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On-Campus Workshops by Dr. Kirk Walker

SAIS President Dr. Kirk Walker is available to visit your campus and conduct on-site workshops for your board, administrative team, faculty/staff, or other segments of your school community.  

Presentations vary from 90 minutes to three hours in length, and can be adjusted based on your needs. Please note that governance workshops are typically scheduled for a minimum of three hours due to their highly interactive nature. Also, governance workshops include the SAIS Board Governance Survey (a $150 value).

The fee is $800 plus lodging.

To request an on-campus workshop, please fill out this REQUEST FORM.  

Topics available include the following, and/or can be customized as needed:


  • Trusteeship for Independent Schools
  • New Trustee Orientation 
  • Becoming an Outstanding Board
  • Bylaws and Operations Review


  • Identifying the School’s Strategic Position
  • Preparation to Undertake the Strategic Planning Process


  • Financial Sustainability for Independent Schools
  • The Board's Role in Fundraising

Upon submission of the REQUEST FORM, we will contact you to discuss details and logistics. You may also contact Carole Weems at or (423) 645-8965 to arrange a phone appointment with Kirk about the specifics of the presentation and topic(s) requested.

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Institute for Heads
June 19-22, 2018 | Asheville, NC
This retreat offers an opportunity for thoughtful dialogue and engagement with colleagues on key issues facing heads of school and their spouses.

Dean of Students Symposium
June 27-29, 2018 | Asheville, NC
Develop a network of peers, discuss best practices on current issues, and gather practical ideas from colleagues.

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