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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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Online Course Timeframe: November 30, December 2, and December 4, 2020 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time
As your school continues to grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may not think planning next year’s summer program is a priority.
However, a quality summer program can still add tremendous value to your school. A summer program is an excellent source of auxiliary income that lets your school extend its mission beyond the school year, to a greater number of students.
A quality summer program can provide additional funds and a different pool of students to support your school’s goals. Join us to explore what it takes to run a quality summer program and how it can support your mission and bottomline.
Online Course Timeframe: December 1–4, 2020 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time
The efforts of the Marketing Communications Office are integral to your private-independent school, providing a unified message to your faculty and staff, students, families, and the larger community.
Discover how to excel in this position through proven strategies, in-depth knowledge, and hands-on activities to create a marketing communication action plan you can immediately implement. You'll also explore new tactics you should take in the wake of COVID-19.
Webinar length: 60 minutes
Departing School Heads and their schools need high-performing administrative support to execute an orderly transition. This presents you, as an administrative professional, with the unique opportunity to play a critical role in the transition process, particularly in this uncertain 2020–21 school year.
In the webinar, we'll outline the process of creating and executing a Departing Executive Support Transition Plan. When you follow these steps, you'll be in control of what would otherwise be an ever-changing work environment. Further, you'll add value to your position, even as your direct supervisor prepares to leave.
LIVE SESSIONS: December 3, 10, and 17 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, ensure you have the information you need to guide your future decisions. Cut through the noise and get free weekly COVID-19 updates—specifically for private schools—without trying to parse through all the information on your own.
These webinars are for administrative and pandemic response teams. Sign up for this package to attend all three webinars live or watch the recordings at a time that works for you.
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Online Course Timeframe: December 7–8, 2020 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The most enduring relationships that any school can have is with its alumni. Healthy, productive relationships with alumni are possible when your school has a well-organized, alumni-focused volunteer program.
This online workshop helps you create a well-organized and responsive program that empowers you to engage and steward alumni. Discover how to plan and execute virtual and in-person alumni events, reunions, and fundraising initiatives.
Webinar length: 60 minutes
If the pandemic completely threw off your enrollment plan, you’re not alone. Whether you saw increased enrollment or a drop in inquiries, there are certain steps you can take to achieve enrollment stability now.
Join us to explore these challenges and strategies, no matter the grade levels your school serves. We will look at how to make enrollment projections and create a template to help anticipate enrollment fluctuations. As a result, you and your Board can plan more confidently and assure long-term stability during short-term crises.
Webinar length: 60 minutes
It’s time to think about your tuition increase for the 2021–22 school year. Tuition-setting is a complicated process. How do you know what’s too much? How do you communicate with your parents why tuition must increase, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic?
In this webinar, we'll give you points to consider before you make your decision about next year's tuition. We'll share strategies for communicating your new tuition to your community. Join us to have confidence in your decision-making process and a working tool to help you build tuition-increase scenarios.
Online Course Timeframe: January 12–February 2, 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
for Gold Members
$968.00 General Price
Online Course Timeframe: January 14–15, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time
Private schools always strive to deliver their mission with excellence— but what does excellence look like when learning occurs remotely? How do schools maintain a strong faculty culture and high morale when our interactions occur via a crowded Zoom screen? What modalities can schools use to provide the necessary predictability and support for teachers who have been charged with implementing an unfamiliar approach to teaching and learning?
Join this online workshop to discover important leadership strategies that can help you bolster your school’s distance learning approach. Whether you’ve already been offering distance learning or are preparing for the uncertain winter months, you and your team can always implement new practices to positively impact student learning.
for Gold Members
$484.00 General Price
Webinar length: 60 minutes
Talking about topics like identity, difference, and oppression can raise anxiety for many people, and yet we must have the conversation in our schools and our lives in order to be more inclusive and culturally competent.
- What are the fears and common pitfalls that keep us from broaching topics like race, gender, class, etc.?
- What are the ways we might engage more authentically, respectfully, and effectively across differences?
Join Rosetta Lee, Consultant, Educator, and Activist for a webinar to learn to participate in truly courageous conversations. You will identify barriers to overcome and frameworks for authentic and healthy group dialogue.
Online Course Timeframe: January 19–22, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 1–3 p.m. Eastern Time
Strategic planning can help reset a school’s direction and bring about meaningful institutional growth. This workshop will help you understand the important elements to create an effective strategic plan.
This workshop blends live, synchronous group sessions, recorded videos/slideshows that participants watch asynchronously, and both live and asynchronous online individual and group discussions and activities.
Online Course Timeframe: January 25-29, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Creating your 2022 schedule doesn’t have to be a caffeine-fueled, angst-driven exercise in futility. This workshop takes you back to basics and refocuses your scheduling strategy on what’s best for your students, rather than what may be most convenient for adults.
Examine the latest research in scheduling and classroom instruction to guarantee a strong, healthy schedule that enhances the quality of your graduates. Return to your school with incredible quantities of up-to-date research and modern scheduling strategies, and an action plan that walks you through improving your school’s schedule design and process.
This workshop blends live, synchronous group sessions, recorded videos/slideshows that participants watch asynchronously, and both live and asynchronous online individual and group discussions and activities. In addition, each school will have an individual session to discuss their schedule needs with the leader, Dr. Bryan Smyth.
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.