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Administrators' Institute

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


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

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

Administrators 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 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


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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.