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PNAIS Professional Development Calendar

This calendar lists professional development events hosted by PNAIS and various PNAIS schools intended to promote the growth of teachers and administrators alike.

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Download the Start Up Guide, create your account and register for events using the PNAIS Online Registration System today! 

You can also listen to speakers from past PNAIS conferences via our Media Gallery on the PNAIS Conferences Audio Recordings Page.

Also, you can download conference presenter handout materials from our Conference Presenter Handouts Page.

Learn about additional development offerings by visiting the NAIS Conferences and Programs page.

PNAIS Institutional Advancement Conference

Date: Sunday - June 21, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Skamania Lodge (Stevenson, WA)
Communicating The Value of Our Schools: June 21-23, 2009
June 21-23, 2009, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA
 Communicating The Value of Our Schools

Online Registration for this event is now open!  See below for pricing and deadline information.

Attention Development, Admissions, Financial Aid and Communications Professionals -

What a year to be in advancement! Never have indicators from your positions been as closely examined.  Never has organizational strategy been as linked to advancement objectives.  Never have you needed to get away from school more!  Take a break, relax, recharge, learn, and prepare.  

In the spirit of the theme Communicating The Value of Our Schools, the value of the conference includes:
  • Reception and dinner on Sunday; Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday; and Breakfast on Tuesday
  • Time to network with peers, and interact with industry experts
  • Keynotes that are aimed at advancement teams and plenary sessions aimed at your job-specific goals
  • Structured discussions and facilitated workshops that provide you with tools that you can implement when you return to work refreshed and ready on Wednesday
  • Energy, excitement and inspiration as only a gathering of PNAIS professionals can generate!
As the school year comes to an end we will have:
  • Better data about 08-09 and a stronger understanding of the year ahead
  • Time to take a step back and determine if our strategies have been effective, and
  • A few last weeks to implement additional strategies that have already been vetted by your peers. 

The planning committee is building a program that is innovative and focused on practical solutions that your advancement team can implement, whether you are a team of one or an army of 5.

Check back here for updates on speakers and sessions!


June 21-23, 2009

  • Registration will begin at 1:30pm on Sunday
  • The Event will conclude at Noon Tuesday

We understand the pressure to conserve economic resources this year.  We have streamlined the conference and minimized the increase over last year’s registration fees (3%).  For additional savings take advantage of the PNAIS travel share programs to reimburse expenses.

  • Early Bird $465  (By March 27th)
  • Regular  $520  (By May 22nd)
  • Late $550  (After May 22nd)
  • Non-PNAIS Member Attendee $565
  • Guest (meals only) $265

Click here for travel share reimbursement form

Click here for a mail-in registration form

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Download the Start Up Guide, logon to our Online Registration System and begin registering for PNAIS Professional Development events today!
Parents, visit our School Open House Calendar and learn more about Independent Schools

The September 2008 PNAIS Accreditation Manual is available.  This version represents the most current policies and procedures.

Conference Presenter Handout Materials from recent PNAIS events are now available for download.

Upcoming Conferences

April 13-14, 2009
Facilities Managers Conference
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

Registration Now Open
April 20, 2009
Spring Educators' Conference
Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School, Salt Lake City, Utah

Registration Now Open
April 26-28, 2009
Business Officers' Conference
Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA

May 3-5, 2009
Spring Heads' Conference
Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA

May 16, 2009
Board Chairs' Workshop
Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Registration Now Open
June 21-23, 2009
Institutional Advancement Conference
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA

June 26, 2009
Administrative Assistants' Workshop
Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

June 28-30, 2009
Leadership Conference
Resort at the Mountain, Welches, OR

June 28-30, 2009
Technology Conference
Resort at the Mountain, Welches, OR

July 28-31, 2009
New Heads' Institute
Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA

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