Summer Institute 2023

30+ ONLINE & IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS IN PHILADELPHIA, PA | JUNE–JULY 2023

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2023 Summer Institute
2023 Summer Institute

Trailblaze the path ahead

Make the most of your summer with ISM’s 30+ professional development workshops! 

Pack your hiking gear and map out your course to traverse the vast independent school terrain. Learn from experts and collaborate with your peers.

Whether you’re new to independent schools, hoping to excel in a recent promotion, or looking to master an advanced skill, explore the latest research and leading methods at ISM’s Summer Institute. 

Grab your backpack and join us for the best hands-on, action-driven professional development! 

Savings up to $540! Early Bird pricing available till 4/21/23.

 

Thank you for all the information, conversation, and resources! This is one of the best professional developments I have ever attended!

Amy Underwood, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
Pace Academy, GA

 

 

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Forget high-level overviews—it’s time to map out a concrete action plan. Gain expertise about a specific topic, or learn the nuts and bolts of your position. Explore opportunities for your school through hands-on, in-depth learning.

 

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Never venture out alone. Collaborate and connect with your peers for guidance and support. ISM’s Summer Institute is essential professional development for administrators, faculty, and staff. Bring your whole team and save with 2nd+ person pricing!

 

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Our workshops are led by ISM Consultants—experts in their fields, with extensive experience leading private schools and adjunct faculty, many of whom work in schools today. Return to your school feeling empowered, equipped, and ready to lead the way.

 

Become an ISM Member School

ISM members save on workshop tuition! Gold members save 20% on workshops and Platinum members save 30%. 

EXPLORE MEMBERSHIP

Send Your Team With 2+ Person Pricing

If two or more team members from your school want to attend the same workshop, they can enjoy 2+ Person Pricing. Simply choose to add your team during checkout.

Register by 4/21

Sign up early for the biggest savings. Register by Friday, April 21, 2023!

In-person & Online Offerings

All ISM workshops are packed with research-based strategies to help you create a custom action plan you can immediately put into practice. Decide which type of learning is right for you!


 

  • Experience a multi-day, fully immersive event without the distractions of your home and office.
  • Maximize your learning experience with extra time with your workshop leader to gain knowledge and expertise.
  • Enjoy ample opportunities to network and discuss specific challenges at your school with your workshop leader, peers, and other ISM Consultants.
  • Explore Philadelphia and decompress through ISM-hosted events and self-guided expeditions.


 

  • Fast-track to the “nuts and bolts” of a specific topic while using your time efficiently.
  • Learn from your home or office for a few hours each day, while tending to your other responsibilities.
  • Eliminate travel expenses and maximize your professional development budget.

96%

of attendees said their experience met or exceeded expectations.

93%

would recommend an ISM professional development event to a colleague or friend.

97%

felt their workshop was worth the money.

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Credits Earned:

Early Bird

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Mastering Enrollment Management

Date(s): 6/20/2023 — 6/22/2023 Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

Determine what is driving and challenging your enrollment outcomes—and how to respond so you can finally meet your recruitment and retention goals.

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$1,300.32
Platinum Members

$1,486.08 Gold $1,857.60 General & Silver

$1,238.40 Second Person

Early Bird

workshop

Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years

Date(s): 6/26/2023 — 6/30/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Learn how to bolster your leadership capabilities, sharpen your communications skills, manage your team with confidence, and support your school’s long-term goals.

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$3,603.60
Platinum Members

$4,118.40 Gold $5,148.00 General & Silver

$3,432.00 Second Person

Early Bird

workshop

Capital Campaign Mastery: Design and Implement an Extraordinary Campaign

Date(s): 6/26/2023 — 6/29/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 40 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.

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$2,566.62
Platinum Members

$2,933.28 Gold $3,666.60 General & Silver

$2,444.40 Second Person

Early Bird

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Student-Centered Scheduling

Date(s): 6/26/2023 — 6/30/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Examine the latest research in scheduling and classroom instruction to guarantee a strong, healthy schedule that enhances the quality of your graduates.

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$3,439.20
Platinum Members

$3,931.20 Gold $4,914.00 General & Silver

$3,276.00 Second Person

Early Bird

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Directing the Athletic and PE Programs

Date(s): 6/26/2023 — 6/29/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Learn the ins and outs of the Athletic Director role so you can effectively promote and maintain your school’s athletic program.

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$2,566.62
Platinum Members

$2,933.28 Gold $3,666.60 General & Silver

$2,444.40 Second Person

Early Bird

workshop

The Vital Role of the Administrative Professional

Date(s): 6/26/2023 — 6/29/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Discover tools and strategies to create successful partnerships that result in improved efficiency and teamwork.

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$2,566.62
Platinum Members

$2,933.28 Gold $3,666.60 General & Silver

$2,444.40 Second Person

Early Bird

workshop

The New Marketing Communications Director

Date(s): 6/26/2023 — 6/28/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

Discover how to excel as a Marketing Communications Director. In this workshop, we’ll share our proven strategies and in-depth knowledge—and invite you to participate in hands-on activities. Create a marketing communication action plan you can immediately implement.

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$1,918.35
Platinum Members

$2,192.40 Gold $2,740.50 General & Silver

Early Bird

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The Independent School Business Officer

Date(s): 6/26/2023 — 6/30/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 40 BCP

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. This workshop offers something for everyone!

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$3,439.20
Platinum Members

$3,931.20 Gold $4,914.00 General & Silver

Early Bird

workshop

Build and Grow a Robust Annual Fund

Date(s): 6/28/2023 — 6/30/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

Learn how to build a productive and sustainable annual fund program that’s the heart of your fundraising initiatives.

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$1,918.35
Platinum Members

$2,192.40 Gold $2,740.50 General & Silver

$1,827.00 Second Person

Early Bird

workshop

Digital Marketing in 2023–24: What Every School Must Know

Date(s): 6/29/2023 — 6/30/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 20 IACP

Discover how to successfully implement digital marketing strategies that are proven to fill your admission funnel with new family inquiries.

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$1,713.60
Platinum Members

$1,958.40 Gold $2,448.00 General & Silver

$1,632.00 Second Person

Early Bird

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The New Development Director

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/14/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 40 IACP

Learn strategies and tactics to excel in your new position as Development Director.

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$3,439.20
Platinum Members

$3,931.20 Gold $4,914.00 General & Silver

Early Bird

workshop

Leading the Effective Lower School

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/14/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Turn your lower school division into an exceptional environment that provides a stable, student-centered learning community through ISM’s research-based strategies.

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$3,439.80
Platinum Members

$3,931.20 Gold $4,914.00 General & Silver

Early Bird

workshop

Mastering Your Role as Middle School Dean of Students

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/13/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Become a great middle school leader. Support your school’s mission and culture, engage your faculty and staff, and enrich the student experience.

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$2,566.62
Platinum Members

$2,922.28 Gold $3,666.60 General & Silver

Early Bird

workshop

Transformative Academic Leadership

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/14/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Explore how to foster a healthy, growth-focused faculty culture that ultimately puts students at the center of your school.

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$3,439.20
Platinum Members

$3,931.20 Gold $4,914.00 General & Silver

$3,276.00 Second Person

Early Bird

workshop

Leading the Effective Middle School

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/14/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Explore how you can support your school’s mission and culture, engage the faculty and staff, and enrich the student experience.

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$3,439.80
Platinum Members

$3,931.20 Gold $4,914.00 General & Silver

Early Bird

workshop

The New Admission Director

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/13/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 40 IACP

New Admission and Enrollment Management Directors: Learn how to build an effective team that understands and utilizes the admission funnel so you can generate more applications and inquiries from day one.

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$2,566.62
Platinum Members

$2,922.28 Gold $3,666.60 General & Silver

Early Bird

workshop

Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/14/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Learn how to bolster your leadership capabilities, sharpen your communications skills, manage your team with confidence, and support your school’s long-term goals.

Read more

$3,603.60
Platinum Members

$4,118.40 Gold $5,148.00 General & Silver

$3,432.00 Second Person

Early Bird

workshop

Balance Your Roles as Upper School Dean of Students

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/14/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Manage every aspect of your ever-growing role as an upper school Dean of Students. Fulfill your responsibilities with confidence, keeping students first in everything you do.

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$3,603.60
Platinum Members

$4,118.40 Gold $5,148.00 General & Silver

Early Bird

workshop

Leading the Effective Upper School

Date(s): 7/10/2023 — 7/14/2023 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Explore your personal leadership style while analyzing and reflecting on strategies for evaluating faculty, navigating school change, promoting a healthy school culture, and designing an up-to-date schedule.

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$3,439.80
Platinum Members

$3,931.20 Gold $4,914.00 General & Silver