Heads' Retreat 2010: Centered Leadership

Tuesday, February 23 - Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kensington Park Hotel
450 Post Street [map]
San Francisco, CA 94102

The roles that heads of Episcopal schools inhabit are numerous: academic leader, advancement leader, spiritual leader, community leader. With these roles come real and sometimes overwhelming demands on the head's time. But at what cost? Where is the time for the care and feeding of the head's spiritual self, an aspect especially crucial to Episcopal school leadership?

If you are seeking time to reawaken and re-energize the spiritual part of your life, then our Heads' Retreat 2010: Centered Leadership is for you. Join your colleagues for a day-and-a-half spiritual retreat that offers opportunities for worship and the examination of dichotomies of the head as spiritual leader and seeker; as storyteller and truth-teller; and his or her place at the center and margins of the school community. The retreat is designed to dovetail with the NAIS Annual Conference and includes group time, worship, and personal breaks.

Your leaders for the Heads' Retreat 2010 will be:

  • The Rev. Daniel Heischman, D.Min., Executive Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • The Rev. Canon Thomas G. Clarke, retired headmaster of Campbell Hall (Episcopal), Studio City, California
Before registering, click on the above-listed link to view the schedule of meeting sessions and special events and be sure to read this entire page. We look forward to seeing you at what we are certain will be a spiritually-nourishing event!

Registration Includes:

Registration includes all sessions, worship services, materials, refreshments, and lunch on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Please note that on-site registration will not be available for this event.

Who Should Attend:

The retreat is limited to current heads of Episcopal schools.

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 what topics will be covered and what you will specifically bring back as the return for the investment.
  • 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 shows who will cover for you while you are attending.
We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is school/business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 02/16/2010
Name Price Available To
NAES Members $220.00   Member
NonMembers $320.00   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 Wednesday, February 16, 2010, are entitled to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, February 16, 2010, 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) 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:

This retreat is structured to dovetail with the 2010 NAIS Annual Conference in San Francisco, February 24-26, 2010.

Staying at Your NAIS Annual Conference Hotel
If you are attending the NAIS Annual Conference, you may wish to extend your stay at your NAIS Conference hotel so as to include the retreat dates.

Staying at the Kensington Park Hotel - Reservation Deadline is February 5, 2010
A block of 10 room for Monday night, February 22, and 10 room for Tuesday night, February 23, has been reserved for the Heads' Retreat at a rate of $129 per night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. Registrants must make their own hotel reservations by calling 800.553.1900 or 415.351.4152, and mentioning the "NAES Heads' Retreat 2010." The deadline for making your reservation is February 5, 2010. For more information about the Kensington Park Hotel, including location, visit the Web at:
We hope you can join us in San Francisco!

Travel Information:

San Francisco International Airport is approximately 15 miles from downtown San Francisco. Travel time is 30-45 minutes. Oakland International Airport is approximately 20 miles from downtown. Travel time is 35-45 minutes. For ground transportation options from these airports please click one of these links.

For more information please contact:

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