The Annual Educational Leadership Symposium

The Educational Leadership Program at California State University, Long Beach hosts the Annual Symposium on Educational Leadership—Practice, Policy, and Research.  The symposium themes are selected by the Ed.D. Program Student Advisory Board.   Each year the theme acknowledges the need to build bridges between school leadership across the P-16 continuum in order to allow for dialogue and discussion on the interrelationship of problems affecting our students, faculty, and administrators.


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2024 Leadership Symposium






Theme: Ignite: Allyship, Accountability & Action for Educational Change

Keynote: Dr. Oscar Navarro

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Theme: Toward Equity & Inclusion: Bridging Theory and Practice to Lead Change in Education

Keynote: Dr. Mike Muñoz

The Program:

2022 Symposium Program

Theme: Leading for Equity and Justice

Keynote: Dr. Nancy B. Gutierrez

The Program:

2021 Symposium Program


Theme: Equity & Access: Policies & Practices For Promoting Educational Opportunities

Keynote: Dr. Christopher Nellum

The Program:

2020 Symposium Program



Theme: Investing in our Educational Future: Today, Tomorrow, Together

Keynote: Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell

The Program:

2019 Symposium Program



Theme: Leadership Identity: At the Intersection of Who You Are & What You Do

Keynote: Stedman Graham

The Program:

2018 Symposium Program


Theme: Agent of Social Change: Inspire. Empower. Educate

Keynote: Dr. Josie Ahlquist

The Program:

2017 Symposium Program 


Theme: Getting Serious about Urban Education 

Keynote: Dr. Michael Dumas

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2016 Symposium Program 


Theme: Cultivating Scholar-Practitioners Through Innovation and Action Oriented Leadership

Keynote: Dr. Carl Cohn

The Program:

2015 Symposium Program

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Theme: Developing Leaders for Social Justice: Working Towards Transformative P - 16 Education

KeynoteDr. Tara Yosso

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2014 Symposium Program


Theme: Navigating Student Success: Pathways to Innovation, Outreach, and Access in the P - 16 setting

The program:

2013 Symposium Program


Theme: Building a Continuum for Excellence in P – 16 Educational Settings

Keynote: Dr. Frank Harris

The program:

2012 Symposium Program


Theme: Building Bridges, Cultivating Partnerships: Educational Leadership in P – 16 Educational Contexts

Keynote: Dr. Daniel Solorzano

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2011 Symposium Program