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March 2022

ISCA Webinar: Board Guidance for Key Endowment Decisions

March 31, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get ready to dive deep into the topic of endowment addressing the real and complicated issues board’s grapple with related to endowment. Regardless of whether you currently have an endowment or are considering starting one, this webinar will offer useful guidance. Should your school have an endowment? How do you know if building on a current endowment is really the right priority for your school? How do you set endowment goals? What does a good board endowment policy cover? Bring…

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April 2022

ISCA Webinar: Considerations for Head of School Feedback and Evaluation Design

April 21, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As Board Chairs and Trustees, one of your most important and often least understood responsibilities is the feedback to and evaluation of your sole employee, the Head of School. We will explore the “why and how” of timely feedback and thoughtful head evaluation, and outline key considerations in designing a dynamic process that supports healthy board-head partnership and creates conditions for professional growth and support, for both Heads and Boards. We will address important questions including: how to set goals…

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Chair-Elect Information Session

April 26, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As you prepare to assume your new leadership role as Board Chair at the end of this year, hear about how ISCA will prepare and support you during your first year as board chair. You will get information about our New Chair at the Table training, our Peer Advisor Program and New Chair Chats for first year board chairs. Congratulations on becoming Chair! We look forward to having you meet your peers from across the country, become familiar with ISCA…

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May 2022

ISCA Webinar: Organizing for the Board’s DEI Work

May 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The success of any school’s DEI plan requires the thoughtful and purposeful engagement of the Board of Trustees who are uniquely positioned to advance DEI efforts. Determining the best use of the board’s organizational structure can be an important factor in the successful execution of the school's DEI initiatives. This presentation will examine the critical function of trustee members and answer questions such as: · How does the board launch a DEI committee and should it? · What is the…

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June 2022

New Chair at the Table

June 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - June 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Training for incoming board chairs!  If you are becoming a new board chair for the '22 - 23 school year, this training is for you to help you get off to a great start.  For program details and agenda, click on the link below.

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July 2022

ISCA Webinar: Head of School Database – A Vital Resource for Independent School Board Leaders

July 26, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Head of School Database (HSDB) launched in the fall of 2021 to help independent school leaders, including board members, better understand the trends related to head of school placement, service, and tenure. The HSDB also provides resources and insights into a process that many schools only go through every 5-7 years, those related to head of school transitions. Come join this interactive conversation to learn more about how the Board of Trustees can use the site, the resources, and…

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August 2022

Chair Chat – Risk Management Committees

August 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join your fellow Chairs in a conversation about Risk Management committees. We invite Chairs who have Risk Management Committees to share their experiences with us as well as those Chairs who are seeking to form a committee and have questions. We will be addressing: Risk Management Committee charters; issues that are covered by this committee; how the committee organizes its work and helpful resources. Faciltated by Ron Wanglin, Chairman of the Board, Bolton & Company; former Board Chair of The…

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ISCA Webinar: Creating a Support & Evaluation Process for a Head of School: The First Year and Beyond

August 18, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you have a Head of School Evaluation and Support Committees? Hear from the Philadelphia School’s Board Chair and Head of School about how their Committee was formed 4 years ago, how it functions and how it has been successful in providing valuable support to the Head of School by the board. Presented by: Zachary Klehr, Board Chair and Lisa Sun, Head of School, The Philadelphia School *Note that published event times are Eastern time zone

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September 2022

New Chair Chat

September 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you are a new board chair in the '22 - '23 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. We look forward to chatting with you! *Note that published event times are Eastern

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ISCA Webinar: The Aftermath of the Pandemic – A New Independent School Landscape

September 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The pandemic not only exacerbated some long-term trends that were affecting independent schools, but also created new ones. Falling birthrates, changes in enrollment by grade levels, worker/teacher shortages, and head turnover are some of the challenges that our industry faces. In addition, the first half of 2022 characterized by economic signs of strengths mixed with recessionary concerns also brought uncertainty to the current school year. The presence of high inflation can affect family educational choices and schools’ ability to attract…

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