Fall 2020 Online PD for School Leaders

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ATLIS Cyber Safety Workshop for Independent School Leaders

The ATLIS Cyber Safety Workshop is now available in a digital format.

Making our schools safe from cyber attacks and identity theft is a high priority for school leaders, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased cyber safety concerns.

Fall Workshop: Scheduled to meet the needs of Eastern and Central participants.
Spring Workshop: Scheduled to meet the needs of Central, Pacific, and Hawaii participants. More information soon.

  • November 6, 13: 3-hour virtual workshops on 2 consecutive Fridays -- 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am - 2:00 pm Central

Special Topics
Cybersecurity -- A Team Sport -- Windward School (CA) Tech Team (Gabe Baez, Sudha Joga, James Bologna, Jennifer Zanoria)
Implementing Multifactor Authentication - Dr. Marsha Maxwell, Atlanta International School, GA
Strategies for Data Privacy when Onboarding and Offboarding -- Alex Podchaski, CETL, North Broward Preparatory School, FL

  • December 2: Cybersecurity Update -- FREE Follow-up Webinar and Live Q&A with industry experts for all participants, 1:00 pm Eastern/ 12:00 pm Central

Registration required; ATLIS members and Association partners, $150; non-members, $200. Learn more and register here. 

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ATLIS Reads 2020-2021: Year-Long Book Seminar Technology Thought Leaders

Includes registration for 4 webinar conversations focusing on leading schools amid rapid change
and a reflective micro-course (with video archive of past sessions)

August 5: Teach Boldly by Jennifer Williams (Bonus Webinar Preview)
September 23:
Positively Resilientby Doug Hensch; conversation led by Connie White, Woodward Academy, GA
November 18: SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland; conversation by Jason Kern, All Saints Episcopal School, Tyler, TX
January 27: Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds by Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, Sven Smit; conversation led by Theresa Jay, Thayer Academy, MA 
March 24: Radical Candor by Kim Scott; conversation led by Ethan Delavan, The Bush School, WA

All webinars at 1 pm Eastern
Registration required: $129 Non-members; ATLIS Members FREE

We have selected four leadership-intensive books to be featured on live webinar conversations with thought leaders from the ATLIS community. Our focus on leading schools amid rapid change will provide a structure for extending your thought leadership in the coming months. Our year-long book tour of leadership required during challenging times will provide a much-needed structure for developing your thought leadership with professional colleagues in the coming year. Learn more and register for the complete series

ATLIS Summits

Monthly summits on special topics invite members of the community to share insights and innovations in an informal panel format. 

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Summit: Reinventing the Wheel -- New Systems & Processes Under COVID-19

This event has passed. You can access an archive of the event here.  Registration required: FREE for members; $59 for non-members

Technology leaders thrive in a world of systems and processes. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many to rethink, reinvent, or totally create new ways to address how technologies are integrated into the way a school works. We want to hear from you about the systems and processes you’ve reimagined in the past half-year. Come to share and ask questions, to lead and learn from each other.


Access the Archive


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December Summit: Leading Together -- Why Administrative Partnerships Matter
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 1 pm Eastern
As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave its mark on our schools, technology leaders have risen to prominence as key figures to rely upon for determining how to manage in the crisis and meet the missions of the schools they serve. The success of their partnerships with colleagues across the administrative team has depended upon openness, transparency, and collaboration to serve the mission of the schools they serve. Guests panelists from AISAP and MISBO join ATLIS Executive Director Christina Lewellen to share important ways for technology leaders to team up with Admissions and Finance officers to help their schools thrive amidst the pandemic and beyond.


  • Janice Crampton, Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)
  • Damian Kavanagh, President & CEO, Mid-South Independent School Business Officers (MISBO)
  • Christina Lewellen, Executive Director, ATLIS

Registration required: FREE for ATLIS members; $59 for non-members



ATLIS Virtual Town Halls and Office Hours

Whether you are back at chool in a socially-distance configuration, a hybrid model, or a distance learning schedule, ATLIS is here for you! We continue to host virtual town hall meetings so the community can come together to share ideas and support one another.  View the Virtual Town Hall Archives.

We also recognize your needs and desires to connect and share with other thought leaders in a low-key setting. ATLIS Office Hours are open to all registrants for ATLIS Virtual Town Halls.

Virtual Town Hall Schedule

1 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

Office Hours Schedule

  • September 18
  • October 23
  • December 4 Holiday Office Hours

Drop in! 1 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Virtual Town Halls/Office Hours
Free and open to all:
 registration required. 
If you have registered previously, you will automatically receive an invitation to future events.

For more information on professional development at ATLIS contact [email protected].