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September 2021

ISCA Webinar: Inclusivity in Fundraising – The Board’s Role

September 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A strong culture and a clearly articulated approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential, in both the short and long-term, if schools hope to achieve ambitious fundraising goals. As schools seek to advance their mission, a focus on DEI is not only the right thing to do, it is critical in motivating prospective donors and inspiring greater philanthropy. In that context, how can Boards ensure inclusive fundraising practices at their school? DEI, as it relates to fundraising, can…

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ISCA Experienced Board Chairs

September 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you are a current Board Chair that has served 4 or more years in your leadership role, join us for this conversation to explore what kind of programming interests and needs you have for this upcoming year.  Are there more advanced skills or nuanced topics related to governance and leadership that you would be interested in learning more about and what issues are you currently finding challenging to deal with as Board Chair? We look forward to connecting with you…

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October 2021

ISCA Webinar: Appointing an Interim Head of School: When? Why? How?

October 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every governing body should be prepared to appoint an interim leader, whether it is part of a long-term succession plan or as a risk-management strategy. This webinar will start with the decision to appoint a short-term leader: When does it make the most sense and what are the potential costs and benefits? Then we’ll talk about how and where schools find interim heads based on their circumstances and timing. How does an interim search compare to – and connect with…

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ISCA New Chair Chats

October 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - April 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

If you are a new board chair in the '21 - '22 year, join us for our New Chair Chats that will be facilitated conversations with experienced board chairs. Connect with other first year board chairs, discuss challenges you might be facing, and find support and guidance. Dates for ISCA New Chats are: Thursday, October 7th   4:00 pm ET Thursday, December 9th   4:00 pm ET Thursday, February 24th   4:00 pm ET Thursday, April 28th   4:00 pm…

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ISCA Fall Governance Conference

October 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE -  October 28 -29, 2021 ISCA will be holding its Annual Fall Governance Conference virtually this year on October 28-29, 2021.   Details on the program will be announced soon but please save the date so you can join us! There may be opportunities to gather together in small groups to view the conference  in your geographic region.

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November 2021

ISCA Webinar: People and Perimeter – Defining School Safety and Security

November 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is the Board's role in ensuring that their school is safe and secure? Delivering on your moral and fiduciary responsibilities to both protect people and safeguard assets is no longer just the purview of school leadership and the insurance carrier. In today's reactive world, learn how the strongest schools embrace an inside-out approach from the Board room throughout the institution. All of the related research shows that people, process, and protocol ultimately are the best defense. What can you…

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December 2021

ISCA Webinar: Who Decides?…And How Do You Decide Who Decides?

December 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

If your board and administration are bumping up against boundaries about what decisions are in the Head/staff domain, whic are shared fairly equally, and whcih are mostly for the Board to decide, you are not alone! In fact, where to draw lines between governance/Board and operations/management used to be simpler. In today’s complex, and sometime chaotic world, the lines are blurrier. Because the issues schools are facing are becoming increasingly politicized, charged with emotion, and potentially divisive, there has perhaps…

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