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This program provides an opportunity to learn about the personal and professional qualities needed to lead effectively in today's culture. If you are currently serving in an administrative role and have given any thought to becoming a head of school or learning more about the responsibilities of a head of school, come and explore the many facets, challenges and rewards involved in a headship.
Who should attend?  Administrators

2023-24 program includes:
  • Opening Webinar
    October 5, 2023 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Webinars: Legal, Financial, and Governance
  • Gathering at the Annual Convention
    (*Convention Registration is not included.*)
    November 2, 2023
  • Seminar at the Mission Inn Resort
    January 24-25, 2024
  • Closing Webinar
    April 12, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m.

$550 (Members) | $650 (Non-Members)

*includes webinars and two-day seminar at Mission Inn
Registration Deadline:
December 22, 2023
Registration Cancellation & Refunds:
Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 per person processing fee through Friday, December 22, 2023, with no refunds after this date.


Questions? Contact Nicole Robison at or at 813-287-2820.

Prospective Heads' Seminar
Mission Inn Resort
10400 Country Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
January 24-25, 2024

Topics covered:
Role of Head | Power of Trust | Human Resources Issues | Communication | First 100 Days | Leadership & EQ | Governance | Financial & Risk Management | Fundraising | Enrollment Management & Marketing | Board-Head Relationship | Resume Review | Case Studies | Mock Interviews

View Schedule and Sessions
Please note: The program will begin on Wednesday, January 24, at 1:15 p.m. and will end on Thursday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Hotel Room: $150 plus resort fee and applicable taxes

Hotel Deadline: December 22, 2023
Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. The registration fee does not include the price of the hotel room. Make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 800-874-9053. Be sure to identify yourself as part of the FCIS room block. Reservations made after December 22 cannot be guaranteed the special FCIS rate. All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at this group rate.

Feedback from previous participants:  What was the most valuable aspect of the Institute?
"Excellent program that any person considering becoming a Head of School in an independent school should attend."
"I enjoyed hearing powerful insights into headship from each of the faculty members. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear from distinguished heads of school. Understanding headships from a variety of perspectives was very beneficial."
"Identifying and learning about the various buckets that make up the Head's job, and how they all tie together. Also, it was interesting to hear from a wide variety of Heads, each of whom has their own approach and leadership style.."
"Talking with the Heads individually in a very open setting. Very personalized approach."
"Each session was focused on something that we really wouldn't know as an admin. It was truly preparing us for what may come."
"Governance was probably the most valuable, but it all flowed so well from start to finish. I felt at the end of the day on Thursday that I was prepared and confident to move forward as a Head of School."

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