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Leaders for the Future Conference 2018

Wednesday, February 7 (3pm) - Friday, February 9, 2018 (1pm US/Central)

Hyatt Regency DFW
2334 North International Parkway [map]
DFW Airport, TX 75261

Are you thinking about a career as an Episcopal school head? Have you ever wondered if being a school head would be a good option for your future career? Have you ever wondered just what a school head does? If the answer to any one of these questions is "Yes," then you should attend this conference. Whether you are currently working in an Episcopal school, another independent school setting, or a church setting, this is the gathering that will help you:

  • learn about the full range of responsibilities of modern-day Episcopal school heads;
  • understand the specific implications of Episcopal school identity in leading a school;
  • learn from leading search consultants about 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.
Through meals, shared worship, and social time, you will also develop a circle of colleagues and friends on which you can rely, both personally and professionally. You will leave Dallas refreshed and encouraged for the journey of personal and professional discernment that awaits you.

We look forward to seeing you at what we are certain will be a thought-provoking and fun experience!

We are proud to present this conference in conjunction with the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES).

Registration Includes:

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

Who Should Attend:

The conference is designed for individuals who are considering or have decided to pursue a career in a specified leadership position at an Episcopal school, but are not currently. It is open to those working in an Episcopal school or one that is not.

Tips for Making the Case for Attending:
Many travel budgets and training budgets have been cut, and some schools are experiencing severe financial problems. 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 things you might want to consider:

  • communicate to your head of school what topics will be discussed and how they will advance your professional and personal goals.
  • offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A session with your colleagues to share what you learned. This way others in your school will get the benefits of your attendance, too.
  • share the syllabus and speaker handouts with your colleagues. As an attendee, you have unlimited access to materials posted by speakers.
  • be ready with a plan that outlines the full costs of attending and shows who will cover for you while you are at the conference.

Meeting Attire:

The attire for the conference is Business Casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 01/31/2018
Name Price Available To
NAES Member $495.00   NAES Members
SAES Member $495.00   Non-NAES Members who are SAES Members
Non-Member $595.00   Non-Members (not a member of NAES or SAES)

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by e-mail, hez@episcopalschools.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, January 31, 2018, are entitled to a full refund less a $100 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 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.

NAES or its contractors may be photographing or videotaping sessions and events at the Leaders for the Future Conference. By attending the Leaders for the Future Conference, attendees understand and agree to allow their likenesses, images, and voices to be used by NAES in association publications and communications, on its website and in marketing or promotional materials. Photo images and videos may also be shared with the media. Attendance at the meeting waives NAES from liability resulting from these uses.

General Hotel Information:

Reservations will be made based upon the information you have provided to us in the registration process for the event. In order to receive the $135 discounted rate, you must click here to book, enter your arrival and departure dates, expand the "Special Rate" menu at the bottom, enter “Corporate or Group Code”: CR22742, then select your bed type and complete each reservation.

Click here if you need a hotel for Wednesday and Thursday nights only, for faster booking!

If you have questions or concerns, or need assistance making room reservations, contact Heather Zrubek at hez@episcopalschools.org.

The rate is $135 per night, single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes and any incidentals. The deadline for reservations is January 31, 2018.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

NAES is proud to present this conference in conjunction with the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES).

For more information please contact:

Ms. Heather Elise Zrubek
Member Services & Events Coordinator
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Phone: (212) 716-6309
Fax: (972) 386-6480
Email: hez@episcopalschools.org
Leaders for the Future Conference 2018: NAES