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SAES Webinars
Posted 07/20/2018 08:53AM




Upcoming Webinars

SAES Chaplain Video Gatherings

February 21, 2019 - 4:00 pm CST
March 7, 2019 - 4:00 pm CST
April 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm CST
May 9, 2019 - 4:00 pm CST


SAES Chaplains are gathering by video conference to share resources and support each other in this critical ministry. Are you looking for ways to make chapel more engaging? Perhaps you are interested in learning more about strategies to make you even more effective. Come and share ideas with your colleagues. All chaplains in the association are invited to participate. To join, e-mail Father Madison at

School Safety and Rick Management: Why Wait For the Crisis to Arrive?
February 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm CST

FirestormSchool safety is a top concern for the SAES community. How can we keep our schools as safe as possible for all of our stakeholders? This presentation, led by experts from Firestorm Solutions, will focus on violence prevention and address actionable steps to take now in these key areas:

  • Site Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Critical Incident Response Planning
  • Behavioral Risk and Threat Assessment Program Components
  • Stages of Critical Incident Response


Manage "Leadership Transitions: The Head of School Search Process"
March 5, 2019 - 5:30 pm CST

The Rev. David MadisonPerhaps one of the biggest challenges a board will face is successfully managing a leadership transition. How can a board set the community up for wild success during this anxious time in the life of a school? This webinar will explore best practices relating to succession planning, the search process, and the use of outside consultants to achieve your goals.


On-Demand Webinars

Mary Katherine DuffyDifficult Conversations: Eight Strategies That Actually Work - No one enjoys difficult conversations. However, healthy leaders know how to prepare for and engage in challenging interactions. This webinar, led by Mary Katherine Duffy, Head of School, St. Alban's Episcopal Day School, Harlingen, TX., and The Rev. David Madison, focuses on eight proven strategies to help school leaders manage some of the challenging interactions they will face. Click here to view the webinar!



Dr. John CooperBranding and Marketing for Enrollment Growth - How do you develop a target enrollment to fulfill your mission? This webinar presented by John Cooper (consultant and former head of school at TMI--Episcopal, San Antonio) will explore assessing your market potential, developing a marketing strategy that sets you apart from the competition, and assessing results. Click here to view the webinar!


SAESIt’s My School’s Time to Think About a Self-Study – Now What? - This webinar is designed for schools due to begin accreditation self-studies or host visiting teams in 2017-18 or 2018-19. Models of self-study protocols, timetables for doing the work, ways to structure your steering committee and writing responsibilities, budgeting, and other details relating to self-studies are presented. Click here to view the webinar!

Joel BicknelBoard Presidents - Strategies for a Successful Year - As the leader of the school board, you are uniquely positioned to set the school community up for success. This webinar will share some tips and strategies that will make the 18-19 school year the best it can be? It is led by Fr. David Madison, Executive Director, and board leaders from our schools. Click here to view the webinar!

SAES Staff

The Rev. David A Madison, D. Min.
Executive Director

Sue Kirkpatrick
Director of Accreditation Services

Susan Schotz
Associate Director of Accrediation Services

Pat Blevins
Executive Assistant


    • ThuApr25 SAES Standards Committee Meeting 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • ThuMay09 Chaplain Video Conference 4:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • FriMay10 New Heads Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • FriSep06 SAES Heads Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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