>Pre-Conference Workshop


Facing Forward: Leveraging Courage and Curiosity
November 3-5


If you would like to register someone for the Pre-Conference Workshop, please send an email to Alison Carlson (acarlson@fcis.org) with the person's name, school name and email, and you will receive a link to submit the payment.. 

Hopes and Fears: Working with Today's Independent School Parents

For years now, independent school educators have been reporting that parents are more challenging to work with. They are more anxious about their children and more consumerist in their approach to the school. In this workshop, drawing on their new book, Hopes and Fears: Working with Today’s Independent School Parents, Rob Evans and Michael Thompson outline the causes and consequences of these changes and offer practical ways teachers and administrators can hold their ground and strengthen their relationships with parents.  

Rob and Michael are both psychologists, former teachers, former child and family therapists, and longtime school consultants. They’ve each worked in more than 700 independent schools. Michael is the author of nine other books, including Raising Cain, and Rob of three others, including Seven Secrets of The Savvy School Leader.

Who should attend? Administrators and Teachers



Rob Evans, Ed.D.
Psychologist, Author & School Consultant

Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Author & School Consultant

Workshop Cost: $249 (Members) | $349 (Non-Members)

Bundle the Pre-Conference Workshop with Rob Evans, Ed.D., and Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., Session I, with the Business Officers' Pre-Conference Workshop: $425 (Members) | $525 (Non-Members)
* The bundled option can be used for ONE participant only.