Tuesday, July 20 - Thursday, July 22, 2021

The last year forced changes we never could have predicted. We are - by many accounts - more creative, dynamic and resilient than ever before. Now, we have the opportunity to think about what can happen when we proactively imagine and plan for the changes we want to see.

Join your senior development colleagues for the 5th annual Senior Development Professionals Retreat. Unpack the experiences of the last year, drive the evolution of our development realities, explore effective change management and collaborate on what it will take to make our 2021-2022 fundraising dreams a reality.

This year, the Senior Development Professionals Retreat will take place online via Zoom. The retreat is open to school-based day school professionals with 8 or more years of experience.

Please reach out to Traci Stratford if you have any questions.

Program Outline

To make the most out of this experience, please plan on attending each of the three days.

Tuesday, July 20
1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
10:00 am PT - 1:00 pm PT

Reflection and Realization

We will begin today with a reflection on the last 15 months, what’s changed and what’s stayed constant, considering metrics, attitudes and behaviors. We’ll hear from a panel of community funders and engage in a conversation around how their funding priorities have changed before ending the day starting to think about “what’s next”.

Wednesday, July 21
12:00 pm ET - 3:15 pm ET
9:00 am PT - 12:15 pm PT

Change Management

Change is a process and engaging in change thoughtfully and intentionally is imperative. Today we’ll hear from changemaker storytellers who will share their experiences with change, how they were empowered to make change and the impact organizational change had on their work.

Thursday, July 22
12:00 pm ET - 3:15 pm ET
9:00 am PT - 12:15 pm PT

Plan for the Change You Want to See

We’ve identified changes we want to see in our work, we’ve heard from people who have experienced their own change and today is time to ideate, dream and plan for our futures. We’ll work in small groups to workshop with and provide feedback to one another.


More information coming soon

Registration Fees

Prizmah network schools: $200 per person
Non-Network schools: $250 per person

Participants from Canada, enter the following codes in the discount field to receive Canadian pricing:

Canadian Prizmah Network Schools: $150 US per person (Code: CADNETWORK)
Canadian Non-Prizmah Network Schools: $187.50 US per person (Code: CADNON)

For participants from the US, the registration system will automatically charge you the correct price based on whether or not your school has joined the Prizmah Network. For participants from Canada, please check this list to determine whether you should use the network or non-network code.