SAIS Virtual Bulletin Board

Welcome to the SAIS virtual bulletin board for events hosted by schools and related organizations. 

Executive Function Certificate Training

Cliff Valley Institute, Atlanta, GA
June 4-7, 2023

Executive Function Certificate Training (EFCT) is a comprehensive assessment-based certificate program for professionals that work with students or individuals that have executive function (EF) challenges. This intensive training is designed to set a standard of best-practices in EF work.
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Activate Agency: Mount Vernon Ventures Annual Conference

The Mount Vernon School, Atlanta, GA
June 8-9, 2023

Mount Vernon Ventures invites you to join educators from around the country and throughout the world for a two-day fun-filled, transformative professional learning experience. Scheduled for June 8 – 9, Mount Vernon Ventures Annual Conference will be held at The Mount Vernon School’s Atlanta-based Upper Campus.

Come to Atlanta ready to participate in interactive workshops in innovative spaces facilitated by people-centered educational experts. You will be equipped with tools, strategies, and systems for transforming teaching experiences and innovating programs within your own school.

This year’s conference theme is Activate Agency. Agency is having a sense of ownership of learning and being empowered to positively impact the world around you. Agency for all learners…students & adults…could never be more important than it is today.

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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Cliff Valley Institute, Atlanta, GA
June 8-9, 2023

Dr. Sebastian Kaplan from Wake Forest University and co-author of Motivational Interviewing in Schools will join the Cliff Valley Institute for a two day Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MI) training. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based strategic approach for helping people make positive life changes. Educators, administrators, school counselors, learning specialists, and others that help students and families will benefit from this training.
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MISBO 2023 Human Resources Intensive

Atlanta, GA
June 11-13, 2023

The only one of its kind, this program provides collaboration opportunities and valuable sessions specifically designed for HR professionals in independent schools.Build your own skills and that of your team while you collaborate and share with your peers, leaving with valuable takeaways to assist you in the daily tasks that are critical to the success of your school.


  • Human Resources Directors and Managers
  • Business Officers and other roles with HR responsibilities
  • Those in an HR role who are new to independent schools

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MISBO 2023 Business Office Team Intensive

Atlanta, GA
June 11-13, 2023

The event will consist of general sessions as well as opportunities to collaborate and share with your peers who hold similar positions in their schools. Attendees will leave with valuable takeaways to help them in the daily tasks that are critical to their schools’ smooth and successful operation. More importantly, each person will leave with a new group of colleagues they can call upon when they need guidance.


  • Business Officers
  • Aspiring Business Officers
  • Controllers
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Student Billing
  • Benefits Administrators
  • Payroll Specialists

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DEI Summit 2023: A Gathering Space for DEI Practitioners

Malibu, CA
June 20-22, 2023

The DEI Summit is a three-day gathering space, retreat and professional development for DEI practitioners across school communities in both theory and practice. All programming has been curated exclusively by and for diversity practitioners who need and deserve a space just for them, one that brings clarity and purpose in defining the role of a diversity practitioner/director while also engaging in healthy boundary-setting and the practice of self-care. 

Join the RalindaSpeaks team of professionals for a communal gathering space and workshop for DEI practitioners and directors who lead DEI efforts and programs within their respective communities. Attendees will engage in learning practical strategies and tools that support their work as leaders of their school’s DEI programs and initiatives. Through authentic conversations that support deepening your personal and professional practice, reimagining our work as practitioners centered in justice frameworks. 

Topics explored include:
– Self-Care for DEI Practitioners 
– DEI education & pedagogy
– DEI programming
– DEI hiring practices, recruitment and retention 
– DEI curricula, affinity groups,
– DEI goal-setting, personal and professional

The DEI Summit is open to practitioners at all stages of their journey, with breakout sessions for attendees based on years of service. We invite you to be in a community with an intimate cohort of other DEI practitioners, building a network of thought partners to align with as you continue your journey ahead, buttressing your nuanced experience as a DEI practitioner within your school community.

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Gates of Lodore River Program for Emerging School Leaders

Gates of Lodore, Green River, Utah
June 21-25, 2023

World Leadership School is proud to launch a brand-new summer leadership experience for division directors who want to get into the wild in order to connect, recenter, and re-envision. For three nights and four days, we will explore the red rock canyons of the Green River’s Gates of Lodore section. We start in Colorado and pass through a series of Class II + III rapids as we enter Utah. During the school year following the program, we will leverage the community we build for a “peer coaching” support program with five virtual sessions during the 2023-24 school year. These sessions will be a trusted space for sharing ideas, challenges, and celebrations. This entire program has a learning arc anchored in a self-reflection journal. This program is open to rising or current division directors and other emerging school leaders. Contact Ross Wehner with any questions

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Affinity Group Leader Training With iChange Collaborative

Session 1: June 23, 2023, 6:30-8:30 PM EST
Session 2: June 24, 2023, 9-11:30 AM EST
Session 3: June 24, 2023, 12-1:30 PM EST

Three 90-minute virtual and interactive affinity group foundation building training sessions. Create and access tools to lead your groups in safe/brave spaces. Discover activities and techniques to increase engagement. Email for more information.

Salmon River Program for School Heads

Salmon River, Idaho
July 13-18, 2023

Now in its second year, this unique program for heads on Idaho’s iconic Salmon River creates a deep space for heads to build community, gather energy for the year ahead, and explore game-changing ideas. Each morning on the river, after a delicious breakfast, we explore critical questions in small groups. We then board rafts and duckies as we explore Class III rapids on the “River of No Return.” Afternoons are for fly fishing and hiking and evenings are for delicious dinners and campfire discussion. We will meet five times virtually during the 2023-24 school year to create a “peer coaching” space that deepens our relationships and learning. This is a challenging year-long learning program that is designed for personal and professional renewal and growth. This experience is open to new and current heads of school (limit 24, 4 spots left).

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