Summer Institute 2022

35+ IN-PERSON & ONLINE WORKSHOPS | JUNE–AUGUST 2022 | 2, 3, 4, & 5 DAY OPTIONS

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Summer Institute
Summer Institute

Explore. Empower. Engage. 

Adventure awaits! Soar to new heights with 35+ summer workshops from ISM.

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!

You asked, we delivered. For the first time ever, choose from a variety of online workshops and in-person events in beautiful, Old City Philadelphia, PA. (Hurry—space is limited and in-person workshops will sell out!)

No matter the format, join us this summer and reach for the stars! Experience the best hands-on, action-driven professional development—guaranteed to empower you and help you deliver your mission with excellence.

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Explore

a specific topic through hands-on, in-depth learning

Forget high-level overviews—it’s time for action. Gain expertise about a specific aspect of private school leadership or learn the nuts and bolts of your position. Leave feeling empowered, engaged, and ready for new challenges!

 

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Engage

with a trusted school leader for guidance

Our workshops are led by ISM Consultants—experts, each with extensive experience leading in private schools—or our adjunct faculty—many of whom work in schools today. Get personalized support from the team you know and trust.

 

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Empower

your team to reach its goals with a customized action plan

Achieve your goals faster and with confidence through a tailored, one-of-a-kind ISM road map for mission success. Create your plan for success at Summer Institute and implement positive changes immediately. No guesswork here.

 

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.

New for 2022: In-person & Online Offerings

Welcome back to in-person learning! After two years of virtual learning, you can choose the Summer Institute workshop that’s best for you—in-person and online learning options are both available. 

Those new in their roles often benefit most from in-person learning where you can build a network to lean on throughout your career. Workshops that are interaction-intensive will also take place in Philadelphia. 

Advanced, topic-driven courses are offered online to maximize your time and efficiency, while still ensuring your can excel in your career. See which type of learning is right for you!
 

  In-Person Online
I am looking for research-backed strategies to guide my school decisions.
I want to learn from ISM Consultants and adjunct teaching faculty, all of whom are private education experts.
I want to create a custom action plan that I can immediately put into practice.
I want a multi-day, fully immersive experience, where I focus on nothing else but the learning at hand.  
I want extra time with leaders to gain knowledge and expertise, maximizing my learning experience.  
I want ample time to network and work through specific challenges at my school with my workshop leader, other ISM Consultants, and peers.  
I want the opportunity to explore Philadelphia, including visiting the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, and more.  
I want to cover the “nuts and bolts” of a specific topic while being efficient with my time.  
I want to learn from my home or office for a few hours each day, while tending to my other responsibilities.  
I want to get the most out of the professional development budget at my new or small independent school.   

Stellar Learning for Exceptional School Leaders

With a record-breaking 250+ new member schools and 700+ attendees at last year’s Summer Institute, school leaders from all over the world are benefiting from ISM’s research and guidance. Isn’t it time you joined us? 

99%

of 2019 Summer Institute survey respondents felt their workshop met or exceeded expectations.

97%

would recommend Summer Institute to a colleague or friend.

99%

of survey respondents felt their workshop was worth the price!

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Credits Earned:

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Build a Strong Advisory Program

Date(s): 6/21/2022 — 6/24/2022 Status: Confirmed

A successful advisory program is a difference-maker for middle and upper school students. How does yours rate? In this highly interactive workshop, educators explore core concepts for focusing, enhancing, and building (or rebuilding) the advisory program so it reflects and supports the mission of the school.

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$1,526.00
Platinum Members

$1,744.00 Gold $2,180.00 General & Silver

$1,308.00 Second Person

workshop

The New Admission Director

Date(s): 6/21/2022 — 6/23/2022 Status: Confirmed Credits: 30 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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$1,274.00
Platinum Members

$1,456.00 Gold $1,820.00 General & Silver

$1,092.00 Second Person

workshop

Transforming Student Assessment: Determining Authentic Evidence of Learning

Date(s): 6/21/2022 — 6/22/2022 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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$1,015.00
Platinum Members

$1,160.00 Gold $1,450.00 General & Silver

$870.00 Second Person

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Strategic Financial Planning: A Comprehensive Approach

Date(s): 6/21/2022 — 6/23/2022 Status: Confirmed Credits: 30 IACP/30 BCP

Explore what determines long-term sustainability for independent schools, how to make strategic tuition decisions even in uncertain times, and what elements go into powerful strategic plans.

 

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$1,274.00
Platinum Members

$1,456.00 Gold $1,820.00 General & Silver

$1,092.00 Second Person

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How to Successfully Transition From Teacher to Administrator

Date(s): 6/21/2022 — 6/22/2022 Status: Confirmed

If you’re considering a move into private school administration, gain the tools and strategies to be successful. Examine what it means to be an academic administrator in a private school, your leadership vision and motivations, and how to make the move effectively. Discover how to prepare and what to expect so you can make sound decisions for your future.

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$1,015.00
Platinum Members

$1,160.00 Gold $1,450.00 General & Silver

$870.00 Second Person

workshop

Master the NCAA Recruiting Process

Date(s): 6/21/2022 — 6/22/2022 Status: Open

As a private school Athletic Director, college counselor, or coach, are you concerned that you don’t know how to help student-athletes navigate the ever-changing college athletic recruitment process? Discover the steps you need to take to increase student-athlete visibility to college coaches, improve your athletic program’s marketing and branding to attract new students, and give students every opportunity to achieve their collegiate sports dreams.

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$1,015.00
Platinum Members

$1,160.00 Gold $1,450.00 General & Silver

$870.00 Second Person

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Build and Grow a Robust Annual Fund

Date(s): 6/22/2022 — 6/24/2022 Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

The foundation of your school’s culture of philanthropy begins with a strong annual fund. Discover how to build a thriving annual fund strategy that drives relationships, generates enthusiasm, and raises dollars—enabling your school to go above and beyond in delivering your mission to your students.

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$1,274.00
Platinum Members

$1,456.00 Gold $1,820.00 General & Silver

$1,092.00 Second Person

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How to Build a Successful Growth Coaching Program

Date(s): 6/23/2022 — 6/24/2022 Status: Open

Discover our proven way to create a growth coach plan for your school, recruit talented individuals, and provide them the training they'll need to ensure they will be able to provide a consistent and positive experience for the teachers at your school.

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$1,015.00
Platinum Members

$1,160.00 Gold $1,450.00 General & Silver

$870.00 Second Person

workshop

The New Admission Director

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 6/30/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed Credits: 30 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.

Read more

$2,716.00
Platinum Members

$3,104.00 Gold $3,880.00 General & Silver

$2,328.00 Second Person

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Scheduling the Elementary School Program

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 6/29/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Create a schedule for your lower school that meets the needs of your students, reduces conflict, and inspires learning and creativity.

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$2,030.00
Platinum Members

$2,320.00 Gold $2,900.00 General & Silver

$1,740.00 Second Person

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Capital Campaign Mastery: Design and Implement an Extraordinary Campaign

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 6/30/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 30 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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$2,716.00
Platinum Members

$3,104.00 Gold $3,880.00 General & Silver

$2,328.00 Second Person

workshop

Student-Centered Scheduling

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 7/1/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed

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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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

workshop

The New School Business Officer

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 7/1/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Excel as a strategic business leader, whether you’re new to the profession or starting in independent schools for the first time.

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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

workshop

The New Marketing Communications Director

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 6/30/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed Credits: 30 IACP

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

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$2,716.00
Platinum Members

$3,104.00 Gold $3,880.00 General & Silver

$2,328.00 Second Person

workshop

How to Build a Successful Growth Coaching Program

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 6/29/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Discover our proven way to create a growth coach plan for your school, recruit talented individuals, and provide them the training they'll need to ensure they will be able to provide a consistent and positive experience for the teachers at your school.

Read more

$2,030.00
Platinum Members

$2,320.00 Gold $2,900.00 General & Silver

$1,740.00 Second Person

workshop

Mastering Your Role as Middle School Dean of Students

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 6/30/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed

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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$2,716.00
Platinum Members

$3,104.00 Gold $3,880.00 General & Silver

$2,328.00 Second Person

workshop

The Vital Role of the Executive or Administrative Assistant

Date(s): 6/27/2022 — 6/30/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed

The role of the executive or administrative assistant is vital to school operations. In many ways, you are the glue that holds your school together. But this job also comes with its challenges. Become a valuable leader by partnering with ISM for professional development and peer networking.

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$2,716.00
Platinum Members

$3,104.00 Gold $3,880.00 General & Silver

$2,328.00 Second Person

workshop

Balance Your Roles as Upper School Dean of Students

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022 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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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

workshop

The New Development Director

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open Credits: 30 IACP

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

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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

workshop

Leading the Effective Middle School

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed

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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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

workshop

Leading the Effective Upper School

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed

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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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

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Directing the Athletic and PE Programs

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/14/2022 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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$2,716.00
Platinum Members

$3,104.00 Gold $3,880.00 General & Silver

$2,328.00 Second Person

workshop

Design a Thriving Support Program for Students With Learning Differences

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/12/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Open

Join us to explore the tenets of successful learning support programs, from how you identify and support students to how you should partner with various stakeholders in your work. Whether you’re trying to launch a program or strengthen your current approach, discover how to best support all students and the faculty who work to teach them.

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$1,813.00
Platinum Members

$2,072.00 Gold $2,590.00 General & Silver

$1,554.00 Second Person

workshop

Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed

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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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

workshop

Leading the Effective Lower School

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022 Location: Philadelphia, PA Status: Confirmed

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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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

workshop

Transformative Academic Leadership

Date(s): 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022 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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$3,640.00
Platinum Members

$4,160.00 Gold $5,200.00 General & Silver

$3,120.00 Second Person

workshop

Dollars and Sense for the New School Head

Date(s): 7/25/2022 — 7/27/2022 Status: Confirmed

Whether you’re a brand-new Head or one who wants a refresher on fiscal management, discover how to develop a financial success framework to ensure school success. Rely on ISM’s tools and strategies to help you feel more confident in financial conversations and contribute positively to the long-term financial viability of your school.

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$1,274.00
Platinum Members

$1,456.00 Gold $1,820.00 General & Silver

$1,092.00 Second Person

workshop

Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years

Date(s): 7/25/2022 — 7/29/2022 Status: Wait-listed

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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$1,771.00
Platinum Members

$2,024.00 Gold $2,530.00 General & Silver

$1,518.00 Second Person

workshop

Mastering Enrollment Management

Date(s): 8/1/2022 — 8/3/2022 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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$1,274.00
Platinum Members

$1,456.00 Gold $1,820.00 General & Silver

$1,092.00 Second Person