Thursday, November 7, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Assemble your team and join our annual day devoted to all things critical to great independent school governance, enhanced with more diverse and robust interaction opportunities than ever before!

This is a day for heads, senior administrators, board chairs and trustees to come together with each other outside of your own school's board room, and alongside your peers from independent schools across New England, to advance your own connectivity as stewards of your school and your personal and collective thinking.

Featured Speakers:

Ruha Benjamin and Grant Lichtman

NEW: Pre-register your group at early bird rates by August 31!

Register Your Group at Early-Bird Rates

Summer 2019: To take advantage of early bird rates, register your group prior to August 31. If you know the names and titles of each of your attendees at this time, please provide them. If you don't know them yet, we will follow up with you for them in September, thank you!

Traveling far, or simply interested in immersing more in this experience? Reserve overnight rooms on-site at Four Points by Sheraton, using AISNE's preferred rates. Call 781-769-7900 and say you're with AISNE.

Agenda Preview

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Arrive, Register, Enjoy Networking Over Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Claire Leheny
, Executive Director, AISNE
8:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote
Ruha Benjamin
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Ruha Benjamin studies the social dimensions of science, technology, and and medicine. She writes, teaches, and speaks widely about the relationships between knowledge and power, race and citizenship, health and justice. She helps leaders and decision makers understand how emerging technologies deepen social inequities and even reinforce white supremacy.

  • What do these circumstances mean for your school and your community?
  • What can you do in your role to ensure your school is a leader in this space?

"Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the worlds you cannot live within." — Ruha Benjamin

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Talk I: Nuts and Bolts -- Key Governance Updates for Independent Schools
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Topics and Facilitators -- TBA soon

Talk II: Applications and Innovations -- Trends and the State of Schools

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

  • Topics and Facilitators -- TBA soon

Networking Lunch
Gather with Peers, Exchange Insights, Experiences and Aspirations
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Afternoon Speaker and Facilitator
Grant Lichtman
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Grant Lichtman works with forward-leaning educators to face three really big questions imperative to maintaining relevancy for their schools.

  • Why should schools change? For many, that train has left the station, but some school communities still need to make the case.
  • What will that change look like? For many, it is a transformed, student-centered “deeper learning” system that replaces a very outdated, Industrial Age, teacher-centric system.
  • How will we make the change? We know how good organizations make successful transformation. We have to adapt this knowledge and culture for the unique real-world conditions of schools.

Be inspired by Grant while also hearing case study examples directly from your peers.

Wrap-Up and Farewell
Becky Biggs, Director, Professional Development, AISNE
3:00 p.m.