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March 2021

ISCA Chair Chat – Rethinking Board and Committee Structures

March 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In response to member interest in discussing how boards are organizing themselves with regard to board and committee structure, governance expert, Cathy Trower, will facilitate a conversation among members highlighting important considerations to take into account on this topic. Two ISCA board chairs, Stacie Lissette of Mercersburg Academy and Derek Jokelson of The Philadelphia School, will also share how their recently transformed board and committee structures are working for them. Facilitated by Cathy Trower, Ph. D., Trower & Trower *Note…

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ISCA Webinar: The COVID-19 Disruption (Part 2): What Should Our School Do?

March 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this second webinar of a two-part series, Terry Moore of ISM, will discuss how your school can respond to the predicted shift in the independent school marketplace. Learn about the mergers and acquisitions mindset that is settling into schools; evaluate whether or not your school should consider a merger opportunity and learn how mergers are different in the independent school space as compared to the for-profit market. Presented by Terry Moore, Executive Consultant, Independent School Management (ISM) *Please note…

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April 2021

ISCA Chair Chat: Strategies for Board Chairs to Help Prevent COVID Related Burnout in Heads of School

April 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

While stress, even in the most harmonious of environments, can be an expected part of a Head of School's position, nothing could have prepared them, or you, for the overwhelming demands and challenges that have been faced in this past year. As board chairs, you have expressed concern for your Heads during this time and often struggle to find ways to provide the right kind of support. There are strategies, however, that can help you , help them, as they…

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ISCA New Chair Chats

April 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ISCA members who are new Board Chairs in the '20 - '21 year are invited to join this series of conversations that will give new chairs the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges during their first year as Board Chair and find support and guidance from our experienced board chair facilitators. All ISCA New Chair Chats are scheduled from 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST on the following dates: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Thursday, December 10, 2020 Thursday, February 11,…

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ISCA Chair Chat: Improving the Performance of Committees and Committee Chairs

April 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Committee work is the engine of the board and where trustees are most engaged in their board work. Board Chairs can create the right conditions for committee chairs to effectively lead their committees and create paths for leadership development. In this session, you will learn how to create the right conditions to support successful committee work as well as receive training tools to prepare your Committee Chairs for their leadership responsibilities. Facilitated by Lynn Wendell, Consultant *Note: published times are…

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May 2021

ISCA Webinar: Supporting the First-Time Head of School

May 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First-time Heads of School present different challenges and opportunities as they approach their work with the Board and other school constituencies. In this webinar, you will learn how to best approach onboarding and supporting the first-time Head of School to ensure success and help them flourish in their new role. From Board to budget to culture, the first-time head in the first years will need your support and partnership in unique ways. This webinar will guide you in developing a…

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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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