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Training for Leaders

 
 
The New Heads University is a one-year cohort for leaders new to their position or community. Topics covered will include leadership and governance, school finances, Episcopal identity, church-school relationships, enrollment management, marketing and admissions, legal issues, personnel management, and Head of School self-care. This cohort allows you to find camaraderie and connection in a safe environment as you navigate the challenges of leading a school.

Registration Fee: $850.00 Member School  |  $950.00 Non-Member School
 
 
Topics covered will include:
  • Leadership and governance
  • School finances
  • Episcopal identity
  • Church/School relationships
  • Enrollment Management
  • Marketing and Admissions
  • Legal Topics
  • Personnel Management
  • Head of School self-care
This cohort is an opportunity for you to find camaraderie and connection in a safe environment as you navigate the challenges of leading a school.
 
Over half of our meetings are in-person, with the remaining meetings being Zoom calls.   This year, we are hosting in-person meetings in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston.  The dates and locations for those meetings are shown below.  
 
•    September 19, 2024 - In person -  The Westin Riverwalk,  San Antonio
•    October 24-25, 2024 - In Person - St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Austin
•    November 19, 2024 - Zoom Call - 10:00 am
•    December 10, 2024 - Zoom Call  - 10:00 am
•    January 16-17, 2025 - In person - Diocese of West TX Bishop Jones Center Conference Room, San Antonio
•    February 18, 2025 - Zoom call 10:00 am
•    March 25, 2025 - Zoom call - 10:00 am
•    May 1-2, 2025  - In-person - St. Francis Episcopal School,  Houston
 
Except for the meeting in September, all in-person meetings will begin at 1:00 pm on the first day and end at noon on the following day.  The September meeting is being held in conjunction with the SAES Leadership Symposium and Heads meeting which will take place the following day on September 20th at The Westin Riverwalk.  More information on that meeting will be coming later this summer!  
 
 

 
Here is what a few of our former cohort members had to say about their experience:   

 
"NHU was the single most helpful, supportive thing I did during my first year as a Head of School. I had others who were going through the same things I was who I could lean on, I had experts I was connected with on a variety of topics, and I found incredible mentors in Mary Katherine Duffy and Rob Devlin. I learned even more about the Episcopal Identity and am so proud that my school is a part of SAES and NAES."   
Kelly Broaddus, Head of School, Holy Spirit Episcopal School, Houston
 
 

New Heads University was just the training and support that I needed during my first year as Head of School.  Discussing challenges and hearing from other “heads” with a similar school population benefited me greatly.  It also gave me so much more confidence in my new position.  The topics covered during each meeting in addition to the guest presenters each month left me feeling excited and hopeful to return to my campus and get to work! Getting to know the SAES staff and seeing firsthand how much they support our schools was invaluable. I made lifelong friends, and will always be so grateful for NHU! ”
 Brittany Nanney, Head of School, St. Francis Episcopal School, Temple   
 

 
Cancellation Policy: Written requests for refunds must be emailed to Pat Blevins at pblevins@swaes.org 30 days prior to the event and will be subject to a nonrefundable $75.00 processing fee. All cancellations received 30 days prior to the event will be charged the full registration fee.

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