Heads of Friends Schools

Joint Gathering Featured Speaker:

 DR. DAVID GLEASON, founder of Developmental Empathy, LLC
The mission of Developmental Empathy LLC is to promote developmentally empathic policies and practices – as described in detail in At What Cost? – in schools that foster competitive excellence among their adolescent students. Ironically, “competitive excellence” often gives rise to intense pressures on students to succeed, pressures that overwhelm their still-developing minds and bodies, and that result in their experiences of chronic anxiety and depression, and to a host of debilitating behavioral outcomes.

‚ÄčEarly Childhood/Elementary Heads Event:

Friends Select Author Event
WHITE FRAGILITY IN AMERICAN TOUR
a conversation with DR. ROBIN DIANGELO & JACK HILL
White people in the U.S. live in a racially insular social environment. This insulation builds our expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering our stamina for enduring racial stress. This lack of racial stamina has been termed “White Fragility.” White Fragility is a state in which even a minimal challenge to the white position becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive responses. DiAngelo will be joined by Jack Hill, a diversity consultant, educator, and author, for an in-depth discussion about white fragility and racial inequality. DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be a book signing immediately following the discussion.

  • The Spring gathering also includes Friends Council Annual Meeting Luncheon Celebrating the graduation of the eighth cohort of the Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends School.

Dates, Rates & Details

Dates, Rates  & Details

Elementary Heads - $240
April 17-19, 2018
Wednesday, 4:30pm - Friday 12:00pm
Secondary Heads - $200
April 18-19, 2019
Thurs - Fri (11:30am-Noon)

(Fees includes program & meals)
Limited financial assistance is available.

LOCATION
Friends Center
1500 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA

Lodging (optional)
The Windsor Suites, $179+ tax

1700 Benjamin Parkway, 

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
Click here to book your stay. 

 215-981-8906
Deadline for special rate: Extended to March 22, 2019

Early Childhood/Elementary Heads Agenda

Early Childhood/Elementary Agenda
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
4:00 Opening welcome & hot topic/group discussion collection [Friends Center]
6:00 Friends Select Author Event - Robin DiAngelo [location TBA]
author of: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism Book
7:45 Dinner, Asia on the Parkway, 1700 Ben Franklin Parkway

Thursday, April 18, 2019
9:00am Hot Topics/Group Discussions [Friends Center]
11:30 Friends Council Annual Meeting Luncheon & Leadership Institute Graduation Celebration
2:30 Break
4:00 Joint heads Outing in Center City
6:00 Dinner & Discussion [location TBA]

Friday, April 19, 2019
8:30   Gather for continental breakfast, All Heads together [Friends Center]
9:00
At What Cost?
Featured Speaker -  David Gleason
founder of Developmental Empathy, LLC
12:00  Optional lunch for those who requested & Farewell

Heads with Secondary Divisions Agenda

Secondary Heads Agenda
Thursday, April 18, 2019
11:30 Friends Council Annual Meeting Luncheon & Leadership Institute Graduation Celebration
2:30 Break
4:00 Joint heads Outing in Center City
6:00 Dinner & Discussion [location TBA]

Friday, April 19, 2019
8:30   Gather for continental breakfast, All Heads together [Friends Center]
9:00
At What Cost?
Featured Speaker -  David Gleason
founder of Developmental Empathy, LLC
12:00  Optional lunch for those who requested & Farewell

Heads Travel Fund

Heads Travel Fund

Did you know that the Friends Council has a School Heads Travel Fund that could benefit you?


On behalf of the network of heads of Friends schools, the Friends Council on Education has traditionally held and managed the Heads Travel Fund. The Friends Council makes disbursements from the fund to individual heads according to the guidelines below. The Council also initiates replenishing the fund as needed with contributions from the schools based on school size.

The School Heads Travel Fund was established for the purpose of assisting heads from schools in need to attend the heads’ gatherings. The fund was started by the schools and is replenished periodically by the schools.