Actions That Can Make You a Better Leader




$156 Non-Member

[$143.00 Gold Member]

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December 6, 2017 • 3 PM ET

We have always been and continue to be agnostic to leadership “style” but have defined a quality leader as one that is charismatic and humble, flexible yet infused with purpose, predictable and supportive, and an effective communicator.

ISM’s research has found that the quality of a school’s executive leader helps to predict a school’s enrollment demand. Through this study, our definition of strong leader expanded to include leaders who are connected to and able to leverage supportive professional relationships. We believe that each leader has room to grow along the important dimensions that supersede “style.”

This Webinar is designed to inspire and motivate leaders of all experience levels. We’ll examine recent ISM research, taking a deeper look into what it takes to increase quality student experiences, become a stronger mentor and coach for faculty and staff, and set and achieve personal leadership goals.


  • Update and illustrate the aspects of a strong, quality school leader
  • Provide practical actions that you can put into practice to improve your leadership, your well-being and ultimately your school’s enrollment demand

Run Time:
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with15 minutes designated for Q&A.

Who Should Attend:

This Webinar is for all school leaders looking to improve their leadership, particularly Heads of School.

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Bryan Smyth, Ph.D.

ISM Consultant | Director of Research


Bryan’s central purpose is to help students flourish. He believes that the enhancement of school environments and cultures is the best way to facilitate growth in children and adults.

Current Role

As a Consultant and ISM’s Director of Research, Bryan:

  • Oversees ISM’s research initiatives
  • Provides on-site scheduling consultations, having had extensive experience creating and implementing unique daily schedules and annual calendars for both boarding and day schools.
  • Leads scheduling-focused workshops and webinars

Bryan joined ISM as a Consultant in 2013, following 13 years in independent school administration.

Prior Experience

Bryan came to ISM from Mount Pisgah Christian School, GA, where he served as the Vice President, Head of the Upper School, Guidance and College Advisement Director, varsity head coach, and psychology teacher over the course of his tenure. Prior to that, he was the Associate Head of School at Brandon Hall, GA.

He is also a licensed clinical psychologist whose practice specialized in the psychological assessment and treatment of adolescents and their families. This varied background and set of experiences affords him the ability to view a school’s form and function from multiple viewpoints, leading to solutions that take into account all perspectives.


Bryan holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in clinical psychology from Marquette University, WI, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. He also earned an MBA from Reinhardt University, GA, that focused on the application of business principles to the management of independent schools.

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