The Westlake

~ The premier professional development opportunity for school district administrators

  • Learn and Share

    In the spirit of collegiality and in recognition of the expertise that school district administrators possess, Sprigeo is proud to introduce, “The Westlake”, a 3-day think tank designed to produce actionable that can be implemented upon return to the attendee’s respective school districts.

  • The Westlake event will bring together 16, district administrators from around the country who are responsible for school safety and security.  discuss the most relevant challenges currently facing their students. Over our three days together, participants will
    learn from subject matter experts, discuss current challenges and create a set of actionable items that they can bring back to their districts.
  • In the past Sprigeo has hosted Westlake events for school district administrators. Read on to find out more about the experience of past participants.
    Click here to apply.


“The event was the first of a series of different gatherings. With the success of this as a first-of-its-kind conference, we are looking at future meetings for different levels.”
~ Tim Wombaker, Westlake Participant
Read more about Tim’s experience


“We had an opportunity to share ideas and strategies focused on improving our practice and our schools.”
~ Amy Smith, Westlake Participant

  • Apply to be a Westlake Participant

    The application process is now open for the Westlake event in October, 2019. The focus for this upcoming gathering will be on district level administrators who are responsible for school safety and security. A maximum of 16 participants will be selected. Click here to apply.


“We were treated as honored guests.”
~ Aaron Tarnutzer, Westlake Participant

    • Participant Cost

      Registration fee is $2499* for the 3-day event. The registration fee includes a 2-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort in Westlake, California, all meals during the gathering, materials, facilitator and speaker fees as well as a few amazing keepsakes.

      *Travel costs are not included in the registration fee.
      Click here to apply.


  • Vendor Opportunities

    Vendor opportunities are limited. Each vendor selected will have the opportunity to give a 30-minute presentation to the group of Westlake attendees, all of whom are decision makers within their respective school districts. Presentations may be made in person, or via live webinar. If you have an interest in being a presenting vendor please send your request in writing through the application link. A Sprigeo representative will contact you to confirm your interest. Vendor applications will be reviewed and approved on a first come, first served basis. After reviewing the opportunities, please complete the online vendor application.

    Download the complete vendor prospectus here.

Tentative Agenda of Discussion Topics

After surveying district administrators we noticed a common set of issues impacting school safety and security. Although the agenda of topics is subject to change we think the list below is a good place to start.

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