2021 - 2022 Professional Development

NJAIS offers many different Professional Development opportunities for faculty, administrators, and Trustees.  We aim to be relevant and responsive, and welcome your ideas and participation in these workshops and conferences.

 

NJAIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

EVENT CALENDAR for 2021 - 2022

We will be adding to and updating these offerings frequently.  Please check back for the latest professional growth offerings.

Contact Rachel Folan, rfolan@njais.org, with any questions, suggestions, or partnership ideas.

 

These workshops have been developed for the use of NJAIS members only and are not to be downloaded, copied, used, or distributed without permission.

 

 


Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12, 2022
ADMISSIONS OFFICERS CONFERENCE

Target Audience:  Admissions Professionals

This annual get-away is back! The experience serves to support professional learning and camaraderie for admissions professionals. 
TOPICS INCLUDE:
Legal Updates
Institutional Economics
Tuition and Financial Aid Considerations
Lessons Learned in Higher Education
Reflection and Leadership

Learn more and register here:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=517


Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, 2022
FINANCE OFFICERS CONFERENCE

Target Audience:  CFOs, COOs, Business Managers, and all other Finance Professionals

This annual get-away is back! The experience serves to support professional learning and camaraderie for finance professionals. 
TOPICS INCLUDE:
Legal Updates
Institutional Economics
Tuition and Financial Aid Considerations
Risk Tolerance
Accounting Controls for Independent Schools

Learn more and register here:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=518

 
 
 

Completed Programs

Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, 2022
HEAD OF SCHOOL CONFERENCE

Target Audience: Heads of School

 

Monday, May 2, 2022; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
EARLY CAREER TEACHER PROGRAM: 
DESIGNING YOUR CURRICULUM

     For: Independent School Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Teaching Fellows, and Early Career Teachers
 

 

Monday, May 2, 2022: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
LISTENING TO UNDERSTAND

       For: All Educators
 
** This session is part of the subscription series
Humility, Healing, and Hope: Rebuilding Bridges in Our Schools**

 

 

Friday, April 29, 2022: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
GROWING PAINS: INSPIRING EVERYONE TO JOIN THE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

    For: All Educators
 
** This session is part of the subscription series
Humility, Healing, and Hope: Rebuilding Bridges in Our Schools**

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHEN IT GOES SIDEWAYS: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR TOUGH CONVERSATIONS IN ANTI-RACIST CLASSROOMS

    For: All Educators
 
** This session is part of the subscription series
Humility, Healing, and Hope: Rebuilding Bridges in Our Schools**
 
 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
RESPONDING TO INCIDENTS AND CONCERNS

 
** This session is part of the subscription series
Humility, Healing, and Hope: Rebuilding Bridges in Our Schools**

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FOSTER DEIJ THROUGH A MENTAL HEALTH LENS

    For: All Educators
 
** This session is part of the subscription series
Humility, Healing, and Hope: Rebuilding Bridges in Our Schools**
 

Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, 2022
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Target Audience: Assistant Heads of School, Division Heads, Academic Deans, Deans of Faculty, Curriculum Coordinators, and all School Leaders who lead the teaching and learning efforts at your school

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
OOPS AND OUCH: COMMON MISTAKES IN DEIJ WORK (AND HOW TO LEARN FROM THEM)  

    For: All Educators
 
** This session is part of the subscription series
Humility, Healing, and Hope: Rebuilding Bridges in Our Schools**
 
 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
THREE HEALTHY HABITS FOR TEACHING IN POLARIZING TIMES

    For: All Educators
 
** This session is part of the subscription series
Humility, Healing, and Hope: Rebuilding Bridges in Our Schools**
 
 

Monday, March 28, 2022:
EARLY CAREER TEACHER PROGRAM: 
MAKING LEARNING STICK

     For: Independent School Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Teaching Fellows, and Early Career Teachers

 

Monday, February 28, 2022:
EARLY CAREER TEACHER PROGRAM: 
CONTINUOUS GROWTH - MEANINGFUL FEEDBACK AND ASSESSMENTS

     For: Independent School Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Teaching Fellows, and Early Career Teachers
 

 

Thursday, February 24, 2022; 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
HEAD OF SCHOOL AND BOARD ANNUAL EVALUATIONS

Target Audience: Independent School Boards of Trustees and Heads of School
 


Wednesday, February 23, 2022; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CYBERCRIME AND THE LATEST THREATS

Target Audience: Board Members, Heads of School, Finance Officers, and Technology Coordinators
 
 

Thursday, February 17, 2022; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
MEET THE PARENTS: UNDERSTANDING & CONNECTING WITH THE "OTHER" ADULTS IN YOUR STUDENTS' LIVES

**THIS SESSION IS PART OF THE HEALTHY AND WELL SCHOOL COMMUNITIES SERIES.**

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHAT ARE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SCHOOLHOUSE GATE IN TODAY'S VIRTUAL WORLD?

Target Audience: Independent School Board Members, Heads of School, and School Leadership Teams

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022; 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SUPPORT, CONNECTION, & MEANING: SURVIVING AS A SCHOOL LEADER IN AN EXTENDED COLLECTIVE CRISIS

**THIS SESSION IS PART OF THE HEALTHY AND WELL SCHOOL COMMUNITIES SERIES.**

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RECONNECTING TO OUR "WHY"

**THIS SESSION IS PART OF THE HEALTHY AND WELL SCHOOL COMMUNITIES SERIES.**

 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
THE ECONOMICS OF A SMALL LIBERAL ARTS INSTITUTION

Target Audience: Board Members, Heads of School, and School Leadership Teams 

 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022; 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
DEVELOPING A TRAUMA-SENSITIVE CLASSROOM: WHO CARES?

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022; 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
HUMAN CONNECTION IN AN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
RECRUITING FOR BOARD DIVERSITY WORKSHOP

Target Audience: Independent School Board Members and Heads of School
 

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022; 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
LEARN WELL, LIVE WELL, LEAD WELL: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
KNOWING THE WHOLE STUDENT

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022; 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A CASE STUDY IN REBRANDING, ENGAGEMENT, AND MEDIA COVERAGE PROCESS
The Newark School that Could: $100 Million Campaign Success

Target Audience: Independent School Board Members, Heads of School, Advancement Professionals, and MarCom Professionals
 

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022; 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
GOOD TO GREAT: ACCESS, EQUITY, & INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION

Target Audience: Independent School Board Members, Heads of School, and School Leadership Teams
 

 

Thursday, December 9, 2021; 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
EDUCATOR BURNOUT & STRESS REDUCTION 

     Presented by: Child Mind Institute

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
BUILDING A STRONGER BOARD & SCHOOL: UNPACKING THE WORK OF THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

     Target Audience: Board Members & Heads of School
 

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
RESILIENCY IN CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENTS

    For: All Educators

 

Thursday, December 2, 2021; 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
MANAGING STRESS, ANXIETY, & BEHAVIOR FOR STUDENTS WITH INTERRUPTED LEARNING EXPERIENCE 

    For: All Educators

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH & COVID-19 

     Presented by: Child Mind Institute
 

 

Monday, November 29, 2021:
EARLY CAREER TEACHER PROGRAM: COMMUNICATION: HOW TO TALK TO TODAY'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOL PEOPLE

     For: Independent School Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Teaching Fellows, and Early Career Teachers
 

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021:
YOUTH VOICE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE ACTIVISM THROUGH THE LENS OF EXISTENTIAL ANXIETY AND INTERSECTIONALITY

   For: All Educators 

 

Sunday, November 14, 2021:
TRUSTEE ENRICHMENT DAY

For: Boards of Trustees, Heads of School, Finance Officers, and School Leadership Teams

 

Sunday, November 14, 2021:
LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
BUILDING  BLOCK II: SERVE

For: 2021 - 2022 Leadership Institute Cohort
 

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021:
A SOLUTIONS-ORIENTED FRAMEWORK TO TACKLE REAL LIFE CLIMATE CHANGE LESSON EXAMPLES FOR TEACHERS

For: All Educators

**THIS SESSION IS PART OF CLIMATE AWARE AND ACTIVE SCHOOLS SUBSCRIPTION SERIES**
 

Thursday, October 28, 2021:
ADMISSIONS OFFICERS WORKSHOP

  For: All Admissions Professionals  
  

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021:
FINANCE OFFICERS WORKSHOP

For: CFOs, Business Managers, HR Directors, and all Finance and Operations Professionals     
   

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021:
AVOIDING THE RABBIT HOLE: TEACHING CONCEPTS OF CONSPIRATORIAL THINKING 

For: All Educators
 

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021:
CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES CENTER: OVERVIEW OF TOOLS AND SUPPORTS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM AND CURRICULUM

For: All Educators


**THIS SESSION IS PART OF CLIMATE AWARE AND ACTIVE SCHOOLS SUBSCRIPTION SERIES**  

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021:
ADVANCEMENT OFFICERS WORKSHOP

For: Directors of Development and All Advancement Professionals

 

Monday, October 25, 2021:
EARLY CAREER TEACHER PROGRAM:
SCHOOL CLIMATE AND CULTURE

For: Independent School Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Teaching Fellows, and Early Career Teachers

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021:
SOLUTIONS: CUTTING EMISSIONS AND PROTECTING NATURE 

For: All Educators

     

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021:
LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
BUILDING BLOCK I: EXPLORE

For: 2021 - 2022 Leadership Institute Cohort

 

 

Thursday, October 14, 2021:
CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPACTS AND IMPLICATIONS

For: All Educators


** THIS SESSION IS PART OF CLIMATE AWARE AND ACTIVE SCHOOLS SUBSCRIPTION SERIES**

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021:
UNDERSTANDING BIAS - A NUANCED APPROACH TO A VITAL NEWS LITERACY TOPIC

For: All Educators

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2021:
CLIMATE CHANGE BASICS: WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

For: All Educators

  
** THIS SESSION IS PART OF CLIMATE AWARE AND ACTIVE SCHOOLS SUBSCRIPTION SERIES**  

 

Thursday, September 30, 2021:
WHY HOPE IS VITAL FOR ENGAGEMENT WITH CLIMATE CHANGE AND HIGH PRIORITY SOCIAL ISSUES

For: All Educators 
 

**THIS SESSION IS PART OF CLIMATE AWARE AND ACTIVE SCHOOLS SUBSCRIPTION SERIES**
 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021:
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE 'NEWS LITERATE' - AN
INTRODUCTION TO NEWS LITERACY EDUCATION

For: All Educators


 

 

Monday, September 27, 2021:
EARLY CAREER TEACHER PROGRAM:
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 101 AND MENTOR TEACHER GUIDANCE

For: Independent School Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Teaching Fellows, and Early Career Teachers


 

Sunday, September 12, 2021:
TRUSTEE 101

For: Newly Appointed Board of Trustee Members of Independent Schools or those in their first or second year serving on the Board

 

 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021:
CHASING CHILDHOOD
FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

For: All Educators


 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021:
PANEL PRESENTATION:
NAVIGATING PUSHBACK AGAINST YOUR SCHOOL'S DEIB COMMITMENTS

For: Heads of School, Board Members, and Communications Professionals
**THIS IS A MEMBER SCHOOL ONLY EVENT**

 

 

Monday, August 23, 2021:
THE INVISIBLE PLAYBOOK: 
HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

For: Athletic Directors, Athletic Coaches, and all other Athletic Professionals

 

Tuesday, August 17 - Thursday, August 19, 2021:
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND SUPPORTING STUDENT METACOGNITION

For: New and Veteran Classroom Teachers



 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021:
PARENT ASSOCIATIONS: 
BUILDING AND MAINTAINING PURPOSEFUL PARTNERSHIPS

For: Heads of School, Development Officers, and others who work with Parent Associations
 
 


 

Tuesday, August 10 - Thursday, August 12, 2021:
SCHOOLS OF INCLUSION AND BELONGING:
INTERSECTIONALITY AND IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT

For: All Teachers and School Administrators

 

 

Tuesday, August 10 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021:
INNOVATING INSTRUCTION 2.0:
DESIGNING YOUR PATHWAY FORWARD

For: Classroom Teachers, School Administrators, and EdTech Professionals
 
 

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021:
CRYPTOCURRENCY 101

For: Finance Officers, Development Officers, and Heads of School