January 16-18, 2019
Pine Needles Lodge | Southern Pines, NC



Spend three days with fellow Heads, Trustees, and Business Officers immersed in relevant topics and engaging in rich and intentional conversations. Marc Frankel will kick off the event with an afternoon of trustee training on Wednesday.  Thursday will feature NAIS Senior Vice President, Jefferson Burnett's thought-provoking presentation on the 4th Industrial Revolution followed by a "roll up your sleeves" session on Strategic Agility with Kathy Pearson, President and Founder of Enterprise Learning.  We'll wrap up Thursday with Debra Wilson, incoming president of SAIS and current legal counsel for NAIS, as well as a variety of breakout sessions. Thursday evening will feature a Heads social and dinner along with an after-hours wind-down.  On Friday, Heads will engage in a policies and best practices "roundtable" discussion followed an interactive session on faculty development and evaluation withTim Fish. Folio Collaborative board member and NAIS Chief Innovation Officer.

Cost: **PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN BILLING FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT:  Pine Needles has divided the food and lodging costs so that participants who choose to stay in an alternate location can more easily see the breakdown of costs.

  • Lodging will be handled directly with Pine Needles. Please click on the Lodging link below for more information
  • Meals are NOT included in lodging this year
  • Rather than paying a bundled price per night which included meals, you will pay $120-125/night for your room to the hotel 
  • Food costs for everyone will be paid directly to NCAIS as a part of registration
  • The total cost for all meals during three day event is $150
NCAIS Trustees: $270 (includes registration for event and all meals during the Trustee portion of the conference)
NCAIS Heads of School: $150 (registration fee is included in dues, this fee covers all meals during the three day conference)
Non-Member Trustee: $320 (includes registration for event and all meals during the Trustee portion of the conference)
Non-Member Heads of School: $395  (includes registration for event and all meals during the Heads portion of the conference)

Primary Speakers: Kathy Pearson, Debra Wilson, Jefferson Burnett, Meredith Ford, and Mark Frankel

Target Audience: Heads of School & Trustees. Business Officers have a parallel track which can be found HERE.


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