PoCC Heads' Summit

PoCC Heads' Summit

After two years of momentous change and unprecedented demands on school leadership, the inaugural PoCC Heads’ Summit will offer heads of school affinity, community, restoration, and renewal. Event programming will include inspiring speakers, leader-generated workshops, somatic and experiential sessions—all in service of building increased capacity for meeting today’s leadership challenges and opportunities. The PoCC Heads’ Summit will take place in San Antonio, and a schedule at a glance is below. This event is open to sitting heads of school at NAIS member and subscriber schools, and may be selected during the PoCC registration process.

PoCC Heads' Summit Program

This schedule will be updated and is subject to change. All times listed are Central Time. A final schedule will be distributed to registrants closer to the event. 
6:00–7:30 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Registration and Check-In
6:30–7:30 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Meet and Greet
7:15 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Breakfast, Registration, and Check-In
8:00 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Welcome and Acknowledgments, Caroline G. Blackwell and Donna Orem, NAIS
8:20 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Opening Remarks, Ken Aldridge, Wilmington Friends School (DE)
9:00 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Intro to The Moth Experience
9:00 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Moth Storytelling Workshop, Anna Roberts and The Moth team
10:00 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Break
11:30 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Moth Experience Debrief, Anna Roberts, The Moth
11:45 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Lunch
1:00 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Plenary Session Block 1: EQ, Resilience,  and Moving Forward, Claire Tse, Jennifer Brown Consulting
2:15 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Stretch
2:30 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Plenary Session Block 2: Mindsets, Culture Change, and Framing for the Common Good, Khaliah Pitts, FrameWorks Institute
3:30 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Break
3:45 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Affinity Group Experiences
5:00 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Break
5:15 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Closing Keynote, Charles Vogl
6:30 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Break
7:00 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Reception
7:15 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Dinner
8:20 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Closing Remarks, Crissy C├íceres,
Brooklyn Friends School (NY)
8:30 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Adjourn

Keynote Speaker: Charles Vogl

Charles VoglCharles Vogl is an adviser, speaker, and the author of three books, including the international bestseller The Art of Community.

He works with Google in several capacities, including as a trusted thought leader for the Google School for Leaders, which develops over 20,000 Google managers. His work is used to advise and develop leadership and programs worldwide within organizations including Airbnb, LinkedIn, Twitch, Amazon, ServiceNow, Meetup.com, Wayfair, and the U.S. Army.

Charles holds an M.Div. from Yale, where he studied spiritual traditions, ethics, and business as a Jesse Ball duPont Foundation scholar.


Registration Type Early Bird Rates
(Through October 21)
Standard Rates (After October 21)
For PoCC Registrants
PoCC Heads' Summit, Member $195 $250
PoCC Heads' Summit, Nonmember
(Nonmembers whose workshops were accepted for the conference can register using this rate.*)
$290 $340
For PoCC Non-Registrants
PoCC Heads' Summit, Member $395 $445