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CAIS Events
2018 Trustee/School Head Conference
January 27 - 28, 2018

Location:Fairmont San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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Standard Registration Rate:$545
Standard Registration Deadline:Friday, January 5, 2018
Late Registration Rate:$595

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Lorena Macias at [email protected] for more information.

The Trustee/School Head Conference provides new and experienced trustees, school heads and religious leaders 33 workshops and sessions on a wide variety of topics vital to independent schools. View workshops and sessions here.

Schedule at a glance for planning purposes:

• January 27: Keynote, Sessions and Workshops 9 am-4:30 pm; Reception 4:30-6:00 pm
• January 28: Keynote 9:30-11:30 am

Conference registration fee includes all Saturday and Sunday conference-related events.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont. Please click here to make a reservation at The Fairmont.

To make a room reservation by phone, please call the hotel directly at 1-866-540-4491. Please refer to the "CAIS" group rate of $249 when making reservations or the applicable group rate may not be extended. Hotel reservations must be made prior to January 8, 2018.

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing to [email protected] by January 5 will be refunded less a $75.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.
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2018 Trustee School Head Conference Program – Sessions and Workshops

Roberto Suro's Keynote Presentation: Educating the Next California–Embracing the Opportunities of Demographic Change

Donna Orem's Keynote Presentation: The Tipping Point for Schools Today

Trusteeship 101

Access and Affordability: What Heads and Trustees Need to Know

Annual Legal Update for California Independent Schools

Are You Being Helped? Thoughts on Working with a Fundraising Consultant

Beyond Benchmarking: The Promise of School-Based Research

Disciplining Students for Off-Campus Misconduct

Disciplining Students for Off-Campus Misconduct Handout

Educator Sexual Misconduct: Prevention and Response

Embracing Growth: Partnership and Confidence in Head of School Evaluation

Embracing Growth: Partnership and Confidence in Head of School Evaluation – LEARN Handout

Head of School Contracts Explained and Analyzed

Keynote Follow-Up Session: Shape Shifters and Code Switchers: Understanding the Children of Immigrants
Additional Second Generation presentation resources:

Leveling the Field: Unlocking Opportunities for People of Color and Women in Headship Roles

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Presentations and Handouts

Limit Your Risk: Start Every Decision with a Business Case

Limit Your Risk: Start Every Decision with a Business Case – Business Case Template

Major Gifts Secret Sauce

Navigating Treacherous Waters for Outdoor Education and International Travel

Sex Abuse Past or Present...It's No Longer If, It's When

Strategic Initiatives Framed as Essential Questions: Using Inquiry To Raise Our Sights

Technology Best Practices: A Guide for Self-Study Review – Technology Case Study Scenarios

Technology Best Practices: A Guide for Self-Study Review

The Tuition Conundrum: Balancing Affordability for Families and Livability for Faculty/Staff

What to Consider When Considering Arbitration Handout

What's the Board's Role in Accreditation? Process and Possibilities

Choosing Your Bank – First Republic Bank Information Sheet

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CAIS is an organization of approximately 200 elementary, middle and secondary schools in California. The Association serves and strengthens its schools by:
  • setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct
  • facilitating the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees
  • promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity