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Other Conferences

NAES offers conferences for heads of school, chaplains and teachers of religion, rectors, trustees and vestry members, administrators, and teachers. These gatherings offer you learning and networking with a community of like-minded peers. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.


Jonathan T. Glass Institute for New Heads

Wednesday-Friday, September 30-October 2, 2015

Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld • Orlando, Florida

Whether you are a first-time head, a new Episcopal school head, or in your second year of leadership in an Episcopal institution, this conference is for you. Heads of various types of Episcopal schools - parish day schools, early childhood programs, independent Episcopal day or boarding schools - will come together to reflect on the unique and sometimes unexpected dimensions of school leadership.

Heads’ Retreat 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cathedral School for Boys • San Francisco, California

The roles that heads of Episcopal schools inhabit are numerous: academic leader, advancement leader, spiritual leader, community leader. With these roles come real and sometimes overwhelming demands on the head's time. But at what cost? Where is the time for the care and feeding of the head's spiritual self, an aspect especially crucial to Episcopal school leadership? Join your colleagues for a half-day spiritual retreat and exploration designed to dovetail with the NAIS Annual Conference.

Leaders for the Future Conference 2016

Wednesday-Friday, April 6–8, 2016

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel • Nashville, Tennessee

Are you thinking about a career as an Episcopal school head? If the answer is "Yes," then you should attend this conference. Whether you are currently working in an Episcopal school, another independent school setting, or the public schools, this is the gathering that will help you:

  • learn about the full range of responsibilities of modern-day Episcopal school headship;
  • understand the specific implications of Episcopal school identity in an Episcopal parish, cathedral, diocesan, independent, or other school;
  • familiarize yourself with the steps and processes involved in head searches;
  • explore concepts of headship in difficult and morally challenging times, and
  • reflect on your call to headship.

Chaplains’ Retreat 2016

Tuesday-Thursday, June 14–16, 2016

Conference Center at the Maritime Institute • Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Renewal. Reflection. Worship. Conversation. Collegial Sharing. Learning. Episcopal school chaplains will gather in retreat to explore the spiritual life of a chaplain and to build a community of friends and colleagues from which to draw strength and sustenance. Some of the themes the group will examine include:

  • How do we nurture ourselves spiritually in our work as Episcopal school chaplains?
  • What are the spiritual gifts of a school community and how can they feed us in our varied roles as chaplain?
  • How can we deepen the experience of chapel, for ourselves and the entire school community?
  • How do we minister with integrity to a multi faith school community?
  • How do we balance and integrate both the practical demands and the spiritual practice of teaching?