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International Students This Fall

July 14 | 4 PM Eastern | Speaker: Debra Wilson
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Beyond Synchronous and Asynchronous: Elastic Proximity

July 21 | 11 AM Eastern | Speaker: Ross Peters
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Preparing for the Next School Year in Uncertain Times for Teachers

July 21 | 4 PM Eastern | Speakers: Sarah Hanawald and Brad Rathgeber
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Preparing for the Next School Year in Uncertain Times for Administrators

July 22 | 4 PM Eastern | Speaker: Sarah Hanawald and Brad Rathgeber
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New Teacher Q&A

July 22 | 7 PM Eastern
July 28 | 4 PM Eastern
July 30 | 7 PM Eastern
Speakers: Allen Broyles, Sheri Burkeen, Ed Fox, Renee Prillaman, Jennifer Rundles, Matt Scully, Meera Shah, Debra Wilson
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July 7, 2020

The New Normal: Coming Back After the Curve

Chris Joffe, Founder and CEO, Joffe Emergency Services

June 25, 2020

Strategic Decision Making in the Era of COVID-19

Kathy Pearson, President and Founder, Enterprise Learning Solutions

June 23, 2020

Now What? Recovering From Spring 2020 and Preparing for What’s Next

Re-Set School team: Jennifer Bryan, Keith Hinderlie, Sally Mixsell, Lauren Porosoff, Ricco Siasoco and Liza Talusan

June 9, 2020

The Design Thinker's Guide to Planning 2020-21

Greg Bamford, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Leadership + Design

June 9, 2020

Dining Room and Food Safety: Keeping Lunch Safe

Daniel Coto, Executive Vice President, EHA Consulting Group
Ray Mulligan, President, Flik Independent School Dining
Nancy Walker, Regional Vice President, Flik Independent School Dining


May 28, 2020

Return to Campus: Legal Considerations

Suzanne Bogdan, Managing Partner, Fisher Phillips


May 27, 2020

Reopening School in a Pandemic: Planning for Fall 2020

Moira Kelly, President of Exploration Learning, EXPLO Elevate
Ross Peters
, Incoming Vice President of School Strategy, EXPLO Elevate


May 26, 2020

Return to Campus: Insights for K-8 Schools

Allen Broyles, Assistant Head of School, The Children's School
Tricia Drake
Head of School, Linden Waldorf School
Dave Michelman
, Head of School, Duke School
Kendall Terry
, Assistant Director, Clayton-Bradley Academy


May 21, 2020

Return to Campus: Sharing Plans and Insights


Josh Clark, Head of School, Schenck School
Kim Perlman,
Head of Upper School, Gaston Day School
Richard Rankin,
Head of School, Gaston Day School
Tim Wiens,
Head of School, Mount Paran Christian School

May 19, 2020

Return to Campus: Sharing Plans and Insights


Mike Ehrhardt, Head of School, Cary Academy
Brett Jacobsen,
Head of School, Mount Vernon School
Kasey Kesselring,
Head of School, Monteverde Academy
Kelley Waldron,
Head of School, St. Andrew's School

May 13, 2020

Independent School Mergers


Adam Greene, Head of School, Episcopal School of Jacksonville

Mark LaBorde, Board of Trustee, Episcopal School of Jacksonville


May 7, 2020

Civil Discourse


Debra Wilson, President, SAIS
Sarah Wilson, Executive Director, TAIS


May 7, 2020

Fostering Well-Being in Uncertain Times


Nina Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, Authentic Connections
Suniya Luthar, Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer, Authentic Connections


May 5, 2020

Sustaining Leadership


Rob Evans,

Michael Thompson,


May 5, 2020

Vaccination Policy: The Role and Rights of Independent Schools

Hillel Levin, Alex W. Smith Professor of Law, University of Georgia 


May 4, 2020

Seven Most Important Habits of Women Leaders

Erin Fischer, Owner and CEO, The Leadership and Training Studio 


May 4, 2020

Relevant, Resonant, and Reassuring: Enrollment and Retention Communications for Uncertain Times

Christina Albetta, Positioning Strategist, CRANE
Shelly Peters,
Principal, CRANE

May 1, 2020

Managing Financial Aid Requests During a Crisis


Alisa Evans, Managing Partner, Mission Enrollment Strategy Solutions
Kristen Power,
Senior Director of Membership & Business Development, EMA

April 30, 2020

A Leader's Guide to Remote Learning


Jaime Pales, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, LINC
Kim Weber,
School Transformation Agent, LINC
Tiffany Wycoff, 
Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, LINC

April 28, 2020

Best Practices to Support Students' Social-Emotional
Health Remotely

Laura Tierney, Founder & CEO, The Social Institute

April 22, 2020

Net Tuition Revenue (budgets under $5M)

Palmer Ball, Palmer Ball Consulting, LLC

April 22, 2020

Navigating the Virtual Hiring Process


Devereaux McClatchey, President, Carney Sandoe
Jonathan Ball, Managing Associate, Carney Sandoe

April 22, 2020

Digital Campus 2020+: COVID-19 Requires a New Strategy

Rob DiMartino, Finalsite

April 21, 2020

Independent Schools on the Brink: A Confidential Webinar for Schools Struggling to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ari M. Betof, Ed.D., President, Organizational Sustainability Consulting
John Gulla,
 Executive Director, Edward E. Ford Foundation
Jim Hulbert, 
Partner, The Jane Group
Kristen Power, 
Senior Director of Membership and Business Development, EMA
Debra Wilson, 
President, SAIS

April 21, 2020

Redefining Fundraising for Independent Schools

Bo Rice, Principal, CCS
Natalie Skinner,
Corporate Vice President, CCS
Bob Weston,
Senior Counsel, CCS

April 17, 2020

Long-Term Enrollment Strategy

Heather Hoerle, Executive Director, EMA
Mark McKee,
Head of School, Viewpoint School
Chad Tew,
Founder and Chief Disruption Navigator, LearnCollab
Laurel Tew, Assistant Head for Enrollment, Viewpoint School
Debra Wilson,
President, SAIS

April 16, 2020

New Hire Onboarding

Sheri Burkeen, Director of Professional Development, SAIS

April 15, 2020

Communications Guidelines for COVID-19 and What
We Are Learning From Schools Around the World

Jane Hulbert, Partner, The Jane Group
Jim Hulbert, Partner, The Jane Group

Melanie Hightower, Consultant, The Jane Group


April 14, 2020

Head/Board Partnership During the COVID-19 Crisis:
In Support of the Shifting Landscape

John Littleford, Founder, Littleford & Associates

April 9, 2020

What You Can Do Right Now to Keep and Grow Your Donor Base: Lessons Learned from 2008
• For schools with budgets over $5M
• For schools with budgets under $5M

Jim Bush, Principal and President, The Winkler Group
Tim Winkler, Founder and CEO, The Winkler Group

April 8, 2020

Ensuring Future Enrollment During the COVID-19 Crisis

Ian Symmonds, President and Founder, Ian Symmonds & Associates

April 6, 2020

Partnership in a Crisis: Coordinating Roles of Heads and Boards

Terry Briggs, Partner, Bowditch & Dewey
Anne-Marie Balzano, Director of Leadership and Governance, NAIS
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS

April 2, 2020

Parenting in a Time of Crisis

Rob Evans,
Michael Thompson,

March 31, 2020

Leading in a Time of Crisis

Rob Evans,
Michael Thompson,

March 31, 2020

Navigating the COVID-19 Independent School Financial Crisis

Ari M. Betof, Ed.D., President, Organizational Sustainability Consulting
Kelsey Vrooman, Founder & CEO, Actionable Institutional Research and Data

March 5, 2020

Trends in the Financial Aid Landscape

Mark Mitchell, Vice President, NAIS
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS 

March 4, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Student Travel and Emerging Issues

Michael Nachbar, Executive Director, Global Online Academy
Clare Sisisky, Executive Director, Global Education Benchmarking Group
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS
Chris Joffe, Joffe Emergency Services


Feb 12, 2020

Transgender Dialogue

Jack Hall, Head, The Walker School
Megan Howard Nellen, Consultant, Confluence Educational Consulting
Kristin Moffett, Lower School Counselor, The Walker School
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS 

Jan 21, 2020

Managing Cyber Risks
Jamie Britto, Chief Information Officer, Collegiate School
Brian Horton, Director of Technology Operations & Innovation, Duke School
Alex Inman, President, Educational Collaborators
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS 

Dec 10, 2019

Student Wellness in Our Schools
Nina Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO, Authentic Connections
Suniya Luthar, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Authentic Connections
Lauren Wainwright, Director of Strategy & Special Projects, Indian Springs School
Quinton Walker, Upper School Head, University School of Nashville
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS 

Nov 7, 2019 Head Contracts & Compensation
Terry Briggs, Partner, Bowditch & Dewey
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS


Oct 3, 2019  Compensation Strategies
Chris Greathouse, Partner, Strategic Performance Group
Brent Betit, Head, The Fletcher School
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS



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