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2019 AASSA Governance Conference

for

School Heads and Board Members

 

September 11 - 13, 2019

 

The Confidante Hotel Miami Beach

 

 

Pre-Conference  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Facilitated by: Teresa Arpin  

 

The one-day Governance Pre-Conference is geared to new trustees but would be relevant to those trustees wanting a refresher or an introduction to principles of Governance as Leadership. We will address a range of topics within two broad areas:

●     Trustee role, responsibilities & managing varied stakeholder relationships

●     Trustees’ fiduciary, strategic and generative roles and responsibilities

The Pre-conference curriculum is based upon the NESA Governance Standards, which are aligned with accreditation standards for governance; the NAIS’ International Trustees Handbook and resources from Board Source. The format of the Pre-conference is a mix of input, small group conversations, and large group processing. Scenarios and case studies will provide opportunities to apply concepts to the complex situations often found in schools. Quality resources will be made accessible to participants, including sample self-assessment tools.  The Pre-Conference will set the foundation for more in-depth work within the Governance Conference.         

 

Pre-Conference Registration Costs:

Pre-Conference registration fee includes lunch and breaks

$250 Member Early Bird Registration, Register by June 3, 2019

$300 Member Registration, Register by August 5, 2019

$350 Member Late Registration, Deadline is August 21, 2019

$600 Non-Member Registration, Deadline is August 21, 2019

 

ALL participants must have a laptop or wireless

device to access the conference materials 


 

Pre-Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 11

6:30 - 7:45            *Breakfast  (Vista Terrace)

7:00 - 8:00            Registration                                               

8:00 - 12:00          Morning sessions 

9:30 - 10:00          Coffee break        

12:00 - 1:00          Lunch                 

1:00 - 4:00           Afternoon sessions  

2:00 - 2:30           Coffee break

3:00  - 5:00          Exhibitors Set-Up


Main Conference

Thursday/Friday, September 12 & 13, 2019

         Facilitated by:  Rick Detwiler & Teresa Arpin    

Schools are understanding the critical importance of Boards of Trustees in the success of a school, and the standard for “good governance” is shifting. There is an expectation that Boards embrace best practice for governance in the fiduciary, strategic and generative domains.

We will be taking a deeper look at the topics below in smaller group break-out groups. An “un-conference” session will also enable participants to generate topics of interest to your school and to host small group conversations that explore those topics.

●     Managing effective communication within the Board and with stakeholders

●     Organizing effective committees and task forces

●     Understanding Board roles and responsibilities        

●     Using Board operating protocols       

●     Forging strong relationships among Trustees and Head of School

●     Developing the Board’s capacity

●     Effectively supporting and appraising the Head of school      

●     Conducting regular Board self-appraisal       

●     Rethinking approaches to Strategic Planning           

●     Understanding the strategic and generative roles of Trustees

●     Developing systems to monitor school quality

The format of the main conference is a mix of input, small group conversations, and large group processing. Scenarios and case studies will provide opportunities to apply concepts to the complex situations often found in schools. Quality resources will be made accessible to participants for the various topics addressed.

In addition, a special session on Child Protection will be part of the main conference. The goal of the session is to ensure that Board members and Heads of School have a current understanding of the Child Protection training and resources available, understand the essential leadership roles of leading the development and implementation of Child Protection policies and procedures as well as gain information relative to training, curriculum, and protocols for Child Protection.

 

Main Conference Registration Costs: 

Main Conference registration fee includes lunch, coffee breaks and reception 

$525 Member Early Bird Registration, Register by June 3, 2019

$575 Member Registration, Register by August 5, 2019

$625 Member Late Registration, Deadline is August 21, 2019

$1150 Non-Member Registration, Deadline is August 21, 2019

*Distinguished Schools receive 2 free AASSA event registrations per year

 

$525 Partner Exhibitor Registration

$2525 Non-Partner Exhibitor Registration

*Gold Partners receive 1 free AASSA event registration per year

**Platinum Partners receive 2 free AASSA event registrations per year

 

Click HERE to become an AASSA Partner

 

ALL participants must have a laptop or wireless

device to access the conference materials 


 

Main Conference Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday, September 12

6:30 - 7:45        *Breakfast | Vista Terrace, 2nd Floor

7:00 - 8:00        Registration  | Crown Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:00 - 9:30        Session 1 | Century Ballroom, 2nd Floor

9:30 - 10:00      Coffee break  & Visit Exhibitors | Carmen Miranda Ballroom II, 2nd Floor

10:00 - 11:30    Session 2  | Century Ballroom -and-Carmen Miranda Ballroom I, 2nd Floor

11:30 - 12:30    Lunch | Vista Terrace, 2nd Floor

12:30 - 2:00      Session 3 | Century Ballroom -and-Carmen Miranda Ballroom I, 2nd Floor

2:00 - 2:30        Coffee break & Visit Exhibitors | Carmen Miranda Ballroom II, 2nd Floor

2:30 - 4:00        Session 4  | Century Ballroom -and-Carmen Miranda Ballroom I, 2nd Floor

4:00 - 4:30        PDC meeting (by invitation only) |  Willoughby, 2nd Floor

5:00 - 6:30      *Reception - The Confidante Hotel  | 1930's House 

 

Day 2 - Friday, September 13

6:30 - 7:45        *Breakfast   (Vista Terrace)

8:00 - 9:30        Session 5

9:30 - 10:00      Coffee break

10:00 - 11:30     Session 6

11:30 - 12:30     Lunch  (Vista Terrace)

12:30 - 2:00       Session 7

2:00 - 2:30        Coffee break

2:30 - 4:00        Session 8

4:00 - 5:00        PDC meeting (by invitation only)

*Guests of main conference participants are invited to attend the reception on Thursday at a fee of $75 per person.  This event MUST be reserved in advance at the time of registration for both conference participants and guests and will be billed to each school at the time of invoicing.


About Our Presenters 

 

Rick Detwiler has worked with Boards of Trustees as Head of five international schools over the past 25 years.  Currently, Rick consults with Boards of Trustees in international school governance, having conducted board training, policy review, and strategic planning workshops for over fifty schools and regional organizations throughout the world over the past five years.  Most recently, Rick and colleague David Chojnacki, are developing the AAIE-sponsored “Leading-Up” project, focused on empowering Board Chairs and Heads of School to work effectively leading their boards in good governance practice.  Finally, Rick and David have just authored the NAIS International Trustees Handbook, 2nd edition, published in January 2019. 

Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, Master of Arts from Tufts University, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from the University of Vermont.  He is married to his wife of 47 years, Sandi, a retired ESL teacher, and they have three grown children, all educated at international schools. No stranger to AASSA, Rick finished his career as a school head at Graded in São Paulo.  Rick and Sandi currently live in rural Vermont.

 

Teresa Arpin, Ed.D. is the President of Transformation Systems, working with educational organizations since 1996. She specializes in leadership development, strategic planning, governance and organizational transformation. In her role with Transformation she has helped schools measure the impact of their strategic plans.

Teresa has worked with boards of trustees, schools and school districts large and small across the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Her work has also included facilitating strategic planning processes for five international regional education associations which include NESA, CEESA, EARCOS, AISA and AASSA. She has collaborated with the NESA Board for many years in the evolution of a strategic planning approach that is now being modeled in several international schools and other regional associations.

Dr. Arpin is the 2013 recipient of NESA's Finis Engleman Award, recognizing "Outstanding dedication and service to schools in the NESA region reflecting the meritorious contributions of a man whose memory will always be special in the annals of NESA." She is also certified by Newfield Network, an international program for the development of ontological coaches. She is an expert in program evaluation and assessment and is proficient in large scale project planning and management.

 


 

Teresa will also be facilitating our 1st Annual Heads Retreat immediately following the 2019 Governance Conference 

 

The Registration and Reservation Process

 

Step 1: Register for the Conference:

Please click here

 

Deadline:  August 21, 2019

(No refunds will be honored after August 21st)

fidante Miami Beach:  

 

Step 2:  To make Hotel Reservations at The Confidante

Please click here 

AASSA Group Rate is available from September 7 - 15

 Daily Rate: $175 + tax per nightly rate (King or Double Beds)

 

AASSA has worked with the hotel to secure a special rate for attendees. There are a specific number of standard rooms available at the special rate on each of the days listed. If there is no availability for a specific date, please contact AASSA to see availability. Room availability is on a first come, first served basis. 

**Please note that booking through the hotel directly, or through a third party, will not give you the special rate and/or discounts. Other charges may apply. 

(Daily Resort Fee of $30 is Waived at check-in if you book using the AASSA rate)

The hotel reservation deadline/cut-off date to receive the group rate is Wednesday, August 21, 2019

 

NOTE: If you have an early-morning arrival,  it is recommended you make a reservation for the night prior to your arrival to guarantee early check-in.

 

Check-out:  12:00 pm

 

(Do not book directly with the hotel by phone or through any other link or agency!)

 

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*Breakfast Buffet is included in the room rate for One Participant (1) daily, per room in Vista Terrace on these dates: Wednesday (September 11th), Thursday (September 12th), Friday (September 13th) and Saturday (September 14th). 

 

Should anyone visit Bird & Bone Restaurant over these dates the breakfast will be billed to their room as an additional charge and would not be the breakfast included in the room rate.

 

Please Note: Any additional guests in the rooms will be responsible to cover their own daily breakfast

 

 


Conference Location

The Confidante Miami Beach

4041 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, Florida

 

Hotel Parking Rates

Guest Overnight parking: $35

Daily Valet Parking: $15 (not staying at the hotel)

If you rent a car, please note the hotel charges $35.00 + tax per night for valet guest parking.

 

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Transportation from the Miami International Airport to the Hotel 

Uber or Lyft 

Taxi's: Estimated fare - $35 USD  (one way) 


 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Terri: twilliams@aassa.com 

or

Esther: enicolau@aassa.com

 

We look forward to seeing you in Miami!

 

 

 

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