2014 Calendar of Events

>>Board/Head Retreat

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30346

This event for heads and board chairs (current or incoming) features Rob Evans, Michael Thompson, and Steve Robinson. It will be held in conjunction with the SAIS Annual Conference in Atlanta. Registration opens in mid-August. We recommend attending with both your current and incoming board chair.
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>>Annual Conference

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

For information on past conferences, click here

October 18-20
For exhibits, click here
For sponsors, click here
Attendee registration is now open at www.sais.org/AC
October 17-19
October 22-24

>>Academic Planning for Online and Blended Learning (Fall 2014)

Monday, October 20, 2014 - November, 2014
Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30346

This course will help curricular leaders, department chairs, and senior administrators understand the academic implications, challenges, and advantages of online and blended learning for independent schools. During the course, participants will be exposed to national leaders and experts in online learning, including (and most importantly) experts within the independent school community. This course is appropriate for schools that are beginning to incorporate online or blended learning into their curriculum, or that are contemplating doing so.

The course will kick-off with an in-person workshop in Atlanta on Monday, October 20, from 1:00-5:00 PM (in conjunction with the SAIS Annual Conference).

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2015 Calendar of Events

Heads Leadership Retreat
April 19-20, 2015
Join us for this second annual gathering designed especially for SAIS heads. Location TBD.

Institute for Strategic Leadership
June 15-17, 2015
Atlanta, GA
Featuring Keith Evans (The Westminster Schools) and David Mahler (Out-of-Door Academy). Formerly the Institute for Senior Administrators. Open to heads and administrators. Especially helpful for leadership teams to attend together.

Institute for the Head's Assistant
June 16-17, 2015
Atlanta, GA
New! Featuring Michael Thompson and Rob Evans.

Administrative Leadership Institute
June 17-19, 2015
Atlanta, GA
Rob Evans and Michael Thompson lead this enriching program on relational and personal leadership for independent school administrators who supervise adults, evaluate teachers, and/or work with parents. This program is designed for administrators who are not heads of school and focuses specifically on the challenges of these roles.

Institute for Heads
June 24-26, 2015
An engaging and energizing retreat for heads and spouses. Featuring Michael Thompson and Rob Evans. Location TBD.

Institute for New Heads
June 29-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, GA
For new heads entering their first through third year of headship. Featuring Scott Wilson (Baylor School) and Jack Hall (The Walker School).

Institute for Heads New to SAIS
June 30-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, GA
A primer for heads new to SAIS.


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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Before registering for any SAIS event, you must login.  If you are not already in our database, you will be given the option to create a record for yourself.  The system will check for duplicates based on your email address.  Please remember that you may only register yourself under your login; you may not register other people.  Each person who is registering must use a unique login.  If you need assistance, please contact  LeeAnne Minnick at leeanne@sais.org or (404) 227-1814.  

If you have questions about an event, please contact SAIS at events@sais.org.  

Please remember that payment is required at the time of registration for all SAIS events.  Registrations received without payment will not be processed until payment is received. 

Please note the cancellation policy for each event.  After the cancellation deadline has passed, no refunds can be processed.  For some programs, replacement registrants are welcomed. 

Registration, attendance at, or participation in SAIS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SAIS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.


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)