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Prospective Heads' Institute 2018-19

Prospective Heads' Institute

This program provides an opportunity to learn about the personal and professional qualities needed to lead effectively in today's culture. 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 a great opportunity to grow in my understanding of independent school headship among peers at similar stages of their administrative journey.
~ The valuable info shared by experienced heads. Honesty and transparency. Real-world advice!
~ Very thorough. Built upon what we learned last year. Meeting other heads and making connections.
~ The small group discussions and Q & A
~ I have recommended this to my colleagues even if they had no interest in becoming a head. The leadership, communication, finance and fundraising are helpful to leaders at all levels.

2018-19 program includes:

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

Registration Deadline:
December 10, 2018

Registration Cancellation & Refunds: Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 per person processing fee through Monday, December 3, 2018, with no refunds after this date.

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

Prospective Heads' Seminar
Mission Inn Resort
10400 Country Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
January 9-10, 2019

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 9, at approximately 1:00pm and will end on Thursday, January 10, at approximately 4:00pm.

Hotel Room: $125, plus applicable taxes
Hotel Deadline: December 10, 2018
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 10 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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