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Heads of School Conference

Sun, 12 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT - Sun, 12 Jan 2020 17:00:00 GMT

2020 HEADS OF SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Leading Optimistically, Living Well

Sunday, January 12 - Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Boar's Head Resort
For: Heads of School ONLY and spouses/partners
Registration opens at 3:00 PM; program begins at 4:00 PM on 1/12 and concludes at 12:00 PM on 1/14


FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Michael Stepniak, Dean and Professor of Music, Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah Universityserves as Dean and Professor of Music at Shenandoah Conservatory. In this capacity, he oversees over 200 faculty and staff and more than 600 students enrolled in 27 degree programs across music, dance, and theatre, as well as a 1,200-student arts academy. In his role as Dean, he oversees 58 budgets, multiple donor societies and a comprehensive fundraising portfolio, and a performance season that hosts over 40,000 patrons each year. Besides completing multiple fundraising initiatives and campaigns, he has helped lead his faculty and students in multiple innovative projects that have attracted national attention, from the first-in-the-USA Student Performance Week initiative, to an unusually transparent and comprehensive overhaul of undergraduate degree programs.

As an educator, Stepniak is engaged in national conversations about arts and training. He has served on the board of directors of International Council of Fine Arts Deans; has advised and consulted with leaders from a range of institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Rice University; and is a member of ICFAD’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. His recent book on the future of classical music performance training in higher education (
Beyond the Conservatory Model, Routledge Press, September 2019) is quickly garnering critical acclaim, and his 2017 essay on the future of classical and jazz music performance training rapidly became the most read article in the history of College Music Symposium. Most recently, Stepniak has been traveling to performing arts high schools around the country speaking with young and aspiring musicians, dancers, and actors regarding the audition process and the profoundly heartfelt and courageous work at the center of performances that move.

Katherine M. Whitney, Co-Founder, Owner & Director of Warren Whitney
Katherine Whitney is a co-founder and director of Warren Whitney. She has more than 25 years of experience in helping organizations reach their potential. Katherine has a passion for helping to strengthen non-profit organizations by building good business practices to support their missions.

Her areas of expertise: board development, board member cultivation, board assessment and governance guidelines, nonprofit mergers, succession planning and executive director/CEO searches.





Dave Mochel has taught courses in well-being, leadership, neuroscience, and physics in independent schools for the past 20 years. He founded Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting to help individuals, teams, and organizations focus their attention and energy where it will make the greatest positive difference. Using principles drawn from modern research and enduring wisdom, Mochel offers practices that foster peaceful and powerful lives, relationships, and cultures. He has degrees from Williams College and a master’s from SUNY New Paltz. He also held a clinical internship in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Applied Attention is a mindfulness consulting company that partners with businesses, schools, and individuals to bridge the gap between what matters most and how time and energy are used. The goal is to teach people how to consistently refocus on what is present, what is important, and what is effective. This simple and powerful practice builds the fundamental skills necessary to embrace challenge, learn from others, and thrive in any circumstance. The result for individuals is greater engagement, flexibility, and resilience. Within teams and organizations, this practice creates powerfully positive and purposeful cultures.


LOCATION/LODGING RATES & INFORMATION
The Boar's Head Resort
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

VAIS has arranged for a special room rate with The Boar's Head for $155+ tax per night.

Please call The Boar's Head Inn Reservations at (866) 996-7504 (between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) and reference the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).


FEE
ONLY VAIS Heads of School and their spouses/partners are welcome to attend this conference.
Members ONLY: $795.00
Spouses/Partners:  $250.00 


REGISTRATION/REFUND DATE
The program registration date is Friday, December 20. No refunds will be issued after this date. For more information, see the Cancellation Policy.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Become an event sponsor and showcase your products and services to over 60 heads of school at this conference
. Registration includes Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14 (1/2 day), table, two chairs and lunches for two on Monday. Please register by Wednesday, December 18.

PLATINUM . . .    
Dinner Sponsor $5000 each (2 available)  NO LONGER AVAILABLE
                            Lunch ~ $3500 NO LONGER AVAILABLE 

GOLD . . . . . . .   
Cocktail Hour (Sunday, Jan. 12) ~ $3000  NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SILVER . . . . . .   
Continental Breakfast or Break (4 available) ~ $2500 each

BRONZE . . . . .  
Conference Exhibit Table ONLY (8 available) ~ $1500 For Profit and $1000 Non-Profit
                           

To join us as a sponsor or exhibitor at the LLC 2019, please scroll UP and click on the Exhibitor Registration button.


https://www.boarsheadresort.com/

Heads of School Conference

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT - Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:00:00 GMT

2020 HEADS OF SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Leading Optimistically, Living Well

Sunday, January 12 - Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Boar's Head Resort
For: Heads of School ONLY and spouses/partners
Registration opens at 3:00 PM; program begins at 4:00 PM on 1/12 and concludes at 12:00 PM on 1/14


FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Michael Stepniak, Dean and Professor of Music, Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah Universityserves as Dean and Professor of Music at Shenandoah Conservatory. In this capacity, he oversees over 200 faculty and staff and more than 600 students enrolled in 27 degree programs across music, dance, and theatre, as well as a 1,200-student arts academy. In his role as Dean, he oversees 58 budgets, multiple donor societies and a comprehensive fundraising portfolio, and a performance season that hosts over 40,000 patrons each year. Besides completing multiple fundraising initiatives and campaigns, he has helped lead his faculty and students in multiple innovative projects that have attracted national attention, from the first-in-the-USA Student Performance Week initiative, to an unusually transparent and comprehensive overhaul of undergraduate degree programs.

As an educator, Stepniak is engaged in national conversations about arts and training. He has served on the board of directors of International Council of Fine Arts Deans; has advised and consulted with leaders from a range of institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Rice University; and is a member of ICFAD’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. His recent book on the future of classical music performance training in higher education (
Beyond the Conservatory Model, Routledge Press, September 2019) is quickly garnering critical acclaim, and his 2017 essay on the future of classical and jazz music performance training rapidly became the most read article in the history of College Music Symposium. Most recently, Stepniak has been traveling to performing arts high schools around the country speaking with young and aspiring musicians, dancers, and actors regarding the audition process and the profoundly heartfelt and courageous work at the center of performances that move.

Katherine M. Whitney, Co-Founder, Owner & Director of Warren Whitney
Katherine Whitney is a co-founder and director of Warren Whitney. She has more than 25 years of experience in helping organizations reach their potential. Katherine has a passion for helping to strengthen non-profit organizations by building good business practices to support their missions.

Her areas of expertise: board development, board member cultivation, board assessment and governance guidelines, nonprofit mergers, succession planning and executive director/CEO searches.





Dave Mochel has taught courses in well-being, leadership, neuroscience, and physics in independent schools for the past 20 years. He founded Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting to help individuals, teams, and organizations focus their attention and energy where it will make the greatest positive difference. Using principles drawn from modern research and enduring wisdom, Mochel offers practices that foster peaceful and powerful lives, relationships, and cultures. He has degrees from Williams College and a master’s from SUNY New Paltz. He also held a clinical internship in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Applied Attention is a mindfulness consulting company that partners with businesses, schools, and individuals to bridge the gap between what matters most and how time and energy are used. The goal is to teach people how to consistently refocus on what is present, what is important, and what is effective. This simple and powerful practice builds the fundamental skills necessary to embrace challenge, learn from others, and thrive in any circumstance. The result for individuals is greater engagement, flexibility, and resilience. Within teams and organizations, this practice creates powerfully positive and purposeful cultures.


LOCATION/LODGING RATES & INFORMATION
The Boar's Head Resort
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

VAIS has arranged for a special room rate with The Boar's Head for $155+ tax per night.

Please call The Boar's Head Inn Reservations at (866) 996-7504 (between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) and reference the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).


FEE
ONLY VAIS Heads of School and their spouses/partners are welcome to attend this conference.
Members ONLY: $795.00
Spouses/Partners:  $250.00 


REGISTRATION/REFUND DATE
The program registration date is Friday, December 20. No refunds will be issued after this date. For more information, see the Cancellation Policy.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Become an event sponsor and showcase your products and services to over 60 heads of school at this conference
. Registration includes Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14 (1/2 day), table, two chairs and lunches for two on Monday. Please register by Wednesday, December 18.

PLATINUM . . .    
Dinner Sponsor $5000 each (2 available)  NO LONGER AVAILABLE
                            Lunch ~ $3500 NO LONGER AVAILABLE 

GOLD . . . . . . .   
Cocktail Hour (Sunday, Jan. 12) ~ $3000  NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SILVER . . . . . .   
Continental Breakfast or Break (4 available) ~ $2500 each

BRONZE . . . . .  
Conference Exhibit Table ONLY (8 available) ~ $1500 For Profit and $1000 Non-Profit
                           

To join us as a sponsor or exhibitor at the LLC 2019, please scroll UP and click on the Exhibitor Registration button.


https://www.boarsheadresort.com/

Heads of School Conference

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:00:00 GMT

2020 HEADS OF SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Leading Optimistically, Living Well

Sunday, January 12 - Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Boar's Head Resort
For: Heads of School ONLY and spouses/partners
Registration opens at 3:00 PM; program begins at 4:00 PM on 1/12 and concludes at 12:00 PM on 1/14


FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Michael Stepniak, Dean and Professor of Music, Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah Universityserves as Dean and Professor of Music at Shenandoah Conservatory. In this capacity, he oversees over 200 faculty and staff and more than 600 students enrolled in 27 degree programs across music, dance, and theatre, as well as a 1,200-student arts academy. In his role as Dean, he oversees 58 budgets, multiple donor societies and a comprehensive fundraising portfolio, and a performance season that hosts over 40,000 patrons each year. Besides completing multiple fundraising initiatives and campaigns, he has helped lead his faculty and students in multiple innovative projects that have attracted national attention, from the first-in-the-USA Student Performance Week initiative, to an unusually transparent and comprehensive overhaul of undergraduate degree programs.

As an educator, Stepniak is engaged in national conversations about arts and training. He has served on the board of directors of International Council of Fine Arts Deans; has advised and consulted with leaders from a range of institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Rice University; and is a member of ICFAD’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. His recent book on the future of classical music performance training in higher education (
Beyond the Conservatory Model, Routledge Press, September 2019) is quickly garnering critical acclaim, and his 2017 essay on the future of classical and jazz music performance training rapidly became the most read article in the history of College Music Symposium. Most recently, Stepniak has been traveling to performing arts high schools around the country speaking with young and aspiring musicians, dancers, and actors regarding the audition process and the profoundly heartfelt and courageous work at the center of performances that move.

Katherine M. Whitney, Co-Founder, Owner & Director of Warren Whitney
Katherine Whitney is a co-founder and director of Warren Whitney. She has more than 25 years of experience in helping organizations reach their potential. Katherine has a passion for helping to strengthen non-profit organizations by building good business practices to support their missions.

Her areas of expertise: board development, board member cultivation, board assessment and governance guidelines, nonprofit mergers, succession planning and executive director/CEO searches.





Dave Mochel has taught courses in well-being, leadership, neuroscience, and physics in independent schools for the past 20 years. He founded Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting to help individuals, teams, and organizations focus their attention and energy where it will make the greatest positive difference. Using principles drawn from modern research and enduring wisdom, Mochel offers practices that foster peaceful and powerful lives, relationships, and cultures. He has degrees from Williams College and a master’s from SUNY New Paltz. He also held a clinical internship in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Applied Attention is a mindfulness consulting company that partners with businesses, schools, and individuals to bridge the gap between what matters most and how time and energy are used. The goal is to teach people how to consistently refocus on what is present, what is important, and what is effective. This simple and powerful practice builds the fundamental skills necessary to embrace challenge, learn from others, and thrive in any circumstance. The result for individuals is greater engagement, flexibility, and resilience. Within teams and organizations, this practice creates powerfully positive and purposeful cultures.


LOCATION/LODGING RATES & INFORMATION
The Boar's Head Resort
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

VAIS has arranged for a special room rate with The Boar's Head for $155+ tax per night.

Please call The Boar's Head Inn Reservations at (866) 996-7504 (between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) and reference the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).


FEE
ONLY VAIS Heads of School and their spouses/partners are welcome to attend this conference.
Members ONLY: $795.00
Spouses/Partners:  $250.00 


REGISTRATION/REFUND DATE
The program registration date is Friday, December 20. No refunds will be issued after this date. For more information, see the Cancellation Policy.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Become an event sponsor and showcase your products and services to over 60 heads of school at this conference
. Registration includes Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14 (1/2 day), table, two chairs and lunches for two on Monday. Please register by Wednesday, December 18.

PLATINUM . . .    
Dinner Sponsor $5000 each (2 available)  NO LONGER AVAILABLE
                            Lunch ~ $3500 NO LONGER AVAILABLE 

GOLD . . . . . . .   
Cocktail Hour (Sunday, Jan. 12) ~ $3000  NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SILVER . . . . . .   
Continental Breakfast or Break (4 available) ~ $2500 each

BRONZE . . . . .  
Conference Exhibit Table ONLY (8 available) ~ $1500 For Profit and $1000 Non-Profit
                           

To join us as a sponsor or exhibitor at the LLC 2019, please scroll UP and click on the Exhibitor Registration button.


https://www.boarsheadresort.com/

Outdoor & Experiential Educators Network Workshop

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT




Registration is now closed. If you would like to still join in the fun, please contact Cory Woods, Chair, Outdoor & Experiential Educator Network.

Outdoor & Experiential Educators (O&EE) Network Workshop

Thursday, January 23, 2020

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Foxcroft School, Middleburg

The O&EE Workshop is back! Join us on January 23rd at Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. Educators from Virginia, D.C., Maryland and beyond are invited. This workshop continues to be offered free of charge to all attendees! Network with like-minded educators with varied experiences in outdoor and experiential education, or gain insight into developing similar programs for your students. The schedule will include free time to talk shop with your peers, breakout sessions for more detailed information on specific topics, and a student panel where we will learn about the kinds of positive impact these programs have from a student perspective. A more detailed schedule will be available soon. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND Educators from Virginia, DC and Maryland are invited to attend.
LOCATION Foxcroft School 22407 Foxhound Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117
Ph: 540-687-3627

NO FEE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED While this workshop is free, we still need you to register! Please click on the Participant Registration button on the top left to secure your spot. Registration deadline is Friday, January 17.
LODGING (LIMITED) Limited overnight accommodations are available at the Foxcroft guest house. The rate is $50 per person per night with meals at the dining hall included. Contact Julia Jackson at Foxcroft School to reserve a room.
TOPIC SUGGESTIONS AND/OR QUESTIONS? If you have questions, ideas for topics of discussion or break-out sessions please email Cory Woods at Blue Ridge School.


https://www.foxcroft.org/