Certification Credits: 1 IACP
Your school depends on parent volunteers to fill a variety of roles that are invaluable to helping you advance your mission. Learn how to establish sound practices and policies with your parent volunteer groups that will ensure a productive partnership and build community engagement.
Event time: 3 PM ET
Parents are central to daily life in our schools—from spreading positive word-of-mouth in our communities, to donating to the annual fund, to volunteering through the Parents’ Association. We rely on parents to lift up our schools in myriad ways. Therefore, it’s essential that when it comes to our parent volunteer groups, we establish a culture of support and partnership in service of our school’s mission.
This webinar will introduce the key elements to a sound school-parent volunteer partnership, including the governance structures, financial policies, and the selection of Parent Association officers. You will also learn the basics of conducting an internal audit of your Parent Association to maintain a high-functioning volunteer group.
We'll cover these topics and more
- Creating an administrative support structure for your parent organizations
- Developing sound governance and financial policies
- Selecting mission-aligned parent group leadership
- Conducting an internal audit of your school’s Parent Association
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.
Who should attend:
This webinar is appropriate for anyone responsible for managing relationships with your school's parents.
Penny A. Rogers, IAP-L
ISM Consultant | Advancement Academy Co-Convener
Penny Rogers first joined Independent School Management in 2010 as a member of the Advancement Academy’s founding faculty. As a Consultant, she specializes in marketing communications, enrollment management, and development. Her experience in these areas comes from working in private-independent schools for more than 13 years, and serving a variety of other non-profits for an additional seven years.
Her areas of expertise and passion include building enrollment management and marketing plans; developing mission-based messaging; crafting digital marketing and social media strategies; establishing crisis communications plans, and advising on optimal staffing structures and functions.
As an Advancement Consultant and founding Advancement Academy Faculty member with ISM, Penny:
- consults in marketing communications and enrollment management planning, case statements, message frameworks, and development assessments
- conducts workshops and webinars focused on marketing communications and enrollment management best practices
- speaks at regional and national education conferences
- co-convenes ISM’s Advancement Academy for experienced school practitioners
- writes for ISM’s publications, including Ideas & Perspectives
She holds the Leader Certification through ISM’s International Advancement Program (IAP-L).
Penny began her career in schools in 2001 at Ravenscroft, a PreK through grade 12 school in Raleigh, NC.
As the Annual Fund Director, she managed all aspects of the school’s annual giving program, overseeing a team of volunteers responsible for raising nearly $600,000. Penny later became Ravenscroft’s Director of Communications and was charged with building the school’s communications program from the ground up.
From 2013-17, Penny served as the Director of Admissions & Marketing at Academy at the Lakes, a PreK3 through grade 12 school located in Tampa, FL., where she helped the school reach record application and enrollment numbers.
Prior to her time in private-independent schools, Penny worked in publications and media relations for the University of Texas, the Memphis Center City Commission, and U.S. Synchronized Swimming.
Penny graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her International Advancement Program—Leader certification in 2012.
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Tuition Payment and Cancellation Policy for In-Person, Group-based Programs
Tuition must be paid in full 10 business days prior to the start date of the in-person, group-based program. An attendee with a balance due on the start date will be denied entrance to the program until the balance is paid in full.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing to 302-656-0647, or mailing to: Professional Development Coordinator, ISM, 1316 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE, 19806.
- Cancellations received more than 15 business days prior to the start date of the program will be fully refunded. Gold Dollars will also be fully refunded.
- There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 15 business days before the start of the program. For registrations paid for with membership Gold Dollars, the member school will receive a 50% refund of Gold Dollars.
- Non-payment of tuition or no-show to the event does not constitute a cancellation. Full tuition will be due and payable.
The Substitution Option and Wallet Option
Should an attendee need to cancel less than 15 days prior to the start date of the workshop, the school has two options to avoid penalty. Schools may also exercise these options at anytime for cancellations.
- The school may substitute another employee.
- The school may bank the funds for a future ISM registration. These funds must be applied to a professional development event within one year from the start date of the original workshop. After one year, the funds will be forfeited. To use banked funds, please call the Professional Development Coordinator at 302-656-4944 x152.
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