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Athletic Directors Conference
January 27-29, 2019
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Nashville, TN

A professional development opportunity for new and experienced athletic directors from across the region. Learn alongside colleagues as you discuss leadership, communications, and best practices unique to the culture of an independent school athletic department. Take advantage of this focused workshop to discover solutions to current issues and stay informed on the latest trends.


Finance Institute
January 27-29, 2019
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Nashville, TN

An overview of independent school finance for aspiring and early career heads of school. Informative and engaging sessions will be led by financial professionals and independent school leaders. Enjoy opportunities to discuss and reflect with colleagues as you learn to make sense of your school's financial landscape.


Academic Support Conference
January 27-29, 2019
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Nashville, TN


Auxiliary Program Coordinators Conference
January 27-29, 2019
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Nashville, TN


Leadership Retreat
April 15-16, 2019
Location TBD

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.

 
Independent School Counselors Conference
June 10-11, 2019
Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA


SAIS@NAIS
2019
Long Beach, CA

Stop by SAIS booth #882 in the exhibit hall.


Institute for New Heads
June 12-14, 2019
Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA

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 including: best practices for working with the board, personnel, and parents; developing a strategic plan; issues related to budgeting, finance, and fundraising; and managing the media.

 

Institute for Strategic Leadership
June 12-14, 2019
Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA

Examine the nature of strategic leadership and explore a path for continual growth.

 

Dean of Students Symposium
June 19-21, 2019
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

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.

 

Division Heads Conference
June 19-21, 2019
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

Designed for those that lead from the middle, the new Division Heads 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.

 

Institute for Administrative Assistants
June 19-21, 2019
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL
REGISTER HERE

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.

 

Administrative Leadership Institute
June 19-21, 2019
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

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.

 

Institute for Heads
June 25-28, 2019
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

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.

 

Annual Conference
October 27-29, 2019
Atlanta, GA

An informative, innovative, and comprehensive opportunity for independent school leaders to gather and discover proven strategies and emerging trends. Drawing over 300 administrators from across the Southeast, 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 speakers.


Accreditation Workshops & Chair Training

Other Events / Virtual Bulletin Board

Check out our virtual bulletin board for info about events of interest to the independent school community not hosted by SAIS.

 

EVENT FAQs

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

CANCELLATION POLICY
Please note the cancellation policy for each event.  After the cancellation deadline has passed, no refunds can be processed. For some programs, replacement registrants are welcomed. 

CONSENT TO USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO IMAGES
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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Institute for New Teachers
July 24-26, 2018 | Nashville, TN
Designed to equip new teachers with the skills to guide and support their first years in the classroom.

Board/Head Retreat
October 14, 2018 | Charleston, SC
Designed to strengthen the communication and partnership between the head of school and members of the board.

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