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Events

ChapToR 2009

Thursday, February 5 - Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Desmond Tutu Center
The General Theological Seminary
180 Tenth Avenue
New York 10011




ChapToR is NAES' annual conference and retreat for Episcopal school chaplains and teachers of religion.

The Rev. Paula Lawrence Wehmiller, author, educator, Episcopal priest, and visiting scholar in communities of faith, service and learning, will join the Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, NAES Executive Director in leading our annual conference and retreat, as we gather for a time of recollection, discovery, reflection, and spiritual refreshment, awakening the stories of reconciliation and healing that, amidst the demands of the job, help us to hear the deeper call of our vocation. Exploring themes such as mindfulness, pacing, and self-care that cultivate and sustain balance in the life of those who care for the soul of the school, we will have opportunities to explore...

  • The spiritual practice of Sabbath keeping: looking beyond the clamor for rest to seeking solidarity with those who cannot work.
  • The spiritual practice of remembering: our stories as the seed of our call to do this work.
  • The spiritual practice of finding lost sheep: how looking for the outsider, the hurt, the troubled and bringing them back into the fold also calls us back from the confines of the "job" to the gift of our vocation.
  • The spiritual practice of play: free time in the Big Apple
  • The spiritual practice of gratitude: listening for and being nourished by the diversity of expressions of God's gifts as the community gathered practices its transformative and life-giving role in leading out the hidden wholeness which is at the heart of learning and teaching, justice and peace.
The conference begins at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, February 5, 2009, and concludes shortly after lunch on Saturday, February 7, 2009.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE).

Registration Includes:

Full registration includes all meals and, for the nights of Thursday and Friday, February 5 and 6, housing. To make arrangements for housing either before or after these dates, please contact Caitlin Goodspeed at the Desmond Tutu Center at 212.243.5150, ext. 269. Accommodations are on a space and rate available basis only.

The spouse rate assumes double occupancy with the fully registered spouse and includes dinner on Thursday, February 5; breakfast and dinner on Friday, February 6; and breakfast on Saturday, February 7.

Please note that on-site registration will not be available for this event.

Who Should Attend:

ChapToR is designed for Episcopal and independent school chaplains, teachers of religion and spiritual directors. Spouses are welcome.

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is school/business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 01/22/2009
Name Price Available To
Full Conference - NAES or CSEE Member <em>(includes lodging for nights of 2/5-6/2009)</em> $795.00   Member
Corporate Subscriber
Guest
NonMember
Full Conference - NonMember <em>(includes lodging for nights of 2/5-6/2009)</em> $995.00   NonMember
Day Rate - NAES or CSEE Member <em>(Dioceses of Long Island, New York, and Newark only)</em> $345.00   Member
Corporate Subscriber
Guest
NonMember
Day Rate - NonMember <em>(Dioceses of Long Island, New York, and Newark only)</em> $500.00   NonMember
Spouse $150.00   Member
Corporate Subscriber
Guest
NonMember


Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, 212.286.9366, or by e-mail, djs@episcopalschools.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 22, 2009, are entitled to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 22, 2009, or by any means other than fax or e-mail 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 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:

The Full Conference registration rate includes lodging for the nights of Thursday and Friday, February 5 and 6, 2009, at the Desmond Tutu Center at the General Theological Seminary in NYC. NAES will make the reservations for these nights using the conference registration list.

To make arrangements for housing either before or after these dates, please contact Caitlin Goodspeed at the Desmond Tutu Center at 212.243.5150, ext. 269. Accommodations are on a space and rate available basis only.

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE
Email: davidjschnabel@gmail.com
ChapToR 2009: NAES