Summer Conference | History

2021

Renaissance Asheville – Asheville, NC
Attendees: 102

Keynotes:

  • Jennifer Bryan, Tools for Leading From the Middle: Empathy, Feedback, Boundaries 
  • Ryan Burke, Less Is More in 2021
  • Quinton Walker, Jeff Edmonds, Nicole Jules, Building a Highly Effective Leadership Team

Breakouts:

  • Will Straughan and Lee Bergeron, Generating Prevention Conversations From Within
  • Allen Broyles, Understanding and Developing Anti-Racist Policies and Programs
  • Elizabeth Maglio, Identifying Goals for Personal Growth
  • Ross Peters, Schedule Design and Optimization
  • Ryan Burke, “Hey, Do You Have a Second” Conversations
  • Ross Peters, Elastic Proximity: A Lasting Tool for Equitable Planning and Reflection
  • Heather Broadwater, Human Resources Law for School Administrators
  • Tiffany Russell, A Change Is Gonna Come
  • Michelle Bostian, Motivating the Unmotivated
  • Suzanne Bogdan, What Should You Expect (Legally) for 2021-22?

2020

Virtual
Attendees: 119

Keynotes:

  • Rob Evans and Michael Thompson, Dealing With Difficult Parents
  • Patricia Dailey Lewis, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Nina Kumar & Suniya Luthar, Supporting Educators as They Support Children: “Why” and “How-to” From Resilience Research

Breakouts:

  • Brad Rathgeber
    • Three Reasons to Replace Department Chairs With Instructional Coaches
    • Designing & Building Hybrid Courses
  • Debra Wilson
    • Legal Concerns in Student Mental Health
    • Risk Management in the New Normal
  • Pam Herath
    • Defining & Refining the Administrative Assistant Role
    • Deans as Culture Keepers
  • Laura Day and Blake Kohn, Repurposing Your Community Engagement & Social Impact Programs as a Result of COVID-19
  • Melodie Frick, Common Mental Health Disorders Seen in Our Schools
  • Sheri Burkeen
    • Organization Tips & Tricks
    • Screenagers: The Next Chapter Movie Discussion
  • Elizabeth Mangas and Thomas Rochon, Incorporating Assessment Data Into Teacher Professional Development Conversations
  • Clay Gibney, Spreadsheet Tips for the Busy Admin Assistant
  • Peggy Campbell-Rush, What Have I Gotten Myself Into? A Guide for New & Aspiring Administrators
  • Michael Thompson, Adolescence Is Hard Work
  • Kathy Corwin, Advice for Admin Assistants on Working With the Board
  • Tamara Hamilton, It’s a Trip! Motivational Interviewing: The GPS of a Student’s Brain
  • Rob Evans, Surviving & Thriving in Challenging Times
  • Meredith Lewis & Kate Schuster, How Blended Learning Can Help Foster Equitable Classrooms
  • Chris Joffe
    • The New Normal: Coming Back After the Curve
    • Deep Dive Into Reopening Your School
  • Kimberly Carraway, Strategies for Measuring and Improving Learning & Retention
  • Rachael Lee, Creating a Sustainable, Purpose Driven SEL Advisory/Guidance Program

Division Heads Conference

2019

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort – Clearwater, FL
Attendees: 35

Speakers: Palmer Ball, Sandy Boyd, Jan Brabham, Sheri Burkeen, Hunter Chadwick, Clay Elliott, Sean Kelly, Farrar Richardson, Ken Rogers, Meera Shah, Laura Tierney, and Lanny Witt

  • Design Thinking Projects
  • Independent School Finance
  • Thick Skin – Soft Skills
  • Balancing Flexibility, Simplicity, & Social-Emotional Support in Scheduling
  • Keep the Change: Supporting Change & Shaping Culture
  • The Future of Social Media Education
  • Social Media & Mission
  • Culture Ninjas: Change in Leadership in Teaching & Learning
  • Lower School Curriculum Discussion
  • Implementing Restorative Discipline – Triumphs & Trials
  • Changing Wednesdays to Change School Culture
  • Adventure with a Purpose: Beyond the Beach Trip

2018

Renaissance Asheville – Asheville, NC
Attendees: 67


Dean of Students Symposium

2019

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort – Clearwater, FL
Attendees: 32


2018

Renaissance Asheville – Asheville, NC
Attendees: 44

Speakers: Palmer Ball, Sandy Boyd, June Jenkins, Sean Kelly, Ritchie Pickens, Farrar Richardson, Ken Rogers, Laura Tierney, and Lanny Witt

  • Saying Hard Things
  • Independent School Finance
  • The Future of Social Media Education
  • Social Media & Mission
  • Best Practices in Bullying Prevention
  • Implementing Restorative Discipline – Triumphs & Trials
  • Changing Wednesdays to Change School Culture
  • Adventure with a Purpose: Beyond the Beach Trip

2017

Emory Conference Center & Hotel – Atlanta, GA
Attendees: 32

  • Maria Madden and Joseph Moody, Dean’s Toolbox
  • Sheri Burkeen, Facilitated Discussions: Bullying: Defining & Communicating; Safety & Crisis Management; and Diversity Issues
  • Chris Tate, Character Education, Everyone’s Doing It! and Facilitated Discussion: Behavior Plans
  • Tom Booker, Sue Ramsey, Joe Trojan, Michelle Zelaya, Building Self-Awareness in Our Students
  • Matt Telepman, Empathetic Discipline
  • Michael Thompson, Adolescence is Hard Work

Independent School Counselors Conference

2019

Emory Conference Center & Hotel – Atlanta, GA
Attendees: 55