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NEW DATE: New Head Roundtable Session V: Advancement
March 23, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location:Zoom Meeting
Online–Anywhere, CA

A professional learning opportunity for heads of school in their first few years of headship, consisting of roundtable presentations and discussions.

Cost: $300 – Registration for the 2021-2022 New Head Roundtable is all inclusive and covers the cost of all six sessions. Individual sessions may not be prorated.

Sessions will focus on antiracism, enrollment management, finance, governance, and fundraising, and will feature presentations by experienced experts in each field, followed by an interactive session where new heads will be invited to pose questions and dilemmas that they are facing in the area under discussion. CAIS Executive Director Dr. Deborah Dowling, retired heads of school, and industry leaders will facilitate these discussions.

NB: All live sessions will be held on Wednesdays via Zoom Meeting. Recordings will be available to registered participants only.

Session I: Antiracism–August 11, 2021, 12:00pm-1pm

Session II: Governance–September 1, 2021, 12:00pm-1pm

Session III: Enrollment Management–October 20, 2021, 12:00pm-1pm

Session IV: Budget and Finance–November 17, 2021, 12:00pm-1pm

Session V: Advancement–March 23, 2022, 12:00pm-1pm

Session VI: Looking Toward the Future–TBD 2022, 12:00pm-1pm

Dr. Deborah Dowling, Executive Director, California Association of Independent Schools
Lucinda Lee Katz, Senior Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, and former Head of School, Marin Country Day School, and Chicago Laboratory Schools
Kathy Layendecker, Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations, Castilleja School
Debbie Reed, Consultant, RG175, and former Head of School, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, and Seven Hills School, Cincinnati
Laurel Baker Tew, Assistant Head for Enrollment Management, Viewpoint School
Irvenia Waters, Governance Consultant and Executive Coach, Waters Leadership Coaching
Dr. Valaida L. Wise, Principal Consultant, Dr. Valaida Wise Consulting, LLC
Cathy Shelburne, CAIS Director of Professional Learning, Moderator

IMPORTANT: This CAIS program is intended to supplement, not to replace, the NAIS Institute for New Heads.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations received by August 9, 2021 are eligible for a refund after a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after August 9 are ineligible for refund.

All CAIS programs are subject to change.

Questions? Contact Cathy Shelburne, Director of Professional Learning at [email protected]

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  • setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct
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