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AnnouncementA COVID-19 Update: ISM Events

We’re here to answer your questions and concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we ask that you please email our team at workshops@isminc.com and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 resources page.

 

Lead with Clarity.

Every school leader strives to lead their school with clarity. 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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Road Map to Campus Reopening: A 90-Day Program—Installments

Date(s): 6/16/2020 — 9/3/2020 Status: Confirmed

PAY IN INSTALLMENTS

The next 90 days are critical as schools prepare their campuses for some degree of reopening. There’s a lot of uncertainty and a ton of information. But you don’t have to go through it alone.

ISM and AUXS have come together to offer a new program to help you create a plan over the next 90 days. This program gives you the tools to make informed decisions to best protect your school.

This plan is for three monthly installments of $1,680 each. You will pay the first installment today and be charged twice more over the next two months, for a total of $5,040. 

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$1,680.00
General Price

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Road Map to Campus Reopening: A 90-Day Program—Full Pay

Date(s): 6/16/2020 — 9/3/2020 Status: Confirmed

ONE TIME PAYMENT OPTION

The next 90 days are critical as schools prepare their campuses for some degree of reopening. There’s a lot of uncertainty and a ton of information. But you don’t have to go through it alone.

ISM and AUXS have come together to offer a new program to help you create a plan over the next 90 days. This program gives you the tools to make informed decisions to best protect your school.

SEE ALL DETAILS

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$4,800.00
General Price

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The Art and Science of Blended Learning: Preparing for the 2020–21 School Year

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/26/2020 Status: Wait-listed

An interactive course for private school teachers of all levels

Note: This event has been waitlisted. Please add your name to the form below and we'll let you know if a seat opens. You can also register for our open course from August 10–23.

Virtual Course Dates: Monday, July 13–Sunday, July 26

Private-independent school teachers worked hard to pivot to distance learning this spring. Now we must consider the 2020-2021 school year.

Teachers must prepare to teach some of their classes at a distance, while also having a plan for teaching in their physical classrooms. This course will prepare teachers to redesign their classes with evidence-based practices that build student engagement and support in-depth learning—by experiencing such a class themselves. 

How This Course Works

Mike Gwaltney, ISM Consultant and Director of Online Learning, and Barbara Beachley, ISM Consultant and Director of Organizational Learning and Development, will act as tutors, coaches, and mentors along the way. They will check in with each learner as he or she progress through the course.

Mike and Barbara will pace the course so that everyone will be given the same tasks at the same time. Participants have the freedom to complete their individual work when their schedule allows, while having access to a cohort of fellow learners to ask questions and discuss the tasks at hand. 

Teachers can expect to spend about 45 minutes to one hour per weekday (about 3-5 hours per week) working on the course, with the actual amount depending on their level of engagement in discussion boards, the complexity of the project(s) they take on, and the time they feel they can commit.

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$400.00
for Gold Members

$440.00 General Price

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The New Development Director

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/17/2020 Status: Confirmed Credits: 30 IACP

An understanding of the components of an effective development operation—and how those components interface with your school’s strategic priorities—is critical to your success as a Development Director. The workshop will be presented as a virtual experience on the Canvas learning platform with a combination of synchronous instruction, breakout group work, and work done on the participants’ own time. Instructors will be available for one-on-one coaching as well.

This workshop is now virtual! What that means for you:
REDUCED TUITION  |  SAVINGS ON TIME AND TRAVEL  |  SAME HIGH-QUALITY, IN-DEPTH LEARNING

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$1,799.00
General Price

$999.00 Second Person Pricing

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The Vital Role of the Executive or Administrative Assistant

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/16/2020 Status: Confirmed

As private-independent school administrative professionals, you are vital to your school’s operations. Your performance and the value you bring to the table is critical. Lead from your position by partnering with ISM for professional development and peer networking.


 

This workshop is now virtual! What that means for you:
REDUCED TUITION  |  SAVINGS ON TIME AND TRAVEL  |  SAME HIGH-QUALITY, IN-DEPTH LEARNING

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$1,499.00
General Price

$899.00 Second Person Pricing

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Mastering Enrollment Management

Date(s): 7/13/2020 — 7/16/2020 Status: Confirmed 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. You'll also learn to anticipate what might be NEW enrollment management challenges in the wake of COVID-19.

 

Note: The date of this workshop has been moved (it was previously scheduled for June 22–25). Questions? Email clientsuccess@isminc.com.

This workshop is now virtual! What that means for you:
REDUCED TUITION  |  SAVINGS ON TIME AND TRAVEL  |  SAME HIGH-QUALITY, IN-DEPTH LEARNING

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$1,499.00
General Price

$899.00 Second Person Pricing

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Bridging the Gap: How to Cultivate Relationships With BIPOC Students & Alumni

Date(s): 7/15/2020 Time: 3:00pm ET Status: Open

It’s clear that there is much to do to build and sustain diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities within private and independent schools for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students and alumni.

Join us in a conversation to discuss the importance of aligning the work of equity and inclusion, enrollment management, and institutional advancement to strengthen relationships with BIPOC students and families and re-engage BIPOC alumni.

Webinar Access Pass

Watch every ISM webinar run between March 1 and August 31, 2020 for only $880. Learn more

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$156.00
General Price

webinar

How to Jumpstart Your Blog to Drive More Inquiries

Date(s): 7/22/2020 Time: 3:00pm ET Status: Confirmed

This webinar will walk you through the steps to create an effective blog that drives engagement and generates new family leads.

You'll learn to build your blog—or take an existing one to the next level—by implementing a system that produces share-worthy, clickable content that brings in more traffic and converts more of that traffic into inquiries.

Webinar Access Pass

Watch every ISM webinar run between March 1 and August 31, 2020 for only $880. Learn more

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$156.00
General Price

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The Art and Science of Blended Learning: Preparing for the 2020–21 School Year

Date(s): 7/27/2020 — 8/9/2020 Status: Wait-listed

An interactive course for private school teachers of all levels

Note: This event has been waitlisted. Please add your name to the form below and we'll let you know if a seat opens. You can also register for our open course from August 10–23.

Virtual Course Dates: Monday, July 27–Sunday, August 9

This virtual course will also take place July 13–July 26 and August 10–23.

Private-independent school teachers worked hard to pivot to distance learning this spring. Now we must consider the 2020-2021 school year.

Teachers must prepare to teach some of their classes at a distance, while also having a plan for teaching in their physical classrooms. This course will prepare teachers to redesign their classes with evidence-based practices that build student engagement and support in-depth learning—by experiencing such a class themselves. 

How This Course Works

Mike Gwaltney, ISM Consultant and Director of Online Learning, and Barbara Beachley, ISM Consultant and Director of Organizational Learning and Development, will act as tutors, coaches, and mentors along the way. They will check in with each learner as he or she progress through the course.

Mike and Barbara will pace the course so that everyone will be given the same tasks at the same time. Participants have the freedom to complete their individual work when their schedule allows, while having access to a cohort of fellow learners to ask questions and discuss the tasks at hand. 

Teachers can expect to spend about 45 minutes to one hour per weekday (about 3-5 hours per week) working on the course, with the actual amount depending on their level of engagement in discussion boards, the complexity of the project(s) they take on, and the time they feel they can commit.

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$400.00
for Gold Members

$440.00 General Price

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Virtual Advancement Summit General Pass

Date(s): 7/27/2020 — 7/30/2020 Status: Confirmed Credits: 20 IACP

July 27–30, 2020 • Certification Credits: 20 IACP

The Virtual Advancement Summit is the only live, comprehensive distance learning event that provides research-backed strategies for enrollment management, development, and marketing communications leaders.

With a General Pass, you receive:

  • 8 live sessions that you'll choose from more than 40 options on topics in advancement, enrollment management, development, and marketing communications to excel in your field
  • Recordings of the sessions you attended so you can return to this information time and time again
  • Faculty-facilitated affinity groups to help you network with peers with similar interests and challenges

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$998.00
General Price

$777.00 Second Person Pricing

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Virtual Advancement Summit Mentor and Action Plan (MAP) Pass

Date(s): 7/27/2020 — 7/30/2020 Status: Confirmed Credits: 40 IACP

July 27–30, 2020 • Certification Credits: 40 IACP

The Virtual Advancement Summit is the only live, comprehensive distance learning event that provides research-backed strategies for enrollment management, development, and marketing communications leaders.

With a Mentor and Action Plan (MAP) Pass, you receive:

  • 8 live sessions that you'll choose from more than 40 options on topics in advancement, enrollment management, development, and marketing communications to excel in your field
  • Recordings of the sessions you attended so you can return to this information time and time again
  • Faculty-facilitated affinity groups to help you network with peers with similar interests and challenges
  • Meeting with your mentor before the Summit begins to discuss your challenges and opportunities. You’ll work together to select the Summit sessions you want to attend.
  • Taking part in the Summit sessions, joining the affinity groups, and receiving recordings for the sessions you attend.
  • A midweek virtual happy hour with the Advancement Summit faculty and other MAP Pass participants.
  • Meeting with your mentor for four one-on-one sessions the week after the Summit to discuss what you learned and create your action plan for the 2020–21 school year. You’ll also have the chance to engage with other ISM Consultants throughout the week.
  • Quarterly check-ins with your mentor throughout the 2020-21 school year to discuss progress on your action plan.

There are limited spots available for the Mentor and Action Plan Pass, so be sure to get yours quickly. We’re happy to pair school leaders who want to attend together with the same mentor, but each attendee will need to purchase his or her own pass. There is second person pricing for the MAP pass, if two team members from your school would like to work with a mentor.

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$3,199.00
General Price

$2,978.00 Second Person Pricing

webinar

Ourselves and Racism: Beginning the Journey of Self-Reflection

Date(s): 7/29/2020 Time: 3:00pm ET Status: Confirmed

Many school leaders aren’t aware of their own unconscious biases that can cause damage, even when they have the best intentions.

Join us to explore the topics of privilege, social identity, culture, and racism to build context and aid in understanding the foundation of dominant culture and racist behaviors in schools and everyday life in 2020.

Webinar Access Pass

Watch every ISM webinar run between March 1 and August 31, 2020 for only $880. Learn more

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$156.00
General Price

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The Art and Science of Blended Learning: Preparing for the 2020–21 School Year

Date(s): 8/10/2020 — 8/23/2020 Status: Open

An interactive course for private school teachers of all levels

Virtual Course Dates: Monday, August 10–Sunday, August 23

Private-independent school teachers worked hard to pivot to distance learning this spring. Now we must consider the 2020-2021 school year.

Teachers must prepare to teach some of their classes at a distance, while also having a plan for teaching in their physical classrooms. This course will prepare teachers to redesign their classes with evidence-based practices that build student engagement and support in-depth learning—by experiencing such a class themselves. 

How This Course Works

Mike Gwaltney, ISM Consultant and Director of Online Learning, and Barbara Beachley, ISM Consultant and Director of Organizational Learning and Development, will act as tutors, coaches, and mentors along the way. They will check in with each learner as he or she progress through the course.

Mike and Barbara will pace the course so that everyone will be given the same tasks at the same time. Participants have the freedom to complete their individual work when their schedule allows, while having access to a cohort of fellow learners to ask questions and discuss the tasks at hand. 

Teachers can expect to spend about 45 minutes to one hour per weekday (about 3-5 hours per week) working on the course, with the actual amount depending on their level of engagement in discussion boards, the complexity of the project(s) they take on, and the time they feel they can commit.

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$400.00
for Gold Members

$440.00 General Price

webinar

Webinar Access Pass

Date(s): 9/1/2020 — 9/1/2020 Time: 12:00pm ET Status: Open

Save 80% on ISM Webinars

26+ Webinars | $5,000 Value | Timely Topics and Content | Only $880

 

webinar pass previewSpring 2020 was nothing like we have ever experienced before. As you and your team work to transition your strategies, we want to provide guidance and support now, when you need it most.

With this pass, you and your team will be able to tune in for information and insight so you can make the right strategic decisions to not only weather the storm, but come out of this stronger than ever before.


 

Thousands of school leaders have reported that these webinars have helped them navigate the unknown obstacles of COVID-19. Now you can have access to what you should do today and how you can prepare for tomorrow.

NOTE: You'll receive your pass within 1 business day after purchase.

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$880.00
General Price

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The Board Presidency

Date(s): 10/24/2020 — 10/25/2020 Location: San Antonio, TX 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.

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$2,268.00
for Gold Members

$2,689.00 General Price

$1,604.00 Second Person Pricing

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Support Student Success With Faculty Growth and Evaluation Teachers Love!

Date(s): 10/25/2020 — 10/27/2020 Location: San Antonio, TX Status: Open

Discover how to create a student-centered culture that best serves your entire school community. Engage in meaningful conversations about hiring and induction, assessing and enhancing faculty and school culture, coaching and mentoring, growth-oriented and teacher-driven professional growth and renewal, and effective faculty evaluation.

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$2,377.00
for Gold Members

$2,797.00 General Price

$1,604.00 Second Person Pricing

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Summer Program: An Asset to Your School

Date(s): 10/25/2020 — 10/28/2020 Location: San Antonio, TX Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP/30 BCP

When your school offers a quality summer program, it generates various benefits: a valued service to current parents, new recruitment opportunities, supplemental employment for your school’s faculty, a chance to consider innovative academic programs, and so much more! Explore how to build the right program for your school's community. 

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$3,169.00
for Gold Members

$3,728.00 General Price

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

Date(s): 10/25/2020 — 10/27/2020 Location: San Antonio, TX 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.

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$2,377.00
for Gold Members

$2,797.00 General Price

$1,604.00 Second Person Pricing

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How to Build and Implement an Extraordinary Major Gifts Program

Date(s): 10/25/2020 — 10/27/2020 Location: San Antonio, TX 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.

 

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$2,377.00
for Gold Members

$2,797.00 General Price

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The New Admission Director

Date(s): 10/25/2020 — 10/28/2020 Location: San Antonio, TX 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.

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$3,169.00
for Gold Members

$3,728.00 General Price

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The New Marketing Communications Director

Date(s): 10/25/2020 — 10/28/2020 Location: San Antonio, TX Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

The efforts of the Marketing Communications Office are integral to your private-independent school, providing a unified message to your faculty and staff, students, families, and the larger community. Discover how to excel in this position through proven strategies, in-depth knowledge, and hands-on activities to create a marketing communication action plan you can immediately implement in the new school year.

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$3,169.00
for Gold Members

$3,728.00 General Price

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Mastering Enrollment Management

Date(s): 10/25/2020 — 10/28/2020 Location: San Antonio, TX 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.

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$3,169.00
for Gold Members

$3,728.00 General Price

$2,289.00 Second Person Pricing

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25th Annual Heads Retreat

Date(s): 11/11/2020 — 11/14/2020 Location: Clearwater, FL Status: Open

Seats for this intimate retreat, limited to 24 School Heads, are in high demand each year. Gather with fellow school leaders to examine the latest research to support your decision-making, engage in deep conversation, and network with other Heads to discover new perspectives.

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$3,119.00
for Gold Members

$3,669.00 General Price