Explore. Empower. Engage.
Adventure awaits! Soar to new heights with 35+ summer workshops from ISM.
Whether you’re new to independent schools, hoping to excel in a recent promotion, or looking to master an advanced skill, explore the latest research and leading methods at ISM’s Summer Institute!
You asked, we delivered. For the first time ever, choose from a variety of online workshops and in-person events in beautiful, Old City Philadelphia, PA. (Hurry—space is limited and in-person workshops will sell out!)
No matter the format, join us this summer and reach for the stars! Experience the best hands-on, action-driven professional development—guaranteed to empower you and help you deliver your mission with excellence.
New for 2022: In-person & Online Offerings
Welcome back to in-person learning! After two years of virtual learning, you can choose the Summer Institute workshop that’s best for you—in-person and online learning options are both available.
Those new in their roles often benefit most from in-person learning where you can build a network to lean on throughout your career. Workshops that are interaction-intensive will also take place in Philadelphia.
Advanced, topic-driven courses are offered online to maximize your time and efficiency, while still ensuring your can excel in your career. See which type of learning is right for you!
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|I want to learn from ISM Consultants and adjunct teaching faculty, all of whom are private education experts.||❤||❤|
|I want to create a custom action plan that I can immediately put into practice.||❤||❤|
|I want a multi-day, fully immersive experience, where I focus on nothing else but the learning at hand.||❤|
|I want extra time with leaders to gain knowledge and expertise, maximizing my learning experience.||❤|
|I want ample time to network and work through specific challenges at my school with my workshop leader, other ISM Consultants, and peers.||❤|
|I want the opportunity to explore Philadelphia, including visiting the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, and more.||❤|
|I want to cover the “nuts and bolts” of a specific topic while being efficient with my time.||❤|
|I want to learn from my home or office for a few hours each day, while tending to my other responsibilities.||❤|
|I want to get the most out of the professional development budget at my new or small independent school.||❤|
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Explore your personal leadership style while analyzing and reflecting on strategies for evaluating faculty, navigating school change, promoting a healthy school culture, and designing an up-to-date schedule.
Join us to explore the tenets of successful learning support programs, from how you identify and support students to how you should partner with various stakeholders in your work. Whether you’re trying to launch a program or strengthen your current approach, discover how to best support all students and the faculty who work to teach them.
$2,072.00 Gold $2,590.00 General & Silver
$1,554.00 Second Person
Whether you’re a brand-new Head or one who wants a refresher on fiscal management, discover how to develop a financial success framework to ensure school success. Rely on ISM’s tools and strategies to help you feel more confident in financial conversations and contribute positively to the long-term financial viability of your school.
Unveil the root causes for declining enrollment at your private-independent school. Join us and learn how to collect and use data to determine the nature of the decline—and to pinpoint specific strategies to address the contributing factors.