About Our Institutes

At the No Excuses University Institutes, we demonstrate our Six Exceptional Systems to hard-working educators and provide practical strategies to assist them in coaxing academic success from all students – especially those who historically struggle to achieve academic proficiency. As a result, these children begin to work hard, achieve academic proficiency, and strive to attend college.

These Six Exceptional Systems account for the success of high-achieving schools, including those with high-poverty and highly diverse populations. When implemented, student learning increases for all children, and teacher, school and community morale skyrockets.

At NEU Institutes, successful and current practitioners explain and demonstrate these common-sense strategies in down-to-earth ways that relate directly to working educators. Register your team for an upcoming Institute today.

What Others Have to Say About Our Events

“A powerful movement is taking place across our district that is in large part due to the ideas and support that we have gleaned from Damen and his staff.”

Ed Rafferty

Schaumburg Elementary School District, Illinois

“After attending several institutes and collaborating with Damen and Dan Lopez, the College of Education faculty at Ashford University were so inspired, we have committed to creating a Culture of Universal Achievement.”

Andrew Shean, Ed.D.

Executive Dean
College of Education, Ashford University, California

“In 2009, I was able to attend my first institute and it was none other than life changing!! My leadership style and my school were transformed.”

Sara Najarro, Ed.D.

Stanton Elementary, California