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

Whether you are heading a school for the first time, beginning your tenure at your first Episcopal school, or simply seeking time to reflect on the nature and scope of your leadership in an Episcopal institution, this institute is for you. Heads of various types of Episcopal schools—parish day school, 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 association 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 also be able to network with other newly appointed heads over meals, thus developing a circle of colleagues and friends on which you can rely.

You will leave the Institute, cosponsored by the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES), ready for the joys and challenges of headship common to all independent schools and unique to Episcopal schools.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES)
Explore Friday Dining Options in Phoenix at
Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

Registration Includes:

Registration includes all conference events and materials, dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday. On-site registration will not be available for this event. The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

Registration Does Not Include:
Hotel accommodations and Friday dinner are not included in registration.

Who Should Attend:

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

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is school/business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 09/21/2011
Name Price Available To
NAES or SAES Member $275.00   Members
Non-member $375.00   NonMember

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, 212.286.9366, or by e-mail,, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, are entitled to a full refund less a $75 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 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 the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and/or the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) 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 and/or SAES 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 Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is the site for this institute. A block of sleeping rooms has been arranged for the nights of Thursday and Friday, September 29–30, 2011. A limited number of rooms are being held for attendees needing/wishing to stay over Saturday night, October 1, 2011.

The rate is $119 per night, single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. You must make your own reservations.

The hotel reservation deadline is September 8, 2011. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a rate- and space-available basis.

Online Reservations:
  1. Go to Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
  2. Click on the "Check Rates" button.
  3. Enter your arrival and departure dates.
  4. Scroll down to the "Special Accounts" section, enter the group code NEI into the "Group/Convention Code" box, and proceed with your reservation.
Phone Reservations:
  1. Call 800.876.4683
  2. Ask for the NAES/SAES Newly Appointed Heads Institute 2011 block. The group code is NEI.

Travel Information:

The hotel is 15 miles/25 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. For airline and ground transportation information, visit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

For a map, driving directions, and other transportation-related information from the hotel, visit Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort - Location & Directions.

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE