Planning and Projecting Enrollment in the Midst of Crisis

Planning and Projecting Enrollment in the Midst of Crisis
Planning and Projecting Enrollment in the Midst of Crisis

Date(s):
Time: 3:00pm ET

Webinar length: 60 minutes

If the pandemic completely threw off your enrollment plan, you’re not alone. Whether you saw increased enrollment or a drop in inquiries, there are certain steps you can take to achieve enrollment stability now.

Join us to explore these challenges and strategies, no matter the grade levels your school serves. We will look at how to make enrollment projections and create a template to help anticipate enrollment fluctuations. As a result, you and your Board can plan more confidently and assure long-term stability during short-term crises.

  • Is your school struggling to project enrollment during this crisis?
  • Are you experiencing an enrollment “bump” and worried about putting it in context with your enrollment history?
  • Has your enrollment management plan fallen by the wayside as conditions have changed rapidly?

In this webinar, we’ll unpack the challenges that enrollment managers are facing during this extraordinary time. We will look at how those challenges differ—depending on the ages your school serves— provide strategies to mitigate them, and create opportunities for enrollment stability.

You will learn how to:

  • look at your current enrollment in the context of COVID-19;
  • project enrollment over the next five years;
  • understand the special adjustments to make in your projections because of the crisis;
  • be “applicant-centered” amid the multiple concerns and generations that are part of your school; and
  • help your School Head and Board feel more in control of enrollment projections and budgeting.

After this webinar, you’ll be:

  • able to develop reliable enrollment projections;
  • ready to create enrollment management plans based on your projections;
  • confident you can help stabilize your enrollment expectations;
  • more in control of your data; and
  • a better leader of your enrollment management team.

This webinar is for:

Enrollment management leaders and School Heads.

Michael Christopher

Michael Christopher, IAP-L

ISM Consultant 

Expertise

Michael shares his expertise in building comprehensive development programs from the ground up. He believes a successful development program has solid operations, strong annual funds, proactive constituent cultivation, and robust communication and marketing programs.

Current Role

As a member of ISM’s Advancement Team, Michael:

  • Serves on the ISM Advancement Academy faculty
  • Acts as a member of the ISM Summer Institute faculty
  • Authors and co-authors articles for ISM publications, including Ideas & Perspectives
  • Presents national education conferences, including CASE-NAIS, APC, ISAS, NAIS, and NAES
  • Assists schools with development, planning, governance, and school identity as an ISM Consultant

He holds the Leader Certification through ISM’s International Advancement Program (IAP−L) .

Prior Experience

Michael previously served as the Assistant Headmaster for Development at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tennessee, a PK–12 International Baccalaureate World School of 860 students.

At Lausanne, Michael rebuilt the development program, oversaw development of alumni programs, built planned giving offerings, instituted a major gifts effort, and ran two capital campaigns. In doing so, he restructured the staff, created a culture of philanthropy within a highly diverse community, and supported the Board with three major strategic planning efforts.

Michael oversaw the incorporation and serves on the Board of Lausanne Learning, Inc., a non-profit educational services organization that supports the financial aid programs at Lausanne Collegiate School.

Michael has served as the Director of Development at Greensboro Day School and Holland Hall School in Tulsa, OK. He started his career in school advancement at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music, where he was Associate Dean for 15 years.

Education

He has a master’s degree from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in music from Cornell College (IA).

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 email address you registered one or two days before the run date. You will receive a link to the webinar 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 a recorded version of the webinar after it concludes?

Yes, a recording of your webinar will be sent 24–48 hours after the recording concludes. 

What if I have questions about the presentation? Whom do I contact?

You will be able to type questions, thoughts, and concerns in the communication box throughout the webinar. Each webinar allows 15 minutes for answering questions.

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 workshops@isminc.com, faxing to 302-656-0647, or mailing to: Professional Development Coordinator, ISM, 2207 Concord Pike, #417 Wilmington, DE 19803.

  • 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. 

  1. The school may substitute another employee.
  2. 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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