Upcoming Webinars

SAES Chaplain Video Gatherings
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 dmadison@swaes.org.

Leadership & Governance
May 4, 2019  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Presenters: The Rev. David Madison, SAES Executive Director
                     Mary Katherine Duffy, Head of School,
                     St. Alban's Episcopal School, Harlingen, TX

Cost: $99 for Member Schools | $199 for Non-Member Schools

The Rev. David MadisonEnjoy a morning of learning and engaging conversation for your board leadership team. The Leadership & Governance Webinar consists of three sessions focusing on topics of interest to Episcopal Schools. One low registration fee will provide your school unlimited access to the live event. Registrants will also have access to the webinar recording for 30 days after the event.

Session 1: Episcopal Identity - What does it mean to be an Episcopal School? During this session, participants will learn about the history of Episcopal Schools and the hallmarks of a strong Episcopal Identity.

Mary Katherine Duffy

Session 2: Board Bests - During this interactive session, participants will learn best practices relating to the governance of an Episcopal school. Topics include: church/school relations, board/head relations, and the difference between governance and administrations.

Session 3: The Business Office - What should every head and every board member know about the business operations of the school? Participants will also explore SAES Vital Signs as indicators of financial health.


Part II - Independent School Task Force on Educator Sexual Misconduct
May 7, 2019 - 4:00 pm CST

Presenters: The Rev. David Madison, SAES Executive Director
                     Kristin Smith, Fisher and Phillips, LLC

Kristin SmithThis is part "two" of our webinar exploring the recommendations for Independent School Leaders from the Task Force on Educator Sexual Misconduct. This webinar will focus on the second half of the report which addresses a school's reponse to an incident of misconduct.


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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