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July 2021

ISCA Webinar: Navigating Legal Risk as a New Board Chair – Tips, Traps and the Top Ten Risks

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm

In this lively and interactive session, experienced education and employment lawyer Sara Schwartz will facilitate a a conversation for independent school board chairs about this year's top legal issues. Kathryn Francis, Immediate Past Chair of The Hockaday School, will join Sara to offer a practical, experienced Board Chair perspective. Sara and Kathryn will discuss how to best use legal counsel in navigating current hot topics as they evole, such as: COVID-19; Black Lives Matter; good governance; transgender students; HOS hiring,…

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August 2021

ISCA Chair Chat: Back to School

August 27, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

ISCA Chair Chats are designed to have board chairs connect with each other through facilitated conversation and are less formal than ISCA webinars. As we are preparing for 'back to school,' this Chair Chat will allow members to share what governance related challenges they may be facing as we start a new school year with COVID still presenting logistical challenges for schools. Join us for the conversation! *Please note that published meeting times are Eastern time zone. 

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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 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 Chair Chat – Board Dashboards

December 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As an extension of the Online Forum queries about board dashboards, this Chair Chat will allow members to share and discuss how to best use board dashboards and for what purposes. Facilitated by Georgy Ann Peluchiwsky, Travis Warren and Matt Wojewuczki Note:  Published meeting times are Eastern Time

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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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January 2022

ISCA Webinar: What Every Board Should Know About Bylaws

January 11, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A private school’s bylaws are a foundational governance document and should be routinely and systematically updated for compliance with applicable laws and best practices.  Bylaws will ideally include provisions on topics such as the powers held by the Board of Trustees; how trustees and officers are selected for their roles and removed therefrom; how Board meetings are called and conducted; steps required for the Board to act on matters brought before it; committee mandates; the Head of School’s role on…

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