NAES/SAES Institute for Aspiring Heads

Thursday, April 16 - Saturday, April 18, 2009

InterContinental Houston Hotel
2222 West Loop South [map]
Houston, TX 77027

The registration period for this meeting has ended.

Co-sponsored by the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES), this institute will allow individuals interested in becoming the head of an Episcopal school to:
  • understand more completely the full range of responsibilities of modern-day school headship
  • learn the specific implications of Episcopal school identity for the head of an Episcopal parish, cathedral, diocesan, independent, or other school
  • learn about the steps and processes involved in a head of school search
  • explore how NAES' Principles of Good Practice for Furthering Episcopal Identity in Episcopal Schools and Principles of Good Practice for Governance in Episcopal Parish Day Schools can be brought to bear on school life
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman and Connie Wootton are your institute leaders. The Institute will include presentations from Ned Smith, headmaster of Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Texas and representatives from leading head-search firms that work with Episcopal schools.

The institute begins at 5:00 pm (CST) on Thursday, April 16, 2009, and concludes on Saturday, April 18, 2009.

Registration Includes:

Registration includes selected meals and all conference events and materials. Please note that on-site registration will not be available for this event.

Who Should Attend:

This institute is designed for individuals who desire to become the head of an Episcopal school, but are not currently one.

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is school/business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 04/02/2009
Name Price Available To
NAES or SAES Member $250.00   Member
Solutions Partner
NonMember $350.00   NonMember

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, 212.286.9366, or by e-mail,, no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 2, 2009, are entitled to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 2, 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 and/or 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 InterContinental Houston Hotel is the site for this institute. A block of sleeping rooms has been arranged for the nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 16–18, 2009. The rate is $139 per night, single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. You must make your own reservations by calling 800.316.8645 or 713.627.7600, no later than March 26, 2009. Be sure to ask for the block for the NAES/SAES Institute for Aspiring Heads (group code DG5).

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE