ESHA holds two major events each year: a three-day retreat in the fall and a dinner in conjunction with the annual NAIS conference in the winter. Other activities include monthly member discussions by video conference about books and other topics of interest and regional meetings of independent elementary/middle school heads.
ESHA’s 2018 Annual Retreat
Join your colleagues for a spirited learning experience and a long weekend of camaraderie in an appealing setting at The Breakers, in Palm Beach, Florida, from October 13-16, 2018. http://www.thebreakers.com
The Breakers was selected for the October gathering because of its location, amenities, and history. The retreat planning committee has put together a stimulating program titled “Lead with a Story: Understanding Our Past, Defining Our Future.”(see the program below)
We expect that the retreat will be well attended and advise making your room reservations and retreat registrations as soon as possible.
RETREAT REGISTRATION (Separate from Room Reservations)
First, if you plan to attend Saturday night's pre-retreat reception and dinner, please register here.
Next, register for the retreat by clicking on the button below.
ROOM RESERVATIONS To make your room reservations, please follow The Breakers link https://book.passkey.com/go/ESHA18 We have secured a severely discounted room rate of $300 per night, in keeping with the charges for previous accommodations at ESHA retreats. This rate will be extended to our members for three days after the October 16 retreat conclusion, depending upon availability.
Please see the link below for many of the activities that The Breakers has to offer (beaches, pools, spas, snorkeling, fishing, golf, tennis, tours, shopping, etc.).
Please note that these activities are not included in your registration or room fees.
If you plan to play golf on the Breakers course, please let Mary Beth Noel know the names of your players and the date and time you hope to play. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LOCATION There are direct flights from many cities to West Palm Beach Airport (PBI). The Breakers is a twenty-minute drive from the airport. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is 53 miles and about an hour from the hotel.
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 RETREAT PROGRAM Note our pre-Retreat offering by The Education Group on Saturday afternoon, October 13: Who’re You Gonna Call? Presenters: David Dougherty, Kay Dougherty, Dorothy Hutchinson, Bob Kirkpatrick, Mary Menacho Refine your leadership story in this session. You came to your headship with what we can call a “values story,” a sense of who you are, what you value or believe and what skill sets and experiences you bring to your school. You were hired for the synchronicity between your values story and that of the school’s mission. How are those two aligned these days? Begin to revisit your story through three supportive lenses you might call upon: colleague, consultant, and coach. Who’re you gonna call?
About Our Annual Retreats
Focus ESHA holds a retreat each fall, planned by and for heads of independent elementary and middle schools. Speakers on topics of professional interest, opportunities for discussion and socializing with colleagues, and relaxation are all part of the program.
Calendar Typically, the retreat takes place in mid-October, on a Sunday through Tuesday with pre-retreat activities on Saturday.
Participants The retreat experience is the one ESHA activity limited to members and their spouses/partners, thereby offering time focused entirely on those roles in school leadership.
Sponsors ESHA is grateful for sponsor support for its retreats and is happy to highlight these partner organizations. For more information, contact email@example.com.
About Our Annual Dinners
Focus ESHA holds a dinner each year in conjunction with the National Association of Independent Schools conference. Usually hosted at an ESHA member's school, the dinner features colleague time, a festive shared meal, and often a school tour and a student performance.
Calendar In recent years, the dinner has been held on the Wednesday of NAIS Conference week.
Participants One need not be registered for the NAIS dinner or a member of NAIS to attend. ESHA members, prospective members, and spouses/partners are welcome.