Time: 3:00pm ET ●
Certification Credits: 1 IACP/1 BCP
Whether you have recently taken an administrative role at a new school or are assuming a new administrative role at your current school, it’s critical to devote time and energy to maximize the overall effectiveness of the Leadership Team and ensure your contributions are positive and constructive.
The senior Leadership Team is a vital management structure in any private-independent school. Its success or failure relies entirely on the commitment, experience, and hard work of each member and their unity as a team. When all members understand, fulfill, and contribute their particular skills and responsibilities, the Team becomes the vehicle around which a successful school can operate.
Whether you have recently taken an administrative position at a new school or are assuming a new administrative role at your current school, it’s critical to devote time and energy to maximize the overall effectiveness of your Team and ensure your contributions are positive and constructive.
You'll learn how to:
- build strong relationships;
- recognize conditions that are needed for teams to be effective;
- avoid operational silos; and
- use strategies to “manage up.”
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 senior leaders, Division Heads/Principals, and School Heads.
Andrew Taylor, Ed.D.
Andrew shares his expertise in school management, professional growth and development, project-based learning, faculty evaluation, and more. He worked in private-independent schools for 22 years before joining ISM in 2017.
As an ISM Consultant, Andrew:
- Writes for ISM’s advisory letter Ideas & Perspectives, distributed to school leaders in almost 1,000 schools
- Leads and co-leads of ISM workshops in student-centered scheduling, leading effective lower schools, executive leadership, and summer program development
- Co-facilitates ISM’s annual Heads Retreat
- Hosts webinars in the areas of leadership, change management, and learning theory
- Presents at association conferences
- Conducts national and international on-site consultations
- Facilitates Board and school leadership retreats.
Andrew previously served as Head of Tower School, MA, where he was charged with rationalizing the operating budget, right-sizing the staffing model, and reconfiguring the school schedule to facilitate interdisciplinary instruction and project-based learning.
Before that, he was Head of Lower School at St. Paul’s, MD, where he oversaw the school’s adoption of the International Primary Curriculum. He also facilitated the creation of a project-based learning initiative, implemented a re-defined teacher observation process, and supported asynchronous, online professional development.
Andrew began his career as an undergraduate instructor in Human Genetics, Human Social Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. He also taught Biology at the high school level.
After immigrating to the United States, he taught science at Brentwood School, CA, where he developed its Lower School Summer Program. Later, he was Director of Admission and Assistant Head of School at St. James’ School, CA, with significant involvement in fundraising and growing enrollment. Andrew was also the Assistant Headmaster and Director of Summer Programs at the John Thomas Dye School, CA.
Andrew has presented at CAIS, SAIS and NAIS Conferences.
Andrew earned his Doctorate of Education at UCLA, and his master’s degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge. Andrew’s two bachelor’s degrees are in Human Biology and Science Education.
If several of us at the school want to attend the Webinar, do we each have to register and pay?
If two or more people at your school want to attend the Webinar in the same location (for example, in a conference room with one monitor) then you only need to register and pay for one person who will receive the email and link. If you have people in remote locations, each person will need to register and pay separately. Essentially, a registration and payment gives you one link to the Webinar.
Will I receive a reminder about the Webinar I’ve just purchased?
Yes. A message will be sent to the e-mail address you registered one or two days before the run date. You will receive a link to the Webinar Website as well as PDF slides of the presentation you will be attending.
What happens if I miss my Webinar? Will the fee be refunded?
If you’ve missed your scheduled Webinar, don’t panic—you will automatically receive a link to the recorded Webinar, barring any technical difficulties that prevent us from recording the session.
Will I receive the recorded version of the Webinar I just attended?
You will receive a personalized link to the recorded version which is included with the live Webinar pricing. You may watch this as many times as you need; however, you will not be able to share this link. If you would like to share the recorded version, you will need to purchase a download. Check the archived Webinar library about two weeks after your live Webinar.
What if I have questions about the presentation? Whom do I contact?
During the Webinar, you will be able to type questions, thoughts, and concerns in the communication box. Each Webinar allows 15-minutes for answering these.
What is the difference between single-topic Webinars, Webinar clusters, and Webinar courses?
Single-topic Webinars: These are basic, 60-minute Webinars (typically 45 minutes long with a 15 minute Q&A session), covering various timely concerns and/or situations. Our calendar is updated monthly, and sometimes weekly, as these sessions are designed to tackle a current need within the private-independent school world.
Webinar clusters: These are Webinar sessions covering one topic, but divided into multiple sessions over several days so that the topic can be explored in more detail without overwhelming the attendees. They are designed both for timely topics, such as an update on recent federal laws, and for more general concerns, such as designing your employee medical package to meet both your budget goals and your school’s unique culture.
Webinar courses: These Webinars are designed to function as an ISM workshop but are done remotely. Since they are remote you will not need to travel and incur additional expenses due to that travel. Webinar courses are broken into smaller segments than typical on-site workshops so you won't need to sit in front of your computer for days on end. In fact, Webinar courses can extend over months giving you time to work on projects that a workshop leader may require.
Confirmation and Cancellation Policy
We will correspond with you through email as soon as your workshop is confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to its start date. Occasionally, we may be forced to cancel an unconfirmed, scheduled workshop due to insufficient registration. So we ask that you do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive notice that your workshop is confirmed. (ISM will not be responsible for any change/cancellation charges assessed by your airline or travel agent.)
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.
*We DO NOT accept enrollments from consultants.
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