Learning Events
Learning Events
Learning Events

Events For Every Position

ISM Learning Events offer a rich blend of industry expertise, mentorship, and networking.

Learning Events

 

Advancement Academy: Start the school year off strong! This transformative opportunity provides leaders in Admission, Development, Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, and School Heads to come together over the summer to collaborate on advancement initiatives and strategies. 


Summer Institute: Whether you’re new to independent schools, hoping to excel in a recent promotion, or looking to master a specific skill, explore the latest research, leading methodology, and best practices in our Summer Institute workshops.


Virtual Workshops: Dig into the “nuts and bolts” around your day-to-day operations from the comfort of campus. Our Virtual Workshops, offered at various times throughout the school year, address questions and deliver solutions you can implement right away for immediate impact in your role.


Webinars: Bite-sized professional development for all positions on a wide variety of topics and led by industry experts. Our webinars are offered throughout the school year.


Heads Retreat: Designed for Heads of School, this retreat-style event occurs in the fall and provides time to refocus, reflect, and discuss emerging trends alongside peers who understand the critical and unique role of headship.

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How to Lead and Sustain a High-Performing Administrative Team

Date(s): 6/17/2024 — 6/21/2024 Status: Open

Discover how to become a strong leader and build successful, healthy administrative teams.

The ever-increasing uncertainties facing independent school leadership in the market, in multi-generational faculty expectations, and in a world of increasing neuro-divergence in our students make the demand for decisive, steady, and empathetic leadership greater than ever. While the needs of the individual leader are important, never before has the effectiveness of a healthy, high-functioning team required greater attention.

Identify the strengths you bring to your administrative or Leadership Team, and learn how to create team excellence when managing up, down, and among peers. After this course, you’ll reap the results of strong leadership, healthy cultures, clear purpose, and powerful relationships.

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$2,475.00
General & Silver

$2,230.00 Gold

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Capital Campaign Mastery: Design and Implement an Extraordinary Campaign

Date(s): 6/24/2024 — 6/26/2024 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

Discover the strategies you need to prepare for a successful capital campaign to motivate and engage your supporters—creating an inspirational and sustainable vision for the future.

Your school, whether large or small, can run a successful capital campaign—with the correct preparation.

Explore the dynamics of independent school fundraising to support your school’s ability to make a difference for your students. Become more confident in your role and understand how to maximize the capacity of your volunteer and donor base.

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$3,045.00
General & Silver

$2,740.00 Gold

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The Independent School Business Officer

Date(s): 6/24/2024 — 6/28/2024 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Excel as a strategic business leader, whether you’re new to the profession, starting in independent schools for the first time, or a seasoned professional.

Learn what it takes to be successful in this vital role. Gain the full scope of how independent schools work and how your job responsibilities are integral to the school’s success. Master the tactics you must know to move your Business Office forward and discover how to support your school’s mission for years to come.

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$5,460.00
General & Silver

$4,915.00 Gold