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Wednesday, October 25
 

5:00pm

Registration
Please check in at the registration to get your conference materials.

Wednesday October 25, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hotel Lobby
 
Thursday, October 26
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday October 26, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
SoHo Ballroom

7:30am

Registration
Please check in at the regsitration desk to receive your conference materials.

Thursday October 26, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
SoHo Ballroom

8:30am

Welcome to SPARC
Speakers
avatar for Nat Saltonstall

Nat Saltonstall

Director of Summer Programs, Beaver Country Day School
Nat Saltonstall is the Director of Summer Programs at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA. Each summer, Beaver enrolls over 1400 campers ages 3-15 and employs 235 seasonal staff in its 8 week recreational day camp program. Nat is the founder of SPARC, the Summer Programs and Auxiliary Revenue Conference, having seen a need for a national professional development opportunity for summer and auxiliary program leaders. In addition, Nat is Past President of the American Camp Association of New England... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
SoHo Ballroom

9:30am

A Product/Process/Price Framework for Auxiliary and Summer
These days in the summer camp / auxiliary programming marketplace, everyone is hanging a shingle. Using a price, product, and process framework this session presents an intentional method to design and evaluate your programs. Discover where you fit in this highly competitive marketplace. Do you try to have the best product for your campers? Do you try create the most unique experience for your campers? Do you try to provide the best value and service to your families?

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Malloy

Jeff Malloy

Summer Program Director, Oak Hall School
Jeff Malloy brings over 31 years of summer camp experience to Oak Hall–as a camper, leader-trainee, counselor and director. Mr. Malloy has served as Oak Hall School’s Athletic Director for the last 20 years.
avatar for Karen McCann McClelland

Karen McCann McClelland

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Sidwell Friends School
Karen McCann McClelland has over 25 years of experience in auxiliary and summer programs. As director of Sidwell Summer which serves over 3200 campers annually, she coordinates the marketing, hiring, program design/implementation, and evaluation of 12 different programs. She al... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Valley Ho I

9:30am

A Value Proposition Worth Accelerated Commitment to Your Program
Every summer program offers a valuable experience for children, but many programs are challenged to express this vision through marketing. You can do this by creating a compelling value proposition to explain the unique experience that your summer program delivers. Learn how to showcase benefits families will gain by highlighting what sets your program apart from the large number of choices. Leave with a plan to develop your signature value proposition to make it easier for families to enroll in your program faster.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Biear

Lee Biear

Marketing Specialist, 829 Studios
Lee Biear helps summer program's develop effective value propositions for their unique program and promote these effectively in marketing, website presence, social media, and alumni reach-outs. Lee brings successful marketing/ technology best practices that drive personalized... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Valley Ho II

9:30am

Campus Safety and Risk Management
As campuses become the hub of year-round activity for many families, schools need to consider how to provide a safe and secure space for students, faculty, staff, parents and visitors. Most schools place an emphasis on this during the school year, but don't devote the same resources to this during summer and after hours programming. Explore how one school has made this a priority for all campus activities

Speakers
MN

Mark Notaro

Director of Operations, Episcopal Academy


Thursday October 26, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Tropicana

9:30am

Using Design Thinking to Develop New Programs
How can you use design thinking to guide your program innovation? Patrick will discuss his fellowship at the Stanford Design School and how you can appropriately use design thinking to help you develop ideas into new programs. This session will cover the basics of design thinking, how it relates to program development, and the right timing and ingredients to make this a useful exercise for you.

Speakers
PC

Patrick Cook-Deegan

Director and Founder, Project Wayfinder
Over the past decade, Patrick has helped build a number of innovative youth programs including Project Wayfinder, Back to Earth, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, Brown University’s Social Innovation Initiative, and a travel abroad program for low-income high school students. He has taught mindfulness at public, private, alternative, and charter high schools across the world. | Patrick has spoken at more than 100 high schools and universities and written on mindfulness, purpose education and high school innovation for Stanford Social Innovation Review, Edutopia, and UC... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
SoHo Ballroom

10:30am

SPARC Connections
Refreshments with Business Partners and colleagues

Thursday October 26, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
SoHo Ballroom

11:15am

A Conversation About Enrollment: Understanding Trends, Controlling Goals  
How do we set our enrollment goals? Can we make sure we reach them? What current enrollment trends are we facing? Do we understand what factors impact our numbers? Can we prevent some trends and react to others in effective ways? To open the conversation, we will draw on the perspective of a program that is celebrating its 100th session before discussing our experiences with different summer program models to try to understand the current state of an ever-changing market that is influenced by demographic realities, growing competition, global issues, and cultural shifts.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Gosalvez Blanco

Elena Gosalvez Blanco

Director of Exeter Summer, Philips Exeter Academy


Thursday October 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Valley Ho II

11:15am

Building from the Top Down: Admin Training
How do you build up your admin team for the summer to achieve your vision and the mission of the school/summer program? Come explore with me a model for developing your admin team into the best professionals they can be. In turn your staff will appreciate excellent leadership and management throughout the summer. Please bring your own models as we will share best practices for creating excellent administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Noel Pardo

Noel Pardo

Director, Campus Initiatives, Tabor Academy
I have been in a variety of roles at Tabor Academy and a couple of other boarding schools. Teacher (US, Ancient, Government, Human Rights), coach (football, rowing, and conditioning), dorm parent, financial aid, admissions, technology, summer program director, auxiliary programs... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Tropicana

11:15am

Partnering with Admissions
Auxiliary programs provide opportunities to showcase independent schools and foster productive admission work. Learn about the partnership between Albuquerque Academy’s Think Academy Admission departments and explore potential events, activities, and internal policies to bring new students into your school community. Join this session to maximize the admissions potential of your summer and other auxiliary programs. Learn how to design specific programs that engage youth on your campus in experiences that attract new inquiries and applicants.

Speakers
JB

Josh Buchanan

Director, Think It!, Albuquerque Academy
AK

Amy Keller

Director, Admission and Enrollment Management, Albuquerque Academy
avatar for Paula Williams

Paula Williams

Director, Community Life, Albuquerque Academy


Thursday October 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
SoHo Ballroom

11:15am

Rentals - Show Me the Money
Under pressure to bring in more revenue, many schools are turning to renting their facilities. This can be a relatively easy way to increase auxiliary revenue as well as enhance community relations. But as with all programs -- be intentional! Join two veterans as we share the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding rentals. We will examine the pros/cons of renting facilities as well as outline best practices and important things to consider including pricing, insurance, UBIT, policies, and many other topics.

Speakers
MJ

Mike Jacobs

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Saint. Andrews School
avatar for Karen McCann McClelland

Karen McCann McClelland

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Sidwell Friends School
Karen McCann McClelland has over 25 years of experience in auxiliary and summer programs. As director of Sidwell Summer which serves over 3200 campers annually, she coordinates the marketing, hiring, program design/implementation, and evaluation of 12 different programs. She al... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Valley Ho I

12:15pm

Lunch on the Lawn
Thursday October 26, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Palm Court Lawn

1:30pm

SPARC Ignite Session - Guiding Young People Towards Meaningful Lives
Speakers
PC

Patrick Cook-Deegan

Director and Founder, Project Wayfinder
Over the past decade, Patrick has helped build a number of innovative youth programs including Project Wayfinder, Back to Earth, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, Brown University’s Social Innovation Initiative, and a travel abroad program for low-income high school students. He has taught mindfulness at public, private, alternative, and charter high schools across the world. | Patrick has spoken at more than 100 high schools and universities and written on mindfulness, purpose education and high school innovation for Stanford Social Innovation Review, Edutopia, and UC... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SoHo Ballroom

2:45pm

SPARC Connections
Thursday October 26, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
SoHo Ballroom

3:30pm

SPARC Roundtable Discussions
Join a roundtable discussion about a specific topic of interest to you. Topics include: Purpose Learning Keynote Discussion, Marketing and Communications Strategies, After School Programming, Rentals, Vacation Programs, Business Office Integration


Thursday October 26, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
SoHo Ballroom

5:00pm

Sky Line Rooftop Reception
Thursday October 26, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Sky Line Rooftop
 
Friday, October 27
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Friday October 27, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
SoHo Ballroom

8:30am

ABC's of Auxiliary Programming
The 'building blocks' of auxiliary programs can start with some of our youngest 'clients' as well as the earliest / latest hours on campus. This session will present case studies from various independent schools for the following programs: early childhood learning centers/daycares, enrichment workshops, before and after care, and conference days/no school events. Learn about different models. Discuss the benefits and challenges with each type of program. Leave with an action plan to create or change current offerings.

Speakers
avatar for Karen McCann McClelland

Karen McCann McClelland

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Sidwell Friends School
Karen McCann McClelland has over 25 years of experience in auxiliary and summer programs. As director of Sidwell Summer which serves over 3200 campers annually, she coordinates the marketing, hiring, program design/implementation, and evaluation of 12 different programs. She al... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra McCoy

Alexandra McCoy

Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs, Sidwell Friends School
Alexandra McCoy has worked with Sidwell Summer for over ten years and joined the Auxiliary Programs team full-time in 2016. She oversees the Sidwell Friends Early Childhood Learning Center and Lower School after care and enrichment programs as well as providing administrative sup... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Tropicana

8:30am

Business 101
Most of us working at Independent Schools as Auxiliary Directors have two main responsibilities that are not mutually exclusive and they present a formidable management challenge. We are charged with creating alternative revenue centers that contribute to the school’s operating budget and reduce their reliance on tuition while supporting the school’s mission to provide high quality programs and offerings to our students and families. Finding the right balance between adding to the School’s bottom line and providing services to our families is the challenge.  Gary and Bob will facilitate a session addressing this challenge as well as strategies on building an effective relationship with faculty, staff, and administrators at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Esposito

Gary Esposito

Business Manager, Wheeler School
I've been the Business Manager at Wheeler since 1986 and created the School's Auxiliary Program in 1995. I am an active member of NBOA (National Business Officers Association), AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and INDEX an Independent School Data Exchan... Read More →
BR

Bob Rojee

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Wheeler School


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
SoHo Ballroom

8:30am

So You have a Website, Now What?
Everyone knows that having a website is key if you want to maintain and grow your summer and auxiliary program. Strategic marketing requires a year-round effort to see success throughout the year. In this session, you will learn some tips and tricks to increase your online presence, leads, sales, and profits. Key session takeaways will include: how to get more traffic through optimization, how to measure the results of your marketing efforts, and quick tricks to increase your web-to-lead conversion rate.

Speakers
avatar for Kerisha Taboh

Kerisha Taboh

Front End Developer, 829 Studios
Boston-based integrated marketing agency that delivers measurable results through thoughtful strategy, design and development.


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Valley Ho I

8:30am

Tech Tools You Can Start Using Tomorrow
Experience web-based tools in action that you can start using tomorrow with your Auxiliary Programs.  Trello, Workplace, Wrike, Google Drive, and many more tools are out there that can make it easier to track tasks, communicate with staff and save you time in the long run. This session will showcase features from these and other web-based options shared by directors and technology experts working directly in our industry.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Bowman

Jeff Bowman

Sales, CampBrain
We are passionate about providing management software and online registration that will make your parents, your summer & auxiliary program directors and your business office happy.  Serving hundreds of schools since 1994, we understand your unique needs.
avatar for Frank Fagan

Frank Fagan

Director of Client Development, CampMinder
CampMinder has been building beautiful, web-based technology for camps since 2001. By combining intuitive engineering with business acumen, we help over 800 educational organizations pursue their passions and reach their goals. Come share the knowledge.
avatar for Kinderlime

Kinderlime

Business Development and Marketing, Kinderlime
Kinderlime is your all-in-one after school solution. We offer sign in-out, registration, staff timeclock, attendance based billing and payments all through one web and mobile platform.
avatar for Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Congressional School


Friday October 27, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Valley Ho II

9:45am

SPARC Connections
Enjoy refreshments with Business Partners and colleagues. Participate in a hands-on activity with our Program Partners...The Handowrk Studio and Science Explorers. Or learn more about "The Money Experience" in a workshop with Winterline Global Education.

Friday October 27, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
SoHo Ballroom

9:45am

Craft Activity with The Handwork Studio
Speakers
avatar for The Handwork Studio

The Handwork Studio

Founder, The Handwork Studio
The Handwork Studio is a kids’ needle arts, machine sewing and fashion specialty camp. We partner with independent schools in 10 states to bring our unique arts programming to integrate seamlessly into your summer camp.


Friday October 27, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
SoHo Ballroom

9:45am

Science Activity with Science Explorers
Exhibitors
SE

Science Explorers, Inc.

Science Explorers is an award winning,  innovative hands-on science company dedicated to providing an opportunity for children ages 4-11 to become engaged in the wonders of science. Whether it's an after-school program, science camp, school assembly or on-site field trips, Scien... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
SoHo Ballroom

9:45am

The Money Experience (A Partnership between Begin Media Software and Winterline Global Education)
The Money Experience is a revolutionarily different way of teaching financial concepts to young people. Consisting of a graphic-novel based software simulator and associated curriculum, it approaches money topics based on tihngs that young people care about, such as quality of life, and experiences, rather than numbers and financial concepts.

The workshop, led by Money Experience’s main designer and Winterline’s business development manager,will describe the approach used and ways in which the curriculum can be used in schools as a new auxiliary revenue business or simply as a valuable add-on to existing non-revenue offerings. Teacher selection, pricing, format, and marketing will all be discussed in an interactive and discussion-based format.

Topics covered:
  • Who should teach money matters and financial literacy at your school?
  • What sort of skills are needed?
  • Overview of the money and life topics covered in the Money Experience.
  • How can it be priced? What is the business model for my school? What is the break-even point?
  • How to facilitate discussions about money with young people.
  • How to engage teachers and students on financial topics WITHOUT any math or technical knowledge.
  • How to incorporate a financial literacy camp, workshop, or course into your curriculum.

Speakers
MY

Mike Young

VP Products, Begin Media Software

Exhibitors
avatar for Ben Welbourn

Ben Welbourn

Associate Vice President, Business Development, Winterline Global Education
Winterline offers skill-based programs and products to students and schools. The Money Experience financial literacy platform teaches students the financial implications of all life decisions, helping them plan for a future that matches their values.


Friday October 27, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Valley Ho I

11:00am

Blue Oceans, Coronas and the Power of Your Brand
Join two veteran directors and SPARC alums as they discuss how they have exponentially grown their Auxiliary Programs thru program design, marketing, and brand management. In this session, we will also explore some real life examples from Fortune 500 companies that can be applied to our work in Independent Schools and specifically Auxiliary Departments everywhere. Join us for this follow-up to last year’s session on Co-Branding with your School and Camp Programs.

Speakers
avatar for Karen McCann McClelland

Karen McCann McClelland

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Sidwell Friends School
Karen McCann McClelland has over 25 years of experience in auxiliary and summer programs. As director of Sidwell Summer which serves over 3200 campers annually, she coordinates the marketing, hiring, program design/implementation, and evaluation of 12 different programs. She al... Read More →
avatar for Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Congressional School


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
SoHo Ballroom

11:00am

Developing a Culture of Giving: Creating a Workplace of Engaged Employees
In a culture of success increasingly driven by the number of “likes” or “followers”, as leaders in youth development we carry a responsibility to help our staff develop coping skills outside of the virtual world. As we continue to work with a generation of staff who are driven by praise, how can we manage those expectations and still fulfill our own HUGE responsibility of caring for other people’s children? This workshop will help you recognize the keys to a Culture of Giving and how to develop this culture in your own environment.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Malter

Dave Malter

Founder, Professor Dave-Education.Training.Consulting
“We brought in Professor Dave for our Leadership Training to work with our upper level and mid-level management teams. His workshop / presentation provided a great overview to the expectations and challenges that go along with being part of our camp adminstrative staff. Dave ha... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Valley Ho I

11:00am

Professional Development for After School Professionals
Children deserve to interact with well trained, highly motivated, and enthusiastic adults during every minute of their school day, including the hours after school. This workshop will examine how to offer the same broad set of professional opportunities that are made available to school-day faculty and staff (including workshops, evaluation, feedback, and team building) to the individuals who work with students during the hours after school.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Kravec

Kathy Kravec

Director of Plus Program, New Canaan Country School
Five years ago, I was charged with the task of developing an all-encompassing before and after school program from scratch. Now thriving, I continually seek ways to improve our model as well as ways to expand in innovative ways. If you find yourself in a similar role, let's conne... Read More →
avatar for Betsy MacIver Neiva

Betsy MacIver Neiva

Director of Auxiliary Programming, Germantown Friends School
Of the many aspects of my job, the one of which I am most proud is our clubs program because nearly all of our clubs are offered at the request of a specific child. This term, for example, we are offering "Miniature Tree House Model Building" for a child who is fascinated by all... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tropicana

11:00am

The Sociology of Summer Camp
For many Americans, summer camp provides some of the most poignant memories from childhood and adolescence. So why do camps “work” and how might you look at what happens at camp to understand how other complex, educational organizations operate? Using a sociological lens, we will unpack what makes camps tick so that we might gain an understanding into the organizational aspects that make camps unique and offer insights on how you might maximize the impact of your own summer program offerings.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Lepore

Paul Lepore

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University
Paul LePore is the associate dean for Student and Academic Programs in Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a clinical professor in ASU’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. His appointment began in December 2008. As associate dean, LePore focuses on issues involving student success, including new student recruitment; improving student retention and time to graduate graduation; academic advising; academic program development; learning assessment; student engagement; managing the... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Valley Ho II

12:15pm

Lunch on the Lawn
Friday October 27, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Palm Court Lawn

1:30pm

Engaging Chinese Students: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This interactive workshop explores opportunities associated with envisioning, strategizing, and implementing programs that identify, recruit, and then welcome Chinese students for summer study and the challenges of the promises to enhance a school’s commitment to diversity as well as to generate new revenue streams. Facilitated by two veteran summer program directors--one from a rural East Coast boarding school, the other from an urban West Coast day school--this session will examine the burgeoning Chinese student market and share best practices (and missteps) for engaging Chinese schools, agencies, families, and students.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Katzman

Tim Katzman

Director, Summer and Extended Day Programs, Francis Parker School
avatar for Steve McKibben

Steve McKibben

Dean of Summer Programs, Hotchkiss School
The son of teachers, Steve began teaching when he was 23 and has taught in college and at boarding schools, has served as a consultant to high-need public middle and high schools, has been a Headmaster of a PK-8th grade day school, and now works at Hotchkiss teaching English, coa... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Valley Ho I

1:30pm

Finding Your Sweet Spot - What New Products to Offer?
Every institution has its own strengths, weaknesses, resources, market needs and opportunities. Selecting the best one for the moment can be confusing and frustrating at times. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it’s very much like a miniature start-up, where you need to understand how to fund your effort from some source, develop your offering, target your market, and build brand equity within your institution and broader market. The workshop will be hands-on and concentrate on developing an organized and effective way of assessing all the elements of an institution’s particular situation and teasing out the best opportunities on the horizon, not just in terms of maximum perceived need or market size, but taking into consideration the resources available and other obstacles that invariably stand in the way. Examples will be specific to educational programs in the auxiliary/camp as well as curriculum/tools market space.

Speakers
JS

Jeet Singh

CEO and Co-Founder, Red Star Ventures, Winterline Global Education


Friday October 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SoHo Ballroom

1:30pm

How to Use Vendor Partnerships To Accomplish Your Goals
A panel discussion with four veteran auxiliary and camp professionals who use vendor partners to achieve growth goals for their school. Whether it be to draw in new families, fill a unique niche program that you can’t internally provide or bring in additional revenue, working with vendors partners can be a part of your strategic growth plan. However, vendor partners can also brings unique challenges: Will a partner take revenues from your own internal programs? How do you incorporate a vendor’s team into your culture? How do you vet a good partner? What operational changes are needed to integrate a partner into your program? What are the different payment options for such partnerships?

Speakers
avatar for The Handwork Studio

The Handwork Studio

Founder, The Handwork Studio
The Handwork Studio is a kids’ needle arts, machine sewing and fashion specialty camp. We partner with independent schools in 10 states to bring our unique arts programming to integrate seamlessly into your summer camp.


Friday October 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Valley Ho II

1:30pm

“Kids Do Well If They Can” - A Fundamental Shift in Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors
Based on the work of Dr. Stuart Ablon at the Think:Kids center at Mass General Hospital, we’ll explore the powerful shift in his research-based understanding of kids with challenging behaviors. This session will briefly introduce participants to the Collaborative Problem Solving approach, the notion of “Skills not Will”, and tackle the conventional discipline/reward system that educators, parents and caregivers have been using for decades. Entire schools (and the presenters’ camp) have moved their staff trainings toward this more compassionate and effective model with compelling results. Get ready to rethink what you know about training your team in managing difficult behaviors.

Speakers
FG

Friddo Gianfriddo

Assistant Director of Summer Programs, Fenn School
avatar for Maggie Magner

Maggie Magner

Director of Summer Programs, Fenn School
I've spent my whole adult life working with and advocating for kids. Currently I do that work as the Director of Summer Programs at the Fenn School where I get to serve families and kids by providing an impactful camp experience for hundreds of children each year, which makes me... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tropicana

2:45pm

4:00pm

SPARC Roundtable Discussions

Join a roundtable discussion around a specific topic that interests you. Topics include: Auxs Careers, Early Childhood Programming, Academic Programs, ACA Accreditation, Information Management, Supporting School Admissions.



Friday October 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
SoHo Ballroom
 
Saturday, October 28
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Saturday October 28, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Sky Line Rooftop

8:45am

Better Benchmarking Data II
We all know that data can be a powerful tool in decision-making. From salaries to revenue to enrollment, many of us seek valid, comparable benchmarking data from peer schools across the country. Come join an ongoing discussion about how to design and gather more useful national survey data regarding summer and auxiliary programming at independent schools. Results and analysis from recent AUXS Reports will be shared.

Speakers
MN

Mark Notaro

Director of Operations, Episcopal Academy
AA

AUXS, Auxiliary Services Organization

Founding Partner, AUXS
Our mission is to help the institutions we serve in this changing environment with expert knowledge and proficiency in the auxiliary services of a campus. Auxiliary Services Organization (AUXS) supports the business of educational institutions by providing solutions and innovatio... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am
Valley Ho I

8:45am

Leading on the Edges
Summer and auxiliary programs offer unique, and sometimes challenging, leadership opportunities. Come ready to share your thoughts and ask questions about leadership.  We will start the conversation by addressing relationship building (internal and external) and administrative dilemmas and then move on to topics generated by attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Patterson

Jim Patterson

Director of Summer Programs, Harvard-Westlake School
avatar for Nat Saltonstall

Nat Saltonstall

Director of Summer Programs, Beaver Country Day School
Nat Saltonstall is the Director of Summer Programs at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA. Each summer, Beaver enrolls over 1400 campers ages 3-15 and employs 235 seasonal staff in its 8 week recreational day camp program. Nat is the founder of SPARC, the Summer Programs and Auxiliary Revenue Conference, having seen a need for a national professional development opportunity for summer and auxiliary program leaders. In addition, Nat is Past President of the American Camp Association of New England... Read More →
avatar for Paula Williams

Paula Williams

Director, Community Life, Albuquerque Academy


Saturday October 28, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am
SoHo Ballroom

8:45am

Mindful Multitasking
This session aims to give an understanding about what the latest research has to say about our brain and body's ability to multitask and focus on more than one task at one time. All of us face this challenge every day of our life as we balance multiple daily tasks, short-term projects, and long-term projects as well as our own personal lives. We will learn about a variety of time management techniques and concentration & mindfulness practices designed to help you filter some (but probably not all!) of the chaos out of your life.

Speakers
JH

Jim Hilleary

Director of Auxiliary Programs, The Galloway School


Saturday October 28, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am
Valley Ho II

8:45am

Residential Curriculum - The Foundation for Community Building
Bring your mission statement to life through a Residential (or a Community) Curriculum. Share your approach to fostering a vibrant and nurturing community while creating a curriculum for an intentional learning experience. Discuss the objectives you expect your students and instructors will meet by the close of your summer session, the methods and resources your team will utilize to teach and practice those objectives and how to assess or measure the personal (and collective) growth of your community members.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Rawlings

Christie Rawlings

Director of Admissions and Residential Life, Hotchkiss School


Saturday October 28, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am
Tropicana

9:45am

SPARC Connections
Refreshments with Business Partners and colleagues

Saturday October 28, 2017 9:45am - 10:15am
SoHo Ballroom

10:30am

Building a Strategic Auxiliary Programs Plan
This general session will provide a framework for identifying school assets, defining strategic goals, and developing a coherent auxiliary programs plan that maximizes your school's potential. With a focused plan in place, your school will be able to implement programs that positively influence school admissions, create efficiencies in auxiliary services, and increase non-tuition revenue to support the mission of your school. Using a hands on process with small group discussion, this session will give you the foundation needed to clarify your auxiliary programs strategy and leave SPARC with an action plan for success.

Speakers
avatar for Nat Saltonstall

Nat Saltonstall

Director of Summer Programs, Beaver Country Day School
Nat Saltonstall is the Director of Summer Programs at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA. Each summer, Beaver enrolls over 1400 campers ages 3-15 and employs 235 seasonal staff in its 8 week recreational day camp program. Nat is the founder of SPARC, the Summer Programs and Auxiliary Revenue Conference, having seen a need for a national professional development opportunity for summer and auxiliary program leaders. In addition, Nat is Past President of the American Camp Association of New England... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
SoHo Ballroom

11:30am

SPARC Onward
Conference concluding session

Speakers
avatar for Nat Saltonstall

Nat Saltonstall

Director of Summer Programs, Beaver Country Day School
Nat Saltonstall is the Director of Summer Programs at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA. Each summer, Beaver enrolls over 1400 campers ages 3-15 and employs 235 seasonal staff in its 8 week recreational day camp program. Nat is the founder of SPARC, the Summer Programs and Auxiliary Revenue Conference, having seen a need for a national professional development opportunity for summer and auxiliary program leaders. In addition, Nat is Past President of the American Camp Association of New England... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
SoHo Ballroom