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Discover the Power of Our Virtual Workshops to Expand Your Administrative Skill Set

The Finney Search Group is dedicated to helping educators find the best professional development opportunities available. Our Virtual Workshops offer educators from across the country the chance to come together, share programmatic best practices, develop their skill sets, and learn new problem-solving techniques. Each hour-long workshop will focus on a specific topic or trend related to the upper school education world.

Our Workshops

WHO CAN JOIN Existing & aspiring administrators and school leaders

COST $595 - includes all 17 sessions for the 2023-2024 school year


QUESTIONS: Email Rob Heubeck:


If you miss (or are unable to attend) a workshop, all workshops will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.


About Rob Heubeck

The Workshops will be led by Finney Search Group consultant, Rob Heubeck. Rob has recently retired as Head of Upper School at Gilman School, where, among other things, he has been instrumental in implementing a student-centered daily schedule, creating an academic support program, supporting a faculty/student wellness program, and helping to develop a restorative justice program in collaboration with the school’s Office of Community, Inclusion, and Equity.

“The Finney Search Group's expertise, professionalism and deep understanding of independent school culture are unparalleled in the industry. I trust them implicitly and value their partnership.”  

David Farace, Head of School
McDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD



All Workshops start at 1:00pm EST. Participant feedback will help us determine future workshop topics.

August 22, 2023

The Opening of School: Expect the Unexpected

Every school plans for the start of the school year but sometimes the best plans have to change. This session will focus on looking at the possible unexpected – from teachers who resign unexpectedly late in the summer, to students who need emotional support, to not having enough desks in classrooms.

September 5, 2023

The Upper School Organization Chart

A discussion about the responsibilities of the upper school leadership team and tips on how to make it more effective and efficient.
Guest: Nicole Hood - Upper School Division Director, Bryn Mawr School

September 19, 2023

The School Schedule

A discussion about the daily schedule and how to maximize the day by balancing academic blocks with co-curricular activities.

October 3, 2023

Evaluating Your Student Support Program

How do schools support students with academic accommodations and social-emotional needs? What’s the best way to connect the deans of discipline, academic support, and director of wellness?
Guest: Dr. Stephanie Harris - Director of PK-12 Student Support, Gilman School

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