Prospective Heads' Institute 2020-21

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?  Administrators

2020-21 program includes:

  • Opening Webinar
    October 1, 20120, 10:00AM
  • Webinars: Legal, Financial, and Governance
  • Gathering at the Annual Convention
    (*Convention Registration not included.*)
    November 5, 2020
  • Seminar at the Mission Inn Resort
    January 13-14, 2021
  • Serving on an Accreditation Team
  • Closing Webinar

$415 (Members) | $515 (Non-Members)
*includes webinars and two-day seminar at Mission Inn

Registration Deadline:
September 10, 2020

Registration Cancellation & Refunds:
Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 per person processing fee through Friday, December 4, 2020, with no refunds after this date.

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 13-14, 2021

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 13, at approximately 1:00pm and will end on Thursday, January 14, at approximately 4:00pm.

Hotel Room: $135, plus resort fee and applicable taxes

Hotel Deadline: December 11, 2020
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 6 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.

Feedback from last year's participants:
What was the most valuable aspect of the Institute?

"Networking with school Heads and hearing different styles and pathways."
"Hearing about real-life experiences and learning how to handle certain pitfalls. "
" Overall understanding of the expectations of the Head of School."
"Learning more about finances, the opportunities and challenges of a headship."