***2018 ACIS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE***
Shaping a Culture of Innovation & Engagement
Oct. 11-12, 2018 at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
For independent school heads, trustees, & administrators – Annual independent school governance conference. Select from three registration options:
FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, or

FRIDAY ONLY (for ACIS school staff only), or

THURSDAY DINNER & KEYNOTE ONLY


***SEPTEMBER***
Drug & Alcohol Awareness & Prevention Panel
Sept. 24, 2018 from 6:30-8:00PM at St. Anne's Episcopal School.
Parent education program about juuling, vaping, marijuana & other trends impacting today's kids; recognizing signs of youth drug & alcohol use; talking points for discussing the risks of use with our kids; equipping parents with skills to respond if kids become involved. LEARN MORE

Concussion and Classroom Symposium – A School-Focused Symposium on Mild TBI – presented by the Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018 at Children’s Hospital Colorado Conference Center (Mt. Oxford Auditorium).

7:30 – 8:00 am – Check-in & continental breakfast
8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Presentations
Join educators for a day of education & dialog w/experts across multiple disciplines discussing a range of topics on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Concussion and the Classroom Symposium covers cutting edge topics focused on understanding outcomes & how to support students after pediatric mild TBI. FREE registration by 9/21



***OCTOBER 2018***
K-12 Purpose Summit Oct 4-7, Chautauqua, Boulder, CO For admin. & educational leaders - Working in small groups w/the goal of returning home w/tangible work products in order to implement purpose learning at your school, participants will look at purpose curriculum for global, experiential/service learning, and advisory programs; as well as an integrated part of core learning across the K-12 curriculum. Details & sign up: Details & sign up or email shayna@worldleadershipschool.com


Creating Engaged Classrooms – A Practical Approach to Social-Emotional Learning
at Friends School, Boulder Oct. 5, 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Oct. 6, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Oct. 7, 8:30am – 5:00pm

This highly experiential course for K-12 educators offers core practices & principles that foster students’ social, emotional, & academic development & supports teachers to develop & sustain an intentional teaching practice. DETAILS & REGISTRATION

Boys & Girls Learn Differently – Dr. Michael Gurian
Oct. 10, 2018 at 7:00PM at Dawson School, Lafayette, CO (Dining Commons).
One of the world's foremost gender experts -- Dr. Michael Gurian -- discusses his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrates how the distinction in hard-wiring & socialized gender differences affects how boys & girls learn. He'll present methods to educate our children based on brain science & neurological development, and helps parents gain understanding & ideas to support their children’s academic success. FREE REGISTRATION


Global Solutions Forum at the Arrabelle and Antlers in Vail, CO.
Wed., Oct. 24 – Fri., Oct. 26.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Join leaders in the education, business, & nonprofit sectors for an intimate conference on the role of compassion and purpose in ethical leadership. DETAILS & REGISTRATION

Culturally Responsive Leadership Program for Educators at Aurora Welcome Center, CO.
Thurs., Oct. 25 – Sat., Oct. 27
PROF. DEV. OPPORTUNITY – During this 2˝ day course, participants will engage in experiential activities that explore the aspirations, attitudes, knowledge, skills, & behaviors that characterize Culturally Responsive Leadership. Topics: Culture & Identity; Privilege & Unconscious Bias; Affirming Cultural Stories & Artifacts; Facilitating Productive Conversations; Internalized, Interpersonal, & Institutional Racism; and Leadership for Sustainable Change. Teams will engage in collaborative planning to develop strategies for their schools that address the critical issues of race, class, & gender. REGISTRATION

2018 STAMP & CIRCLE Conference at History Colorado Center, Denver, CO
October 12, 2018 – STAMP conference
October 13, 2018 – CIRCLE conference

Details & Registration

Colorado Diversity Network presents…Racial Identity – Dr. Sandra “Chap” Chapman
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Graland Country Day School, Denver.
Details & Registration



***NOVEMBER 2018***
2018 Denver White Privilege Symposium at The University of Denver
Fri. & Sat., November 2 & 3, 2018.
An evening followed by a full day event designed to examine patterns, cultures, and systems that contribute to identity, power, and privilege. The event is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege, including race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, and other intersections of identity.

ACIS Parent Association Leader Workshop
Thurs., Nov. 29 2018 at St. Mary's Academy, Englewood, CO.
This interactive workshop introduces principles of good practice that have successfully guided parent associations all over the country. A case study approach will illuminate common challenges & identify practical solutions. Small group discussions over lunch will allow participants to make connections w/parent leaders in other schools.
Details & Registration


***DECEMBER 2018***
Out of Bounds: Evaluating & Setting Appropriate Boundaries for School Professionals A PD Symposium for ACIS Member Schools - facilitated by Katie Koestner of Campus Outreach Services (COS)
at St. Mary’s Academy, Denver, CO December 7, 2018. Join school professionals to learn about setting appropriate boundaries w/students. Designed for teams of educators, these workshops prepare you to help improve child protection efforts at your school. Each 2-hr. workshop will train a different group of educators, depending on the grade level or program design for the students they teach:
9:30 -11:30 am: Grades 9-12 Faculty, Coaches, Admins & Staff
12:00 – 2:00 pm: Grades 6-9 Faculty, Coaches, Admins & Staff
12:30- 4:00 pm: Grades PK-5 Faculty, Coaches, Admins & Staff
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Boarding School Faculty, Coaches, Admins & Staff

Details & Registration.
Space is limited!. Sign up early! Contact Katie Koestner at 866-966-9013 or Katie.koestner@campusoutreachservices.com with any questions.



***JANUARY 2019***
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FROM PRESENTERS AT THE 12th Annual Educating Children of Color Summit - "BUILDING BRIDGES"
Jan. 19, 2019 8AM–5PM at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.
Summit is for parents, 8th grade & above students & teachers: Mission – to dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline for children of color & children in poverty through education. Click here to submit your presenter proposal.



***FEBRUARY 2019***
***MARCH 2019***
ACIS Governance Workshop: The Board's Strategic Outlook - Jean Orvis
March 15, 2019 at Graland Country Day School, Denver, CO.
This workshop will offer practical guidance on how to foster strategic thinking on the board to guide future planning. Small group discussion will also explore two related topics: board chair/head of school alignment and accountability metrics to monitor strategic progress. ***REGISTRATION TO OPEN MID-OCTOBER***



***JUNE 2019***
Knapsack Institute – Transforming Teaching & Learning at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
June 6-8, 2019
For Educators – An Intensive Three Day Summer Institute Focused on Social Justice Pedagogy -- As our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative to have the understanding and resources to effectively navigate discussions about diversity and inequality in the classroom and workplace. The Knapsack Institute is designed for individuals at the beginning to intermediate stages of this journey, as well as those seeking to refresh their approach and embrace intersectional strategies. The Institute is designed for all educators (k-12; higher education; workshop facilitators, etc.). Details & Registration