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2018 Board/Head Retreat
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ABOUT THE RETREAT:

Designed to strengthen the communication and partnership between the head of school and members of the board, the SAIS Board/Head Retreat offers the opportunity to collaborate on current challenges and identify common goals for the success of the school. Featuring Debra Wilson.

WHEN:

Sunday, October 14, 2018

  • Registration is from 9:30-10:00 AM.
  • The first session will begin at 10:00 AM.
  • We will conclude by 4:00 PM.

WHERE:

Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC 29403

REGISTRATION:

Registration is not yet open. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please email anna@sais.org.


 SAIS Member School 
 Non-Member School 
Through August 16
 $275  $319
August 17 - September 27
 $295  $339
After September 27
 $315  $359
 

SPEAKER: Debra Wilson

Debra Wilson is general counsel for the National Association of Independent Schools. She received her B.A. in English from Sewanee, The University of the South, and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Debra joined NAIS in 2000. As general counsel, Debra executes or coordinates all legal work of NAIS. She also oversees the association’s government relations work, including reviewing regulations, legislation, and cases impacting independent schools. She has written many articles on the legal issues that impact independent schools. Debra presents on the various legal issues that schools face and is committed to helping schools mitigate legal risks on the front end. Beyond the legal realm, Debra is also involved in the governance work at NAIS, including co-authoring the Trustee Handbook with Donna Orem.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

You may make hotel reservations online or by calling (843) 723-3000 and asking for the SAIS rate. The discounted rate of $179 is available through September 21, 2018. Hotel check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Complimentary wifi in guest rooms. Complimentary on-site parking available as well as valet parking for $10/day. As we expect the block to sell out, be sure to make your reservations early. The cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to check-in.

Please note that SAIS is not using a housing bureau for room reservations. SAIS nor the hotel will call you and ask you to make reservations over the phone. If you receive a phone call saying you need to make reservations, it is a scam. Please make your reservations online or by calling the hotel directly.

GETTING THERE:

  • AIRPORT: Charleston International Airport (CHS)
  • MAPS & TRANSPORTATION: The Charleston Marriott is located about 15 minutes from the Charleston International Airport (CHS). Please see the hotel's maps & transportation page for more information.
  • PARKING: Complimentary on-site parking is available as well as valet parking for $10/day.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • TWITTER: Tweet us @SAISnews! The official Twitter hashtag for the conference is #saisBHR. Please tag us when tweeting about the conference.
  • FACEBOOK: Be sure to like the SAIS Facebook page!
  • INSTAGRAM: Follow us on Instagram @SAISnews.

SPECIAL NEEDS:

If you require any special accommodations, please contact events@sais.org

QUESTIONS:

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

THE FINE PRINT:

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to events@sais.org 21 days prior to the event will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date no refunds are available, but replacement registrants are welcomed.

Media Release: Registration, attendance at, or participation in SAIS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SAIS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.

PAST PARTICIPANT COMMENTS:

  • The BHR is the best of all possible meetings with your board chair/head. I came away feeling and thinking more confidently about my headship and how to map us toward our future.
  • As always, useful. Worth the time, effort, and money to attend.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the entire conference. It is always delightful to interact with colleagues and SAIS is always professional with their delivery.
  • The retreat was a great reminder of what is involved in a successful Board-Head relationship.
  • The BHR was very helpful for my relationship with the chair.
  • Very valuable and my board chair was very appreciative of the information shared/learned.
  • The retreat was very helpful in affirming as well as challenging our current practices as a board. I appreciate the fact that SAIS offers this learning experience for heads and chairs to attend together.
  • The most important thing about the BHR was validation that these relationships between boards and heads are unique, intimate, and that it's absolutely necessary to cultivate them. 
  • Glad to have the opportunity to bring the board chair to SAIS to see what it's like, how much support and collegiality there is, and that he is doing a great job!
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