Newly Appointed Heads Institute

Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hilton Houston Hobby Airport Hotel
8181 Airport Boulevard [map]
Houston, TX 77061

Registration for this event is closed.

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)

Registration Includes:

Registration includes all conference events and materials, dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday. Registration does not include hotel accommodations. Please note that on-site registration will not be available for this event.

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 09/24/2009
Name Price Available To
NAES or SAES Member $250.00   Member
Corporate Subscriber
Non-member $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. (EDT) on Thursday, September 24, 2009, are entitled to a full refund less a $75 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, September 24, 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 Hilton Houston Hobby Airport Hotel is the site for this institute. A block of sleeping rooms has been arranged for the nights of Thursday and Friday, October 1–2, 2009. A limited number of rooms are being held for attendees needing/wishing to stay over Saturday night, October 3. The rate is $99 per night, single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. You must make your own reservations by calling 800.HILTONS and specifying the name of the hotel and the "NAES/SAES New Heads Institute" (group code NAE). Or, use the above-listed related Web link. The deadline for making reservations is September 10, 2009. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a rate- and space-available basis.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

The Institute is cosponsored by the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES).

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE