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Professional development events to take you, your team, and your school to the next level of excellence.
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Be exceptional.

Every school leader strives to be exceptional for their school, their students, and themselves. You aim to support your school’s mission to ensure long-term viability, while providing exciting futures for your students and continuous growth for yourself.

Continue your quest to be an exceptional school leader with ISM’s professional development events. No matter your goals or level of experience, there’s an opportunity to elevate your knowledge and your school to the next level of excellence.

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The Board Presidency

Date(s): 10/19/2019 — 10/20/2019 Location: San Diego, CA Status: Open Credits: 10 IACP

Discover how you, as Board President, can keep your school viable and sustainable through the good times and bad. This weekend workshop will help you survive now and thrive in the years to come by providing strategies, insight, and guidance specifically for private-school Trustees.

BONUS: Complimentary access to the EXPO

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The Board Presidency workshop attendees are welcome to attend the ISM Expo—a track-driven event that provides an overview of research, theory, and strategies—for no additional tuition. Learn more here.

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$1,941.00
for Gold Members

$2,284.00 General Price

$1,467.00 Second Person Pricing

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How to Build and Implement an Extraordinary Major Gifts Program

Date(s): 10/20/2019 — 10/22/2019 Location: San Diego, CA Status: Open Credits: 20 IACP

Schools are driven by the ever-increasing demand for more funding, yet are also aware of return on investment. Therefore, many focus their fundraising efforts on major gifts. This workshop explores the latest methodology for creating a fundraising program that produces generous returns, now and in the future.

 

Expo

This workshop takes place at the 2019 ISM Expo.
This workshop runs concurrently with the ISM Expo, a track-driven event that provides a broad overview of research and theory to help your school thrive. Take advantage of networking sessions to meet new peers and discover new strategies. Learn more here.

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$2,038.00
for Gold Members

$2,398.00 General Price

$1,467.00 Second Person Pricing

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The New Admission Director

Date(s): 10/20/2019 — 10/23/2019 Location: San Diego, CA Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

New to the Admission Office? This workshop is designed to introduce Admission Officers to the big-picture view of factors most impacting a school’s ability to recruit and re-recruit mission-appropriate students. Get a firsthand look at ISM’s admission funnel model; You’ll observe sound strategies, common pitfalls, and well-developed solutions to some of the issues most frequently arising in private-school enrollment.

 

Expo

This workshop takes place at the 2019 ISM Expo.
This workshop runs concurrently with the ISM Expo, a track-driven event that provides a broad overview of research and theory to help your school thrive. Take advantage of networking sessions to meet new peers and discover new strategies. Learn more here.

Read more

$3,047.00
for Gold Members

$3,585.00 General Price

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Mastering Enrollment Management

Date(s): 10/20/2019 — 10/23/2019 Location: San Diego, CA Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

Unveil the root causes for declining enrollment at your private-independent school. Join us and learn how to collect and use data to determine the nature of the decline—and to pinpoint specific strategies to address the contributing factors.

 

Expo

This workshop takes place at the 2019 ISM Expo.
This workshop runs concurrently with the ISM Expo, a track-driven event that provides a broad overview of research and theory to help your school thrive. Take advantage of networking sessions to meet new peers and discover new strategies. Learn more here.

Read more

$3,047.00
for Gold Members

$3,585.00 General Price

$2,201.00 Second Person Pricing

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Financial Aid Mastery: How to Strategically Use Financial Aid to Grow Your School

Date(s): 10/20/2019 — 10/22/2019 Location: San Diego, CA Status: Open Credits: 10 IACP/10 BCP/13.0 CPE

A proactive, organized approach to financial aid can reduce the headaches involved with awarding families, making the process strategic and stress-free. Discover how to develop a mission-appropriate financial aid program that serves as a tool to help you award appropriately, boost revenue, achieve your enrollment goals, and advance your mission.

 

Expo

This workshop takes place at the 2019 ISM Expo.
This workshop runs concurrently with the ISM Expo, a track-driven event that provides a broad overview of research and theory to help your school thrive. Take advantage of networking sessions to meet new peers and discover new strategies. Learn more here.

Read more

$2,038.00
for Gold Members

$2,398.00 General Price

$1,467.00 Second Person Pricing

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Expo

Date(s): 10/20/2019 — 10/23/2019 Location: San Diego, CA Status: Confirmed

The Expo is a conference where you will learn about best practices and recommended strategies for private-independent school leaders. Unlike typical ISM workshops that take a hyperfocus on a particular topic, the Expo offers a broad overview of various proven approaches and ISM theory.

Follow a specific track that’s tailored to your position as a School Head, Business Manager, advancement professional, or academic leader, or choose to attend courses across multiple disciplines.

 

School Year Workshops

Want a more topic-focused experience? Attend a workshop running concurrently with the Expo.
Get a deep understanding of a single topic, such as creating a successful major gifts program or mastering enrollment management, while still enjoying the networking opportunities of the ISM Expo. See the workshops offered in San Diego, along with all of ISM's fall and winter workshops, here.

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$248.00
for Gold Members

$648.00 General Price