>New Heads' Institute

New Heads' Institute
Opal Grand Resort, Delray Beach
July 22-24, 2021


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

Registration: $695

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

On Saturday, July 24, 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 $249 (Member) / $349 (Non-Member) per person. If interested, register your team members using a separate form available here.

Optional FREE Session on Sunday, July 25! 
Melissa Alton, FCIS Director of Accreditation, will present Preparing for an FCIS Evaluation. This opportunity is available for FREE to New Heads' Institute participants. Sign up when you register for this Institute.

 


Feedback from last year's participants: What did you find most valuable?
Each session was valuable. As someone coming from a different state, this conference was relevant, applicable, tremendously helpful. One of the best I’ve ever attended. 
• I really appreciated the practical advice and wisdom shared. I felt a real sense of belonging to something greater than just day-to-day.
• Great networking opportunity. I really appreciate connecting with peers. 
• The chance to connect with other new Heads. Gain insight into the value of FCIS. 

 


Registration: $695 (Members) | $795 (Non-Members)

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Cancellation & Refunds: Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 per person processing fee through June 14, 2021, with no refunds after this date.

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

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Opal Grand Resort is located at: 10 N Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Hotel Room: $169 (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: Opal Grand Resort Reservations. By phone, call 877-433-5729 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.

 


Registration and Hotel Deadline: June 21, 2021
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.

Self-parking:  $12  |  Valet parking: $23

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 14, 2021, with no refunds after this date.

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

 

 


Acknowledgement of Risk and Safety Procedures: Participation in FCIS’ in-person events signifies an attendee’s acknowledgement of the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntary assumption of the risk of exposure or infection by attending the in-person event. Attendees agree to comply with all COVID-related procedures, including distancing and masking, that may be implemented by FCIS, in accordance with CDC, state, local, and hotel requirements and recommendations.