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2020 MISBO-SAIS Academy: Operational Leadership | January 26-28 | Atlanta, GA
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The What and the How of the Business of Leading Schools 

An inside look at the what and the how of the business of leading schools. These informative and engaging sessions will provide opportunities to discuss and reflect as you make sense of the business and operational aspects of a school’s lifecycle. Designed for senior administrators and emerging leaders from both the academic and operational sides of the school. This program is offered in partnership with MISBO.

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  • Balancing Budget & Program
  • External Financials & Dashboards
  • The Intersection of Leadership Styles & Shaping School Culture
  • Capital Renewal & Replacement
  • The Well-Oiled Machine Has Many Hidden Parts: Governance, Faculty, Calendar
  • Beyond Getting In: The Business of Enrollment


Sunday-Tuesday, January 26-28, 2020

  • Welcome reception at 6PM on Sunday, Jan 26
  • First session begins at 9AM on Monday, Jan 27
  • Final session concludes at 12PM on Tuesday, Jan 28


Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346



Member School 



Through November 1
$425 $479
November 2 - December 6
$445 $499
December 7 - January 10
$465 $519
After January 10 $485 $539


Craft a proposal using these key points.


The SAIS block is closed. Rooms may still be available at the regular hotel rate. Visit or call (770) 395-7700.


  • AIRPORT: Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (airport code = ATL)
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Uber/Lyft fares are approximately $36 one way. Cabs are also available to/from the airport ($60 one way).
  • MARTA: The hotel is 1 mile from the Dunwoody MARTA station on the red line ($2.50 one way). To get from the MARTA station to the hotel:
    • Uber/Lyft – $8 estimate
    • Taxi – $6 estimate
    • Hotel Shuttle – Free within a two mile radius
      • When you arrive at the Dunwoody MARTA station, call the hotel at (770) 395-7700 to request the shuttle.
      • The shuttle will pick you up by the elevator on parking level 1.
      • The shuttle operates on a 1st come/1st serve basis and is typically a 5-10 min wait, except between 4-7pm can be 20-25 min due to traffic.


Your registration fee includes:

  • Sunday: reception
  • Monday: breakfast, lunch, reception
  • Tuesday: breakfast, grab & go lunch



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.


If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please contact


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to 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. Please complete this form to notify us of your cancellation and request a refund:

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 currently employed by K-12 independent schools. Topics are presented from an independent school perspective and discussed based on that unique culture. As such, registration is limited to faculty/staff from SAIS member schools or from non-member schools meeting the SAIS candidacy criteria. Please contact if you have questions about eligibility.

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