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Trustee Day
An Extension of the ISACS Annual Conference

Thursday, November 5, 2015
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

St. Paul River Centre
St. Paul, MN

Registration is now closed for Trustee Day. Please call the ISACS office if you have any questions at 312-750-1190.

We are excited to announce that the Trustee Day will be Thursday, November 5, 2015, at St. Paul RiverCentre. Designed as an extension of the ISACS Annual Conference, Trustee Day will be an energizing and thought-provoking day that will include a series of stimulating presentations and conversations. Included in the registration fee will presentations by Patrick Bassett, Allen J. Proctor, a copy of Allen Proctor's book, Linking Mission to Money: Finance for Non-Profit Leaders, and the opportunity to join the conference luncheon and hear the keynote presentation by Michael Fosberg. 

Heads interested in hearing Pat Bassett and Allen J. Proctor will also find them presenting within the Annual Conference program on Thursday. Allen J. Proctor will present at 9:00 am and Pat Bassett will present at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. If preferred, heads may register to join their board members at Trustee Day. For heads who plan to attend Trustee Day and the Friday Annual Conference, please register separately for each event.

The program will be as follows:

  • 8:15 am – 9:15 am: Registration
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am: Workshop with Patrick Bassett - Patrick Bassett will divide the morning with 2 essential topics for trustees including:

Governance 101/201/301: This presentation will include role plays and video case studies to define the "jobs" and boundaries of the major constituencies (board; parents; alumni; faculty/staff; and head/admin team). This session will focus on three levels of governance for high functioning boards (fiduciary, strategic, and generative). Bassett will apply these three levels as the lenses of oversight, foresight, and insight to the challenges and opportunities facing the school. Modeled in the session will be how boards should think and work.

Bassett's second topic for trustees will be: 

Trends Impacting the Independent School Sector: This presentation is based on the research NAIS assembles in its annual NAIS Trendbook and will extract from each of the last three years’ Trendbooks the common trends and topics to which boards and school leaders should pay attention: shifts in the economy related to purchasing power; shifts in school-age and teacher demographics; the landscape of access and affordability related to financial aid trends; student safety, health, and school climate; the philanthropy outlook; changes in the American family; and the diversity outlook.

  • 11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Join the banquet lunch with keynote presenter Michael Fosberg

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Workshop with Allen J. Proctor: Silver Bullets That Can Turn to Lead
A clear understanding of the business model embraced by sustainable nonprofits shows there are no silver bullets to deliver sustainability. Beginning with examples of how other nonprofits are building more sustainable business models, learn how some commonly held notions of fiscal responsibility, such as budget balance and building endowment, can harm rather than support the reliability and sustainability of your educational program.

Click here for a PDF Trustee Day Flyer, which can be shared with your trustees.

Speaker Bios  (in order of appearance)
Patrick Bassett
served for 12 years as the president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). He is now a senior consultant to schools and organizations on issues such as leadership, governance and strategy.  Bassett began his career in independent schools in 1970 as an English teacher, lacrosse coach, and dorm parent at Woodberry Forest School (VA), an all-boys boarding school. In 1980, he became headmaster of an all girls school, Stuart Hall (VA), where he remained until 1989, when he was appointed head of school at Pomfret School (CT). From 1993-2001, Bassett was the president of ISACS. He has served on numerous boards including Williams College (MA), and he is also an adjunct faculty member of Teachers College, Columbia University.

Luncheon keynote speaker Michael Fosberg has been working to create a national dialogue on race and identity since 2001 when he launched his one-man autobiographical play Incognito. The author-actor-activist has presented his play throughout the country and his unique brand of diversity training has brought him before major corporations, government agencies and educational organizations including the FBI NASA, Wells Fargo Bank, The Boeing Co., Harvard University, Northwestern University, Choate Rosemary Hall and many others. His memoir, Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery, was released in February 2011, amid glowing reviews. He is currently working on a screenplay version of his story, along with his latest book, Nobody Wants to Talk About It…ten years in the trenches talking about race, stereotypes, & identity. For more information, visit: www.incognitotheplay.com

Allen J. Proctor, PhD is founder and principal of Proctor’s Linking Mission to Money and president and CEO of the Center for Social Enterprise Development. He is a columnist on nonprofit management and the author of two books: Linking Mission to Money and More Than Just Money: Practical and Provocative Steps to Nonprofit Success. He has worked at institutions as diverse as Harvard University (CFO and vice president for finance), New York City (deputy budget director), New York State (Financial Control Board executive director), and Federal Reserve Bank of New York (division chief). He has taught at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. Proctor earned his AB from Harvard University and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Trustee Day Location
St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, Minnesota

Hotel Accommodations 
InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront (formerly known as the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront)
11 East Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN
651-292-1900

As of 9/17, limited hotel rooms are available at the InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront (formerly known as the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront) for Wednesday 11/5. To secure your room at the InternContinental, please call today! ISACS has secured discounted rates at the InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront (formerly known as the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront) of $139/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. The rate includes complimentary Internet and access to the gym. To make a reservation, please call 1-866-686-2867 ask for reservations and use the group code “Q6P” to receive the discounted rates. Discounted rooms will be available until Wednesday October 14, 2015 or until the hotel reaches capacity. Note: Individual reservations must be cancelled 48 hours before date of arrival. We highly recommend making your hotel reservations early!

For online reservations click here: Independent School Assn

Overflow Hotel Accommodations
Doubletree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-291-8800

ISACS has secured overflow rooms at the Doubletree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown at a rate of $150/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. The rate includes complimentary wireless internet access and access to the fitness center. To make a reservation, please call 651-291-8800 ask for reservations and use the group code “002” to receive the discounted rates. Discounted rooms will be available until Monday, October 12, 2015 or until the hotel reaches capacity. Note: Individual reservations must be cancelled 24 hours before date of arrival. We highly recommend making your hotel reservations early!

Click here for online reservations.

For assistance with hotel reservations, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. 

Air Transportation
For air travel, access the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Southwest Airlines operates in/out of this airport.

Ground Transportation
Taxi service takes about 20 minutes and costs approximately $25-$30 one way from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport to the hotel. 

ISACS has secured a discounted rate for SuperShuttle, which is $13 per person one way ($22 roundtrip) with a 10% surcharge. Click here to make online reservations for SuperShuttle prior to your arrival in St. Paul. To book upon your arrival at the airport, visit the SuperShuttle kiosk.

Directions and Parking Information
Click here for directions and parking information. 

St. Paul RiverCentre Parking
Daily parking is available at the St.Paul RiverCentre Parking Ramp, located at 150 Kellogg Blvd. The ramp is located next to the RiverCentre, directly connected via the skyway. The daily rate is $10/day. If you arrive on Thursday afternoon, the price will increase to $15/day due to a hockey game on Thursday evening. Payment is made upon entry. 

Valet and Self-Parking at the InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront (formerly known as the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront)​
Valet parking is $24/night for overnight parking for hotel guests (which will be billed directly to your hotel room) and $15/day for up to 10 hours with in and out privileges.

Self-parking in the attached parking ramp is $13/night for overnight parking for hotel guests (which is a discounted rate for the ISACS group and will be billed directly to your hotel room bill) with in and out privileges. For those who want to park at the hotel during the day, the daily rate is $16/day for up to 8 hours with no in and out privileges.

Please note if you are parking at the hotel but not staying overnight, the garage will only accept payment with a credit card. If you want to pay with cash, please use the cash parking machine in the hotel’s main lobby.

Overnight Parking at the Doubletree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown - Overflow Hotel
Overnight self-parking is available for $15/night at the parking ramp below the hotel, Town Square Parking.

Travel between the InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront (formerly known as the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront)​ and the RiverCentre
The hotel is 3 ½ blocks from the St. Paul RiverCentre and is approximately a 10 minute walk via Kellogg Blvd or the skyway. ISACS will provide limited bus transportation between the hotel and the RiverCenter at specific morning and afternoon times.

St. Paul Information
For St. Paul information visit: www.visitstpaul.com

For the downtown St. Paul Skyway System map, click here

Registration Information
ISACS will be happy to work with a representative from your school on all issues related to trustee registration.  In order to plan appropriately, trustees must register online prior to the conference and due to the structure of the day, we can only accept registrations for the full day. Registration for the day will include the workshops led by Patrick Bassett and Allen J. Proctor, a copy of Allen J. Proctor's book, and participation in the conference luncheon with a keynote presentation by Michael Fosberg.

Trustees must register by Monday, October 19, 2015. There is no on-site registration.

Registration Fee

  • $225 for trustees from ISACS member schools 
  • $350 for non member 
  • Registration includes programming, a banquet lunch and a copy of Allen J. Proctor's book.
  • There is no on-site registration; register by Monday, October 19, 2015 to secure your space.
  • Please note the Trustee Day starts at 9:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm
  • Trustee Day is designed for trustees. If heads of school would like to hear Patrick Bassett or Allen J. Proctor, they will each be presenting sessions on Thursday as part of the Annual Conference program
  • Heads of school who register for the Trustee Day and plan to attend Friday at the Annual Conference must register for Trustee Day and the Friday Annual Conference separately. 

Cancellation Policy
ISACS cannot offer refunds for Trustee Day after Monday, October 19. Cancellations must be received in writing by Monday, October 19 to receive a 50% refund.  Registration may be transferred to another trustee from the same school until October 19.  To contact ISACS, please email programinfo@isacs.org or call 312-750-1190.

Please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190 if you have any questions.



Member Cost: $225     Non-member Cost: $350
Registration Deadline:  October 23, 2015


   






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