Prospective Heads' Institute 2021-22

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

2021-22 program includes:

$415 (Members) | $515 (Non-Members)

*includes webinars and two-day seminar at Mission Inn

Registration Deadline:
December 13, 2021

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 6, 2021, with no refunds after this date.

Questions? 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 12-13, 2022

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 12, at 1:15pm and will end on Thursday, January 13, at 3:15pm.

Hotel Room: $137, plus resort fee and applicable taxes

Hotel Deadline: December 13, 2021
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 13 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?

"The breakdown describing the various roles and duties of a head. I also appreciated the candid conversation and tips regarding ways to lead successfully.  I found the program to be empowering..."
"The most valuable aspect was learning more about fundraising and governance."
"It was very valuable to hear from expert Heads. They are always so candid in their responses. They all acknowledge the immense amount of work that is required to be a Head of School and also how rewarding the position can be."
"Getting wisdom from current leaders of institutions. Their candid answers and discussions provided real insight into what the job truly entails, and provided us with the best opportunity to be successful when we begin our journey."

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