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New Heads' Seminar Series (Session #3 of 3)

Thursday, April 6, 2017


New Heads’ Seminars
For first-time heads of school


Join fellow new Heads of School for this seminar series.

What Past Attendees Have Said:
"Bruce was the perfect person to lead the seminar. His wealth of experience, great humor, and welcoming demeanor set the perfect tone for sharing and collaboration, It was a wonderful opportunity for me to connect with other new Heads."

"I appreciated reconnecting with other new heads of school, sharing stories, and hearing responses to the case study challenges. A great day!”

The Purpose:
Attend these seminars if you are interested in having real conversations with other new Heads of School about difficult topics.  Topics might include: building a team; dealing with difficult faculty and parent situations; speaking effectively; managing change; "managing up" (in a head's case, managing a board of trustees); crisis management; and responding to the accountability movement; as well as other topics of interest to the group. Headship can be isolating, so use these seminars to cultivate a network of peers for friendship, advice, and counsel.
The Dates:
Session 1
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
9:00 am – Noon 
AISNE Office, Milton, MA
Consider also attending Media Management and Crisis Communication (separate registration required)
Session 2
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
9:00 am – Noon 
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA.
Consider also attending Hiring Workshop
Session 3
Thursday, April 6, 2017 
4:00 – 7:00 pm
AISNE Office, Milton, MA
The Facilitator:
Bruce Shaw has taught and led in independent schools for over forty years.  He is currently offering consulting services to schools with the aim of building visionary school leadership.  Prior to consulting, he was the Director of Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA and the Head of Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA. Bruce served as a faculty member for four years with the NAIS New Head’s Institute.  He has also served on the NAIS Board.
AISNE Member: $495 per person (includes admission to all three sessions)
Follow this link to register for the seminar series: