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September 2022

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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October 2022

ISCA Webinar: The Future of Education in a Globally Interconnected World

October 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In order for boards to govern effectively, they must be knowledgeable about the landscape in which independent schools operate - including the educational landscape. Many independent schools are engaging in conversations about the future of education, including the question of how best to prepare students for a complex, interconnected, and often volatile world. Researchers and educators are turning to new research around global competencies - the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need to thrive and contribute as ethical global citizens.…

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ISCA Annual Membership Meeting

October 18, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The ISCA Board of Directors invites all ISCA members to join them for ISCA's Annual Membership Meeting.  You will hear from ISCA's Executive Director, meet  ISCA's Board of Directors, learn about ISCA's strategic initiatives, finances and formally elect our Board of Directors for the '22 - '23 year.  Please join us for this brief annual membership meeting. *Note that published meeting times are Eastern time zone

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November 2022

Chair Chat – How Boards Can Support Their School Community from Microaggression

November 4, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

At the request of one of our ISCA members, this Chair Chat is being organized to engage in conversation around how schools are handling microagression towards BIPOC faculty/staff especially from parents. What has been the experience at your school? How can Boards work with Administration in creating a safe and inclusive work environment - from offering opportunities for education and training to setting policy. This conversation will be expertly facilitated by Dr. Pascal Losambe who will help Chairs understand the…

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Chair Chat – For Chairs with a New Head of School in ’22

November 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Do you have a new Head of School that started this year? Join us for this facilitated conversation to discuss how transition is going for you, your Head, your board and your school community. Establishing support, good communication, trust and clear expectations are the important first steps of a new partnership with your HOS. Let's talk about that and any challenges you may be encountering. Facilitated by Samantha Cross, Georgy Ann Peluchiwski and Joel Kanter *Note that published event…

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ISCA Webinar: Building Great Board Meeting Agendas: Intentionally Getting Into the Weeds

November 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this Q&A session, governance expert Cathy Trower will provide guidance on planning for and building great board meeting agendas to ensure appropriate oversight and engage trustees strategically and generatively. The perennial topic of board meeting agendas requires us to get into specifics—what might seem “weedy,” but so necessary—around such questions as: Who should provide input on board meeting agendas and what is the ideal timeline for planning? What are the guidelines for deciding on agenda topics? How should time…

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New Chair Chat

November 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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December 2022

ISCA Webinar: The Board and School Cybersecurity

December 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join independent school cybersecurity consultant, Marck Orchison, as he guides board chairs through the complex maze of independent school cybersecurity. Mark will present the most current cyber threats facing independent schools and share how the board can fulfill its oversight responsibility and legal obligations in managing these risks. You will learn what metrics the board should be examining and questions to ask school leadership in assessing effective cyber risk management. Mark will share how you might respond to a cyber…

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ISCA Webinar: Should You Ever Consider Lowering Tuition?

December 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Terry Moore, ISM consultant, as he discusses the recent article, "Tuition: Ability to Pay vs. Willingness to Pay,” published by NAIS Vice President Mark Mitchell. The article offers guidance on how to classify your school’s enrollment struggles by differentiating between ‘ability’ to pay vs ‘willingness’ to pay and provides advice on how to overcome each, including the option of lowering tuition. Terry Moore will offer an alternative point of view on this topic and share data that sheds more…

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January 2023

Chair Chat: Preparing for your Incoming Head of School

January 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you will be going through a Head of School transition at the end of this year, join your fellow Board Chairs for this facilitated conversation to discuss how you are preparing for your new Head of School. Facilitated by Samantha Cross and Georgy Ann Peluchiwski *Note that published event times are Eastern

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