ISCA Events

Webinar: Institutional Strategy & Economics: Integrating Program, Population and Philanthropy

Large forces challenge the traditional economic model of independent schools. In this session, participants will investigate what actions can be taken in the next five years to ensure positive options for their institutions. Using an analytic framework and performance analytics on more than 1000 schools, learn how to appraise market position, comparative advantage and financial […]

ISCA Fall Governance Conference

"We're All in This Together: Creating a Board Culture of Trust, Alignment and Collaboration" Join us for our annual governance conference either in-person at one of our 7 host cities or on Zoom!  Featuring renowned author, speaker and thought-leader, Mike Robbins. For details, click on the button below.  

Webinar: Risk Management Hot Topics for Board Chairs in 2024

In this lively and interactive session, experienced education and employment lawyer Sara Schwartz will discuss the top risk management issues independent school Board Chairs should be considering in 2024. Sara will include the most up-to-date, emerging issues as well as topics such as: creating an ideal infrastructure for supporting student mental health; developments in student […]

Webinar: Building Your School’s Strategy by Understanding Important Trends Impacting Independent Schools

Boards of Trustees need to plan for their school’s future and understanding the trends that are impacting the independent school landscape is critical to responsibly carrying out  strategic planning duties.  Each year, NAIS publishes the ’Trendbook” which compiles the latest research and analysis to help inform school leaders about the impact various trends may have […]

ISCA Webinar: AI in K-12 Education – A Strategic Foresight Approach for Boards

AI in K-12 Education: A Strategic Foresight Approach for Boards Don't miss this opportunity to equip your board with the foresight needed to lead your school in an AI world. Join us for an exclusive webinar tailored for independent school Board Chairs, where we will demystify AI and its profound impact on education and students […]


ISCA Chair Chat 12.13.23 – Open Forum

ISCA Chair Chat - Open Forum DiscussionJoin this live networking opportunity to discuss current issues you are facing as Board Chairs. Facilitated by ISCA Board members, this will be an opportunity to share and find guidance on challenges you might be facing as a Chair, hear ideas and strategies others are using to lead their […]


Webinar: Keeping Your Meetings from Being Derailed

Keeping Your Meetings from Being Derailed: The Importance of Ground RulesMany boards endure one or more board members who arrive at a meeting unprepared or like to dominate the discussion with their own opinions and comments. In these cases, it is challenging for the Board Chair to make sure the meeting is not hijacked and […]


Webinar: Board Leadership Succession – Thoughtful Transitions

Board Leadership Succession: Thoughtful Transitions Annual Timothy Matlack Governance Webinar Everyone knows that boards require strong leadership from the board chair and other officers to committee and task force chairs. Despite this, many boards do not have a thoughtful, intentional, and transparent policy or process for board leadership succession. This session will showcase important considerations […]


ISCA Chair Chat – Executive Sessions

Should you have Executive Sessions and if so, what is the best way to structure them?Join your fellow Board chairs for a discussion on the use of Executive Sessions at board meetings. We know this can be a contentious proposition for Heads of School so should you have them? What benefit can they add to […]


ISCA Webinar: Responsible Leadership – The Role of School Governance

Exploring the boundaries of social responsibilityWhat does it mean for school leaders to consider how their actions—and inactions—affect the world around them and the delicate ecosystems in which our schools exist? In the context of independent school governance, what exactly are the boundaries of social responsibility? With increasing frequency, school stakeholders (parents, alumni, faculty, students) […]

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