Heads' Retreat Program

“Education is the greatest gift of life, it should never stop.”
- Tony Clark, Author, Motivational Speaker

The theme of the 2021 CAIS Heads' Retreat Program was Well-being in the time of COVID.

Thank you to all who participated, and a special thank you to our facilitators Martha Perry and Peter Sturrup.

The Heads' Retreat Program is a small gathering that provides CAIS Heads with the opportunity to share thoughts and insights, engage in dialogue, get perspective and have conversations with colleagues.

Note: Information on the 2022 Heads' Retreat will be posted when available. The first session of the 2021 Heads' Retreat filled up so quickly that a second session was offered (and also filled up quickly!). When registration opens for the 2022 Retreat, we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.


Heads' Retreat Facilitators




Martha Perry
Principal at St. Clement's School

Peter Sturrup
Head of School at Pickering College

What Others have Said

I have attended the CAIS Head’s Retreat on a couple of occasions and found it invaluable. Martha and Peter are outstanding leaders and have set an agenda that contributes to a Head of School’s professional well being and growth. The opportunity to get together with colleagues from across the country to share stories and ideas for a few days in early July has definitely benefited our school, our leadership team, and myself. You won’t be disappointed in this investment of time.

Derek Logan, Head of School, Kingsway College School

The Head’s Retreat gave me an opportunity to reflect on the year and to gain perspective. It was such a collaborative and warm atmosphere and I appreciated working with trusted colleagues on tough topics. We engaged in open, honest conversations about challenges and had an opportunity to practice the art of questioning and coaching, which I found invaluable. This is one of the very few times as Heads we get to spend quality time with our peers across the country. I left feeling not only rejuvenated but supported. What a great way to close out the year and transition into the summer!

Sharon Klein, Head of School, St. Margaret's School