Prospective Heads' Institute 2017-18

Prospective Heads' Institute

This program provides an opportunity to learn about the personal and professional qualities needed to lead effectively in the 21st century. If you are currently serving in an administrative role and have given any thought to becoming a head of school or learning more about the responsibilities of a head of school, come and explore the many facets, challenges and rewards involved in a headship.

Who should attend?


Feedback from last year's participants: What was the most valuable aspect of the Institute?
~ It was great to network and ask real questions to active heads to get different perspectives.
~ I am just beginning the process of thinking about the headship, so this was all very valuable information.
~ Personal time to have meaningful conversation with Heads and FCIS Team.
~ Quality of leadership––outstanding experienced Heads offering wisdom and experience
~ Hearing the experiences of the panel is extremely valuable––a real look into the day-to-day life of a Head.

2017-18 program includes:

  • Opening Webinar
    September 20, 2017, 10:00AM
  • Webinars: Legal, Financial, and Governance
    2017: September 22, October 19, November 15, December 12
    2018: January 19, February 22

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  • Gathering at the Annual Convention
    (*Convention Registration not included.*)
    November 2, 2017
  • Seminar at the Mission Inn Resort
    January 10-11, 2018
  • Closing Webinar
    February 28, 2018,

Registration: $395 (Members) | $495 (Non-members)
*includes webinars and two-day seminar at Mission Inn

Registration Deadline:
December 8, 2017

Registration Cancellation & Refunds: Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 processing fee through Monday, December 1, 2017, with no refunds after this date.

Questions? Please contact Alison Carlson at or 813-287-2820.

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Prospective Heads' Seminar
Mission Inn Resort
10400 Country Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
January 10-11, 2018

Topics covered:

Role of Head | Power of Trust | Human Resources Issues | Communication | First 100 Days | Leadership & EQ | Governance | Financial & Risk Management | Fundraising | Enrollment Management & Marketing | Board-Head Relationship | Resume Review | Case Studies | Mock Interviews

View Schedule and Sessions
Please note:
The program will begin on Wednesday, January 10, at approximately 1:00pm and will end on Thursday, January 11, at approximately 4:00pm.

Hotel Room: $119, plus applicable taxes
Hotel Deadline: Monday, December 8, 2017

Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. Registration fee does not include the price of the hotel room. Make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 800-874-9053. Be sure to identify yourself as part of the FCIS room block. Reservations made after December 8 cannot be guaranteed the special FCIS rate. All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Once the room block is sold out, there may not be rooms available at this group rate.

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