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Concentrate on a specific topic to deepen your expertise and broaden your skills. Discover how you can learn new tactics, master critical strategies, and become a confident practitioner in enrollment management, summer program design, faculty growth, and more.

Many of these workshops run concurrently with the ISM Expo, providing you with opportunities to meet school leaders and visit exhibitors who just might have the solutions you seek. Make the most of your time by learning as much ISM theory as possible.

 

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Practical Strategies

Work alongside experienced ISM consultants and private-independent school leaders to formulate practical strategies that you can implement immediately upon your return to campus. Our leaders help you take an objective look at your current operations, form goals, and make plans that will strengthen your school and benefit your students.

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Tangible Resources

Become immersed in core ISM theory throughout your workshop—and learn how to convert that theory to practical application through extensive examples, interactive exercises, and group discussion. Leave with workshop materials and information that can be referenced long after the event concludes, helping you improve your strategies when you're back in your office. 

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Networking

One of the best perks of ISM's workshops! Get to know private-independent school peers from around the world and build relationships that will last for years to come. Meal times and social hours allow for extended opportunities where you can meet fellow attendees and strengthen your professional network, empowering you through lasting connections.

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The Board Presidency

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

The decisions that a Board makes today will be felt immediately and years from now. As Board President, you understand this, and you’re always looking for the best ways to keep your school viable and sustainable through the good times and the bad.

This weekend workshop will help you survive now and thrive in the years to come by giving you access to leadership, assessment, and planning strategies developed through ISM’s work with Boards at hundreds of private-independent schools.

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$1,941.00
for Gold Members

$2,284.00 General Price

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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 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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$2,038.00
for Gold Members

$2,398.00 General Price

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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

Get the big-picture view of the factors most impacting your ability to recruit and re-recruit mission-appropriate students. Through ISM’s admission funnel model, observe sound strategies, common pitfalls, and well-developed solutions to the most frequent issues arising in private school Admission Offices.

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$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.

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$3,047.00
for Gold Members

$3,585.00 General Price

$2,201.00 Second Person Pricing

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Support Student Success With Faculty Growth and Evaluation Teachers Love!

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

Research shows that a healthy, growth-focused faculty culture is the primary predictor of student performance, satisfaction, and enthusiasm.

A healthy school culture is the result of students receiving the appropriate balance of predictability and support from their teachers, teachers experiencing predictability and support from their school leaders, and the Head receiving this from the Board.

Discover how to create a student-centered culture that best serves your entire school community. 

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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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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.

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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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Summer Program: An Asset to Your School

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

Private schools always strive to improve their financial position, recruit new students, and be of service to their current families. One way to meet your school’s goals is to institute a summer program.

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!

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$3,047.00
for Gold Members

$3,585.00 General Price

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24th Annual Heads Retreat

Date(s): 11/6/2019 — 11/9/2019 Location: Tucson, AZ Status: Confirmed

With all you’re expected to manage, it can be difficult to step back and ask yourself the tough questions. What’s working at my school? What could be done to better support the mission? How can I strengthen my efforts to be an exceptional school leader?

The Heads Retreat is designed to help you refocus and recharge to ensure you’re supporting your mission and launching your legacy. Immerse yourself in the latest research concerning private-independent schools, engage in deep conversation, and network with your peers to discover new perspectives.

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$2,926.00
for Gold Members

$3,442.00 General Price

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Strategic Financial Planning: Skills and Implementation

Date(s): 1/11/2020 — 1/12/2020 Location: Houston, TX Status: Open Credits: 20 IACP/20 BCP

Increase cash reserves, enrollment levels, and long-term viability. These are the goals at every school—and they are attainable if you have the right strategic financial plan. ISM’s proven approach to strategic financial planning helps you experience financial success now, while positioning your school strongly for the future.

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$3,047.00
for Gold Members

$3,585.00 General Price

$2,201.00 Second Person Pricing

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Student-Centered Scheduling

Date(s): 1/27/2020 — 1/31/2020 Location: Wilmington, DE Status: Open

Learn the latest research in scheduling and classroom instruction, going back to basics to create a healthy schedule that reduces conflict and enhances the quality of your graduates. Refocus your school’s scheduling strategy on what’s best for your students to maximize their experiences with your school.

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$4,095.00
for Gold Members

$4,818.00 General Price

$2,935.00 Second Person Pricing

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Our Guarantee

ISM believes in providing quality and excellence in all of our workshops and in ensuring the satisfaction of everyone who attends. Nearly 100% of our participants say they would recommend our workshops to their colleagues. If you are not satisfied with your workshop for any reason, ISM will credit the fee you paid toward another similarly priced workshop or will refund it.

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Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, AZ

Develop New Skills

"I have found ISM services, materials, and presentation to be of an excellent quality. I appreciate the emphasis on constant improvement and revision.."

Jason Clapero, Upper School Principal

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Crossroads College Preparatory School, MO

Gain Tangible Benefits

"I was able to get the full picture for my job and will use real world plans I can immediately put into place. Our leader is a working professional, which gives him credibility. I enjoyed hands-on learning, planning, role playing, and brainstorming with others in my field. "

Alexis Newsome, Director of Admission

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The Bishop Strachan School, ON

Be an Exceptional School Leader

"The overall experience was excellent and surpassed expectations. I have a toolbox of resources that will be very helpful when I go back in order to do my job successfully."

Nicole Patterson, Languages Department Chair