Heads' Retreat

Heads' Retreat
South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island
June 15-17, 2020



Leading Change: Diagnosing and Overturning the Immunity-to-Change
Deborah Helsing, Ed.D.
Co-Director, Minds at Work;
Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Building a Sustainable Leadership Practice – What Every Head Needs to Know
Anne-Marie Balzano, Ed.D.
Director of Leadership and Governance
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Feedback from 2019 Participants:
What was the most valuable aspect of the
Heads’ Retreat for you? 

"Quality of the speakers was superior. Content was relevant, useful, and provided ideas I can implement immediately. Five stars!"
"Dedicated time to focus and reflect on leadership."
"The balance between PD sessions, networking, rest and relaxation."
"The workshops were fantastic! The camaraderie and networking with fellow Heads is inspiring and extremely valuable."

"There’s great value in collaborating with other Heads, meeting their families, and discussing topics related to our important work on our campuses."
"Truly the entire agenda!"


South Seas Island Resort is located at:  5400 Plantation Road Captiva Island, FL USA 33924

Registration Cost: Head $745 | Spouse/Partner $450

(includes meals and workshops)

Hotel Room: $179 (plus resort fee and 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, use the passkey: South Seas Island Resort, or call 1-800-282-3402. Make sure to identify yourself as part of the FCIS Heads' Retreat 2020 group to receive 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:
May 14, 2020
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made by 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 kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 per person processing fee through May 7, 2020, with no refunds after this date.

Parking: Free

Golf: The Captiva Course
Located at the resort, this nine-hole executive course was designed by Chip Powell.
For tee times, call: 239-579-1480.

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Questions? Contact Alison Carlson at acarlson@fcis.org.



Private school leaders may submit for travel reimbursement through the Florida Department of Education for the FCIS Heads' Retreat, using this link.

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