Professional Learning Calendar

2022 In-Person Events

Administrative Leadership Institute
June 13-15, 2022 | Atlanta, GA (Crowne Plaza Ravinia)


Practical techniques and real-life solutions for independent school administrators from Rob Evans and Michael Thompson.
Institute for Administrative Assistants
June 15-17, 2022 | Atlanta, GA (Crowne Plaza Ravinia)


Discover practical strategies and resources for supporting an independent school administrator, division, or department. 
Institute for Heads
June 21-24, 2022 | Chatt Hills, GA (Serenbe)

Retreat for heads and spouses led by Rob Evans and Michael Thompson.
Summer Conference
June 27-29, 2022 | Atlanta, GA


The Summer Conference is for all school leaders who focus on the well-being of the school community. It also encompasses three former separate SAIS events: Dean of Students Symposium, Independent School Counselors Conference, and Division Heads Conference. Specific programming for those and other roles will be included. This year’s sessions include fostering a culture of belonging, partnering with families, and recruiting and retaining talented teachers. Connect with regional peers, learn from experts, and develop new skills as you focus on the environment, experiences, and programming vital to the growth of your school.
Institute for New Teachers
Atlanta, GA | July 12-14, 2022
Charlotte, NC | July 19-21, 2022

Nashville, TN | July 26-28, 2022

The SAIS Institute for New Teachers provides guidance, support, and the opportunity to practice planning and instructional skills with a small peer group led by an experienced independent school educator.
Board/Head Workshop
October 23, 2022 | Nashville, TN (Franklin Marriott Cool Springs)


An opportunity for heads and board members to strengthen collaboration on current challenges, identify common goals, and strategically plan for the success of the school.
Annual Conference
October 23-25, 2022 | Nashville, TN (Franklin Marriott Cool Springs)


Attend sessions that fill in gaps in your experience, converse with leaders from schools with a similar size and budget, and learn new strategies for success from top-notch speakers.
2022 DATES & LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

2023 In-Person Events

Academic Support Conference
February 5-7, 2023 | Nashville, TN
DEI Institute
February 7-9, 2023 | Nashville, TN
Institute for Athletic Directors
February 8-10, 2023 | Nashville, TN
Advancement Institute
February 8-10, 2023 | Nashville, TN
Fundamentals Conference
April 2023 Date TBD | Location TBD
Women’s Leadership Institute
April 2023 Date TBD | Location TBD
Administrative Leadership Institute
June 12-14, 2023 | Sarasota, FL
Institute for Administrative Assistants
June 14-16, 2023 | Sarasota, FL
Institute for Heads
June 19-22, 2023 | Sarasota, FL (Westin)
Summer Conference
June 26-28, 2023 | Sarasota, FL (Westin)
Institute for New Teachers
July 2023 Dates TBD
– Atlanta, GA
– Charlotte, NC
– Nashville, TN
Board/Head Workshop
October 22, 2023 | Atlanta, GA
Annual Conference
October 22-24, 2023 | Atlanta, GA
2023 DATES & LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Annual Conference

  • October 23-25, 2022 | Nashville, TN
  • October 22-24, 2023 | Atlanta, GA
  • October 20-22, 2024 | Charlotte, NC