be the hero, want to make a difference. The time of “give just to give” is gone. Let’s work together to engage your constituencies and raise money like never before this fundraising “sweet spot” is too far gone.


Thursday, July 18

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