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2017-18 Professional Development

Conducting & Using the ISACS Community Survey
Chris Everett & Bob Dicus

Friday, April 13, 2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

ISACS Classroom
Chicago, IL

The workshop will focus on the measurement model and how to address your school’s unique needs when administering the survey. This will include how and when to conduct the survey along with the design of custom questions (including custom question examples).  These discussions will allow you to learn how to optimize the survey so that it is relevant and specific to your school.

Once the surveys are completed, you will need to know how to analyze and use the results. The second portion of the workshop will involve case studies and examples to illustrate how best to utilize your survey results.

This workshop will benefit schools that are entering the self-study, are involved in the accreditation process, will initiate the survey next fall, have just received the survey results, are using the survey on an annual basis as an administrative tool and/or have a desire to become the school of choice in their community. In addition, you will learn how to interpret and integrate constituent perceptions into the administrative process; make school administration more effective; enhance parent support and loyalty; and increase alumni engagement and support.

Special topic - the survey has been enhanced to obtain more information from alumni. This information will help you to develop a better relationship with alumni and to better understand the potential for development activities.

Chris Everett, president of The Kensington Group, provides marketing and marketing research consulting for Independent Schools. He designed the ISACS School Community Survey in 1994 (with Pat Bassett, then head of ISACS) and has managed the program and assisted school with the use and interpretation of the survey results since the initial use of the survey.

Bob Dicus, president of Market Research Technologies, provides the technical support for the ISACS School Community Survey. Dicus has been involved with the program since the beginning.

Location of Workshop
The workshop will take place at the ISACS classroom at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, Chicago, IL. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
The location is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.

Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit www.parkwhiz.com. If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

Air Travel
Both Midway and O'Hare airports are easily accessible to the ISACS classroom. Fly into Midway (on Southwest Airlines) or into O'Hare and take the "L" (Chicago's public transportation) and be at the ISACS classroom in less than an hour.  

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS members – 15% off the standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate. The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not eligible for the discounted rate. Parties of two more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
The ISACS Professional Development team has partnered with many incredible Chicago hotels. The hotels are within walking distance of the ISACS classroom and as a member of ISACS you have access to the discounted rates all year long for your professional and personal travel. Click here to find out how to make a reservation at any of the hotels and select the option that meets your travel needs.

If you have any issues when booking a room, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. 

Registration Fee

  • This workshop is complimentary to all ISACS member schools.
  • Workshop includes lunch
  • Please review the Registration Confirmation information below

Registration Confirmation Communications from ISACS
Once registration for the workshop has been completed the following communications will be sent from ISACS:

  • Once registration is complete, an email will automatically be sent to the contact person on the registration confirming that registration has been completed.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.
  • Approximately one week prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a final confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.

If you do not receive these emails prior to arriving at a workshop, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. It is possible your email address was entered incorrectly OR your registration was not completed.

 





   






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