11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch, Table Talk, and Brag & Swag Board! In the Dining Room. To expand the number of colleagues sharing knowledge beyond our breakout session series, we ask all conference attendees to share your favorite professional "win" - big or small, or your proudest publication, along with your contact info, so fellow conference goers can connect with you about it! Email us in advance, or add your "brag" to the board at the conference!
6:00 - 7:30pm Exhibitors Cocktail Hour: join us in the Lake Lounge for cocktails, conversation, and informational booths from vendors curated just for our group. (And bring your business cards to drop in for the many vendor-provided prize raffles!)
7:30 - 9:00pm Dinner, Dining Room
9:00pm - whenever :) Afterparty / Parlor games, in the Laurel Lounge (temporary hotel bar, off the Lake Lounge)
10:00am - 12:00pm Kathy Pearson: "Managing Uncertainty: The Need for Strategic Agility in the Advancement Office" in the Parlor.Read more here.
12:00 - 12:05pm Closing Remarks, Parlor
1:00pm Mohonk Checkout
Bus service to the New Paltz Bus Station from NYC, Albany, NJ and Long Island on Trailways:https://trailways.com/. You can grab a cab from the station at New Paltz or the hotel will even pick you up! Just contact them in advance at (845) 256-2016.
If you are driving, go all the way to the hotel entrance – there is free valet parking.
Here is a list of registered attendees, which will also be included in the conference app, along with a presenters directory. Please, make changes to the list if you want to modify anything about your name or contact info.
Martha Haakmat will be our keynote speaker on Sunday, March 8th. Martha is an educator and strategist who has spent her 32-year career in faculty and leadership positions, most recently as a Head of School, in a wide variety of NYSAIS school communities. As Head of School a Martha worked specifically on enrollment, marketing, and finance in a changing admissions landscape, and she developed strategic planning expertise including diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goal-setting and ongoing systemic work. Martha is now Executive Director of Haakmat Consulting, providing leadership coaching and support for DEI strategic planning for schools and other organizations. In addition to her experience as a teacher and leader in lower, middle, and upper school grade levels, Martha has served as an independent school trustee and as a member of various committees for NAIS, NYSAIS, the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and New York City Guild of Independent School Heads. She was also the founder and director of Educators for Growth and Empowerment (EDGE), a diversity consulting team with regional and national recognition. Martha currently serves on the Board of Trustees for NYSAIS and Early Steps. She is also a faculty member for the NAIS Institute for New Heads and is a credentialed Montessori administrator.
Kathy Pearson, Ph.D. will be our closing speaker on Tuesday, March 10th. Kathy is a strategist, Systems Thinking expert, and authority in decision making. She is President and Founder of ELS, a firm focused on executive development and learning across industries. Kathy is also a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and has served as an adjunct Associate Professor in the Operations and Information Management Department at The Wharton School, both at the University of Pennsylvania. In this academic capacity, Kathy taught operations management courses in the MBA program and Executive Masters of Technology Management programs as well as Probability and Statistics, Simulation Modeling, and other courses for the department and the University. An award-winning educator, Kathy works extensively with mid- to senior-level executives, where she teaches on a variety of topics including Executive Decision Making, Strategic Agility, Change Managing, and Execution.