Rocky Mountain School Leaders Conference

February 10, 2019 4:15 pm–February 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, AZ

ACSI Rocky Mountain Leaders Conference

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office announces the Christian School Leaders Conference scheduled for 2019. This event offers school leaders a chance to engage, network, collaborate, and spend intentional time with national leaders. It is meant to encourage you and challenge you while offering ample free time to relax in the beauty of the Prescott Valley.

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Topic:  Creating a Sustainable and Flourishing School

2019 Speakers:  

Cindy Dodd

Mrs. Cindy Dodds, ACSI Regional Director, Northeast Region
Administrator Track

Cecil Swetland

Dr. Cecil Swetland, ACSI Regional Director, California / Hawaii Region
Board Members Track

Dr. Suzie Mohler

Dr. Suzie Mohler, ACSI Early Education Senior Coordinator
Early Education Directors Track


Nov 15—Jan 15

Jan 16—Feb 12

ACSI Member Delegate $180 $195
ACSI Member Spouse $90 $100
Non-Member Delegate $250 $250
Non-Member Spouse $100 $100

Hotel—Prescott Resort 

ACSI rates for room block include continental breakfast on Monday/Tuesday morning and lunch on Monday.

* To utilize ACSI pricing, make reservations by phone (800.967.4637) before January 10, 2019 and use group booking code GACSI19.


Contact the ACSI Rocky Mountain office for more information or call 800.208.4742 option 1.


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