Conferences and Workshops

Leading Learning for Virginia's Best Independent Schools

VAIS professional learning recognizes the need for the learner's voice and choice in professional learning. As such, VAIS strives to be the lead learner for VAIS schools, sharing the most up-to-date information and trends in educational practice. 

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2023 - 2024 Programs

Fall Teacher Feature All Educators October 11, 2023
Administrative Professionals Day                 Administrative Professionals October 18, 2023
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond
VAIS Annual Conference All Educators November 3, 2023
Benedictine Schools of Richmond
Better than a Book Club  All Educators Various Dates
Young Adult Literature Symposium Upper School Educators

December 7, 2023
Heads of School Conference Heads of School January 21-23, 2024
Boars Head Resort, Charlottesville  
Spring Teacher Feature  All Educators February 28, 2024
Safe & Healthy Schools Conference

School Counselors, Safety Professionals, Nurses, Health Educators,
& Athletic Counselors

February 15, 2024
University of Richmond
Youth Mental Health First Aid  All Educators

Online Pre-work, In-person February 16, 2024
VAIS Office

Children's Literature Symposium K-8 Educators April 16, 2024
Business Officers Institute  Business Officers/Staff

April 25-26, 2024
Richmond Marriott Downtown

Heads & Trustees Day  Heads of School & Trustees May 1, 2024
Advancement Institute  Admissions, Communication, Marketing & Development Professionals May 8, 2024
Stuart Hall School, Staunton