A Balancing Act: Boundary Setting & Productivity in Schools – Conference for Heads Assistants & Administrative Professionals

sponsored by the Commission of Heads Assistants
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Ruutz Rees Room, Choate Rosemary Hall (104 Rosemary Lane, Wallingford, CT)
  • Posted 9 months ago


When : December 7, 2023
Where : Ruutz Rees Room, Choate Rosemary Hall (104 Rosemary Lane, Wallingford, CT)
Topics : Balance, Relationships, Productivity
Cost : CAIS Member Schools: Main Session ONLY = $75 | Symposium & Main Session = $85 || Non-Member Schools: Main Session ONLY = $98 | Symposium & Main Session = $111


A Balancing Act: Boundary Setting and Productivity in Independent School Offices

DATE: Thursday, December 7, 2023

LOCATION: Ruutz Rees Room, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

SCHEDULE: (Continental breakfast, refreshments & lunch included in registration fee)
8:30AM – 1:45PM || Main session – Interactive activities and time for networking & lunch
1:45PM – 3PM. || Heads Assistant & Board Of Trustees Executive Assistant Symposium – Opportunity for executive assistants to the heads of school and boards of trustees to share insights, best practices, and challenges unique to this role.

Join experienced facilitator, Liz Layne, for a day dedicated to networking and gaining new skills. This conference will empower independent school office professionals to set healthy boundaries, enhance productivity, and achieve a better work-life harmony, ultimately contributing to their personal well-being and the success of their institutions.

Liz has been a committed administrative professional serving the New York City independent school community during her extensive career.  She has honed her skills in managing Head of School and Board offices, finance, development, and human resources. Throughout her career, she has gained a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that schools face and has leveraged that understanding to create systems that will create more collaboration, cohesion, and collegiality. Liz seamlessly integrates administrative responsibilities with a passion for developing non-teaching administrative professionals. Her impactful training sessions cover mentorship, communication, time management, and leadership. Beyond her role, Liz passionately champions the often-overlooked value of administrative professionals, ensuring their worth is not only acknowledged but prominently represented in their work and amplified through networking opportunities. Actively involved in professional organizations, she fosters a culture celebrating individual contributions within the school and broader networking avenues. As a founding member of the NYSAIS: Office Conference Planning Committee, Liz is at the forefront of shaping the future of administrative excellence. She has also taken the stage as an ISM Summer Institute Workshop Leader, championing “The Vital Role of the Administrative Professional.” In her spare time, she enjoys staying active, watching all sports, and laughing a lot with friends and family!

Location Ruutz Rees Room, Choate Rosemary Hall (104 Rosemary Lane, Wallingford, CT)