In anticipation of the 2021 SAIS Annual Conference, we are highlighting suggested articles and books from the keynote speakers. The conference will take place October 17-19 in Atlanta.
Anne-Marie Balzano and Ari Betof from Mission & Data will lead the Board/Head Workshop, Tap Dancing on Marbles: Leadership, Governance, and Stewardship, and a breakout called Leading School Change (When No One Wants To).
Starting Confused: How Leaders Start When They Don’t Know Where to Start by Barry Jentz & Jerome Murphy
Change Forces by Michael Fullan
NAIS Board Chair Handbook: An Essential Guide for Board Leaders at Independent Schools by Jack Creeden
Amanda Ripley, investigative journalist and bestselling author will open the conference on Sunday evening with her keynote, Breaking the Spell of High Conflict.
High Conflict by Amanda Ripley
The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley
Monday’s keynote, Leading an Independent School in a Post-Pandemic World, will be presented by Will Richardson and Homa Tavangar from Big Questions Institute. Will and Homa will also lead a follow-up breakout session, Deep Dive: Post-Pandemic Strategic Design for Schools.
The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners by Homa Tavangar & Becky Morales
Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World by Homa Tavangar
Freedom to Learn by Will Richardson
From Master Teacher to Master Learner by Will Richardson
Jeff Shields, president and CEO of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), will lead the Tuesday morning keynote, Before, During, and After the Pandemic: A Business Perspective.
Projections: The Next Iteration of Independent Education by Jeff Shields
Think Like A Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life by Ozan Varol
The following is a recording from the heads of school virtual roundtable, which featured a presentation from Debra Wilson on current events and state initiatives. Special guest Amada Torres, vice president of research at NAIS, shared faculty compensation & benefit data as well as regional admissions data from around the country.