2014 Calendar of Events

>>Events for School Leaders

May 13
Legacy Club
Atlanta, GA
Gathering for retired heads of school

June 15-17
Institute for Senior Administrators
Atlanta, GA - Emory Conference Center
featuring Keith Evans (Collegiate School) & David Mahler (Out-of-Door Academy)
Examine the nature of strategic leadership and pathways to continual growth, focusing on new leadership demands in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous)
Twitter Hashtag: #saisISA

June 18-20
Administrative Leadership Institute
Atlanta, GA - Emory Conference Center
featuring Rob Evans & Michael Thompson
This enriching opportunity on relational and personal leadership is for administrators who supervise adults, evaluate teachers, and/or work with parents.
Twitter Hashtag: #saisALI

June 24-27
Institute for Heads
Grove Park Inn - Asheville, NC
featuring Rob Evans & Michael Thompson
This institute for heads and spouses offers thoughtful dialogue and engagement with colleagues on key issues facing school heads.  Spouses who attend are included in all sessions.
Twitter Hashtag: #saisIH

June 30-July 2
Institute for New Heads
Atlanta, GA
featuring Billy Peebles (The Lovett School) and Jack Hall (Walker School), plus Steve Robinson and Damian Kavanagh from SAIS
This program is designed for heads new to headship (entering the first through third year) or just new to SAIS.
Twitter Hashtag: #saisINH


>>Annual Conference

Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30346

For information on past conferences, click here

October 18-20
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To exhibit, click here.
October 17-19
October 22-24


>>Events for Teachers

The Institute for New Teachers is a must-attend workshop for the teacher new to teaching or just new to the world of the independent school. In addition to the educational component, there is also an experiential one -- each participant presents a videotaped lesson that is critiqued by peers and the experienced faculty. Past participants have rated this as one of their best learning and growing experiences.
Twitter Hashtag: #saisINT

Not sure if this is the right workshop?  Want to know more?  See what previous attendees said ... read comments from past participants.

Click here for more information about each event.

June 24-26 | Atlanta, GA

July 16-18 | Charlotte, NC

July 22-24 | Memphis, TN

July 28-30 | Atlanta, GA

SAIS Accreditation Workshops & Chair Training

Accreditation Workshops | for school coordinator, steering committee chair, etc
For dates & more information, click here

Chair Training | for current and potential visiting team chairs
For dates & more information, click here

Other Events

Non-SAIS events of interest to the independent school community
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center
1145 Hammond Dr NE | Atlanta GA 30328
SAIS room rate:  $79/night plus tax
Click here to make reservations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center.
Only a 5-minute walk to the SAIS office! 

Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd | Atlanta, GA 30346
(about 1.5 miles)

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE | Atlanta, GA 30346
(about 1 mile)