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May 2021

ISCA Webinar: Hope, Anxiety, Fantasy & Reality: The Board’s Role in Onboarding a New, but Experienced, Head of School

May 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The arrival of a new Head triggers an inevitable range of emotions and expectations in every school community. Although much of the focus is on the new Head’s actions as they enter a school community, the transition to new leadership is ultimately the Board’s responsibility. This webinar will provide an overview of the Board’s responsibility to understand the complexities involved in a leadership transition and its role in creating the conditions for a successful onboarding of a new, experienced Head.…

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June 2021

ISCA Webinar: Start Strong – Effective Strategies for Onboarding New Trustees

June 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As you prepare to welcome new members to your board, a well-designed onboarding process will help ensure they become engaged and skilled trustees who will make meaningful contributions in the years to come. Anne Marie Balzano will share research based recommendations for orienting and supporting new trustees during the first year. Presented by: Anne Marie Balzano, Senior Governance Strategist, Mission & Data *Note: Published event times are ET

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ISCA Webinar: Beyond Admit!

June 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Join AISAP Executive Director, Janice Crampton, for an interactive session focused on the understanding of admission and enrollment as a practice and a strategy towards mission promises and financial thrive-ability. Goals of this session include: Develop an understanding of the six key influences that drive enrollment management. Highlight the areas needing Board support and guidance and necessary involvement, oversight and direction. Clarify where stepping out and away is critically essential to institutional success. Presented by Janice Crampton, Executive Director, Association…

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ISCA Webinar: Appointing an Interim Head of School: When? Why? How?

June 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2021! NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED! Every governing body should be prepared to appoint an interim leader, whether it is part of a long-term succession plan or as a risk-management strategy. This webinar will start with the decision to appoint a short-term leader: When does it make the most sense and what are the potential costs and benefits? Then we’ll talk about how and where schools find interim heads based on their circumstances and timing. How does…

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July 2021

New Chair at the Table

July 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - July 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

If you are a new board chair in 2021, this training is for you!  We will help you prepare for a successful tenure as Board Chair!  See program details on our website.  This training is free for members and $425 for non-members. Program dates are July 14, 21 and 28, 2021.

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ISCA Webinar: Navigating Legal Risk as a New Board Chair – Tips, Traps and the Top Ten Risks

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm

In this lively and interactive session, experienced education and employment lawyer Sara Schwartz will facilitate a a conversation for independent school board chairs about this year's top legal issues. Kathryn Francis, Immediate Past Chair of The Hockaday School, will join Sara to offer a practical, experienced Board Chair perspective. Sara and Kathryn will discuss how to best use legal counsel in navigating current hot topics as they evole, such as: COVID-19; Black Lives Matter; good governance; transgender students; HOS hiring,…

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August 2021

ISCA Chair Chat: Back to School

August 27, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

ISCA Chair Chats are designed to have board chairs connect with each other through facilitated conversation and are less formal than ISCA webinars. As we are preparing for 'back to school,' this Chair Chat will allow members to share what governance related challenges they may be facing as we start a new school year with COVID still presenting logistical challenges for schools. Join us for the conversation! *Please note that published meeting times are Eastern time zone. 

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September 2021

ISCA Webinar: Inclusivity in Fundraising – The Board’s Role

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

A strong culture and a clearly articulated approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential, in both the short and long-term, if schools hope to achieve ambitious fundraising goals. As schools seek to advance their mission, a focus on DEI is not only the right thing to do, it is critical in motivating prospective donors and inspiring greater philanthropy. In that context, how can Boards ensure inclusive fundraising practices at their school? DEI, as it relates to fundraising, can…

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ISCA Experienced Board Chairs

September 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you are a current Board Chair that has served 4 or more years in your leadership role, join us for this conversation to explore what kind of programming interests and needs you have for this upcoming year.  Are there more advanced skills or nuanced topics related to governance and leadership that you would be interested in learning more about and what issues are you currently finding challenging to deal with as Board Chair? We look forward to connecting with you…

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October 2021

ISCA Webinar: Appointing an Interim Head of School: When? Why? How?

October 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every governing body should be prepared to appoint an interim leader, whether it is part of a long-term succession plan or as a risk-management strategy. This webinar will start with the decision to appoint a short-term leader: When does it make the most sense and what are the potential costs and benefits? Then we’ll talk about how and where schools find interim heads based on their circumstances and timing. How does an interim search compare to – and connect with…

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