Make the most of your annual conference experience in Orlando by registering for a pre-conference workshop (or two!). Pre-con workshops are happening on Sunday, May 1 and offer the opportunity to take a deep dive into specific topics that will set a strong foundation for the rest of your conference experience.

Cost: $195 for ATLIS members; $295 for nonmembers
Select your desired workshop(s) on the registration form. There is one form for all workshops. If you plan to attend the annual conference May 2-4, separate registration is required. 

Conduct a Technology Self-Audit with ATLIS360

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Presenters:

  • Dawn Klus, Director of Accreditation, Independent Schools Association of the Central States, ATLIS Board Chair
  • Christina Lewellen, ATLIS Executive Director
  • Kelsea Watson, ATLIS Manager of PD and Membership

Whether you are reviewing your school’s response to COVID-19, providing guideposts for new administrators, assessing school-wide initiatives, or undertaking a self-review for accreditation purposes, a self-study audit is critical to improving your technology programs. This workshop will jumpstart the self-review you need to move your team forward in alignment with your school’s mission and vision. Connect with other technology leaders who are grappling with similar challenges, or bring your team to get your self-audit process rolling. Time to collaborate and plan, using ATLIS360 tools, is built into this reflective workshop.

Register

 

Career Intentionality: Creating a Purposeful Path to Your Career Goals

3:30 - 5:30 pm
Presenters:

  • Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School, St. Luke's, CT
  • Christina Lewellen, Executive Director ATLIS
  • Stacia McFadden, CIO, The Lovett School, GA

If you're ready to take a more proactive approach to career planning, this workshop is a must-attend. Led by seasoned career professionals who have not only climbed the ladder themselves but also taught others to do the same, this session will explore how to be proactive about your career and how to break through perceptions in order to be viewed as a future leader. The facilitators will provide insight about what works – and what does more harm than good – when it comes to career planning and advancement. In this session, you'll have the time and guidance you need to articulate your aspirations, identify holes in your game, and create a plan to fill in the gaps to accomplish your goals.

Register

 

From Databases to Decision Making: Tech Policies and Practices to Empower Institutional Research (hosted by CIRIS)

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Presenters:
  • Eric Heilman, Executive Director, Center for Institutional Research in Independent Schools (CIRIS)
  • Rebekah Sollitto, Assistant Head of School, Strategic Initiatives, Poly Prep Country Day School

Quality datasets are at the foundation of excellent institutional research work, but the ability to compile these requisite datasets is heavily impacted by a school's policies and practices around data collection and management. In this session, we will look at several common types of data analysis projects and discuss the data policies and best practices needed to support those projects, focusing on issues like identifying high value data, creating sustainable data quality control practices, and easing cross-platform data merging. Through a combination of exercises and share outs, participants will walk away with concrete strategies to improve their school's data strategy and lay a strong foundation for impactful institutional research work.

Register