President’s Workshops

SAIS President Debra Wilson is available to conduct workshops for your board, admin team, faculty/staff, or other segments of your school community. They can be presented virtually or on-campus (limited availability). Presentations vary from 90-180 minutes and can be adjusted based on your needs.

  • Debra’s on-campus workshops are fully booked through June 2023.
  • Some spring 2023 virtual workshops are still available.
  • Past SAIS President Kirk Walker has availability for both spring and fall workshops.


  • SAIS Member Schools
    • The virtual workshop fee is $600.
    • The on-campus workshop fee is $1,200 plus lodging and travel.
  • Non-Member Schools
    • The virtual workshop fee is $750.
    • The on-campus workshop fee is $1,400 plus lodging and travel.


To request a workshop, please select the appropriate button above to submit your preferred date, time, and topic.


Topics available include the following, and/or can be customized as needed:

GovernanceTrusteeship for Independent Schools
Becoming an Exemplary Board
Bylaws and Operations Review
(Please note that governance workshops include the SAIS Governance Survey, a $150 value)
StrategyIdentifying the School’s Strategic Position
Preparation to Undertake the Strategic Planning Process
FinanceFinancial Sustainability for Independent Schools
The Board’s Role in Fundraising
Risk ManagementStarting Risk Management at Your School
Policy Identification and Development
Key Legal Topics for Independent Schools (will vary by audience)
Independent School TrendsTrends in Independent Education
Trends Affecting Your School

Upon submission of the request form, we will contact you to discuss details. You may also contact Carole Weems at or (678) 255-8930 to arrange a phone appointment with the president about the specifics of the presentation and topic(s) requested.