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September 2020

COVID-19 ISCA Chair Chat

September 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Now that the new school year has kicked off either either virtually, in-person or as a hybrid model, we want to check in to see how you are doing. How is reopening going? What issues are coming up for you as Chair or for your board. We will use this time to check-in, share experiences, hear what you need in the form of resources or support.    Note:  Published times are EST

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October 2020

ISCA Webinar: The Chair’s Role in Driving Capital Campaign Success

October 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn the unique roles and responsibilities of the Board Chair leading up to and during a Capital Campaign. Understand the characteristics of capital campaign fundraising and how to prepare your board for their required engagement. How will you assess if your school is truly ready to embark on this path towards a successful outcome?  Herb Soles will address these questions as well as how to select campaign committee members, how to be confident in making big asks, and more.  Presented…

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ISCA Fall Governance Conference 2020

October 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Online Event

Save-The-Date!! Mark your calendars to join us for ISCA's Fall Governance Conference!  We will miss seeing you in person this year, but we look forward to connecting with you through our virtual conference!  Instead of the full day program we had scheduled for October 23rd, we will be offering the same great, interactive program over two,  half-days on October 23rd  and October 30th in the afternoon (ET).  We are adding a bonus session and reducing the price.  We look forward…

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November 2020

ISCA Webinar: Don’t Let A Good Pandemic Go To Waste

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The pandemic of 2020 has tested the stamina and creativity of school leadership and revealed the culture and functionality of the board and board/head partnership. On reflection, what has this crisis illuminated about education, governance, and leadership? How might Board leaders and Heads of School reflect upon and examine the new challenges and opportunities facing their schools? What are the implications for governance and leadership? Stephanie Rogen and Georgy Ann Peluchiwiski of Greenwich Leadership Partners will lead you thorugh structured…

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December 2020

ISCA Webinar: Independent School Trends Every Board Chair Should Know

December 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Boards have a responsibility to be aware of trends that depict the independent school landscape and reflect emerging changes in that landscape. Being aware of those trends will help inform the board's critical decision making and strategic palnning for their school. In this webinar, Amada Torres will share highlights from the 2020-2021 NAIS Trendbook including trend data on governance and leadership, affordability, enrollment, equity and justice. Presented by Amada Torres, Vice President of Studies, Insights and Research, NAIS *Note webinar…

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January 2021

ISCA Webinar: The COVID-19 Disruption (Part 1): What’s Next for Independent Schools and Why?

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

In the first of this two-part webinar series, Terry Moore of ISM will share ISM's prospective on the predicted impact of COVID-19 on the indepedent school market including what is changing in the competitive landscape marketplace and why. Learn to assess how vulnerable your school is to the market shift. Presented by Terry Moore, Executive Consultant, Independent School Management (ISM) *Please note that published webinar times are EST.

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ISCA Chair Chat: Managing Rogue Trustees

January 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every board probably has those one or two trustees who can be difficult to manage.  If left unchecked, even one rogue trustee can upend the dynamics of the entire board.  Join experienced board chairs, Lee Dieck and Georgy Ann Peluchiwski, to discuss strategies and get advice on managing your more challenging trustees.   Facilitators:  Lee Dieck, Former Board Chair of Professional Children's School, New York and Georgy Ann Peluchiwski, Former Board Chair of Latin School of Chicago.   *Note that…

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February 2021

ISCA Chair Chat: Customized Tuition Models – Are They Right for Your School?

February 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In the independent school community, there has been a lot of interest in removing 'financial aid' stigmas, diversifying the socioeconomic profile of students to avoid the 'barbell effect,' and creating more equity among students and families.  Alternative tuition models that do away with traditional financial aid are appealing but what are the risks and benefits of transitioning away from financial aid models to a more customized tuition model?  Learn how and why Gordon School in Providence, RI made the shift…

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ISCA Webinar: Memorializing the Work of the Board – Proactive Strategies for Creating and Maintaining Board Documents

February 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The memorialization and documentation of the work of the Board is unfortunately an area that is often left to chance. Bylaws, Board minutes, committee reports and the other documents created as part of the board’s work are all necessary materials that boards are obligated to maintain and can support the school in times of crises. Many of these documents are necessary to establish a defense in the case of a legal charge. We have invited Caryn Pass to discuss board…

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ISCA Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout – Policy and Risk Management Recommendations for Independent School Boards

February 24, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Vaccines against the coronavirus will soon be available to K-12 educators and staff (if not already), so it is time to start planning for the rollout at your school. As school governance leaders, it is important for you to understand which approaches will promote campus health and safety, and when and how schools need to accommodate resistance from community members to receiving their shot in the arm. Susan Schorr, Vice-Chair of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Practice Group, will guide a…

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