National PBIS Leadership Forum
October 22-23, 2020

This two-day forum for school, state, district, and regional Leadership Teams and other professionals has been designed to help increase the effectiveness of PBIS implementation. 

2020 PBIS Leadership Forum
October 22-23, 2020

2021 PBIS Leadership Forum
October 21-22, 2021

2022 PBIS Leadership Forum
October 27-28, 2022

2023 PBIS Leadership Forum
October 26-27, 2023



Sponsored by

Center on PBIS

The Center on PBIS with support from the Midwest PBIS Network

The National PBIS Leadership Forum is a technical assistance activity of the Center on PBIS and provides an opportunity for the Center to share information on the latest applications of PBIS. Center Partners select and organize conference strands, select session topics, and invite session leaders based on content area expertise. Session leaders invite exemplar presenters from sites known to be implementing specific applications of PBIS. Exemplar presenters are often identified from sites participating in the previous year’s poster presentation.

Sessions are organized by strands that support initial through advanced implementation in elementary, middle, and high schools as well as juvenile justice, alternative education settings, and mental health facilities. 
  • PBIS Foundations
  • Classroom
  • Tier II Systems & Practices
  • Tier III Systems & Practices
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Health Integration
  • Equity
  • Applied Evaluation
  • Special Topics
Leadership teams early in the process of PBIS implementation will gain information about initiating implementation and obtain examples of successful early development. 

State and District leadership teams moving toward larger scale implementation will have access to strategies and examples of successful scaling of  PBIS including integration of academic and behavioral components of RtI. 

Leadership teams focused on advanced issues around evaluation, secondary and tertiary content, and coordination of coaching cadres will gain access to examples and strategies that are moving PBIS forward.

Participants will come away from the forum with the knowledge on how to develop/obtain advanced training on a range of topics and how to best organize and deliver training for their schools, districts, and other stakeholders. All sessions will focus on fidelity and implementation and include data and implementation examples.

 Who Should Attend

This forum is organized for school, state, district, or regional leadership teams adopting and implementing school-wide PBIS. Participants may include leadership team members, implementation coaches and coordinators, district- and school-based behavior specialists (e.g., school counselors, school psychologists, special educators, coaches), PBIS trainers, program evaluators, school and district administrators, and district and state policy makers and leaders. Participants should register as a team. 


Planning Continues

We hope you are safe, well and finding ways to manage the stress of the sudden changes in our lives, including how we educate youth. We hope that this public health concern becomes less threatening. In the meantime, planning for the National PBIS Leadership Forum continues!

Call for Poster Presentations Now Open! 

We are inviting submissions for sharing your PBIS implementation experiences through a Poster Presentation!

Join Us as a Volunteer! 

Volunteering is a great way to become involved in the PBIS Leadership Forum - plus we'll  waive your registration fee!