New Director Intensive

The SPARC New Director Intensive is designed for Directors of Summer and Auxiliary Programs who are within the first year on the job. The one day comprehensive curriculum will provide participants with concrete guidance and materials in each facet of their complex positions. Enrollment will be limited to a small number of participants and the day will include a variety of instructional methods. Upon completion, Directors will be equipped with best practices, helpful resources, and new ideas to implement at their school. In addition, they will have developed valuable relationships with a small cohort of peers and leaders that will provide guidance and support well beyond the conference.

Specific program content areas include:

  • Strategic Planning Guidance

  • Personnel and HR Management

  • Auxiliary Program Development

  • Budgeting and Financial Management

  • Marketing and Communications Strategies

  • Integration within your School

  • Safety and Risk Management

The day will also provide guidance in how to make the most of the SPARC Conference experience.



Nat Saltonstall

Director of Summer Programs, Beaver Country Day School

Karen McCann McClelland

Director of Auxiliary Programs, Sidwell Friends School

Bob Rojee

Director of Auxiliary Programs, The Wheeler School

Bill Rouse

Senior Advisor, AUXS

  • Tuesday, October 15

  • 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Lunch, snack, and beverages provided

  • Register as an add-on to SPARC conference

  • Fee: $400

Event Sponsor

AUXS, Auxiliary Services Organization

Our mission is to help the institutions we serve in this changing environment with expert knowledge and proficiency in the auxiliary services of a campus. Auxiliary Services Organization (AUXS) supports the business of educational institutions by providing solutions and innovation for their auxiliary services: Campus Operations, Campus Services and Campus Programs.