School Leaders Forum

The 2017 SSS School Leaders Forum is a blended learning experience that features pre-event homework assignments and a 1.5 day in-person workshop geared to help leaders with a vested interest in pricing, enrollment, and economic diversity envision strategic solutions for achieving access and affordability in today’s challenging enrollment management environment.






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This event will be held in the same location as your hotel:

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

SSS has a limited block of rooms with special rate of $179+ tax for registered Summer Series attendees. To make your housing reservations, you must first register for the Institute. Your registration confirmation will include the link to make your hotel reservations. The housing deadline for registered attendees is July 7th. The rate is subject to change when the room block is filled.


July 27: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
July 28: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
July 29: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be sent by email to Patricia Hayden at by June 2, 2017 to receive a refund minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after June 2nd.


Please email Patricia Hayden, Director, Professional Development or call (202) 973-9769 if you have any questions about this event.


You will explore ways to ensure your tuition assistance budget, policies, and communication strategies match your goals and priorities for achieving access, affordability, and/or socio-economic diversity. Through break-out sessions, case studies, and formal and informal discussions, you will identify and share solutions to the affordability issues and challenges that impact enrollment decisions families make today. You will leave armed with concrete approaches to manage your tuition-setting, financial aid budgeting, and award strategies to optimize your enrollment for a financially sustainable path. Designed for high-level, strategic thinking and sharing about key issues to consider, metrics for understanding your local realities, and trends within independent schools and at the higher education level. We'll provide you and your team with relevant data, useful tactics, and new ideas for leveraging your aid investment to meet your enrollment goals.


Download the Forum agenda.

Pre-Forum Assignment: Understanding Your Outcomes and Affordability Markers

Specific information and instructions will be sent to registered attendees by June 30.

Who Should Attend

Heads of Schools, Trustees, Business Managers, Enrollment Management Professionals, Financial Aid Directors, Admission Directors, and Development Directors.

Past Forum attendees emphatically tell us that this two-day experience is most effective when you come with your leadership team!

Featured Presenters

  • Scott Jaschik, CEO and Editor of Inside Higher Ed
  • Eric Temple, Head of School, Lick-Wilmerding High School (CA)
  • Temba Maqubela, Head of School, Groton School (MA)
  • Donna Orem, President, NAIS
  • Vince Watchorn, Head of School, The Providence Country Day School (RI)

What To Expect

  • Supplemental Resources: You will have access to the School Leaders Forum resources page which will include materials, tools, and templates to use during the workshop and/or back at the office to help you apply what you learn.


Program Early Bird (by 6/2) Standard (by 7/7)
School Leaders Forum $775 $895