Our DPS Day

  • Our DPS

    Our 7th annual Our DPS Day took place in August 2018 with the theme "Our Foundation, Our Future." We explored opportunities grounded in our Shared Core Values that are available to ALL team members to help us be the best version of ourselves. If your team wasn't able to watch the event live, please schedule a time to watch together and view the program using this link.


  • 2017 Our DPS Day: A Better Me, A Better We

    Welcome to Our DPS Day

    On August 16, we held our sixth-annual Our DPS Day,  and first ever live-streaming event. Thousands of teammates across DPS came together during this live-streaming event to connect to our shared work, to each other, to our Shared Core Values and to our vision, Every Child Succeeds. We hope it inspired every educator to think about how we can support each other's well-being to in turn create "a better me, a better we." 

    • If your team wasn't able to watch the event live, please schedule a time to watch together and view the program using this link.
    • Be sure to check out all the resources DPS provides to support your well-being by visiting the Well-being Resource Center,
    • Share your commitment of how you'll make a change using this digital commitment card.
    • Please share your feedback about Our DPS Day and how we can continue to improve upon it by completing this survey.

    Handouts from OurDPSDay

  • 2016 Our DPS Day: Connect - Inspire - Do

    Theme: Connect - Inspire - Do

    July 26, 2016

  • 2015 Our DPS Day: Growing Stronger Together

    Theme: Growing Stronger Together

    July 29, 2015

  • 2014 Our DPS Day: Transforming, Teaming, Thriving

    Theme: Transforming - Teaming - Thriving

    July 28, 2014 

    Watch the video.

  • 2013 Our DPS Day: Living Our Values

    Theme: Living Our Values

    July 31, 2013 

    Watch the video

  • History

    Our DPS Day is an annual values-based event when members from across DPS gather as a whole to connect to our shared work, to each other, to our Shared Core Values and to our vision, Every Child Succeeds. We also hear the state of the district from our leaders and are reminded that we today are the solution we’ve been waiting for.

    On August 2, 2012 we convened a group of 1,000 employees from all across the school system—teachers, school leaders, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, social workers, facility managers, finance team members, family liaisons, district leaders— who came together to celebrate our work, to discuss the sense of mission that brought us to our work in the first place, and to collectively choose our DPS Shared Core Values to serve as the foundation for everything we do together in educating our kids.

    The day was titled “Our DPS: Discover a World of Opportunity Together.” In what was a remarkable full-day dialogue, we started with each individual selecting core values that are of greatest importance to them. We then moved on to discussions and voting in groups of five people, then 10, then 20, then 40, then 80, and finally came back together as a full group of 1,000! In each round, every individual in the room had the exact same number of votes for the values, and we had quite a dialogue among colleagues about the values they believe in most deeply. Click here to watch a video of the day.

    Questions? Email OurDPSDay@dpsk12.org.