For the past several years independent schools have been asking some big questions. Are we still relevant in today’s world of ever-changing education? What will the students of tomorrow need, and how do we anticipate those needs? Do we have the right mix of programs, facilities, faculty, and technology to support those needs?
The 2018 MISBO Fall Conference will connect you with industry professionals, along with some of our schools’ brightest leaders, providing you with answers to these questions. Keynote speaker Ian Symmonds will kick off the conference with three critical questions facing independent schools today, and better yet, he will guide you to find the answers for your school; you will be inspired by the engaging “Leadership Lessons from the Fields of Gettysburg”, which draws parallels between battle strategies and critical leadership traits (who knew?); the final day will have you reimagining student assessment and what that could mean for our country’s future leaders with The Mastery Transcript Consortium. Additional breakout sessions will broaden these themes, designed to offer solutions to many of the issues you face every day: hiring for key positions, compensation design, security, as well as long range and capital budget planning.
This conference will also feature MISBO’s signature “Sourcing Solutions” session, providing attendees an opportunity to leave with valuable takeaways from MISBO vendors in short 15-minute mini-sessions, along with dedicated exhibit time to talk with vendors and sponsors. And as always, there will be endless opportunities to network and collaborate with your peers!
Join us as we not only ask the important questions, but also provide the answers for you to take back to your school.
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This workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about abuse risk management and how you can create a culture of safety on your campus. This session is designed to facilitate larger conversations about how, why, and what youth protection systems should exist. Attendees will learn the scope of the risk, how abuse happens in schools, best practices in prevention across school operations, and school leadership’s role in abuse prevention initiatives. As part of this discussion, Praesidium will share industry trends, information on a shifting legal landscape, and lessons learned from case studies. This session will also include tabletop exercises designed to facilitate important discussions:
Who should attend this Pre-Conference:
(Separate Registration Required)
|MISBO Member Pricing||Non-Member Pricing|
|Early Bird||Conference Only||$450||$550|
|Through 9/14||Pre-Conference Only||$195||$250|
|After 9/14||Pre-Conference Only||$195||$250|
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|9:30 AM - 10:00 AM||Pre-Conference Registration|
|10:00 AM - 3:30 PM||Pre-Conference: Introduction to Abuse Risk Management Christy Schiller, MA, Vice President of Account Services, Praesidium & Jessica Scibona, Account Manager, Praesidium (lunch and afternoon break included)|
|3:00 PM||Conference Registration Opens|
|4:30 PM - 5:00 PM||First Timers' Welcome Meeting|
|5:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Welcome Reception|
|7:15 AM - 7:45 AM||Sunrise Stretch & Stroll on the Beach|
|8:00 AM||Registration Open|
|8:00 AM - 3:30 PM||Exhibit Hall Open|
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM||Breakfast|
|9:00 AM - 10:15 AM||Welcome & Keynote Presentation: Three Critical Questions We Simply Must Answer Ian Symmonds, President and Founder, Ian Symmonds & Associates|
|10:15 AM - 10:45 AM||Break with Sponsors Exhibit Hall|
|10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Breakout Session: Diving Deeper into Three Critical Questions Ian Symmonds, President and Founder, Ian Symmonds & Associates|
|10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Breakout Session: Faculty Banding: Answering Your Strategic and Operational Questions Karen Illig, Indpendent School CFO, Hirshorn Boothby & David W. Lacey, Managing Director, Human Resources Services, Hirshorn Boothby|
|10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Breakout Session: The Value Proposition of Independent Project Management Tom Waddle, Vice President, Building Solutions|
|11:45 AM - 12:45 PM||Sourcing Solutions Sourcing Solutions will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to meet in small groups for four mini sessions with experts in the independent school world - MISBO vendors! Come with your questions and learn from real-life vendor success stories, allowing you to take shared knowledge and apply it at your school.|
|12:45 PM - 1:45 PM||Lunch|
|1:45 PM - 3:00 PM||Breakout Session: Keep Your Head Above Water: How to Help Your Head Avoid Costly Mistakes Caryn Pass, Chair, Education Practice, Venable LLP|
|1:45 PM - 3:00 PM||Breakout Session: Virtual Reality: Costly Novelty or Educational Change Agent? Karen McKenzie, Director of Technology and Innovation, Cary Academy|
|1:45 PM - 3:00 PM||Breakout Session: People and Perimeter: Defining School Safety and Security from the Inside Out Steve Mandell, Principal Consultant and Advocate, Big Back Pack, LLC|
|3:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Break with Sponsors Exhibit Hall|
|3:30 PM - 4:45 PM||General Session: Leadership Lessons From the Fields of Gettysburg Linda Dennison, Deputy Head of School and CFO, Indian Creek School & Paco Rodriguez, President, SAGE Dining Services, Inc.|
|4:45 PM - 5:00 PM||Champagne Toast|
|7:15 AM - 7:45 AM||Sunrise Stretch & Stroll on the Beach|
|8:30 AM - 9:15 AM||Breakfast & State of the Association|
|9:15 AM - 10:15 AM||General Session: Moving Beyond GPA: What School Leaders Need to Know About the Mastery Transcript Mike Flanagan, Chief Product Officer, The Mastery Transcript Consortium|
|10:15 AM - 10:30 AM||Break|
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Breakout Session: Seeing the Opportunity During the Uncertainty of Change Mark Saine, Senior Director, Client Executive and Leadership Development, TIAA|
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Breakout Session: Organizational Health: How Healthy Is Your School? Scott E. Barron, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, School Growth & Tammy Barron, President & Senior Partner, School Growth|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Breakout Session: Long-Range Financial Planning Tools Every Business Officer Should Have Palmer Ball, President, Palmer Ball Consulting, LLC & Executive Director, PAIS|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Breakout Session: Strategies for Hiring Senior Technology Positions Gabriel Lucas, Principal, Ed Tech Recruiting & Gary Butts, Chief Operating Officer/President, Miami Country Day School|
|12:30 PM - 1:00 PM||Grab & Go Lunch|
|1:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Conference Closes|