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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
Online Event

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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ISCA Webinar Series: Contracts and Compensation for the Head of School: Tips, Traps and Best Practices in General and in the COVID-19 Context

April 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join ISCA for a webinar led by Sara Goldsmith Schwartz, founder and president of Schwartz Hannum PC and counsel to more than 250 educational institutions.  Sara will provide independent schools’ Board Chairs with an overview of the Head of School contract process – both initial and renewal contracts.  Sara will outline the key terms to include in Head of School employment agreements, examine benchmarking requirements and best practices for establishing a Head’s salary, address rebuttable presumption obligations, and also review…

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COVID-19 ISCA Chair Chat: HOS Transition

April 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For those members that have a new Head of School beginning this summer, we invite you to join the conversation about how you are managing this transition amidst this crisis and potential continuing social distancing recommendations.  Share your concerns and ideas with your peers who are managing the same thing.  We will be joined by Dr. Jerry Larson, Managing Partner at Educational Directions who has provided expert guidance on HOS transitions.

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COVID-19 ISCA Chair Chat: Strategic Opportunities to Promote Your School

April 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are there new and creative ways to position the school in a positive light as a result of the challenges encountered by the COVID-19 crisis?  Join your fellow ISCA board chairs to discuss ways to think strategically about your school and its market sustainability through this crisis. Guest facilitators will be John Farber and his fellow partners from RG175.

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COVID-19 ISCA Chair Chat: How the Board Can Support Fundraising During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join your fellow Board Chairs for a conversation on how Trustees can play an important role in donor relations and fundraising efforts during this crisis. Fundraising experts, Rob Bull and Kate Luke of The Compass Group, will join us for this conversation and lend their guidance and expertise.

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