Conferences and Workshops

Leading Learning for Virginia's Best Independent Schools

VAIS professional development recognizes the need for the learner's voice and choice in professional learning. As such, VAIS strives to be the lead learner for VAIS schools, sharing the most up-to-date information and trends in educational practice. 

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2023 - 2024 Programs


New Teacher Institute New Educators August 7 - 8, 2023
Roslyn Conference and Retreat Center, Richmond
Fall Teacher Feature All Educators October 11, 2023
Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals October 18, 2023
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond
VAIS Annual Conference All Educators November 3, 2023
Benedictine Schools of Richmond
Children's Literature Symposium Fall: Upper School Educators
Spring: K-8 Educators
December 7, 2023
April 16, 2024
Heads of School Conference Heads of School January 21-23, 2024
Boars Head Resort, Charlottesville
Spring Teacher Feature All Educators February, 2024
Safe & Healthy Schools Conference School Counselors, Safety Professionals,
Nurses, Health Educators, & Athletic Counselors
February 15, 2024
University of Richmond
Business Officers Institute Business Officers/Staff

April 25-26, 2024
Richmond Marriott Downtown

Heads & Trustees Day Heads of School & Trustees May 1, 2024
Advancement Institute Admissions, Communication, Marketing & Development Professionals May 1, 2024