Women's Group for Associate and Assistant Heads of School

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Women's Group for Associate and Assistant Heads of School

Enriching our Practice, Connecting our Paths!

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Santa Barbara Inn 901 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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About this event

Led by two experienced leaders in Associate and Assistant Head roles, the CATDC Assistant/ Associate Heads group will build community for women-identified leaders as they navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with these varied senior leadership positions. Recognizing that these roles can take different forms at different schools, facilitators will guide sessions to address the inherent complexity in the work and offer participants opportunities to share experiences, discuss dynamics, and provide support. Additionally, the group will explore how to leverage and expand skill sets on their professional paths. This ongoing program will be a blend of in-person and online, including an opening session in person in Los Angeles at Harvard-Westlake’s Middle School campus, and a closing two-day retreat in Santa Barbara.

Participants will:

  • Build community and connection, and perspective from women-identified leaders. in the Associate or Assistant Head role at independent schools across the state of California
  • Hone practices for self-advocacy
  • Collaboratively evolve skillsets to support their continued professional growth


Registration is inclusive of all workshops, meals, both at the in-person opening session and throughout the retreat, and accommodations at the Santa Barbara Inn. Travel to the in-person events is not included.


SESSION 1: October 21, 2022 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Harvard-Westlake

SESSION 2: December 6, 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Virtual

WOMEN + LEADERSHIP: January 2023

SESSION 3: February 9, 2023 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Virtual

RETREAT: April 16-18, 2023 | Santa Barbara Inn


In addition to our three sessions and retreat, participants in this yearlong cohort are given complimentary registration to Women + Leadership Southern California in January 2023. Since 2010, CATDC has hosted Women + Leadership to inspire independent school women to grow and develop as leaders in their personal and professional lives. Women + Leadership is an affinity space that is welcoming and respectful of all women of all backgrounds, including trans women and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and any others who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them.


CATDC, Harvard-Westlake, and the Santa Barbara Inn will be working together to do all we can to ensure your health and safety during out one in-person session and retreat in Santa Barbara, monitoring closely nationwide, state, and local updates and recommendations. We ask that you do not attend if you are infected with Covid, have Covid symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is infected in the last 10 days.

All participants in this program need to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and show a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card (with booster or boosters) before attending. You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.


Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. Registration may be transferred to a different person up to 7 days before a session. However refunds will not be given, and a session missed for any reason will not be refunded.

Below we have outlined our cancellation and refund policy, which we have in place to ensure the most accurate numbers when we secure well in advance locations, catering, and facilitators. Thank you for understanding.

For our ongoing programs or one-day intensives, refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to 22 days before the scheduled starting date. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations made 21 days or less prior to the first day of a workshop. A missed session that is part of an ongoing program is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Please contact us by email as soon as you know you cannot attend a workshop.

You will receive a full refund if CATDC chooses to cancel this event.