Pre-Conference Programming

ATLIS Leadership Institutes 2020
Our pre-conference leadership institutes will meet you where you are. ATLIS Leadership Institutes are action-oriented, project-based, and collaboratively inspired. Registration and fee required.

ATLIS Cybersecurity Symposium
This full-day immersive workshop guides you toward a workable implantation plan using the ATLIS Cybersecurity Recommendations. Registration and fee required.

Leadership Institute: Visioning

Leadership Institute: Visioning

1:00 - 4:00 PM April 5, 2020 
Marriott Magnificent Mile (ATLIS Annual Conference)

Technology leadership in schools at the 20,000-foot level requires the skills of a soothsayer: predicting the future, analyzing what matters, finding convergence with other thinkers, and communicating with a larger audience. The goal of this institute is to gather thought leaders from our community to brainstorm and address collaboratively what lies ahead for our schools. We will provide a structure for you to develop lines of inquiry, examine best practices, and seed resources for the larger ATLIS community to use and pursue. Your essential question: What are the real problems and opportunities for designing the future in independent schools? In this highly participatory Institute, attendees will collaborate to make meaning together and to curate and produce usable resources to benefit others. Specific topics to be addressed will evolve from the participants. 

Facilitators from the ATLIS Think Tank
Dr. Jill Brown, Educational Technologist, Albuquerque Academy, NM
Howard Levin, Director of Educational Innovation, Convent & Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart, CA
Larry Kahn, Chief Technology Officer, Trinity Valley School, TX
Jennifer Voorhees, Lower School Academic Dean and Director of Lower School Technology, Sidwell Friends School, DC

$95 pre-conference fee; separate registration required.

Leadership Institute: Managing

Leadership Institute: Managing

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM April 5, 2020 
Marriott Magnificent Mile (ATLIS Annual Conference)

This Institute draws on leadership literacies for managing a team, managing culture, and managing systems. Managing a team depends on building trust, coaching effectively, and learning how to leverage difficult conversations. Managing culture means, first and foremost, understanding the components of culture, recognizing the culture of different roles and relationships, and knowing how to create a culture that sustains initiatives. Managing systems requires skill at implementing a backward design process, maintaining scope and focus, and communicating with intention. All of these topics will be addressed to help you level up your management skills by working through authentic scenarios, applying what you learn, and leaving with real takeaways to make an impact through leadership for your school. 

Jamie Feild Baker, Strategic Planning Consultant, TN
James Bologna, Director of Technology, Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Windward Institute, GOA Site Director, Windward School, CA
Ethan Delavan, Director of Technology, The Bush School, WA

See Jamie Baker's article (co-written with Gabriel Lucas, Principle, Ed Tech Recruiting, CA), "Don't Get Lost in Translation: Successful Strategic Technology Planning," in the Fall/Winter 2019 Edition of Access Points.

$95 pre-conference registration fee; separate registration required

Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors Cohort

Interested in joining the 2020-2021 Cohort for this year-long leadership programming for early-career professionals? 

Apply now for this one-of-a-kind blended program that includes a 4-day summer residency in June and monthly online professional development designed specifically to meet the needs of technology leaders in independent schools.

Learn more here.

Cybersecurity Symposium at the ATLIS Annual Conference

Full-Day, Intensive, Hands-On Professional Development
Sunday, April 5, 2020 
10 am - 4 pm (lunch included with registration) 
Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile

In a world where cyberattacks continue to evolve and where new dangers emerge for possibly compromised data, independent schools are not immune. Using a roadmap that details safe practices for data management and cyber safety, technology leaders can strategize what they need to do to establish a necessary standard of care to protect their schools from the real dangers that threaten its cyber safety.

Thought leaders from the independent school community lead this in-depth full-day hands-on Symposium on cybersecurity best practices and risk management to help schools secure their resources and protect identity data in an ever-changing cyber threat landscape. 

This Symposium can be attended multiple times, to learn about the latest developments of concern to independent schools and to revisit ongoing planning to make schools safe. 

Jamie Britto, Chief Information Officer, Collegiate School, VA
Denise Musselwhite, Chief Information Officer, Trinity Preparatory School, FL


Registration: $249 Members; $349 Non-members 
Separate registration required