June 21-23, 2021 
Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Monday, June 21, 2021

1:30 - 4:30pm NCAIS Board Meeting

4:00pm Check-in 

5:00 - 7:00pm Heads and Families Reception | Boardwalk Inn Pool North

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
8:00 - 9:30am Breakfast | Palmetto Hall 

9:00am Coffee and Conversation: Spouses of Heads of School

9:00 am Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Breathing Deep, Finding Hope with Rob Evans, Ed.D. | Tides Ballroom BC

The past year-plus has been the most unpredictable, anxious, scary, and exhausting that most heads have ever faced. Covid has kept them under relentless pressure, taxing their leadership skills and their personal well-being. And the future is far from certain. Crisis leadership is hard, but post-crisis leadership presents its own issues. This program will offer heads a chance to reflect on the journey, on the professional and personal challenges they’ve endured, and on lessons they’ve learned. Drawing on a lifetime of crisis work in schools, Rob Evans will outline concrete ways to simplify leadership, reduce stress, and construct a strong future.

12:30pm Lunch | Palmetto Hall 

1:30 - 6:00pm Recreation and Relaxation

Dinner on your own

7:00pm Family Ice Cream Social | Duney’s Ice Cream Parlor on the Boardwalk

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
8:00 - 9:30am Breakfast | Palmetto Hall 

9:00am ‘Significant Other’ Stroll | Enjoy a walk around the resort while chatting with fellow spouses. (weather permitting)

9:00am NCAIS Business Meeting | TAIS Business Meeting | Tides Ballroom BC 

10:00 am Terrific Take-Aways from a Terrible Year: Using Our 2020 Experience to Make Our Schools Stronger, Safer, And More Sustainable: A Generative Conversation With Debra Wilson, SAIS

Come out of the trenches, shed your combat gear, and join NCAIS favorite, Debra Wilson, President of SAIS, for a generative conversation about the road ahead. Change is, and always has been, an inevitable fact of life. We wonder, however,  if COVID has altered the course and accelerated the pace. What are those “silver linings'' and “new realities” and do they create opportunities for evolution or require revolution?  What has truly changed, what has remained the same, and how can schools maintain stability and mission focus during these times of transition...or even transformation?  Pull up a chair and join the NCAIS, PAIS and TAIS “think tank” as we overcome our battle fatigue, and reflect and explore together. 

12:00pm Adjourn