Professional Learning Calendar

In-Person Events

Administrative Leadership Institute
June 12-14, 2023 | Sarasota, FL
(Art Ovation Hotel)
June 10-12, 2024 | Asheville, NC (Cambria)

Practical techniques and real-life solutions for independent school administrators from Rob Evans and Michael Thompson.
Institute for Administrative Assistants
June 14-16, 2023 | Sarasota, FL
(Art Ovation Hotel)
June 12-14, 2024 | Asheville, NC (Cambria)

Discover practical strategies and resources for supporting an independent school administrator, division, or department. 
Institute for Heads
June 19-22, 2023 | Sarasota, FL (Westin)
June 17-20, 2024 | Asheville, NC (The Restoration)

Engage with other heads and spouses at this energizing and nurturing retreat offering thoughtful, nuanced conversations on complex issues facing heads of school. Led by Rob Evans and Michael Thompson.
Summer Conference
June 26-28, 2023 | Sarasota, FL (Westin)

June 24-26, 2024 | Asheville, NC (Renaissance)

Connect with regional peers, learn from experts, and develop new skills as you focus on the environment, experiences, and programming vital to the growth and well-being of your school. Content is geared to division leaders, deans of students, counselors, heads/assistant heads, and others who engage in student support. Participating together as a team is encouraged.
Institute for New Teachers
– July 11-13, 2023 | Atlanta, GA (The Westminster Schools)
– July 18-20, 2023 | Charlotte, NC (Providence Day School)
– July 25-27, 2023 | Nashville, TN (University School of Nashville)

The SAIS Institute for New Teachers provides guidance, support, and the opportunity to practice planning and instructional skills with a small peer group led by an experienced independent school educator. The institute is for teachers in their first three years of teaching at an independent school.
Board/Head Workshop
October 22, 2023 | Atlanta, GA (Crowne Plaza Ravinia)

October 20, 2024 | Charlotte, NC (Sheraton Charlotte)

An opportunity for heads and board members to strengthen collaboration on current challenges, identify common goals, and strategically plan for the success of the school.
Annual Conference
October 22-24, 2023 | Atlanta, GA (Crowne Plaza Ravinia)
October 20-22, 2024 | Charlotte, NC (Sheraton Charlotte)

Attend sessions that fill in gaps in your experience, converse with leaders from schools with a similar size and budget, and learn new strategies for success from top-notch speakers.
Academic Support Conference
February 11-13, 2024 | Atlanta, GA
February 9-11, 2025 | Charlotte, NC

Classroom teachers, learning specialists, and directors of academic support are all invited to learn about the latest research, curriculum, instructional strategies, and best practices for supporting all learners in an independent school.
Institute for Athletic Directors
February 14-15, 2024 | Atlanta, GA
February 12-13, 2025 | Charlotte, NC

Explore leadership, communications, and best practices unique to the culture of an independent school athletic department.
Advancement Institute
February 14-15, 2024 | Atlanta, GA
February 12-13, 2025 | Charlotte, NC

Build your campaign knowledge base while learning how to manage challenges specific to independent school fundraising.
DEI Institute
February 15-16, 2024 | Atlanta, GA
February 12-13, 2025 | Charlotte, NC

Best practices and strategic discussions for both experienced practitioners and other educators supporting this work. 

Annual Conference

  • October 22-23, 2023 | Atlanta, GA
  • October 20-22, 2024 | Charlotte, NC