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2018 Scholarships

We are excited to announce the 2018 SAIS scholarship program! Any member school with a budget of less than $3M if eligible for up to two 50% scholarships for any SAIS program in the 2018 calendar year. The SAIS Board of Trustees has approved funding for this scholarship, which will be distributed to qualifying schools on a first-come, first-serve basis.

FAQs:

  • You may use the two scholarships in any combination you wish — one person may attend two programs, two people may attend the same program, or two people may attend different programs.  
  • Scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis until all the available funds have been awarded. 
  • Scholarships cover 50% of the event registration fee.  The recipient must pay the remaining 50% upon registering for the event. All prices listed below reflect the 50% scholarship discount.
  • Scholarships are available for new registrations only. They are not available as refunds to those who have already registered.
  • Your school must be a member of SAIS and meet the budget criteria of an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.

Please use the following instructions to register for the event(s) you wish to attend. We will add promo codes for future events as registration opens for them. The complete list of events is at www.sais.org/2018.

 

Leadership Retreat | April 23-24 | Louisville, KY | $322.50

The Leadership Retreat is an opportunity for leaders to sharpen their skills in today’s evolving educational landscape that will go beyond “why” and focus on “how” change can best be accomplished in a setting that is often change-resistant. Led by Grant Lichtman, an internationally-recognized K-12 transformation thought leader, attendees will work together as they imagine futures that may look very different from the past and build a capacity and comfort with ongoing change. Participants will examine what it means to shift schools from being teaching organizations to learning organizations, which traditions are important to preserve, and which traditions hamper this shift to a long-term growth mindset.

  • Register here
  • Select New Registration and then Member School
  • The promo code is: 18lrsch
  • The SAIS hotel block is closed. Reservations must be made directly with Catherine at 502-813-3838 or cpeace@eslouisville.com.
  • Take a look at the LR schedule here.

 

Institute for New Heads | June 13-15 | Atlanta, GA | $397.50
An informative program preparing administrators for a successful transition to headship. The Institute for New Heads offers an opportunity to build a supportive network and gain valuable leadership skills. Learn from experienced heads as you acquire the tools needed to be an effective leader. Topics include: leadership style, board recruitment & development, personnel issues, educating parents, managing the media, strategic planning, finance & budgeting, and fundraising.

  • Register here
  • Select New Registration and then Member School
  • The promo code is: 18inhsch
  • After registering for the event, don’t forget to make your hotel reservation! You may make reservations online or by calling 770-447-4747 and asking for the SAIS rate. The discounted rate of $169 is available through May 21.

Institute for Heads | June 19-22 | Asheville, NC | $1,147.50
This energizing and nurturing retreat offers an opportunity for thoughtful dialogue and engagement with colleagues on key issues facing heads of school and their spouses. The number of participants is limited to foster connections and allow for contributions from all attendees. Featuring Rob Evans and Michael Thompson. Usually about half attend with a spouse and half attend solo.

  • Register here
  • Select New Registration and then Member School
  • The promo code is: 18ihsch
  • After registering for the event, don’t forget to make your hotel reservation! You may make reservations online or by calling 1-800-468-3571 and asking for the SAIS rate. The discounted rate of $169 is available through May 28, 2018. Discounted rate available 3 days pre-event. Post-event Friday/Saturday stays offered at 10% off best available rate.

Dean of Students Symposium | June 27-29 | Asheville, NC | $347.50
A program designed specifically for deans of students. Develop a network of peers, discuss best practices on current issues, and gather practical ideas from colleagues. Learn from experienced deans and work with focused groups to share specific challenges and solutions for middle and upper school students.

  • Register here
  • Select New Registration and then Member School
  • The promo code is: 18dsssch
  • After registering for the event, don’t forget to make your hotel reservation! You may make reservations online or by calling 1-800-359-7951 and asking for the SAIS rate. The discounted rate of $169 is available through June 6, 2018. You must call for reservations on pre/post nights. Discounted rate available 3 days pre-event. Post-event Friday/Saturday stays offered at 10% off best available rate.

Division Heads Conference | June 27-29 | Asheville, NC | $347.50
Designed for those that lead from the middle, the new Division Head Conference offers networking, skill building, and resources for division heads at all grade levels and years of experience. Learn together in small groups, discover new strategies, and celebrate successes around topics such as curriculum, assessment, scheduling, working with faculty, and communicating with parents.

  • Register here
  • Select New Registration and then Member School
  • The promo code is: 18dhcsch
  • After registering for the event, don’t forget to make your hotel reservation! You may make reservations online or by calling 1-800-359-7951 and asking for the SAIS rate. The discounted rate of $169 is available through June 6, 2018. You must call for reservations on pre/post nights. Discounted rate available 3 days pre-event. Post-event Friday/Saturday stays offered at 10% off best available rate.

Institute for Administrative Assistants | June 27-29 | Asheville, NC | $262.50
This program provides resources and tips for the varied tasks included in the administrative support role. Learn practical strategies for handling the types of issues related to supporting a school administrator. Network with other assistants to share time-saving tricks and proven solutions.

  • Register here
  • Select New Registration and then Member School.
  • The promo code is: 18iaasch
  • After registering for the event, don’t forget to make your hotel reservation! You may make reservations online or by calling 1-800-359-7951 and asking for the SAIS rate. The discounted rate of $169 is available through June 6, 2018. You must call for reservations on pre/post nights. Discounted rate available 3 days pre-event. Post-event Friday/Saturday stays offered at 10% off best available rate.

Administrative Leadership Institute | June 27-29 | Asheville, NC | $697.50
This workshop helps develop your leadership style and expand your management skills. Gain a new perspective on what it means to be a leader in an independent school with practical techniques and real-life solutions. Featuring Rob Evans and Michael Thompson.

  • Register here
  • Select New Registration and then Member School
  • The promo code is: 18alisch
  • After registering for the event, don’t forget to make your hotel reservation! You may make reservations online or by calling 1-800-359-7951 and asking for the SAIS rate. The discounted rate of $169 is available through June 6, 2018. You must call for reservations on pre/post nights. Discounted rate available 3 days pre-event. Post-event Friday/Saturday stays offered at 10% off best available rate.


Institute for New Teachers: Public to Private | July 12-13 | Atlanta, GA | $297.50
This program is designed for experienced public school teachers who are making the move to an independent school. Teachers attending this seminar should have at least three years of teaching experience in a public school setting. To support a smooth transition, topics include the unique culture of an independent school, working and communicating within the school community, navigating HR/legal issues, and balancing new responsibilities with a healthy home life. Registration coming soon!

Institute for New Teachers | $447.50
July 9-11 | Atlanta, GA
July 16-18 | Charlotte, NC
July 24-26 | Nashville, TN

This interactive experience will equip new teachers with the skills and understanding to guide and support their first years in the classroom. Participants will present two brief sample lessons to a small peer group. Guided by an experienced educator, lessons will be recorded, reviewed in a small group setting. Discussion will focus on strengths and opportunities observed during the lesson. New teachers will learn best practices for lesson development, parent communication, and classroom management. They will address anticipated challenges and difficult conversations through real-life scenarios and role play. View a sample institute schedule here.
Registration coming soon!


Board/Head Retreat | October 14 | Charleston, SC | $137.50
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. Registration coming soon!


Annual Conference | October 14-16 | Charleston, SC | $197.50
The SAIS Annual Conference draws independent school leaders from throughout the region. In 2017, we hosted over 400 heads of school and administrators. An informative, innovative, and comprehensive opportunity for independent school leaders to gather and discover proven strategies and emerging trends. Join us as we delve into hot topics and relevant issues. Attend sessions that fill in gaps in your experience, converse with leaders from schools with a similar size and budget, and learn from top-notch keynotes including Dr. Shimi Kang, Dr. Khyati Joshi, and Pat Bassett.
Registration coming soon!

 

We hope to see you at an SAIS event this year! Again, the entire program roster is available for your review at www.sais.org/2018.

Questions? Feel free to contact me at anna@sais.org or (404) 583-6452.

Calendar more
Leadership Retreat
April 23-24, 2018 | Louisville, KY
Pushing Our Horizons: How Do We Tackle the Big, Hairy Challenges of the Next 20 Years?

Institute for New Heads
June 13-15, 2018 | Peachtree Corners, GA
An informative program preparing administrators for a successful transition to headship.

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