CISNA’s First Annual Board Development Retreat

January 20-22, 2023
Tampa, FL
Reimagine Your School Board!

Join us in Tampa for a weekend of informative, interactive, and expert-led sessions!

A highly effective board grows together as a team when they unite behind a mission and vision.  An essential part of that growth is the opportunity to step back from the regular business of board meetings to allow for reflection, evaluation, and critical discussions.

At CISNA’s Board Development Retreat, Islamic school board members will engage in high quality interactive professional development, network with board members from other Islamic schools, and receive guidance from governance experts on Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members and School Leadership, How to Build and Sustain an Effective Board, Hiring and Evaluating the Principal, Strategic Planning, and Fundraising and Endowments.

Each session will provide practical training by experts to increase board effectiveness and strengthen the governance of your Islamic school. Participants will leave with practical resources, templates, and the opportunity to participate in ongoing virtual training and networking.


Details of speakers and topics to be added at a later date 

Board Consultants from Connect For More –


  • Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members and School Leadership 
  • How to Build and Sustain an Effective Board
  • Hiring and Evaluating the School Principal
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising Best Practices  – Shariq Siddiqui

Registration Fees/Individual

Non-Member $499

General Member $399

Accredited Member $359

If unsure of school’s membership status, or if you are registering for more than three individuals from your school, please email

Registration Includes:

  • Access to all sessions throughout the Retreat
  • Three meals (Friday Dinner, Saturday Lunch & Dinner)
  • Breakfast is provided by the Embassy Suites Hotel for guests

Terms of Registration: Changes may be made until December 1, 2022. Please email with any questions.

Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa U.S.F. Busch Gardens

3705 Spectrum Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33612


Limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate.

PARKING 10.00 overnight

LINK to Book Hotel Rooms

Note: Contact the hotel directly for room reservations at 813-493-3035

If you are registering as a tax exempt organization, the hotel will need the paperwork for your tax exempt status and you must use the organization’s credit card.

The hotel does not provide a shuttle from the airport.