Launch Event


On August 16, world-renowned educational systems leader and futurist Dr. Bill Daggett will launch our learning to ensure that our schools are prepared to meet workforce and global ready standards.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Daggett has worked with hundreds of school districts  across the country to assist them to better prepare students for success in the workplace and in higher education. In his work he brings together business and school leaders to help clearly define the skills, knowledge, and behaviors graduates will need to possess and demonstrate to be successful in the world beyond school. He then assists school personnel to draw upon the lessons of the nation’s most rapidly improving schools to create strategies, data systems, and structures that will lead to better preparing their students for success.

Dr. Daggett’s deep ties to both the career and technical education and the academic communities helps him to understand and then challenge all segments of the education community to make the necessary changes to better prepare students for the world beyond school.


Dr. Candace Steele Flippin, VP of Public Affairs at Abbott, will provide complementary insights on how schools can better prepare the future generations of youth to meet the demands of a multigenerational workplace, including building more diverse and inclusive environments and establishing successful working relationships.

Wed, August 16, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
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Wayzata High School Auditorium
4955 Peony Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55446
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Throughout this year-long institute, we will embark on an important journey to discover conditions which we can replicate for success. As educators of 21st century learners, the Future-Forward Leadership Redesign Institute will help us to become more strategic as we build the conditions for academic excellence in a dynamic landscape. We will emerge with newfound empowerment and excitement as we chart a new course together while working alongside top business professionals and educational leaders across Minnesota.

This is transformation. This is professional learning for workforce-ready schools. This is academic excellence redefined. Join us as we take quantum leaps to prepare the next generation of learners to excel in an ever-changing world economy.