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We look forward to returning to in-person events,
whenever we can safely gather together!

ISACS Professional Development Team

In case you missed it
Missed a recent webinar?
It may not be too late.

To access our most recently recorded presentations, which are still available, please visit our ICYMI Webinars webpage for a full listing and more information.

Conferences & Workshops

photo conference hall from 2018 conference

Conferences and workshops combine theory with practical applications to support exceptional teaching learning and leadership. They address major topics, such as designing leading-edge curriculum, exploring best practices for those serving in any role, or developing aspiring leaders, often led by leading national or international experts.

Events offered regularly include the Annual Conference, Trustee Day (an extension of the Annual Conference), the Heads Conference, the New Teacher Institute, the Academy for Division Heads, and the Academy for NEW Leaders, and the ISACS Diversity Summit. 

Workshops are one-day or two-day experiences to gain new skills, hear new research and consider the most current trends in education. Participants also have the opportunity to interact with educational leaders and network with independent school colleagues. Workshops are located in downtown Chicago in the enhanced ISACS Classroom or at local hotel/conference locations.

2020-2021 Conferences & Workshops

Due to COVID-19, 2020-21 ISACS professional development offerings will be virtual.

This year’s offerings will focus on 60-90 minute webinar series; 

  • Learning Bridge Webinars - various relevant topics (registration and recordings available, minimum of 4-6 weeks from live presentation.)
  • Trustee Series - seven-part trustee-related webinar series (registration and recordings available till June 30, 2021, or otherwise listed)
  • Tech Tuesday Webinars - limited series targeting technology in the classroom (registration and recordings available till June 30, 2021)
  • Parent Series Webinars - limited evening series to help you support your children in these challenging circumstances (registration and recordings available till May 31, 2021).
  • Visit our ICYMI Webinars webpage to register for access to available recorded presentations. 

This year's in-person workshops and conferences were held virtually this year:

Upcoming 2021 Virtual Summer Programs include:

Stay informed on the Annual Conference and other future PD Events:

  • The 2021 Annual Conference has been cancelled. Visit the 2021 Annual Conference webpage for more details.
  • The 2022 Heads Conference will be Thursday, January 27 - Friday, January 28 in Chicago at the Swissotel. Save the date. More details will be available in fall 2021.
  • Check back periodically for more details on future 2021-22 conferences and workshops, and visit the Future Dates webpage for upcoming Annual Conference, Trustee Day, and Heads Conference dates.