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2018 Institute for New Heads | June 13-15
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We hope you'll plan to join us for the tenth year of this institute designed for those new to headship.

INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION:

The INH is an opportunity for those in the beginning years of headship to explore the fundamental responsibilities of the head and meet other new heads.

We will work through topics and case studies relative to:

  • leadership style
  • board recruitment & development
  • personnel issues
  • educating parents
  • managing the media
  • strategic planning
  • finance & budgeting
  • fundraising

WHEN:

Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15, 2018

  • Wednesday will start with registration from 1:30-2:00 PM and end with a reception from 5:00-6:00 PM.
  • Thursday will start with breakfast at 8:00 AM and end with a reception from 5:00-6:00 PM.
  • Friday will start with breakfast at 8:00 AM and we will conclude by 3:00 PM.

WHERE:

Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

REGISTRATION:


 SAIS Member School 
 Non-Member School 
Through April 17
 $795  $899
April 18 - May 29
 $855  $959
After May 29
 $915  $1,019

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

You may make hotel reservations online or by calling 770-447-4747 and asking for the SAIS rate. The discounted rate of $142 is available through May 21, 2018.  Hotel check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM. Complimentary wifi in guest rooms and complimentary self-parking available. As we expect the block to sell out, be sure to make your reservations early.

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: Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (airport code = ATL)
  • GROUND  TRANSPORTATION: The Hilton Atlanta Northeast is located about 40 minutes from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL). Uber and Lyft are available for pick up from the airport.
  • MAPS & DIRECTIONS: If you are driving, please see the hotel's  maps & directions page.
  • PARKING: Complimentary on-site parking is available.

MEALS:

Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday as well as receptions on Wednesday and Thursday. Dinners are on your own. Take a look at some of the OpenTable recommended local restaurants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

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

PAST PARTICIPANT COMMENTS:

  • Connecting with the presenters and other participants has laid a solid foundation as I move into this new position. The topics discussed have accelerated my learning and preparation. The wheels are turning!
  • I've been to a lot of conferences in my career, and this is the best I’ve ever attended. There are other courses for new heads available, but the SAIS Institute for New Heads is by far the best value for the money.
  • As a young head of school, I found the INH to be exactly what I needed to deepen my understanding of the position.
  • I gained an incredible amount of knowledge and wisdom! I put it right to work in dealing with a delicate issue at my summer camp.
  • A good chance to reflect on a vision for your first year(s) -- perhaps one of your last times to reflect with leisure and to plan for the big picture.
  • I appreciated the chance to build friendships and professional relationships with fellow new heads that will be a valuable resource in the days, weeks and years ahead. I visit by email or in person with several of my classmates regularly.
  • The SAIS Institute for New Heads was a rich experience to learn from some of the most experienced independent school leaders in the country, to collaborate with other new heads in the same position, and to go away with a notebook of synthesized materials covering every school topic a new head confronts. More than a traditional conference, the collegiality and mentorship from the INH will last a lifetime. If there is any conference a new head should attend his or her first year, this is the one.
  • It validated much of what I hope to accomplish as a new head as well as sparked new ideas.
  • I benefited so very much from the kindness, support, and brilliance of the facilitators. It was an opportunity that I am glad I did not miss in my first year as a head of school.
  • The opportunity to develop relationships at the INH was most encouraging. Networking with experienced heads and having the opportunity to learn from them was also a high point for me personally.
  • The institute was extremely worthwhile. It gave me the time to figure out what goals I have as a head of school and what drives me. It also reminded me that I am to be the leader for which I was chosen ... not to try and copy my predecessor.
  • The most valuable thing I will take away from the conference was being able to observe the attitude and perspective of great leaders.
  • I feel like SAIS and a cohort of heads will help me become more successful as a new head.
  • Networking with other heads was the most important part of the institute for me. Hearing the small pieces from the heads helped me realize that being a head is not all about budgets, technology, and curriculum. Being a head is about relationships with parents, community, and students. I was afraid that becoming a head would remove me from the students, but Scott Wilson proved to me that you can still be involved by opening car doors during carpool and engaging in school spirit as well.

DRESS CODE:

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.

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.

FAQs:

Payment: Payment is required by credit card at the time of registration.

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.

Consent to Use of Photo / Video / Audio:  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.

Target Audience: SAIS professional development events are designed for those in the K-12 independent school community. Topics such as working with parents and the board are presented and discussed through the lens of the independent school culture. As such, registration is limited to those from independent schools that are either already members of SAIS or from non-member schools that meet the membership candidacy criteria.

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