Conferences & Workshops

Conferences and workshops combine theory with practical applications. They typically address a major topic, such as designing leading edge curriculum or preparing for leadership of a division or department, and often convene leading national experts. Annual offerings include the Annual Conference, Trustee Day (an extension of the Annual Conference), the Heads Conference, the New Teacher Institute, and the Academy for Division Heads. Biennial events include the Diversity Summit. 
 
Workshops are one-day or two-day seminars for learning new skills and addressing the latest trends. Participants also have the opportunity to interact with educational leaders and network with independent school colleagues. More information on workshop logistics can be found here. 
 
For the complete line-up, view the 2019-2020 Professional Development Series. Conferences and workshops take place in Chicago unless otherwise noted.

All

SEPTEMBER, 2019

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

New Heads Network - A Year Long Program
Donna Harris, Lou Salza & Claudia Daggett
Chicago & St. Louis, IL
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Deeper than Diversity: The Quest for Racial Justice & Relationships
Homa Tavangar & Eric Dozier
Chicago, IL
 

OCTOBER, 2019

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Creating a Classroom Where Readers Flourish
Donalyn Miller
Chicago, IL
 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Ten Steps for Embedding Executive Skills into Daily Classroom Routines & Instruction
Peg Dawson
Chicago, IL
 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching & Engaging Every Child
Pernille Ripp
Chicago, IL
 

NOVEMBER, 2019

NOVEMBER 7 - 8, 2019
2019 Annual Conference
New Ways of Doing School
Louisville, KY
 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

2019 Trustee Day
Michael Thompson, Steve Pemberton, and Harry Kraemer, Jr.
Louisville, KY
 

DECEMBER, 2019

DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2019
Engaging Practices in Early Childhood - Day 1 & 2
Teacher Tom Hobson
Chicago, IL
 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Anxiety in Elementary School: How to Weave Prevention into the Classroom
Lynn Lyons
Chicago, IL
 

JANUARY, 2020

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Leading Change When You're Not the Boss: For Deans, Department Chairs & Other Leaders
Greg Bamford
Chicago, IL
 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Professional Development: Cheaper, Better, Engaging & Impactful
Greg Bamford
Chicago, IL
 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

White Women Who Teach Black Boys 
Eddie Moore, Jr.
Chicago, IL
 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Heads Network - January 29, 2020
Donna Harris, Lou Salza & Claudia Daggett
Chicago, IL
 

JANUARY 30 - 31, 2020
2020 Heads Conference: An Annual Exploration of School Leadership
Chicago, IL
 

FEBRUARY, 2020

FEBRUARY 6 - 7, 2020
Academy for Division Heads
Chicago, IL
 

MARCH, 2020

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Science & Engineering for Young Children: K-4
Jacquelyn Duran
Chicago, IL
 

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Leaders of Color: Professional Learning Community 2020
Alison Park
Chicago, IL
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Conducting & Analyzing the ISACS School Community Survey
Chris Everett & Bob Dicus
Chicago, IL
 

APRIL, 2020

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 9:30 AM - FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 3:00 PM
Showing Up: Women in Leadership
Tara Jahn, Leadership+Design
Chicago, IL
 

MAY, 2020

MAY 7 - 8, 2020
Marketing to Many While Marketing 1:1 
Maria Kadison & Nick LeRoy
Chicago, IL
 

JUNE, 2020

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020 9:30 AM - TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020 1:00 PM
New Heads Network - June 15-June 16, 2020
Donna Harris, Lou Salza & Claudia Daggett
St. Louis, IL
 

JUNE 18 - 19, 2020
Academy for NEW Division Heads & Leaders
Barbara Braham, Ken Rogers, Dana Crumley & Dave Mochel
Chicago, IL
 

JUNE 23 - 25, 2020
Leadership Academy: The Business of Leading Schools
in Partnership with the Kellogg School of Management Center for Nonprofit Management
Chicago, IL
 

JULY, 2020

JULY 20 - 22, 2020
New Teacher Institute
Chicago, IL
 

AUGUST, 2020

AUGUST 3 - 4, 2020
Administrative Assistants Workshop
Ken Rogers and Rosetta Lee
Chicago, IL
 

NOVEMBER, 2020

NOVEMBER 5 - 6, 2020
2020 Annual Conference
St. Louis, MO
 

September

SEPTEMBER, 2019

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

New Heads Network - A Year Long Program
Donna Harris, Lou Salza & Claudia Daggett
Chicago & St. Louis, IL
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Deeper than Diversity: The Quest for Racial Justice & Relationships
Homa Tavangar & Eric Dozier
Chicago, IL
 

October

OCTOBER, 2019

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Creating a Classroom Where Readers Flourish
Donalyn Miller
Chicago, IL
 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Ten Steps for Embedding Executive Skills into Daily Classroom Routines & Instruction
Peg Dawson
Chicago, IL
 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching & Engaging Every Child
Pernille Ripp
Chicago, IL
 

November

NOVEMBER, 2019

NOVEMBER 7 - 8, 2019
2019 Annual Conference
New Ways of Doing School
Louisville, KY
 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

2019 Trustee Day
Michael Thompson, Steve Pemberton, and Harry Kraemer, Jr.
Louisville, KY
 

December

DECEMBER, 2019

DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2019
Engaging Practices in Early Childhood - Day 1 & 2
Teacher Tom Hobson
Chicago, IL
 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Anxiety in Elementary School: How to Weave Prevention into the Classroom
Lynn Lyons
Chicago, IL
 

January

JANUARY, 2020

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Leading Change When You're Not the Boss: For Deans, Department Chairs & Other Leaders
Greg Bamford
Chicago, IL
 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Professional Development: Cheaper, Better, Engaging & Impactful
Greg Bamford
Chicago, IL
 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

White Women Who Teach Black Boys 
Eddie Moore, Jr.
Chicago, IL
 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Heads Network - January 29, 2020
Donna Harris, Lou Salza & Claudia Daggett
Chicago, IL
 

JANUARY 30 - 31, 2020
2020 Heads Conference: An Annual Exploration of School Leadership
Chicago, IL
 

February

FEBRUARY, 2020

FEBRUARY 6 - 7, 2020
Academy for Division Heads
Chicago, IL
 

March

MARCH, 2020

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Science & Engineering for Young Children: K-4
Jacquelyn Duran
Chicago, IL
 

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Leaders of Color: Professional Learning Community 2020
Alison Park
Chicago, IL
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Conducting & Analyzing the ISACS School Community Survey
Chris Everett & Bob Dicus
Chicago, IL
 

April

APRIL, 2020

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 9:30 AM - FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 3:00 PM

Showing Up: Women in Leadership

Tara Jahn, Leadership+Design
Chicago, IL
 

May

MAY, 2020

MAY 7 - 8, 2020
Marketing to Many While Marketing 1:1 
Maria Kadison & Nick LeRoy
Chicago, IL
 

June

JUNE, 2020

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020 9:30 AM - TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020 1:00 PM
New Heads Network - June 15-June 16, 2020
Donna Harris, Lou Salza & Claudia Daggett
St. Louis, IL
 

JUNE 18 - 19, 2020
Academy for NEW Division Heads & Leaders
Barbara Braham, Ken Rogers, Dana Crumley & Dave Mochel
Chicago, IL
 

JUNE 23 - 25, 2020
Leadership Academy: The Business of Leading Schools
in Partnership with the Kellogg School of Management Center for Nonprofit Management
Chicago, IL
 

July

JULY, 2020

JULY 20 - 22, 2020
New Teacher Institute
Chicago, IL
 

August

AUGUST, 2020

AUGUST 3 - 4, 2020
Administrative Assistants Workshop
Ken Rogers and Rosetta Lee
Chicago, IL