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June 2020

COVID-19 ISCA Chair Chat: Value Proposition and Tuition

June 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How should boards approach the issue of tuition reimbursements, partial refunds, discounted tuition in the context of the school's value proposition, and uncertainty of fall enrollment? How do you assess potential long term impacts of short term tuition policy decisions?  Once decisions are made, how should a communication strategy be crafted?  What is the board’s role in making and supporting these decisions? Join us for this conversation facilitated by ISCA member Georgy Ann Peluchiwiski, Former Chair of Latin School of…

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July 2020

ISCA Chair Chat on DEI: Governance Responsibilities of DEI

July 7, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

ISCA Chair Chats are facilitated conversations with ISCA board chairs to share information and find support in our peer network. This DEI Chair Chat is the first in a series that begins with a discussion on the foundational responsibilities for boards to engage in DEI work and the guiding principles to create a structure to have board conversations that shape school policy and culture. Guest facilitator: Alison Park, Blink Consulting

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ISCA Chair Chat on DEI: DEI Conversations in The Gordon School Boardroom

July 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

After more than 15 years of committed work and progress on DEI issues, The Gordon School’s current Head of School and Board Chair will discuss lessons learned in navigating these complex and nuanced conversations and offer suggestions for Board Chairs who are facilitating these discussions. They will review the progress they have made, the pivotal decisions the Board made, and what their conversations are like now in their Board room. Facilitated by The Gordon School's current Board Chair, Amanda Riegel…

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August 2020

New Chair at the Table – A Training for New Board Chairs

August 5, 2020 - August 12, 2020

Are you a first year Board Chair or Chair Elect?  This special training created by experienced independent school board chairs especially for you will help you get off to a great start in your new leadership role.  We have identified the unique responsibilities, skills and relationships that independent school board chairs have and included them in this training which takes place on August 5th and 12th from 12 - 3 pm ET.  Click on the button below for more details.

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ISCA Webinar: Reopening and Staying Open

August 19, 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Dr. David Rubin, Director of the PolicyLab of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will discuss the health and safety considerations of reopening and staying open for in-person learning. Dr. Rubin will review the PolicyLab's reopening guidance issued on 8/6/20, and will be available to answer your questions and address your health and safety concerns.  If you have questions in advance you would like Dr. Rubin to address, please submit to bethany@iscachairs.org.  Please note that start time will be 5:15 pm ET. 

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ISCA Webinar: Insurance, Risk Management & Legal Considerations in Operating During COVID-19

August 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Co-Presenters, Ronald Wanglin and Michael Blacher will address liability insurance issues related to school reopenings, waivers, and the landscape looking forward relative to insurance and risk management. Ron Wanglin is Chairman of the Board of the risk management and insurance firm, Bolton & Company Michael Blacher is a Partner at the law firm, Liebert, Cassidy and Whitmore *Note all published webinar times are Eastern Time

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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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