The SAIS Diversity Practitioners Institute brings together those doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion at independent schools. Sessions will offer best practices and strategic discussions for both experienced practitioners and those new to the role. 

Session Topics

  • You’re the Diversity Practitioner…Now What?
  • Culturally Responsive Curriculum
  • Recruiting and Retaining Faculty/Students of Color
  • A DEI Practitioners Guide 
  • Same, Same But Different


SAIS Member School PersonnelNon-Member School Personnel
Through November 12$425 per person$479 per person
November 13 – January 7$475 per person$529 per person
After January 7$575 per person$629 per person


  • Group rate: $149
  • Cut-off date: Friday, January 7, or when the block is full.

NOTE: SAIS does not utilize the services of a housing vendor for any events. Neither SAIS nor the hotel will call you to make reservations over the phone. Please use the above hotel link to secure your reservation directly with the Sheraton Charlotte.

COVID Safety Guidelines

Providing a safe environment for learning is top priority. We need your help achieve this. We want to keep you safe and healthy. All participants will be asked to be fully vaccinated according to CDC guidelines or submit a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours of arrival at the event. As COVID-19 guidelines continue to shift, we will adjust our on-site protocols accordingly.

Acknowledgement of Risk and Safety Procedure

Participation in SAIS events signifies an attendee’s acknowledgement of infectious and other diseases and voluntary assumption of the risk of exposure or infection by attending the event. Attendees agree to comply with all guidelines and procedures, including distancing and/or masking, that may be implemented by SAIS, in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and other public health authorities.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received before January 4 via this form will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date refunds are no longer available, but replacement registrants are welcomed. In the event that SAIS cancels the event, attendees will be notified and the cost of registration will be refunded via the original payment method. 

Consent to Use of Photographic and Video Images

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.


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