Professional Development

Headways™ provides school leaders the opportunity to connect virtually, using the video-conferencing tool Zoom, to discuss operational issues relevant to their post. Open to all NCGS member schools, interested individuals gather for small group, one hour-long facilitated conversations throughout the school year to discuss pre-arranged and time-sensitive topics.

“Thank you for bringing us all together – this has been a wonderful experience; one of the best professional development experiences I’ve had. NCGS is doing some of the most deliberately forward-thinking and intersectional work out there.”

–Bill Ivey, Middle School Dean | Stoneleigh-Burnham School

Headways™ is deliberately designed to be an interactive conversation among colleagues – as opposed to a webinar – whereby participants share and receive ideas and information. Among the goals of the program is to develop a “team cohort” of trusted colleagues who together form a small learning community and can be called upon to be resources/mentors for one another throughout the year and into the future. Each participant will be asked to consider the following questions in advance of each conversation:

  • How does my school address this topic?
  • How do I wish my school addressed this topic?
  • And, what is keeping my school and me from making this wish a reality?

Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, each cohort includes five conversation topics. A registration fee of $250 is required by each participant. Space is very limited with preference given to new, first-time participants who can commit to joining every session within a cohort.

COMING SOON: Schedules and topics for the 2018-2019 school year cohorts:

  • Admissions Directors
  • Advancement Directors
  • Athletic Directors
  • Boarding Directors/Residence Life Coordinators
  • College Counselors
  • Communications/Marketing Directors
  • Deans of Students/Student Activities Coordinators
  • Diversity Directors
  • Global Learning/Exchange Coordinators
  • Heads of School
  • Heads of School/Coordinate Programs (hosted in collaboration with the International Boys’ Schools Coalition)
  • Lower School Directors
  • Middle School Directors
  • School Counselors
  • Upper School Directors

Registration for 2017-2018 is closed. Information and registration for the 2018-2019 series will be available in August.