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ISACS Heads of School Conference: Through a Different Lens: New Views in School Leadership
January 29 - 30, 2015
As of January 19, registration for the Heads Conference is closed. If you have any questions, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190.
Dear Heads of School,
Plan to join us for the ISACS Annual Heads of School Conference, this year focused on the theme “Through a New Lens: New Views in School Leadership.” We’ve lined up a program to stimulate your thinking on a wide variety of school leadership topics with presentations and workshops aimed specifically at the unique needs of the head of school.
Keynoters are Ian Symmonds and Scott Barry Kaufman, both presenting new approaches – Symmonds on current trends and the implications for strategic direction; Kaufman on the role of engagement in intelligence and learning.
You’ll see some gentle adjustments to the format this year: kicking off the first keynote at 9:30 AM in order to enjoy a breakout session with Symmonds later in the day; building each breakout session as a 75-minute workshop with plenty of interaction; and foregoing the conclave meetings in order to have that time for other sessions.
The breakout sessions will be wide-ranging, each with a new twist: delving deeper with Ian Symmonds, building public/private partnerships, leveraging benchmark data from DASL, cultivating international enrollment, understanding new legal issues including risk management for student trips and exchanges, seeking parent feedback using the Net Promoter System (NPS), assessing strategies for financial sustainability with new data from NBOA, gauging student engagement, and adjusting ISACS standards for equity relative to sexual orientation.
Hope to see you there,
Dates and Time
Featured Speakers (listed in alphabetical order)
Click here for keynote and featured speaker bios.
Reception & Dinner: Thursday, January 29, 2015
ERB is the only not-for-profit member educational services organization offering assessments for both admission and achievement for independent and public schools, PreK - Grade 12, as well as Pathways to Learning online supplemental programs in writing, vocabulary, and mathematics.
Thank you to Oswald Companies, sponsor of the Friday luncheon.
Oswald Companies is a national insurance brokerage and consulting firm that specializes in employee benefit solutions for niche markets, and specifically for independent schools.
Thank you to Flik Independent School Dining, sponsor of the Thursday reception at the ISACS office.
Flik is a diverse family of food and nutrition specialists dedicated to providing the academic community with fun, healthy on-site dining options. As the only dining services company specializing exclusively in private and independent school education, we understand your community's needs and what it takes to meet them. Our chefs use fresh local ingredients and world-class culinary techniques to provide students with innovative, diverse menus. From expansive, colorful salad bars to soups made from scratch, we work closely with each client to transform their school's dining hall into a source of pride and values.
Thank you to Assurance Agency, sponsor of the Thursday night dinner at Petterino's.
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. Assurance’s Education Practice is focused on meeting the changing needs of educational institutions across the nation by addressing emerging risk management issues and developing competitive and comprehensive insurance solutions to reduce overall cost of risk.
Please call the hotel directly to make a reservation at 312-565-0565 to reserve a room and use the group code "ISACS 2015 Heads of School Conference". The discounted rooms are available and have been extended until Thursday, January 15, 2015.
For online hotel reservations: click here and select the red “Make a Reservation” box.
If you are having problems booking a hotel room at the discounted rate, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190 and the ISACS staff will assist you.
Please note that any reservation cancelled within 48 hours of arrival date will be charged one night room and tax.
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Member Cost: $600 Non-member Cost: $700
Registration Deadline: January 26, 2015