"Who are you and why are you here?"

The beautiful brick and clapboard buildings of Tilton’s green campus and the mild New Hampshire summer weather may have you thinking that ISANNELEADS is a vacation.  Don’t fool yourself; this is no vacation.  The gilded ceilings and fine millwork of our meeting space gives you a sense of comfort as you slip into your chair and prepare to learn about leadership, but this comfort is fleeting.  This week is designed to make you uncomfortable, or rather make you comfortable with being uncomfortable.  Contrary to the selfless nature of educators, this is a week about you. 

In this beautiful and once comfortable room, you bare your soul in the pursuit of revealing your authentic self.  The curriculum and distinguished speakers force reflection and introspection.  While you dissect your various strengths and weaknesses, blindsides and needs, the portraits of nearly 200 years’ worth of educational leaders look to you as vanguards of change.  Their unbroken stare forces difficult personal conversations as you ask, who am I and why am I here?

So, who are you and why are you here?