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NAES/SAES Newly Appointed Heads Institute 2011

Thursday, September 29 - Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
11111 North 7th Street [map]
Phoenix, AZ 85020



Schedule of Sessions and Special Events



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Thursday September 29, 2011

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Opening Session: What Makes Leading an Episcopal School Unique? - Sunset A
In addition to some basic housekeeping regarding the Institute, this session will explore the idea of an Episcopal school with special attention paid to mission, the role of chapel, religious studies, and community service, and how an Episcopal school differs from other independent and faith-based school settings.
 
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D. photo The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D.
Executive Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Biography
Mrs. Connie R. Wootton photo Mrs. Connie R. Wootton


Biography
06:30 pm - 08:30 pm Dinner & Roundtable Discussion: The End of the World and Other Matters - Sunset B
Included with registration.
 
Mr. Leo P. Dressel photo Mr. Leo P. Dressel



Friday September 30, 2011

08:00 am - 08:45 am Breakfast - Sunset B
Included with registration.
09:00 am - 10:00 am Session II: My First Year—Reflections of One New School Head - Sunset A
The presenter, who is beginning her second year as head of an Episcopal school, will discuss her experiences during her first year of headship, and offer strategies for success.
 
Ms. Aimeclaire Roche photo Ms. Aimeclaire Roche
Director of Schools

10:15 am - 11:15 am Session III: Board-Head Relations - Sunset A
The nurturing of the relationship between the head of school and the board is central to a successful headship. How is this accomplished? What are the best practices to support such a relationship? This session will examine these questions and so much more.
 
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D. photo The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D.
Executive Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Biography
Mrs. Connie R. Wootton photo Mrs. Connie R. Wootton


Biography
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Session IV-A: Episcopal Identity in the Small School Environment - Sunset A
Whether participants represent parish, independent, cathedral or diocesan Episcopal schools, there are basic facts regarding the governance and polity of The Episcopal Church in relation to its parishes and institutions that small school heads would be well advised to know. Governance issues as they relate to general accreditation requirements will also be addressed.
 
Mrs. Connie R. Wootton photo Mrs. Connie R. Wootton


Biography
Session IV-B: Episcopal Identity in the Large School Environment - Sunset A
Whether participants represent parish, independent, cathedral or diocesan Episcopal schools, there are basic facts regarding the governance and polity of The Episcopal Church in relation to its parishes and institutions that large school heads would be well advised to know. The sustaining of Episcopal identity in a complex environment will also be addressed.
 
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D. photo The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D.
Executive Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Biography
12:45 pm - 01:30 pm Lunch - Sunset B
Included in registration.
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm Session V: Financial Statements and the Business Office—A Primer for the Head of School - Sunset A
Most professional educators have had little or no training in accounting or finance, and yet heads of school are nonetheless expected to be both conversant with financial statements and able to supervise the business office of his or her school. This workshop presupposes no accounting or financial background and offers heads of school a primer on the reading of financial statements and a checklist to ascertain whether the school's business office is doing a proper job.
 
Mr. Richard C. Kellogg Jr. photo Mr. Richard C. Kellogg Jr.
Treasurer
Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools
04:45 pm - 05:45 pm Wine and Cheese Reception - Fourth Floor Deck West
Included in registration.
06:00 pm - 11:59 pm Dinner On Your Own
Tonight is an open evening. Please visit with the concierge to make your plans for dinner.

Saturday October 01, 2011

08:00 am - 08:45 am Breakfast - Sunset B
Included with registration.
09:00 am - 10:00 am Session VI: Contemporary Views of Headship - Sunset A
Just what does headship look like in the twenty-first century? How does the head lead? How does she or he relate to the many and varied constituencies that make up an independent school: Students, parents, trustees, faculty, staff, parents, donors, and community members? The presenter will offer fresh perspectives on your role as the leader of a complex and exciting organism.
 
Ms. Ann Mellow photo Ms. Ann Mellow
Associate Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Biography
10:15 am - 11:15 am Session VII: The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself—Against All Odds! - Sunset A
Heads of school could be legitimately engaged in work-related activities 24 hours per day, and few people outside one's family would complain. Maintaining the stamina—physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually—to operate at peek efficiency requires intentional and ongoing focus on self-care. This session will outline strategies and practices that veteran heads have found useful in the attempt to "put their own oxygen masks on first!"
 
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D. photo The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman D.D.
Executive Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Biography
Ms. Ann Mellow photo Ms. Ann Mellow
Associate Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Biography
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Holy Eucharist - Sunset A
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