Resources & Opportunities to Help Navigate the Transition to Headship

Join this online cohort for access to information you need now. We’ve curated a reference guide full of videos, articles, samples, and checklists to help you navigate the transition to headship. 

  • Access topics and information at your pace, on your own time
  • Multiple opportunities to come together both virtually and in person
  • Shore up knowledge gaps
  • Get advice from experienced heads
  • Expand your network


  • Governance & working with the board
  • Enrollment management
  • Finance & fundraising
  • Legal issues & risk management
  • Crisis planning
  • Equity & inclusion
  • Wellness

The self-paced reference guide is available from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023. Virtual gatherings via Zoom will be held at 4pm Eastern on:

  • Aug 9  Legal & Risk Management
  • Sept 29 – Finance
  • Nov 29  Discipline
  • Jan 11 – Supporting Diversity and Inclusion
  • Jan 19 – Understanding Employment Contracts
  • ALSO: Invitation to a special in-person reception and reserved lunch table at the SAIS Annual Conference in Nashville. A great time to meet everyone and connect face-to-face!


  • SAIS members: $295
  • Non-members: $379

Bonus Discount

Participants will receive a 10% discount code for all SAIS events May 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023. The discount code will be included in the registration confirmation. Note: The discount must be applied at the time of registration and is not available as a refund.

What’s Included

The online reference guide includes:

  • 20+ articles
  • 10+ checklists, samples, and infographics
  • 7 financial reporting templates
  • 40 videos ranging from 6-minutes to 40 minutes
  • Video chapters/topics include:
    • Getting to Know Your School
    • Legal Concerns and Risk Management
    • Finance, Budget, and the Business Office
    • Development and Fundraising
    • Admissions, Enrollment Forecasting, Financial Aid, and Tuition
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Marketing and BrandingGovernance and Board Relations
    • Crisis Planning and Communication
    • Health and Wellness for Students
    • Health and Wellness for Leaders
    • Working With Parents
    • Head’s Evaluation
    • Advice From Experienced Heads
    • SAIS Membership and Accreditation Process


The online course is non-refundable.

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