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November 2018

Webinar: Leveraging The Board’s Collective Network to Ensure Fiscal and Reputational Sustainability

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Marketing-savvy independent school trustees recognize that their school’s sustainability will increasingly depend on creating partnerships with the regional community. These alliances – strategically important to creating a robust public presence – will attract future enrollment, enhance learning, and power-up fundraising.  As a board chair, insure all your members know how to maximize their ambassadorial role.  Join independent school education marketing veteran Mike Connor for the questions to ask and the connections you need to make that will allow your school…

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January 2019

Webinar: What Innovative Boards Should Be Considering in Today’s Independent School Landscape

January 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Is your board of trustees focused solely on the problems of today, or is there time in the agenda to address the challenges and opportunities of the future? Join NAIS Chief Innovation Officer Tim Fish to discuss how boards can respond to the demands of an ever-changing educational landscape with increasing market and financial pressures, rapid technological developments, and the new needs of millennial parents. This session will present frameworks for innovation, case studies of schools that have embarked on…

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March 2019

Webinar: Transforming the Head Search Process: Hiring For Leadership vs the Resumé

March 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hiring the next Head for your school is a very challenging process with sometimes less than ideal results.  There is growing concern across the country among the independent school community about the frequency of Head transitions and the duration of tenure.  Tom Olverson has been discussing the growing concern of Head leadership, the inherent shortcomings of the Head Search process, the unintentional biases search committees bring to the process and how to really determine and hire for the leadership qualities…

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May 2019

Governance Responsibilities for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

May 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Why are diversity, equity, and inclusion so critical for educational environments, and what is the role of an independent school board when it comes to fostering and supporting a school’s commitment to these principles? This one-hour virtual conference will provide a rationale, framework, and actionable “what now?” steps that boards can take, both to assess where they are and to move forward as stewards of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their school communities. We will identify vital governance responsibilities, including…

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September 2019

ISCA Webinar Series:
Setting Yourself Up for Success: Tips for New Board Chairs

September 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If you are a newly elected Board Chair at your school, congratulations!  This webinar is designed to help you both enjoy and succeed in your new leadership role by providing you with practical guidance and tips for your first year.  The role of Board Chair will present unique challenges and may demand a different skill set than you are used to.  The experienced independent school Board Chairs leading this webinar will help you get started on the right foot and…

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October 2019

ISCA Member Dinner Reception

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Penn Club, New York City

Enjoy the company of your fellow ISCA members at The Penn Club the night before our ISCA conference.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with colleagues before the conference the following day!  Guests are welcome to join you; we hope to see you there! Go to the 'Fall Conference 2019' menu heading on our website for more details and to register!

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ISCA 2019 Fall Governance Conference

October 25, 2019 @ 8:15 am - 3:30 pm
New York City

Save The Date!  See conference details under the Fall Conference 2019 menu heading.

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November 2019

ISCA Webinar Series: How the Board Chair, Head of School and Legal Counsel Can Best Work Together Routinely and During A Crisis

November 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this lively, interactive webinar format, experienced legal counsel to hundreds of independent schools will discuss the following critical governance questions: • When should the Head of School call the Board Chair – and/or legal counsel – to resolve an issue? • When should the Board Chair involve the Executive Committee (or the entire Board)? • What should the Board Chair, Head of School and legal counsel each be doing every year to be sure that the School and the…

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March 2020

ISCA Webinar Series: Managing Conflict-of-Interest Challenges for Independent School Boards, Including Parent Board Members

March 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As Board Chair, how you manage conflicts of interest and assure open and honest deliberation affects all aspects of your school’s operations and is critical to making good decisions, avoiding legal problems and public scandals, and remaining focused on your school’s mission.  You value your board members for their personal and professional knowledge, experience and engagement with your school and community; but these board members also face challenges in making unbiased, independent decisions on behalf of the school precisely because…

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April 2020

COVID-19 ISCA Chair Chat

April 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join ISCA for a live video conference call facilitated by ISCA leadership and NAIS, Director of Leadership and Governance, Anne-Marie Balzano to discuss the issues and concerns Board Chairs are facing during this COVID-19 crisis. We want to support you as you navigate these unprecedented events and there is value in sharing and learning from each other. What are the biggest issues you are discussing now, what resources and support do you need? We hope you will join us. Tell…

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