Northwest Seaside Leadership Conference

April 26, 2020 5:00pm–April 28, 2020 12:00pm
Seaside Civic and Convention Center


Creating Peace at your School through Relational Wisdom

The NW Seaside Christian School Leadership Conference is scheduled for April 26-28, 2020. This event offers school leaders a chance to engage, network, collaborate, and spend intentional time with national leaders. 

An updated schedule will be posted after the new year; however the conference will begin Sunday late afternoon / evening and end Tuesday afternoon.

Download the event flyer and share it with your school's leadership team.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Ken Sande

Dr. Ken Sande

Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer, and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church, and legal conflicts. As president of RW360, he now focuses on teaching people how to “get upstream of conflict” by building strong relationships in the family, church, and workplace. He and his wife, Corlette, have two adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, and love to hike and ski in the mountains near their home in Billings, Montana.

Registration Pricing:

Status Early (until 3/14/20) Standard (3/15 - 5/1/20)
Member $175 $210
Non-Member $225 $250
Spouse $95 $95

Special Pricing
*To receive any special pricing listed below, please call Kathie or Vonnie in the regional office at 360.256.5860 before completing your online registration.

1.  Spouse pricing
2.  Bring 3 leaders (not spouses) receive one free registration
3.  Bring an emerging leader, receive one at 1/2 price

Hotel Information: Download the rate flyers below and make your own hotel reservations

  1. Best Western Ocean View
  2. Rivertide Suites




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