Administrators' Retreat 2017

Administrators' Retreat
Building a Successful Innovation Team
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach
July 30-August 1, 2017


Re-imagining Independent Schools: An Innovator’s Journey

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Jefferson G. Burnett,
Senior Vice President of Education Innovation,
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Kawai Lai, Vice President of Innovation Initiatives,
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Suspension and Expulsion: Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Student Discipline

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Supervising and Evaluating Teachers: How to Avoid Employment Law Mistakes with Your Instructional Staff

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Lori W. Smith, Esq., Shareholder,
Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation in Schools

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Dialogue about Practice: Conversations that Create and Sustain Innovation

(Optional Session)
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Justin Reich,

Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher; E

xecutive Director, MIT Teaching Systems Lab

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In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50-minute hour. In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, registering your attendance and departure on the attendance sheets at the registration desk for each session.

Feedback from last year's participants: What did you find most valuable?
• Reconnecting with colleagues – Networking with others – Loved hearing ideas from other schools that had gone through similar things.
• Social/down time was an incredible opportunity to brainstorm ideas, challenges, solutions. I am thankful for this dynamic group – they were so willing to share! I am leaving with relevant and useful information I can employ now.
This was an impactful retreat, worth every minute.

Sheraton Sand Key Resort is located at: 1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

$645 (Members) | $745 (Non-Members)
(includes workshops and meals)

Bringing a guest?
Your guest may attend the Sunday and Monday evening dinners for an additional $180 (Members) | $220 (Non-Members).

Hotel Room: $169 (plus applicable taxes)
Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. Registration fee does not include the price of the guest room. To make a reservation, click here to go to the hotel's website: Sheraton Sand Key Resort. By phone, call (727) 595-1611 and mention the reservation code FG23AA for the FCIS group rate.
Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at this group rate.

Registration and Hotel Deadline:
Monday, July 3, 2017
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.

Cancellation & Refunds: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 processing fee through June 19, 2017, with no refunds after this date.

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For any questions or more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820 or


Things to Do at the Resort

FCIS is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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