Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs
July 25-30, 2019


 

New Heads' Institute

New Heads' Institute
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs
July 25-27, 2019


This informative, dynamic program will prepare you for a successful transition as a new Head of School and build your network of peer support.


Who Should Attend?
Heads new to the headship, new to the state, or within the first three years of an FCIS headship


Topics include:

• Demographics and Uniqueness of FCIS Schools
• FCIS Accreditation
• FHSAA / Florida Legislature
• Governance
• Financial Sustainability
  • School Culture and Experiences of a New Head
• Legal Issues / HR
• Fundraising
• Marketing
• Enrollment Management

In addition to the workshops, there will be time for informal discussions and shared experiences.

On Saturday, July 27, the full-day workshop will focus on fundraising: major giving, essential components of successful fundraising, building a culture of philanthropy, why leadership matters, hiring, attracting and retaining development professionals, and more. Dr. Peter J. Gallo, Director of Development at The Landon School in Bethesda, MD, will lead this workshop.

Consider sharing this experience with your Advancement/Development Officers, your CFO and your Board Chair. You can bring this team to the Saturday workshop for an additional $225 per person. If interested, register your team members using a separate form available here.

Optional FREE Session on Sunday, July 28! Melissa Alton, FCIS Director of Accreditation, will present Preparing for an FCIS Evaluation. This opportunity is available for FREE to New Heads' Institute participants. 

Feedback from last year's participants: What did you find most valuable?
• All of the sessions were valuable and geared toward the many facets of being a Head of School. I enjoyed meeting new people and feeling a part of this group is an honor and a privilege.
• Laying out what I am really going to face––without removing the joy of the opportunity to lead a school!
• The presenters were excellent. Even after already having been a Head, I still learned a lot.


 

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is located at: 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Registration: $695 (includes workshops and meals)

Hotel Room: $159 (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, click here to go to the hotel's website: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point reservations. By phone, call 877-803-7534 and identify yourself as part FCIS for the group rate. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at this rate.

In case this hotel sells out, below are possible overflow hotel options nearby. Please note that FCIS does not have a room block or group rate at these hotels.

Hyatt Place
Hyatt Residence Club

Registration and Hotel Deadline: June 24, 2019
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.

Parking is included in resort fee for any guests staying at the hotel. There is a daily parking fee for drive-in attendees. 

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 June 17, 2019, with no refunds after this date.

Questions?
Please contact Alison Carlson at acarlson@fcis.org.

 

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Finance Institute

Finance Institute
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs
Friday, July 26, 2019

9:00AM - 3:30PM

 

PRESENTER



Palmer Ball
Palmer Ball Consulting, LLC

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Palmer formed Palmer Ball Consulting, LLC (www.palmerballconsulting.com), in January, 2016, as she embarked on a new career as a consultant specializing in project work for independent school financial operations. In addition to her consulting work, during Winter / Spring, 2016, along with NBOA, she was an adjunct faculty member of the independent school finance graduate class at the Klingenstein Institute at Columbia University in New York City. In 2017, she became the part time Executive Director of the Palmetto Association of Independent Schools, representing many of the top independent schools in SC. Before starting her consulting career, Palmer served as Business Manager at Spartanburg Day School (Spartanburg, SC) for 21 years, from 1995 to 2016. Prior to that, she was Vice President for Business and Finance at Converse College, her alma mater, for four years, following three years in the College’s Development Office. Before joining Converse, she was in the tax department at Price Waterhouse for two years.

Palmer was the recipient of NBOA’s prestigious Ken White Award in 2015, served two terms on the NBOA Board of Directors, and was elected to the Association of Business Officers of Independent Schools (ABOIS) in 2008. She served on the faculty of the NBOA Business Officer Institute (BOI) multiple times. She has presented NBOA’s long range financial model via deep dives, online classes, webinars, and presentations at a number of national and regional conferences, as well as presentations on data management and long range financial tools and data trustees and heads should have in preparation for strategic plan or accreditation visits, etc.


Who should attend?
Heads of School, Chief Financial Officers, Prospective Heads, and Senior Administrators
Consider sharing this experience as a team.


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.

Agenda

8:30-9:00 | Welcome | Sanibel
Pastries and Coffee

9:00-10:15 | Sanibel
Independent School Finance (or Why Independent Schools are Bad Business Models)

This overview of independent school finance will address budgets, financial aid, net tuition revenue, general financial and miscellaneous information, tips and recommendations, benchmarking, and more.  We will try to avoid getting too much in the weeds in order to focus on the big picture of schools and explain all the things you haven't understood or have wondered why it was done that way!

10:30-11:45 | Sanibel
Changing Admissions and Financial Aid Focus from Student Headcount to Net Tuition Revenue (NTR)

As financial aid is becoming a larger and larger portion of school budgets, and thus a larger and larger component of student recruitment and retention, schools need to change their budget focus and Admissions goal setting from student headcount to Net Tuition Revenue (NTR).  Participants will receive and review templates that allow a school to annually monitor and track their NTR, NTR per student, and NTR per grade.  This session will also identify important financial aid metrics that schools should be tracking and monitoring year by year, with recommendations on how to identify and slow down or turn around negative trends.

12:00-1:00 | Lunch | Mangroves

1:00-2:15 | Sanibel
Long Range Planning Tools each School should have (especially in preparation for Accreditation or Strategic Planning)

Accreditation and strategic planning are important processes (some might say necessary evils!) that require the school’s leadership to focus on the long term future and financial equilibrium of the school.  In this session, we will identify questions school leaders should ask, and the corresponding data each school should have, in relation to the school's financial health, its recent history, and its future projections.  Participants will review tools and sample presentation formats and will receive templates they can implement at their school, including net tuition revenue analysis, 5 year NAIS DASL stats comparison, 5 year DASL stats comparison with benchmark schools, faculty salary analysis with public schools and benchmark schools, 1 page financial dashboard, and more.  Participants will leave with tools in hand that will assist their schools in obtaining the necessary data to make informed decisions as well as analyze, project, and present the future impact of those decisions to the leadership of the school.

2:30-3:30 | Sanibel
How to Manage the Mountains of Data 

The amount of data schools produce each year can be overwhelming, yet school leaders want to be able to get to important information quickly.  Participants will discover techniques used to gather and track data over the years, including creating an annual notebook for the Head and Business Officer of important enrollment, financial and faculty salary data, as well as charts updated annually that show 5 – 10 years’ worth of history on everything from NAIS DASL information to medical insurance rates.  Participants will review sample schedules prepared annually, including financial aid models, cost effectiveness by division, net tuition revenue by grade, dashboards, benchmarking, and more.

3:30 | Departure

Feedback from last year's participants:
What did you find most valuable?

"Valuable insight to finance operations and great access to innovative thinking"
"Different ideas and operating structures that other schools use"
"Loved the business modeling exercise"

"I enjoyed the challenge to think outside of the box."


Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is located at: 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Registration: $249 (Members) | $349 (Non-Members)
* includes workshop, morning pastries and coffee, and lunch

Register for both the Finance Institute and the Fundraising Institute for a reduced cost:
$450 (Members) |
$650 (Non-Members)
* Please note: The bundled option is available to one registrant only and cannot be divided between two registrants.

Hotel Room: $159 (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, click here to go to the hotel's website: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point reservations. By phone, call 877-803-7534 and identify yourself as part FCIS for the group rate. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at this rate.

In case this hotel sells out, below are possible overflow hotel options nearby. Please note that FCIS does not have a room block or group rate at these hotels.

Hyatt Place
Hyatt Residence Club


Registration and Hotel Deadline: June 24, 2019
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.


Parking is included in resort fee for any guests staying at the hotel. There is a daily parking fee for drive-in attendees. 

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 June 17, 2019, with no refunds after this date.

View Complaint Resolution Policy

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 acarlson@fcis.org.

 


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: www.nasbaregistry.org.


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Fundraising Institute

Fundraising Institute
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs
Saturday, July 27, 2019

9:00AM - 3:30PM


Developing a Successful Fundraising Organization

This Institute is designed for Heads of School and Directors of Advancement/Development to develop practices, policies and procedures that will strengthen the organization's fundraising effectiveness. Through presentation, sharing of best practices, and social interaction, participants will gain practical tactics to apply immediately; policies, procedures and techniques to implement at your school; and a network of like-minded peers you can call upon throughout your career.

PRESENTER



Peter Gallo, Ph.D.
Director of Development, The Landon School

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Peter served Lynn University from 1993-2002 in the capacity of Director of Graduate School Admission and Associate Director for Development.  After completing his service to Lynn University, Peter assumed the position of Director of External Relations at The Forman School in Litchfield Connecticut.  Peter held that position from 2002-2004. Peter joined Saint Andrew’s School in 2004 as Director of External Relations and Associate Headmaster for Development.  Collectively, Peter has secured over $100 million dollars in operating, capital, and endowed programs to support the advancement of education.  Peter is currently the Director of Development at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland.

Peter has been recognized by both the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for his service in the field of both higher and K-12 independent school education. Peter served as the CASE/NAIS 2014 conference chair. In addition, Peter actively serves the Florida Council for Independent schools (FCIS) as a frequent presenter and accreditation evaluator.   Peter served on the Educational Advisory Board at Lynn University and the Board of Directors of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Masters in International Management, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Education.  Peter’s and his wife Meredith have two sons, Lucas and Bryce.


 


TOPICS



Governance  ||  Essential Components of Successful Fundraising  ||  Building a Culture of Philanthropy by Engaging Leadership  || Giving and Getting  ||  Major Giving  ||  Capital Campaigns: Avoiding the Top 10 Campaign Mistakes  ||  The Art of the Ask  ||  Effective Prospect Research  ||  Mind Your Philanthropic Manners  ||  Hiring, Attracting, and Retaining Development Professionals

Agenda

8:30-9:00AM | Sanibel
Pastries and Coffee

9:00–10:30AM | Sanibel
• Governance
Define the roles and relationships of trustees, heads and chief advancement/ development officers in board development
• Essential Components of Successful Fundraising
Back to the basics with elements fundraisers at any level can apply
• Building a Culture of Philanthropy by Engaging Leadership
Distinguish "philanthropy" from "fundraising" and build up board support
• Giving and Getting
Exploring current giving trends and learn how to get your piece of the philanthropic pie

10:45–11:00AM
Break

11:00AM–12:00PM | Sanibel
• Major Giving
Building a Major Donor Program & Building a Donor Cultivation Program
• Capital Campaigns
Avoiding the Top 10 Campaign Mistakes: Step-by-step instruction to plan a successful major campaign
• The Art of the Ask
The "ask" is more about planning than asking, so learn how to ask so that you get a “yes".

12:00–1:00PM | Mangroves
Lunch

1:00–1:45PM | Sanibel
• Effective Prospect Research
Learn to conduct good research on potential major donors, a must to identify and cultivate your next top leaders and donors

1:45–3:00PM | Sanibel
• Mind Your Philanthropic Manners
How "please" (donor cultivation) and "thank you" (stewardship) can make or break a development program
• Hiring, Attracting and Retaining Development Professionals
The acronym spells HARD, but we will show a clear path to hiring successful fundraisers.


 

Who Should Attend?  Heads, Trustees, Directors of Advancement/Development, and Chief Financial Officers
Consider sharing this experience as a team.

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?

Thank you for your great explanation of the fundraising process and the importance of the board and HOS involvement.
• Peter’s personal examples from both [his] schools were invaluable.
• Best way to design fundraising strategy
• Clear outline and best practices
 

 


Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is located at: 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Registration: $249 (Members) | $349 (Non-Members)
* includes workshop, morning pastries and coffee, and lunch

Register for both the Finance Institute and the Fundraising Institute for a reduced cost:
$450 (Members) |
$650 (Non-Members)
* Please note: The bundled option is available to one registrant only and cannot be divided between two registrants.

Hotel Room: $159 (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, click here to go to the hotel's website: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point reservations. By phone, call 877-803-7534 and identify yourself as part FCIS for the group rate. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at this rate.

In case this hotel sells out, below are possible overflow hotel options nearby. Please note that FCIS does not have a room block or group rate at these hotels.

Hyatt Place
Hyatt Residence Club


Registration and Hotel Deadline: June 24, 2019
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.


Parking is included in resort fee for any guests staying at the hotel. There is a daily parking fee for drive-in attendees. 

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 June 17, 2019, with no refunds after this date.

View Complaint Resolution Policy

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 acarlson@fcis.org.

 


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: www.nasbaregistry.org.


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Aspiring Administrators' Institute

Aspiring Administrators' Institute
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs
July 28-29, 2019


SUNDAY PANELISTS



 Be Careful What You Wish for
(just kidding, sort of)


Carl Carlson
Upper School Division Head,
Tampa Preparatory School

 

 

Jennifer Geimer
Middle School Director,
The Cushman School


 


Tanna Horner
Lower School Head,
The Out-of-Door Academy

 


Sarah Kemeness
Head of Upper School,
Palm Beach Day Academy


MONDAY PRESENTER



Define Yourself as a Leader and Chart Your Path


Barbara Beachley
Director of Advisory Services, Independent School Management (ISM)
 


Key Take-Aways:

An understanding of what leadership is and what to expect as an academic leader
An opportunity to consider your own motivations, strengths, challenges, and where you want to go
• Concrete tools for assessing faculty culture, which is an academic leader’s primary area of responsibility
• An action plan charting your path to the next level


Who should attend? 
Teachers interested in transitioning––or newly transitioned––into an administrative position

Schedule and Sessions


Sunday, July 28


1:15 | Welcome and Introductions | Driftwood

1:30-4:30 | Be Careful What You Wish for (just kidding, sort of) | Driftwood
Join us for a panel discussion as we explore the peaks and valleys of day-to-day life as an administrator. Workshop participants can expect to examine and affirm their own professional talents and interests and develop a vision for their professional career planning. It will be well worth your time and effort if you have an interest in learning more about the life of an administrator and career opportunities in educational administration.
Presenters: Carl Carlson, Upper School Division Head, Tampa Preparatory School; Jennifer Geimer, Middle School Director, The Cushman School; Tanna Horner, Lower School Head, The Out-of-Door Academy; Sarah Kemeness, Head of Upper School, Palm Beach Day Academy

6:00 | Reception | Driftwood

6:30 | Dinner | Driftwood
Speaker: Kevin Plummer, Head of School, Tampa Preparatory School


Monday, July 29


8:00-8:45 | Breakfast | Driftwood

9:00-4:00 | Define Yourself as a Leader and Chart Your Path | Pine AB
This workshop is designed primarily for teachers aspiring to transition to academic leadership positions. Participants will examine management team structure, what it means to be an academic leader, and the responsibilities and challenges of school administrators. Participants will also explore their own vision and motivation for becoming leaders, as well as personal strengths, challenges, and work styles. Time is included for developing a written plan to outline next steps.
Presenter: Barbara Beachley, Director of Advisory Services , Independent School Management (ISM)


9:00-10:30 | Session I
• Introductions
• What is your vision of yourself as a leader?
• What does it mean to be a “leader?”
• How is teaching different from leading?
• Why do you want to be a leader?

10:30-10:45 | Break

 10:45-12:00 | Session II
• Management Team Structure: Where Do You Fit?
• What are the challenges of transitioning to a formal leadership position?
• What challenges do school leaders face?

12:00-1:00 | Lunch | Mangroves

 1:00-2:30 | Session III
• Faculty Culture: The primary responsibility of academic leaders
• The importance of leader well-being

2:30-2:45 | Break

 2:45-4:00 | Session IV
• What are our own leadership strengths and challenges?
• Action Planning
   ○ Where are you now?
   ○  Where do you want to be in five years?
   ○  What steps do you need to take to get there?

4:00 | Departure


 

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is located at:
5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134


Aspiring Administrators Registration:
$550 (Members) | $650 (Non-Members)

*includes workshops and meals

Hotel Room: $159 (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, click here to go to the hotel's website: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point reservations. By phone, call 877-803-7534 and identify yourself as part FCIS for the group rate. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at this rate.

In case this hotel sells out, below are possible overflow hotel options nearby. Please note that FCIS does not have a room block or group rate at these hotels.

Hyatt Place
Hyatt Residence Club


 

Registration and Hotel Deadline: June 24, 2019
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.

Parking is included in resort fee for any guests staying at the hotel. There is a daily parking fee for drive-in attendees. 

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 June 17, 2019, with no refunds after this date.

Questions? Contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820 or acarlson@fcis.org.


 

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

Please note, at this time, travel reimbursement is only for leaders – Heads, administrators, and any other “school leaders” that fit the ESSA definition of a school leader. Teachers are not eligible at this time.

Administrators' Institute

Administrators' Institute
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs
July 28-30, 2019


PRESENTERS


Melissa Alton, MA, M.Ed.
Director of Accreditation, FCIS

Marin Burton, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty,
Societal Advancement,
Center for Creative Leadership

Barbara Beachley
Director of Advisory Services, Independent School Management

Who should attend?    Heads, Assistant Heads, Division Heads, Academic Deans, Deans of Faculty & Department Chairs

Schedule and Sessions


SCHEDULE


Sunday, July 28

2:00-4:00PM | Preparing for an FCIS Evaluation (Optional)
Presenter: Melissa Alton, MA, M.Ed., FCIS Director of Accreditation

Is your school undergoing evaluation this year? Or even next year? If so, this session will provide an overview of the new self-study process utilizing the FCIS Accreditation Portal, the pre-visit, as well as the "nuts and bolts" of preparing for the evaluating team's arrival. Come prepared with your questions!

6:00PM | Welcome Reception

6:30PM | Dinner
Speaker: Kevin Plummer, Head of School, Tampa Preparatory School


Monday, July 29

8:00-8:45AM | Breakfast

9:00AM-12:00PM | Leveraging Polarities: Developing leadership skills for managing everyday tensions
Presenter:
Marin Burton, Ph.D., Senior Faculty, Societal Advancement, Center for Creative Leadership

While some issues are problems with a definite answer, the more challenging issues are polarities — situations in which either side has benefits and drawbacks. Attempting to address these issues with traditional problem solving skills only makes things worse.

There is a significant, competitive advantage for an educational leader who can distinguish between a problem to solve and a polarity to manage and is effective with both. In this session, we will explore Polarity Thinking and how leaders can use this lens to effectively manage individual, team or organizational challenges. We will also engage with a mapping tool that helps identify the upsides and downsides of each pole in order to see the entire polarity to be managed. This tool can be used with individuals and teams moving forward.

Outcomes:
• Increase understanding of polarities and tensions that exist within leadership roles
• Develop self-awareness about relevant polarities & preferences about core leadership tasks
• Understand polarity mapping as a tool for developing action plans for increasing leadership effectiveness


12:00-12:30PM | Have You Ever Thought about Becoming a Head? (Optional)
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Hodges, FCIS Executive Director

12:30-1:30PM | Lunch

1:30-3:30PM | Conversations on Timely Topics (Optional)

6:30PM | Dinner


Tuesday, July 30

8:00-8:45AM | Breakfast

9:00AM-12:00PM | Support Student Success with Faculty Growth and Evaluation Framework 
Presenter:
 Barbara Beachley, Director of Advisory Services, Independent School Management

How do we assure that we have a great faculty to deliver the mission with excellence and ultimately increase student performance, satisfaction, and enthusiasm, when it has become increasingly challenging to attract and retain the very best teachers? This workshop answers this question with a ground-breaking growth and evaluation framework for faculty that teachers and administrators have described as “refreshing and eminently doable” and “a gift to the profession.” 

Participants will see ISM’s most recent research on what independent school faculty look for in a work environment, what students look for, and they will examine the critical relationships between leadership, growth and evaluation, faculty culture, and student performance. Participants will also learn how to use growth and evaluation frameworks for Heads, administrators, and non-teaching staff that round out the process to ensure a growth-focused and mission-aligned culture across all areas of the school.

Key Take-aways:

• The purpose and desired outcomes of faculty growth and evaluation
• The biggest mistakes schools make in approaching growth and evaluation
• Tools to assess and strengthen faculty culture and the student experience
• How evaluation can be easy, efficient, and effective, leaving time for coaching and growth
• Tools for evaluating Heads, administrators, and non-teaching staff that align with your faculty growth and evaluation framework


9:00-10:30AM | Session I
• What does it mean to be an academic leader?
• The Primary Responsibility: Faculty culture and the student experience
• Assessing faculty culture


 10:45AM-12:00PM | Session II
• Why haven’t evaluation systems and professional development often not worked?
• Faculty evaluation 
• Faculty growth


12:00-1:00PM | Lunch on own

1:00-3:00PM | Session III (Optional)
• The importance of leader well-being
• Growth and Evaluation tools for Heads, administrators, and non-teaching staff
• Action planning: Next steps


3:15PM | Departure


 

Feedback from last year's participants:
What did you find most valuable?

"Great kick start for our administrators, for our team for the year"
"Input and tools on how to tackle difficult issues in our  school"
"Collaboration with others in field with similar struggles and eye-opening presentations"
"Being up to date on current trends. Inspiring ideas to improve my school and enhance my students’ experience."
"All presentations spurred deep thought and new perspectives on how I approach school, student, and change."
"Collaboration with other admin and building team within our school"


 

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is located at:
5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Registration:
$725 (Members) | $825 (Non-Members)

*includes workshops and meals

Bringing a spouse/partner?
Your spouse/partner may attend the Sunday and Monday evening dinners for an additional $240 (Members) | $340 (Non-Members).


Hotel Room: $159 (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, click here to go to the hotel's website: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point reservations. By phone, call 877-803-7534 and identify yourself as part FCIS for the group rate. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at this rate.

In case this hotel sells out, below are possible overflow hotel options nearby. Please note that FCIS does not have a room block or group rate at these hotels.

Hyatt Place
Hyatt Residence Club


 

Registration and Hotel Deadline: June 24, 2019
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.

Parking is included in resort fee for any guests staying at the hotel. There is a daily parking fee for drive-in attendees. 

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 June 17, 2019, with no refunds after this date.

Questions? Contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820 or acarlson@fcis.org.

 

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

Please note, at this time, travel reimbursement is only for leaders – Heads, administrators, and any other “school leaders” that fit the ESSA definition of a school leader. Teachers are not eligible at this time.

 

Private school leaders may submit for travel reimbursement through the Florida Department of Education for the following pre-approved FCIS events, using this link.

• FCIS Aspiring Administrators' Institute
• FCIS Administrators' Institute

Please note, at this time, travel reimbursement is only for leaders – Heads, administrators, and any other “school leaders” that fit the ESSA definition of a school leader. Teachers are not eligible at this time.