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

ISACS Professional Development Team

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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.

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

  • This year’s offerings will focus on 60-90 minute webinars which can be found either on the Learning Bridge Webinars webpage (various relevant topics) or on the Tech Tuesday Webinars webpage (limited series targeting technology in the classroom). 
  • The in-person 2020 Annual Conference and 2020 Trustee Day, which was to be held November 5-6 in St. Louis, has been postponed until November 2024.
  • Registration is open for the virtual 2021 Heads Conference, January 28-29.
  • Registration is open for the Trustee Series (seven-part trustee-related webinar series) .
  • ISACS is developing the program for the 2021 Academy for Division Heads, which will be held virtually February 4-5. Details are forthcoming. Registration will open the week of January 4.
  • For new heads of school, please visit 2020-21 New Heads Network to find ongoing support for heads in their first two years of headship.

Check back periodically for more details on future 2020-21 conferences and workshops, and visit the Future Dates webpage for post 2020-21 Annual Conference, Trustee Day, and Heads Conference dates.

Contact Karen Zeitlin, Director of Programs, at karen@isacs.org.   

ISACS Workshops & Conferences