Professional Development > Conferences and Workshops

Conferences and Workshops
(Click here for the 2019-2020 Professional Development Series PDF)


New Heads Network - January 25, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL

On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, as part of the New Heads Network, please join your colleagues for reception and dinner on the eve of the start of the 2012 Heads of School Conference. Preregistration for this event was required as part of the New Heads Network.

Please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244 if you have questions regarding the New Heads Network.

This event is part of a year-long opportunity and support system for new heads of school. Events take place:
  • Thursday, September 22, 2011 in Chicago, IL
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in Chicago, IL
  • Monday, June 18-Tuesday June 19, 2012 in St. Louis, MO
For more information on the New Heads Network including who should attend and goals and objectives, please click here.

New Heads Institute Faculty
Thomas Hoerr, PhD is head of New City School in St. Louis, MO. He has led schools for 30 years, and has written extensively on leadership, faculty collegiality, and multiple intelligences. Tom is the author of School Leadership For The Future, The Art of School Leadership and Becoming A Multiple Intelligences School. Tom writes a bi-monthly column for Educational Leadership, "The Principal Connection," has authored more than 60 articles, and has presented at conferences around the world.

Keith Shahan, EdD is President of ISACS and past head of John Burroughs School in St. Louis for 23 years. Keith visited every ISACS school by the end of the 2010-11 school year and plans to visit all ISACS new heads in the fall of their first year. Prior to his Burroughs headship, Keith held posts in international and public education. He writes to ISACS heads throughout the year to update them about happenings around the region, ISACS, and education in general.

Program for Wednesday January 25, 2012
Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, IL
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Reception and dinner on the eve of the start of the heads conference
  • Meet with Mentors
  • Sessions included in the heads conference program particularly useful for new heads
Hotel Accommodations
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations.

January hotel accommodations
Swissotel Chicago
323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

ISACS has secured a discounted rate of $139/night as part of the Heads Conference. To reserve a room, please do so for at least two nights and stay for the heads conference, call (312) 565-0565 and request the group code "ISAC0112" by Friday, January 6.

Hotel Directions and Parking
Swissotel Chicago: Click here for directions and parking information for the Swissotel.

Registration Fee
A new head must be registered for the entire New Heads Network to attend on Wednesday evening January 25th program.

We also encourage the new head to attend the 2012 Heads Conference, January 26-27, 2012.  New heads enrolled in the New Heads Network will pay a $300 registration fee instead of the $600 registration fee for the Heads Conference. (New heads must register for Heads Conference separately). Click here for information on the 2012 Heads of School Conference.

This event is open to participants from ISACS member schools only.


55 West Wacker, Suite 701 · Chicago, IL 60601 · Telephone (312) 750-1190 · Fax (312) 750-1193
Site Map