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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LIVE SESSIONS: Thursdays throughout January 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.
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Webinar length: 60 minutes
Many teachers feel exhausted, undervalued, and sometimes even burnt out as a result of the pandemic. It may seem counterintuitive to consider a new faculty growth and evaluation process when your teachers are already feeling exhausted—but in reality, teachers need the predictability and support offered by ISM’s framework now more than ever.
Discover how administrators can lift faculty with a growth process that is designed to energize and renew. This framework fosters the predictability needed for real growth to occur. As one teacher described it:
“ISM lifts the role of teacher to the professional status it deserves, while freeing Leadership Teams from traditionally ‘muddy’ evaluative procedures and empowering them to lead the profession toward helping grow and support the people at its heart—the students.”
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Webinar Length: 60 minutes
Teachers, staff, students, and parents deeply desire transparency and predictability for the 2021–22 school year, particularly when they sign their employment and enrollment agreements. They will naturally wonder if students will return to campus full time, what their days will look like, and the value of the educational program relative to a tuition increase.
They want to know expectations and what your school will do to keep students and teachers safe in an ongoing COVID environment. School leaders must provide answers even while they continue to manage this year’s ongoing questions and uncertainty.
How do you manage expectations and communicate with transparency when no one knows what the fall will look like?
The solution: Start with the six questions every school leader must ask now to lay the groundwork for success in the fall.
Online Course Timeframe: February 17–18, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern time
The right hires will make or break your school’s ability to deliver your mission. But if you only start to think about your hiring process when you have an open spot to fill, you’re missing out on crucial, strategic opportunities.
Hiring can be time-consuming, expensive, and frustrating if done incorrectly. The problems are compounded if your team does not have any formal training in the hiring process.
This online workshop will help you develop and outline an ongoing, strategic, and mission-driven hiring plan for all school employees. You’ll learn how to create interview questions and performance requirements, as well as develop a system that identifies strategic skill needs and fulfills your hiring initiatives. You’ll leave this online workshop with a plan in hand to improve your hiring process right away.
$774.00 Gold $968.00 General & Silver
Online Course Timeframe: March 1–5, 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: March 3–4, 2021 | Synchronous Meetings Times: 10:15–11:30 a.m., 12–1:15 p.m., and 2:15–3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
This workshop is timed to work for leaders in Pacific time zones!
In these times of disruption and change, it is more important than ever to foster a stable environment that supports teachers. This ensures they can respond to the challenges at hand and can continue delivering your school’s mission with excellence.
Attend this online workshop to engage in meaningful conversations about transforming your culture. You’ll explore a mission-driven and comprehensive approach to hiring and induction, assessing and enhancing faculty and school culture, faculty growth and evaluation, corrective action, selective retention, and coaching and mentoring.
$959.00 Gold $1,199.00 General & Silver
$799.00 Second Person
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.