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One-Hour Workshops: Block 3

Block 3Thursday 1:15 - 2:15 PM 
  • Communications and Advancement
    • Brand and Mission Are Not One and the Same

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      When done well, a rebranding process can help an internal community better understand and articulate the goals of its mission while also strengthening its brand promise to an external audience. This interactive session will lead you through a group discussion based on New Canaan Country School's experience. Country School successfully translated its mission into a brand, increased enrollment, and unified the skeptical internal community.
      Presented ByBrooke Springer, New Canaan Country School (CT); Maria Kadison, Edwards & Co.
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      TrackCommunications and Advancement
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      Explore What is the difference between a mission statement and a value proposition or brand statement? How can branding improve external and internal marketing? What are the steps required for a successful branding process: from selecting a firm, building a project team, getting buy-in and consensus, to successfully launching?
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    • Expanding Enrollment by Identifying and Converting Fence-Sitters

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      As competition for students continues to increase among all types of schools, how does your school expand its pool of potential students? One viable possibility may be to pursue "fence-sitters" — families who are somewhat likely to consider attending an independent school but currently choosing another education option. This session will cover the market research necessary to find and influence this untapped market.
      Presented ByBeruria Novich and Brian Doyle, Pacific Consulting Group
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      TrackCommunications and Advancement
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      Explore As competition increases in the education market, how can schools expand their reach of potential applicants? What are the population segments of fence sitters that may be most likely to consider independent schools? How can market research be leveraged to better understand and market to local families and students who may be on the fence about attending an independent school?
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    • Marketing Your School to Millennials

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      Millennial families are a fast-growing population segment. Will they choose your school or your competition? In this session, we'll explore why marketing to Millennial families is key for long-term growth, and we'll show you how to do it, too. From Facebook to Pinterest and mobile apps to responsive websites, new tools vital for getting ready for the new generation of families at your school.
      Presented ByJaclyn Day, RenWeb; Courtney Haindel, Parkview Baptist School (LA)
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      TrackCommunications and Advancement
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      Explore What is a millennial and how do they parent? Why does it matter? How do they want to interact and communicate with our school? How do you reach millennial parents and then prepare to teach their children?
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  • Governance
    • A Strategic Agenda: Creating Meaningful Accountability Between the Board and Leadership

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      Are you looking for a way to facilitate ongoing and authentic conversations between your board and school leadership team? Do you want a plan that is integrated with your mission, vision, and values? Join us to learn about our creation of a strategic agenda. It's a flexible and living document built upon our mission, values, vision, and brand that fosters meaningful conversation and accountability between our leadership team and board.
      Presented ByDawn Marie Cunnion and Michael Riera, Brentwood School (CA)
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      TrackGovernance
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      Explore How does a strategic agenda incorporate a school's values, mission, brand, constituent reactions, and vision? What was the process of creating the strategic agenda and who was included in the various steps? How are the atrategic agenda and other elements used to foster regular and ongoing conversations and accountability that guide the work of the school's leadership team and board?
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    • A Transformational Approach to Thrivability

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      Ensuring a strong financial future is complex. It requires boards and leadership teams to have a deep understanding of essential data and institutional narrative. NAIS and NBOA, with support from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, are partnering to develop resources that will facilitate a transformational approach to strategic conversation about thrivability. You are invited to participate, learn, and shape this journey with us.
      Presented ByJeff Shields, National Business Officers Association; Tim Fish, NAIS
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      TrackGovernance
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      Explore What do boards need to know about financial thrivability? How can data inform strategic decisions? What does an effective school leadership team and board strategic partnership look like?
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    • Make New Friends But Keep the Old: Including "Outside" Trustees on Your Board

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Traditionally, trustees are recruited from the school community. But a new breed of trustees is joining the ranks: the interested outsider. These trustees forge relationships and partnerships. They also provide expertise, diversity, and an outside perspective. The benefits of, and strategies for, finding, recruiting, and embracing these "outside" trustees will be explored.
      Presented ByMike Saxenian and Lynn Friedman, McLean School of Maryland (MD); Valaida Wise, National Child Research Center
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      TrackGovernance
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      Explore What are the benefits of recruiting and integrating outside trustees onto your board? What sorts of expertise, and diversity, might these trustees bring and how might they contribute to the mission, values, and sustainability of the school? What steps can board leaders take to ensure that these trustees, once appointed, are oriented, integrated and embraced?
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    • Need Board Education? Join Forces and Find Solutions: The Governance Roundtable

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      The Governance Roundtable gathered trustees and heads from 12 California schools facing the same challenges: affordability, adaptability, financial sustainability, measuring value-added, and more. The result was rich collaboration and practical takeaways. We’ll explain how to develop and deliver a roundtable, review our structure and topics, and share tips to help you optimize this powerful trustee education model.
      Presented ByOlaf Jorgenson, Almaden Country School (CA); Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise, Sea Crest School (CA)
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      TrackGovernance
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      Explore How can schools provide concentrated, meaningful education for its trustees (who are volunteers and may have limited time and bandwidth to devote to board education)? How can schools in a competitive market build collaborative relationships to tackle shared school leadership challenges? What practical takeaways does the governance roundtable model provide?
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    • New Essential Attributes for School Leaders

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      Based on his own work as a board chair, governance consultant, and search consultant, Skip Kotkins will tell you about the most desirable skills in a head of school. Some are teachable skills, but many are predispositions of character and personality. These are the strengths that enable you to build enrollment, manage parents, support faculty, partner with your board, create high-performing communities, raise money, and adapt to the new normal.
      Presented BySkip Kotkins, Carney, Sandoe, & Associates
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      TrackGovernance
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  • Leadership Development
    • (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Leading School Change

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Designed for school leaders, this interactive session will examine the key processes and theories of strategic change. Experienced administrators know that even under the most favorable conditions, leading change can be challenging. Explore change theory and research-proven leadership strategies associated with building your capacity to support change.
      Presented ByAnne-Marie Balzano and Scott Bauer, George Mason University
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore What are the most effective strategies and theories associated with school change? As a leader, how can I build the capacity for change and leadership capacity in my school? What four questions can leaders use to ensure that their change plans are well developed and that they are ready to move forward with change?
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    • Beyond Leaning In: What It Takes to Thrive as a Female Leader

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      In this workshop, we will share the latest research and successful strategies for developing and supporting women leaders in independent schools. In addition to discussing the key challenges facing women leaders, you will use speed conversations and a quick needs assessment to identify challenges in your own community and create effective prototype models for your school.
      Presented ByPeggy Procter, Windward School (CA); Crystal Land, Head-Royce School (CA)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore What are the challenges unique to female independent school leaders and how can we begin to tackle these challenges? What is needed to encourage more women to take on challenging roles in our schools including senior administrative and head of school roles? How can schools and cohort groups explicitly support and develop leadership mindsets and skills for women to lead confidently and to thrive in their roles?
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    • Building a School Community in Tune with Your Mission

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Explore how one school uses the admission process, parent education, a common language, three different social-emotional learning (SEL) assessments, and events to ensure that parents and teachers thrive within the school’s social norms and mission. The presenters will show how transparency and intentional culture building through feedback and education have strengthened the school community. More important, presenters will use design thinking to help you find solutions for building your own community.
      Presented ByLiz Davis and Jim Eagen, Synapse School (CA)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore How is your school’s “why” more important than its “what?” How do you intentionally educate and evaluate all stakeholders within your community? What goes into a communication platform and why does a school’s mission makes each platform different in every community?
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    • Educating the 21st Century Man

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      What does it mean to be a 21st century man? Join leading educators and veteran heads of boys’ schools to learn how best to lead and support boys in today’s society. Encourage their growth as both citizens and individuals so they are engaged, virtuous, and kind. Participate in this global conversation to ensure boys’ success in and outside of your school.
      Presented ByDavid Armstrong, International Boys' Schools Coalition; Kerry Brennan, The Roxbury Latin School (MA); Bradford Gioia, Montgomery Bell Academy (TN); Christopher Post, The Boys' Latin School of Maryland (MD); Dave Faus, St. Paul's School (MD)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore What does it mean to be a 21st Century "gentleman" What does educating the whole boy look like? What are current best practices in educating boys?  
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    • Happy Faculty, Vibrant School: Key Considerations Regarding Faculty Wellness

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      Fellowship Workshop

      A vibrant school is one that invests in the health and wellness of its teachers. Find out about an action research project that examines how a school establishes and maintains a healthy workforce. You’ll discover how contributing to the health and success of students ultimately bolsters the health and success of the institution itself.
      Presented ByJudith Arnstein, Lake Forest Country Day School (IL); Laurynn Evans, Francis Parker School (CA); Jon Deveauz, Westminster School (CT); Mike Drude, The Harvey School (NY); Rose Helm, Hamlin School (CA); Patricia Sasser, Loomis Chaffee School (CT); Jenn Elkin, The Pike School (MA)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore In what ways can a school structure a benefits program that both attracts and retains great teachers, and contributes to their overall health and wellness? How can a school create a competitive compensation plan to assist in hiring and retaining the best faculty? In what ways can a school improve its professional development model to be oriented toward a program that fosters and inspires growth over time and increased job satisfaction?
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    • Leading With Identity Intact: Life as an LGBT Head of School

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      Three school leaders, each identifying as gay or lesbian, will discuss rewards and obstacles on the path to headship and successful service as a head of school. Count on lively interaction among panelists and with the audience and the experienced moderator.
      Presented ByClaudia Daggett, Independent Schools Association of the Central States; A. Travis Brownley, Marin Academy (CA); Michael Roberts, The Catherine Cook School (IL); Eric Temple, Lick-Wilmerding High School (CA)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore At what point in your career did you become open with your school community about your sexual orientation, and, if you were to rewrite history, in what ways, if any, would it be different? In what ways has LGBT identity affected your access to and service in leadership positions? What recommendations would you give to LGBT aspiring heads and their allies?
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    • Sex and Race: Confronting Complex Challenges on Campus

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      Our society is grappling with complex, volatile issues of race and sexual misconduct. Drawing from numerous real-world scenarios, an experienced attorney will facilitate a frank conversation about these challenging developments and how to handle them.
      Presented BySara Schwartz, Schwartz Hannum PC
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore What can schools do to anticipate racial and sexual issues, and act proactively? Which policies are most helpful in protecting the school and the community? What traps should schools avoid?
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    • Strategic Thinking in Uncertain Financial Times

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      Fellowship Workshop

      In the face of increasing financial challenges, independent schools are adopting creative strategies to cut costs, streamline operations, and increase revenue. Explore ways in which schools nationwide are thinking boldly, whether they’re introducing innovative curricular offerings or adjusting enrollments, salaries, and benefit structures.
      Presented ByRick Abrams, Miss Porter’s School (CT); Marc Addington, Parish Episcopal School (TX); Father Charles Blizzard, Casady School (OK); Cotter Donnell, Polytechnic School (CA); Doug Key, Bosque School, (NM)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore How do factors such as a school’s mission, core values, traditions, brand identity, market competitiveness, and cultural norms influence financial decision-making? What are the fears and reservations that get in the way of bold strategic financial thinking? Does the data suggest that these fears are warranted? If a school wants to maintain its current financial model, how do they increase their perceived value?
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    • Success and Sanity: How Not to Die as Division Head

      Hilton: Billie Holiday 6

      The division head’s role can be the most demanding job in the school. With stakeholders above and below you, it’s easy to lose your sense of calm and confidence as you attempt to manage everything from enrollment pressures to family emergencies. Intentional practice can preserve your sanity and bring joy back to your work. This workshop hopes to offer perspective, concrete strategies, and humor to those on the journey of a division head.
      Presented ByJennifer Rao, Garrison Forest School (MD); Amanda Macomber, The Bryn Mawr School (MD); Joshua Wolf, The Park School of Baltimore (MD)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore What is the real role of the division head?  What does success look like? How can a division head frame his or her work within the context of me, you, us?  And why is this framework important? What strategies can a division head employ to maintain a healthy life and build a strong division?
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    • The Teaching and Learning Center: An Innovative Model for Professional Development

      Hilton: Billie Holiday 3

      Have you found it challenging to find the time and resources to provide faculty with the professional development they want and need? Learn how you can easily create and run an in-house teaching and learning center to provide faculty with accessible, meaningful, and cost-effective PD. Through a quietstorming activity and an interactive protocol, this workshop will help you envision how a teaching and learning center can work for your school.
      Presented ByRuth Aichenbaum, David Brightbill, and Marianne Master, William Penn Charter School (PA)
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore What are some of the logistics involved in creating and running an in-house Teaching & Learning Center? How does a Teaching & Learning Center build community, provide leadership opportunities, and help teachers advance their professional practice? What are various types of workshops, one-to-one sessions, class visits, reading groups, Critical Friends Groups, and webinars that a Teaching & Learning Center can offer in the areas of pedagogy, tech, diversity, the arts, your classroom and life, and enrichment?
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    • They’re Back: Parents Who Bully the School

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      At the 2015 NAIS Annual Conference, educators packed a room to talk about the small but ever more challenging minority of parents who are rude, demanding, and disrespectful; who make personal attacks on teachers and administrators; and who repeatedly violate the school’s policies and values. Now let's delve further into the causes and types of bully parents. We'll also present more specific steps for managing confrontation, building faculty skill and confidence, and redesigning the parent partnership. As a bonus, you will walk away with four foolproof things to say that help with even the most hostile parent.
      Presented ByRobert Evans, psychologist and consultant; Michael Thompson, psychologist and consultant
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      TrackLeadership Development
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      Explore What motivates parents who attack the school? What are the key steps in reducing conflict and mediating between bully parents and teachers who feel victimized? How can the school restructure its parent partnership to enhance its authority and maintain tive boundaries for all?
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  • Management
    • Beyond the Interview: From Recruiting to Retention

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Although numerous schools wish to increase their staff and faculty diversity, many find it difficult to attract diverse candidates. When they do, they often fail to support the individuals, resulting in low retention rates. Learn strategies to recruit and hire diverse candidates and, equally important, to support new hires. You will gain low-cost ideas, samples, and systems that you can take back to your school and use immediately.
      Presented ByEdward Kuh, Fayerweather Street School (MA)
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      TrackManagement
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      Explore What year-round recruitment activities can my school develop that will signal to diverse candidates that our school is a good match for them and will support them over time? What is the role of the board in hiring and recruiting diverse faculty and staff, and what concrete actions can the board take to help in this effort? How does school culture impact retention of a diverse faculty and what can schools do to improve its culture?
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    • Leadership Quicksand: Advancing School Mission and Culture in Disruptive Times

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Join three school heads for an intimate session on the unexpected moments when school mission is challenged by highly disruptive external events. Whether rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, managing student and faculty grief during the Baltimore uprising, or addressing gender diversity in a single-sex environment, these heads will share lessons learned about crisis, community, and healing.
      Presented ByKimberley Roberts, Garrison Forest School (MD); Nanci Kauffman, Castilleja School (CA); Carolyn Chandler, Metairie Park Country Day School (LA); Ann Teaff, Carney, Sandoe, and Associates
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      TrackManagement
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      Explore How can school leaders build internal and external community relationships and administrative support structures so that they are best prepared to address disruptive events? What are the particular challenges in leading during a disruptive event as a female head? As a new head? As a new community member? As a veteran community member? How can school leaders weather the inevitable conflicts among mission, culture and diverse constituent values and beliefs in the face of disruptive political events?
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    • So Long, Farewell: The Legal Challenges of Employee Departures

      Hilton: Billie Holiday 4

      Review the issues schools confront when employees depart, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Hear best-practice tips for planning for the departure, responding to claims raised by the departure, and protecting the school from liability. Learn concrete strategies for establishing policies and procedures to limit liability, promote a smooth departure/transition, and handle crisis management.
      Presented ByCaryn Pass and Megan Mann, Venable, LLP
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      TrackManagement
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      Explore What is the checklist I should consider before I terminate an employee? What steps can I take to limit legal exposure? What steps should I take to make certain that if the terminated employee brings a legal claim I will be prepared?
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    • Supporting the Access and Success of Lower-Income African American Students: A Model That Works

      Hilton: Billie Holiday 1

      How is your school enrolling, supporting, and retaining lower-income African American students? Examine the ways the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T.) is partnering with its member schools to provide the support necessary for students to flourish in their communities and for parents to navigate the process. Hear from a head of school and an alumna of the B.E.S.T. program about this 29-year-old organization and its model for success.
      Presented ByJessica Suriano and Crystal Lee, Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust; Dan Paradis, The Park School of Baltimore (MD)
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      TrackManagement
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      Explore What is a successful model of a nonprofit working in partnership with local independent schools to encourage and achieve both access and success for lower income African American students? What are some of the protective factors necessary to help ensure the success of lower income African American students at independent schools? How can this model be replicated or modified by independent schools to enhance a culture of support for lower income students and their families?
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    • Sustainable Schools: How Utilities Metrics Can Save Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

      Hilton: Billie Holiday 2

      Sustainable schools can save money and reduce their carbon footprint, but many have yet to do so. How can we ensure that all schools become more financially and environmentally sustainable? Through case studies and online tools, this workshop will describe how your school can reduce costs for electricity, natural gas/fuel oil, water, and waste, and in the process, build a “virtual endowment.”
      Presented ByPaul Chapman, Inverness Associates; Robert Oxenburgh, The Athenian School (CA); Liz Zavattero, Marin Country Day School (CA); Frank Barros, King School (CT); Brian Kane, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School (VA)
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      TrackManagement
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      Explore How can schools use metrics and benchmarking to reduce their utilities costs?  What tools are available to assist school efficiency efforts?  How much money can schools save to be used to meet other needs?
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    • Tuition Trends in Independent Day Schools

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Explore the results of a study that examines the factors that drive tuition increases, the decisions school leaders make about tuition and spending, and potential interest in cost-cutting measures and alternative business models. You'll emerge with recommendations for making decisions about programmatic changes and tuition and financial policies at your own school.
      Presented ByWilliam Daughtrey, University School (OH); Will Hester, Nashville School of the Arts (TN); Kevin Weatherill, St. Martin's Episcopal School (LA)
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      TrackManagement
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      Explore What drivers influence the total cost to educate an independent school student? How are school leaders making decisions about programs and tuition as they compete for students to enroll? How are school leaders seeking to curb costs, and to utilize alternative income sources or business models to close fiscal gaps?
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    • What is Your Role in Preventing Harassment and Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries?

      Hilton: Billie Holiday 5

      With independent schools in the spotlight regarding harassment, inappropriate relationships, and sexual assaults, heads of school at all levels of experience may have questions about their role in incident response and prevention. Come discuss concrete steps to address past incidents and to help ensure a healthy school culture.
      Presented ByHeather Broadwater, Potomac Law Group
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      Explore What are three key steps heads of school can take to build a culture that reduces harassment and boundary-crossing? Who are the key administrators to assist heads in this effort? What are common mistakes that are easy to make,  hard to correct, and preventable?
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    • What’s on Your Strategic Agenda for the 2017-2018 School Year?

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      The time to plan for 2017 is now. Get a look at the top 10 things to put on your agenda, including the need for a crisis communication plan, effective techniques to recruit and retain the best talent and students, and ways to communicate with families while protecting their information online. You’ll also get examples of how smart schools are using their websites as marketing engines to boost inquiries and enrollment. Don’t miss this chance to get primed for success in the school year to come.
      Presented ByJon Moser, Finalsite; Patrick Bassett, Heads Up Consulting
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      Explore How do you use your website to boost inquires, enrollment and retain top talented students? How can my school be better equipped to handle a crisis and have a plan in place?  How can I protect families' information online?
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  • The Classroom Experience
    • Engaging Students in Consequential Learning: Our Journey From Uncertainty to Collaboration

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      Explore a multi-year process one school used to define how it engaged students in consequential work. What started as schoolwide discussions about core learning beliefs led to a mission/vision redesign and the creation of a robust on-campus adult learning program. During this workshop, the presenters will share their journey, immerse you in discussion, and describe their use of the design thinking process and collaborative routines.
      Presented ByGregrey James and Ralph Maurer, International School Nido de Aguilas (Chile)
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      TrackThe Classroom Experience
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      Explore What school processes can be used to engage faculty in authentic discussions around core learning beliefs? How can our schools create robust on-campus professional development frameworks that offer multiple ways for faculty to select ongoing opportunities for personal growth? How can my school support risk-taking and the understanding of growth mindsets as teachers change practices based on shared professional growth and learning?
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    • Facebook, Stanford, and NAIS: Moving the Innovation Puck Forward

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Learn from some of the nation’s premier experts in personalized and blended learning. This session will include an overview of the blended learning world, comments from the high-profile Alt School, and a case study from Impact Schools at Tahoe Expedition Academy. Impact Schools became the first NAIS member to partner with Summit Basecamp, an open-source platform and personalized learning system created with help from Facebook software engineers and validated with Stanford assessments.
      Presented ByRyan Aldrich and Mark Kushner, Tahoe Expedition Academy (CA); Michael Horn, Christensen Institute; Coddy Johnson, ALT Schools (CA)
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      TrackThe Classroom Experience
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      Explore Why should independent schools consider blended learning and competency-based education? What were the challenges one school faced and what were some tactical decisions that had to be made? What steps can your school take to move to where the puck is going?
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    • Innovation Through the Lens of Neuroscience: What Our Ancestors Already Knew About Learning

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      Neuroscientific research suggests that innovative frameworks like design thinking, STEAM, and the Maker Movement are strongly aligned with how the brain wants to learn and are ideal for all students — from those with learning differences to advanced learners. This session will translate these connections into a broader framework to help you design intentionally innovative, cerebrodiverse, meaning-rich classrooms.
      Presented ByAllen Broyles, The Children's School (GA); Scott Hamilton, The Howard School (GA)
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      TrackThe Classroom Experience
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      Explore How can I better serve the increasing range of learning needs in my classroom? How how can I integrate recent innovative movements in education into my classroom? Given the world students will step into as adults, what should curriculum look like today?
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    • The Whole Child Not Left Behind: Develop, Implement, and Assess Your School's SEL Program

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Social-emotional intelligence (SEL) is associated with higher cognitive and academic performance. Implementing a program that is well designed, assessed, and marketed is challenging. Explore one school’s several-year journey to create a cornerstone SEL program that led to higher school climate ratings. You will have the opportunity to reflect upon your own school’s needs and determine your next steps.
      Presented ByMaria Arellano and Shanie Israel, Montclair Kimberley Academy (NJ)
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      TrackThe Classroom Experience
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      Explore What is the research that supports the development of social-emotional programs in schools? What steps are needed to create a viable plan for the implementation of SEL programming at my school? Have you assessed your own school’s SEL programming and how have you used that data? What structures are or are not already in place that will assist with the development of such curriculum? What research-based resources are available that will help start in the planning of SEL curriculum?
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  • The Student Experience
    • Change 101: A Narrative for Creating Systemic Equity and Justice Programming

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      NAIS Virtual Pass Audio

      Many faculty and administrators struggle to develop a collaborative and cohesive approach to implementing systemic equity and justice programming for multiple stakeholders within their schools. You will be able to use this shared experience to brainstorm ways to create systemic equity and justice programming in you school community.
      Presented ByJason Novak and Michelle Belton, Lowell School (DC); Malikkah Rollins, The Barrie School (MD)
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      TrackThe Student Experience
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      Explore How do I bring quality diversity and inclusion programming to my school with a limited budget? How can faculty effectively sequence diversity and inclusion curriculum throughout a program? How and why do we continuously communicate and engage our diversity and inclusion work in our larger school community?
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    • Normal Social Conflict or True Bullying? How to Differentiate and Respond Effectively to Each

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      Parents and students are quick to label all unkind behaviors as bullying. In truth, there is a big difference between normal social conflict and actual peer bullying, and the way adults should respond to each is vastly different. Join an expert on bullying dynamics and learn to quickly assess a painful situation using several criteria. If it’s normal social conflict, you’ll find ways for kids to resolve their problems in a healthy manner without having adults “fix it.” If it’s bullying, you’ll gain effective responses that don’t blame the victim but do emphasize positive school climate.
      Presented ByCarrie Goldman, author
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      TrackThe Student Experience
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      Explore What is the clear difference between normal social conflict and true bullying, and how do we quickly assess a situation between students? If a situation meets the criteria for normal social conflict, how can we teach students emotionally intelligent strategies for healthy conflict resolution? If a situation meets the criteria for bullying, how can we effectively respond in a pro-social way from the point of view of all parties, including the target, the aggressors, the bystanders and the school administrators?
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