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Professional development events to take you, your team, and your school to the next level of excellence.
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Lead with Clarity.

Every school leader strives to lead their school with clarity. You aim to support your school’s mission to ensure long-term viability, while providing exciting futures for your students and continuous growth for yourself.

Continue your quest to be an exceptional school leader with ISM’s professional development events. No matter your goals or level of experience, there’s an opportunity to elevate your knowledge and your school to the next level of excellence.

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Winter Pandemic Briefings With Medical Experts

Date(s): 12/3/2020 — 3/26/2021 Time: 12:00pm ET Status: Confirmed

LIVE SESSIONS: Thursdays throughout March 2021 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time

Free private-school-specific data, news, and actionable advice from medical experts

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, get the information you need to guide your future decisions. Cut through the noise with free weekly COVID-19 updates—specifically for private schools—without trying to parse through all the information on your own. 

These webinars are designed for administrative and pandemic response teams. Sign up for this package to attend all webinars live or watch the recordings at a time that works for you.  

 

This series is brought to you by:

Healthcare Services Group

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$0.00
For all members & General

webinar

Beyond TikTok and Snapchat: Teaching and Connecting With Gen Z Learners

Date(s): 3/9/2021 Time: 3:00pm ET Status: Open

Webinar Length: 60 minutes

  • Do you find it difficult to find common ground with a new generation of students who seem to connect more easily via social media?
  • Do you struggle to adapt to the learning styles and preferences of students who have always known the answers are just a “click away?”
  • Are you constantly trying to adjust your expectations and strategies to motivate an ‘iGeneration’ of kids connected to their devices, yet fail to meaningfully engage them?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of understanding a new generation who want different rules and programs than prior generations?

Generation Z, generally defined as those born between 1997-2014, are the main generation currently in K–12 schools. They have been reared in a period marked by a volatile economy and social justice movements.

Many educators have not yet figured out how to meet the needs of this new group of students. Explore how to create a collaborative, personal, and real-world focused approach that resonates with this young, idealistic generation.

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$0.00
For all members

$161.00 General

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Solving the Revenue and Sustainability Problem

Date(s): 3/12/2021 Time: 12:00pm ET Status: Open

  • Are you trying but failing to increase your school’s revenue, especially during the pandemic?
  • Do you struggle to cut costs that don’t support your school culture or the student experience?
  • Do you worry about your school’s long-term viability?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed because you think you might be letting your community down?

Increasing revenue and cutting costs without upsetting faculty morale or the student experience is vital to your school’s long-term viability. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take right now to maximize your resources and capitalize on “low-hanging fruit” to increase your bottom line.

Discover how to augment profits and cut expenses to protect your finances without affecting your culture. We will share with you action steps you can implement immediately. Further, we will explore what your Leadership Team must consider if these initiatives fail, including drafting new strategic plans or merger initiatives.

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$0.00
For all members & General

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How to Move Past AP and Build a Mission- and Values-Based Curriculum

Date(s): 3/17/2021 — 3/18/2021 Status: Open

Online Course Timeframe: March 17–18, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern time

  • Is your school considering the best mission- and values-driven curriculum for your students?
  • Are you unsure if AP classes are still the best way to enhance student learning?
  • Do you want to provide meaningful content that is unique to the needs of your students?

If your school continues to offer standardized courses based on external content goals, you're missing out on a student-centered approach. Courses should fit the unique interests and needs of the learners enrolled at your schools. It's time to reevaluate.

Explore why and how your school must evaluate your existing curriculum and redesign it to better benefit your learners. See how schools have achieved success in moving from Advanced Placement toward coursework that is more meaningful, authentic, and relevant to students. 

This online workshop also runs April 28–29, 2021!

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$762.00
Platinum Members

$871.00 Gold $1,089.00 General & Silver

workshop

Road Map to Year One: ISM’s New Head Accelerator

Date(s): 3/17/2021 — 4/7/2021 Status: Open

Online Course Timeframe: Meetings on March 17, March 24, March 31 & April 7 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 90 minutes per meeting

You’re starting a new Headship this summer or began one during one of the most unprecedented school years in education—now what?

  • What are achievable personal and professional goals to set in this new school environment, and how do they align with your school’s strategic plan?
  • How do you, as a new Head, work with an established Board, even with the basics such as meeting presentations and building reports?
  • How do you set or execute on a budget, especially one you had little or no control over creating?
  • What's your role in supporting your school's development goals?
  • How do you set the tone and culture for the school?

There are many questions to ask! Luckily, we have the answers. ISM Consultant Shannan Schuster, who recently finished a headship at The Swain School, Pennsylvania, will share her experiences, along with ISM tools and strategies to ensure your first year is productive and successful.

This online workshop will set you on the right course for your headship—without dedicating endless hours of meetings or coursework to professional development. Discover the invaluable framework that provides a roadmap to succeeding as a new Head.

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$1,411.00
Platinum Members

$1,612.00 Gold $2,015.00 General & Silver

webinar

Why It Is Critical to Measure Student Self-Efficacy

Date(s): 3/17/2021 Time: 3:00pm ET Status: Open

  • Do you demonstrate to families that students will be ready for the next level?
  • Do you wonder if the way you traditionally measure student success is valid?
  • Have you discovered that test scores and GPAs are insufficient to predict student success or college performance?
  • Do you want to use a better approach?

Self-efficacy refers to an individual's belief in his or her capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainments (Bandura, 1977, 1986, 1997).

When it comes to schools, parents expect their children to be prepared for the next academic level and social environment upon graduation or completion of a school’s top grade. What is the best evidence schools have to illustrate the “preparation” parents expect and students need?

Explore the shortfalls of traditional measures of progress and discover why self-efficacy should become an important outcome variable for your school. Identify the means through which self-efficacy can be developed, allowing you to identify ways your school might help students develop belief in themselves.

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$0.00
For all members

$161.00 General

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Develop a Strategic Approach to Alumni Communications

Date(s): 3/24/2021 Time: 3:00pm ET Status: Open

  • Are you seeking ways to engage your school’s alums more effectively?
  • Do you struggle with finding the right balance of promotional vs. relational outreach?
  • Do you have a strategic communications plan and calendar in place for your alumni program?

If you’re finding it ever more challenging to build an effective alumni program, it’s time to step back and look at your communication and engagement strategies. Each graduating class has different needs, wants, and preferences when it comes to how they connect with your school, and it’s up to you to meet them where they are.

Examine the unique characteristics of your various alumni groups, receive a framework for identifying and implementing segmented outreach strategies for each, and consider a communications solution to help you track and measure the value of your work.

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$0.00
For all members

$161.00 General

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How to Build and Implement an Extraordinary Major Gifts Program

Date(s): 4/19/2021 — 4/20/2021 Status: Open Credits: 20 IACP

Online Course Timeframe: April 19–20, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1–2 p.m., and 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Schools are driven by the ever-increasing demand for more funding, yet are also aware of return on investment. Therefore, many focus their fundraising efforts on major gifts.

Even in these uneasy times, it is possible to collect major gifts by using foundational approaches to build and solidify relationships with your biggest donors. Some might argue this has never been more important. This workshop explores a proven methodology for creating a fundraising program that produces generous returns, now and in the future.

 

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$986.00
Platinum Members

$1,128.00 Gold $1,409.00 General & Silver

workshop

30 Days to an Inbound Marketing Program That Fills Your Admission Funnel

Date(s): 4/20/2021 — 5/14/2021 Status: Open

Online Course Timeframe: April 20–May 14, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

The simple fact is this: Schools need to utilize inbound marketing strategies today more than ever.

Why? Because families are doing more online research about schools than ever before (especially during the pandemic). You need a way to “pre-sell” them on your school, distinguishing your educational program from the competition and establishing its valued position in your community.

Learn how to create an inbound marketing strategy will help you accomplish these goals. Discover how to build a complete inbound marketing plan that will drive admission inquiries and enrollment.

The Workshop Leaders Discuss the Biggest Obstacles Marketing Leaders Face Right Now

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$966.00
Platinum Members

$1,032.00 Gold $1,289.00 General & Silver

workshop

How to Move Past AP and Build a Mission- and Values-Based Curriculum

Date(s): 4/28/2021 — 4/29/2021 Status: Open

Online Course Timeframe: April 28–29, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern time

  • Is your school considering the best mission- and values-driven curriculum for your students?
  • Are you unsure if AP classes are still the best way to enhance student learning?
  • Do you want to provide meaningful content that is unique to the needs of your students?

If your school continues to offer standardized courses based on external content goals, you're missing out on a student-centered approach. Courses should fit the unique interests and needs of the learners enrolled at your schools. It's time to reevaluate.

Explore why and how your school must evaluate your existing curriculum and redesign it to better benefit your learners. See how schools have achieved success in moving from Advanced Placement toward coursework that is more meaningful, authentic, and relevant to students. 

This online workshop also runs March 17–18, 2021!

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$762.00
Platinum Members

$871.00 Gold $1,089.00 General & Silver