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Jonathan T. Glass Institute for New Heads

Wednesday, September 30 - Friday, October 2, 2015

Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive [map]
Orlando, FL 32821

Schedule of meeting sessions and special events

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.

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
  • Ann Mellow, Associate Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • The Rev. Gregory B. Blackburn, Ph.D., St. Philip's Episcopal School, Coral Gables, FL
  • Craig S. Maughan, Trinity Preparatory School of Florida, Winter Park, FL.
  • Janet S. Pullen, Ed.D., Saint Stephen's Episcopal School, Bradenton, FL
Start and End Time:
The conference begins with registration at 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, and concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015.

Registration Deadline:
5:00 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, September 23, 2015. On-site registration will not be available for this conference.

Registration Includes:

Registration includes all conference materials, reception and dinner on Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday.

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 Orlando.

Meeting Attire:

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

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 09/23/2015
Name Price Available To
Member $475.00   Members
Non-member $575.00   Non-members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by email, djs@episcopalschools.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, September 23, 2015, are entitled to a full refund less a $75 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 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:

Please remember that registration does not include hotel reservations.

To make your reservation at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, please call (407) 351-5555. The deadline for reservations was Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Reservation may now be made on a rate- and space-available basis.

Travel Information:

For information about airlines serving Orlando, and airport ground transportation options, visit Orlando International Airport.

Follow the Conference on Twitter:
Be sure to follow us, @naes_episcopal, before, during, and after the conference on Twitter using #newheads15.

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE
Email: davidjschnabel@gmail.com
Jonathan T. Glass Institute for New Heads: NAES