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2017 Heads Leadership Retreat
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Risk type has an enormous impact on the leadership decisions we make – and fail to make. Utilizing a risk assessment indicator called the Risk Type Compass (RTC), Dr. Korrel Kanoy from Developmental Associates will lead you and your leadership team through real-life scenarios to illustrate how risk can produce false limitations. She will help us understand how risk profile predicts decision-making behavior in different areas that impact the school. We will also examine how to appreciate the benefits of all types of risk profiles on a leadership team, to ensure the team does not become too cautious or too adventurous in its decision making.

The 2017 SAIS Heads Leadership Retreat is designed for your entire leadership team. Assessment profiles are included for each participant (see sample below) in order to understand the influence of various risk profiles on the team’s decision making tendencies.


The Risk Type Compass (RTC) personality assessment focuses on differences in the way individuals perceive, react to, and manage risk, as well as how they make decisions. Based on extensive psychological research, it places individuals in one of eight distinctive risk types, providing insights that have important implications for individuals, teams, and the organization as a whole.
While risk management has previously focused on procedures, regulation, and legislation, the RTC uniquely assesses the risk-taking nature of individuals. By identifying critical individual differences in risk appetite, organizations can maximize potential and balance the contributions of risk-takers as well as more risk-averse individuals.

The individual RTC is included with your registration fee.


April 3-4, 2017


Andaz Savannah, 14 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA 31401


 SAIS Member School 
 Non-Member School 
Through March 19
 $595  $699
March 20 - April 2
 $645  $749
After April 2
 $695  $799



You may make reservations online or by phone at (912) 233-2116.  Ask for the SAIS HLR rate.  The room rate is $225 per night.  The reservation cut-off date is March 13.  The hotel check-in time is 4:00 PM.  The check-out time is 11:00 AM.


Valet parking is available for $26, or you may use the Whitaker Street Parking Garage next door, for $16.


Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)


The hotel is 12 miles from the Savannah airport, approximately 20 minutes by car.  Cabs are available for $30.


Business casual (erring on the side of casual) is always safe with us. We want you to be comfortable. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater in case you find the meeting room chilly. We tend to skew cooler rather than warmer.


  • The HLR was great! I learned so much about myself and my leadership team.  
  • Excellent. The conference was extremely well-organized and every effort was taken to provide an optimum learning experience.
  • The HLR reconnected me with what I need to do to let my team shine.
  • It was great to have such a diverse group of heads together and sharing ideas.
  • The most important part of the retreat was getting to know the other school heads ... I got a good overview of leadership, how it can be defined, and what it looks like in action.
  • Well worth taking days at this very busy time of year. It was energizing enough to get me through to graduation and provided great ideas for planning for next year.


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There will also be an accreditation chair training workshop held on April 3. For more information, and to register for this separate event, visit


Please contact or (404) 561-5841 with any questions about this event.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to 21 days prior to the event will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date no refunds are available.

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