Transforming Leadership & Learning Institute

Launching in 2024, the Transforming Leadership and Learning Institute is built on the premise of empowerment. Through workshops, lectures and networking opportunities, the institute gives insight into innovations, advancements and strategies that directly impact PK-12 and postsecondary educational spaces, as well as non-profit, community-based and philanthropic organizations.

The Transforming Leadership and Learning Institute (TLLI) is supported by the Michigan State University College of Education Office of the Dean. It is developed and coordinated by the college’s Executive-in-Residence Carlton D. Jenkins and Research Associate Richard McGregory.

2024 Institute

The 2024 Transforming Leadership and Learning Institute will be on July 24-26, 2024 at the MSU James B. Henry Center for Executive Development. It is available for in-person and virtual attendees.

Due to interest, seats will be limited. Please register early!

Featured Education Topics

  • Literacy, including sessions specifically on early childhood learners
  • Technology, including sessions on ethical challenges and usages of artificial intelligence in education
  • Policy, including sessions on freedom and the Morrill Act
  • Women in Leadership

Featured Speakers

  • Kristine L. Bowman is the associate dean for academic and student affairs and a professor of law and education policy. Bowman is an international expert in education law and policy. She writes about liberty and equality at all levels of education, often focusing on racial and ethnic equity and free speech.
  • Sheneka Williams is the professor and chair of the Department of Educational Administration. Williams’s research focuses on rural education and school desegregation. It specifically examines educational opportunities for African American students in rural contexts and the resulting effects of (de)segregated schools on students of color.
  • Kui Xie is a Red Cedar Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education. In his research, he examines motivation and engagement in digital learning, K-12 technology integration, learning analytics and more.


$300 for in-person attendees, which includes lunch provided each day of the institute.

$200 for virtual attendees


Attendees will be awarded SCHECHs. Details to come.


Our institute will be held at the MSU James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, located at 3535 Forest Road in Lansing, MI.