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CAIS Virtual New Trustee Orientation
August 21, 2022 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

This event is open to participants from CAIS member schools only.

Location:Zoom Meeting
Online–Anywhere, CA
Standard Registration Rate:$80
Standard Registration Deadline:Monday, August 15, 2022
Late Registration Rate:$90

Registration Update
Registration is now open. Space is limited. Click here to register.

Good independent school governance is foundational to the success of a school fulfilling its mission. This workshop will provide an overview of the role and responsibilities of an independent school trustee.

Who should attend? Trustees in their first few years of independent school trusteeship, Committee on Trustees and other Committee Chairs, and Heads of School are encouraged to attend jointly.

Participants may register for one date only, i.e., Sunday, August 21 or Tuesday, August 23.

Dr. Deborah Dowling, CAIS Executive Director
Dr. Deborah Dowling has been CAIS' Executive Director since 2020, working with heads and trustees from our 232 member schools. Deborah stays current with state-wide and nation-wide issues in non-profit private education through her work with the California Association of Private School Organizations (CAPSO) and the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). She has previously worked in three CAIS member schools, and is the board secretary of a small performing arts organization.

Lynn Wendell, Consultant, Past Board Chair, and Trustee

Lynn Wendell has worked as a consultant at more than 50 independent schools and nonprofits. She served as a trustee at three independent schools and as Board Chair at San Francisco University High School. In addition, she has served on an impressive number of nonprofit boards, board committees, and advisory councils. To learn more about Lynn Wendell, click here.
To view Lynn's client list, click here .

Space is limited. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will close when the event is full, which may occur before the registration deadline. This Zoom Meeting includes small breakout room discussion of a governance case study, which makes it necessary to limit the total number of participants whom we can accommodate at each workshop.

Registration includes program fee and resources.

Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made prior to the workshop. Written cancellations received by August 15, 2022 are eligible for a refund after a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after August 15 are ineligible for refund.

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

All CAIS events are subject to change.

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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