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New Heads Conference 2013

Thursday, September 26 - Saturday, September 28, 2013

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th Street [map]
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Whether you are first-time head, a first-time Episcopal school head, or seek time to reflect on your 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.

New and seasoned Episcopal school heads and NAES leaders will lead you through an examination of distinctive and oftentimes unaddressed aspects of Episcopal headship including: Episcopal identity, the spiritual life of a school, board-head and constituency relations, school finances, development and advancement issues, and the importance of self-care.

You will leave the conference ready for the joys and challenges of headship common to all independent schools and unique to Episcopal schools.

  • The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., Executive Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • Edward Kim, Head of School, Breck School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kathleen Z. Layendecker, Head of School, Shattuck-St. Mary's School, Faribault, MN
  • Ann Mellow, Associate Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, Bishop of Minnesota, The Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Start and End Time:
The conference begins with registration at 4:00 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday, September 26, 2013, and concludes with lunch on Saturday, September 28, 2013. A detailed schedule will be available this summer.

Registration Deadline:
11:59 p.m. (EDT), Sunday, September 22, 2013. On-site registration will not be available for this conference.

Registration Includes:

Registration includes all conference materials, reception and dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. It does not include dinner on Friday, September 27, 2013, or housing for any night.
Dinner on Friday, September 27, 2013. Attendees should plan to explore the restaurants of Minneapolis-St. Paul. It's a lively area on a Friday night, so make your reservation ahead of time by visiting OpenTable or Meet Minneapolis.
Plan for an outstanding experience!

Who Should Attend:

This conference is designed for individuals in their first or second year of headship in an Episcopal school.

Tips for Making the Case for Attending:
Many travel and training budgets have been cut. This means that regardless of the merits of a conference, you may need to justify the expense when in previous years you may not have had to do so. So here are some tips for making the case to attend.

  • Communicate to your board what topics will be discussed and how they will advance your professional/personal goals.
  • Offer to deliver a short presentation and Q&A session to share what you learned.
  • Share the syllabus and handouts with your board.
  • Be ready with a plan that outlines the full costs of attending and shows who will cover for you while you are away.
We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis.

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is business casual suitable for late-September weather in Minnesota.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 09/23/2013
Name Price Available To
Member $379.00   Members
Non-member $475.00   Non-members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by email, djs@episcopalschools.org, no later than 9:00 a.m. (EDT), Monday, September 23, 2013, are entitled to a full refund less a $75 processing fee. Requests received after 9:00 a.m. (EDT), Monday, September 23, 2013, or by any means other than fax or email will not be entitled to a refund of any kind.

All registrations are subject to acceptance. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees.

Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

General Hotel Information:

Registration does not include hotel reservations at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.

To make your reservation at the hotel, please call (877) 303-0104 or (866) 315-9403 and ask for the "NAES New Heads Conference" or "National Association of Episcopal Schools" room block over the nights of September 26 and 27, 2013.

Or, you may book your reservation online through Passkey.

The reservation deadline is Thursday, September 5, 2013, after which reservations will be accepted on a rate- and space-available basis.

The room rate is $159 per night, single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes.

Travel Information:

For information about airlines serving Minneapolis, and airport ground transportation options, visit Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Follow the Conference on Twitter:
Be sure to follow us, @naes_episcopal, before, during, and after the conference on Twitter using #newheads13.

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE
Email: davidjschnabel@gmail.com
New Heads Conference 2013: NAES