Online workshops from ISM

Our professional development events offer guidance, support, and insight to help you lead from a position of strength during this unprecedented time. Let's work together to ensure you're equipped to continue the 2020–21 school year with the research and strategies you need to take on any challenge.

Choose from more than 15 online workshops in every area of private school administration to develop new skills, gain confidence in your position, and lead with clarity in 2020 and beyond.

Walden School

Walden School, CA

The instructors and materials are compelling and engaging. ISM clearly has a passion for research, the results, and supporting the long-range successes of its members and participating schools. 

Meredith King, Director of Finance and Operations
 

 

Maumee Valley Country Day School

Maumee Valley Country Day School, OH

I did not understand the value when I signed up, and it is absolutely worth the time. It is worth [...] the money. It is worth coming with a team from your school so that you can collaborate and work together. I had no idea how valuable it would be, and I'm just thrilled that I'm able to be here.

Lynn Casto, Head of School

Canterbury School

Canterbury School, IN

I had the best experience at ISM's New Development Director! I was blown away by the information and expertise. I am leaving the conference feeling so equipped and motivated to affect change and implement development best practice at my school. 

Jessica Morales, Director of Institutional Advancement

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New Heads Cohort: Fall Semester

Date(s): 8/19/2021 — 1/20/2022 Status: Open

Feel confident in your new Headship with strategies and tactics backed by research and used by successful Heads. This six-month cohort is for attendees of ISM’s New Heads Accelerator workshop or Dollars and Sense for School Heads workshop. Extend your time with ISM by engaging in monthly group sessions and one-on-one meetings with ISM Consultant Shannan Schuster from July through December to ensure your first years as a Head are successful.

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$1,960.00
Platinum Members

$2,240.00 Gold $2,800.00 General & Silver

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Tools for Creating an Engaging Alumni Program

Date(s): 10/5/2021 — 10/6/2021 Status: Open

Finally—learn how to build healthy, productive relationships with alumni that result in a well-organized volunteer program. Discover how to support an alumni association that encourages professional and personal connections, engages alumni in your school’s life and future, and is highly representative of the breadth and diversity of individuals in your alumni community.

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$944.30
Platinum Members

$1,079.20 Gold $1,349.00 General & Silver

$809.40 Second Person

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Summer Program: An Asset to Your School

Date(s): 10/6/2021 — 10/8/2021 Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP/30 BCP

Discover how to build a mission-driven summer program that yields benefits for students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators alike.

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$1,410.50
Platinum Members

$1,612.00 Gold $2,015.00 General & Silver

$1,209.00 Second Person

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How to Build and Implement an Extraordinary Major Gifts Program

Date(s): 10/18/2021 — 10/19/2021 Status: Open Credits: 20 IACP

Discover how to use foundational approaches to build and solidify relationships with your biggest donors. Explore a proven methodology for creating a fundraising program that, when tailored to your school’s unique needs, is proven to produce results.

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$944.30
Platinum Members

$1,079.20 Gold $1,349.00 General & Silver

$809.40 Second Person

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30 Days to an Inbound Marketing Program That Fills Your Admission Funnel

Date(s): 10/26/2021 — 11/16/2021 Status: Open

The simple fact is this: Schools need to utilize inbound marketing strategies today more than ever. Learn how to create an inbound marketing strategy will help you accomplish these goals. Discover how to build a complete inbound marketing plan that will drive admission inquiries and enrollment.

 

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$1,316.00
Platinum Members

$1,504.00 Gold $1,880.00 General & Silver

$1,128.00 Second Person

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How to Implement Transformative Faculty Growth and Evaluation

Date(s): 10/27/2021 — 10/28/2021 Status: Confirmed

Explore a mission-driven and comprehensive approach to hiring and induction, assessing and enhancing faculty and school culture, faculty growth and evaluation, corrective action, selective retention, and coaching and mentoring.

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$944.30
Platinum Members

$1,079.20 Gold $1,349.00 General & Silver

$809.40 Second Person

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The New Admission Director

Date(s): 10/29/2021 — 11/2/2021 Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

This online workshop, designed specifically for new Admission Directors, maps out key concepts all offices should consider. Combining ISM theories with both tactical and strategic systems, this course will provide the basics that all new Admission Directors need to build a successful foundation for a productive office.

Learn best practices and roles of an Admission Office with the goal of building an effective team. You’ll discover how to understand and embrace the admission funnel as well as how to design and implement a meaningful marketing strategy. You will begin to think strategically about your school’s opportunities and challenges as they relate to enrollment and retention.

Through small group work and discussion, we will target topics of interest and network to generate tips and plans you can use right away.

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$1,180.20
Platinum Members

$1,348.80 Gold $1,686.00 General & Silver

$1,011.60 Second Person

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Transforming Student Assessment: Determining Authentic Evidence of Learning

Date(s): 11/3/2021 — 11/4/2021 Status: Open

It’s time to think about your school’s approach to assessment—that is, how you measure evidence of learning and achievement. Explore how to assess learning that illustrates true comprehension and make changes moving forward. 

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$944.30
Platinum Members

$1,079.20 Gold $1,349.00 General & Silver

$809.40 Second Person