Professional Development/Events

Transforming your passion into best practices.

A commitment to your students. A passion for educational excellence.

FCIS’s robust array of best-in-class conferences, classes, workshops, seminars, webinars, and master in-service programs offer endless opportunities to:

  • Advance your knowledge, skills, credentials, and career.
  • Stay relevant and current on trends and research in education.
  • Learn innovative tools to energize your school.
  • Enhance your teaching and leadership skills.
  • Inspire peers and students to embrace teaching and learning as a lifelong adventure.
  • Influence students' lives for the better.
  • Connect with a network of educators.
  • The industry’s premier professional development & leadership programs.

    • FCIS’s robust array of resources, conferences, classes, workshops, seminars and webinars provide endless opportunities to advance your knowledge, skills, credentials, and career.
    • FCIS Professional Development and Leadership Programs offer independent school educators exclusive access to the industry’s recognized thought leaders, innovators, and best-in-class methodologies in teaching, learning, and school leadership.
    • By providing opportunities for interactive, peer-to-peer learning, FCIS Professional Development Programs allow educators to share knowledge, insights, and diverse perspectives on today’s best practices in independent school education and leadership.

    Programs and resources offered on a convenient state, regional, local, on- and offline basis, include:

    • Accreditation, educational, and business resources
    • Year-round leadership institutes, retreats, teaching academies, workshops, seminars, conferences, and webinars on teaching, technology, curriculum, legal and legislative issues, compliance, fundraising and development, admissions, marketing, finance, and more
    • Resources, consulting, and mentoring from FCIS Executive Director and professional staff
    • State-approved Master In-service program
    • Exclusive VISNET online resources, teaching academies, and courses
    • FCIS website resources, legislative updates, job postings, and links
    • Head of School professional development opportunities
    • Annual State Convention

    Professional Development Calendar View

    Professional Development Calendar
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    Pre-Conference Workshops
    Hyatt Regency International Airport, Orlando
    Thu, Nov 7
    Annual Convention
    Hyatt Regency International Airport, Orlando
    Fri, Nov 8
    Annual Convention
    Hyatt Regency International Airport, Orlando
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