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Webinar: MISBO + ExploElevate

Webinar: MISBO + ExploElevate

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Learn about the 2, 5, 10 process

Ross Peters provided an introductory webinar in the fall of 2021, followed by a presentation at the 2021 MISBO annual conference. The feedback was so powerful that we developed a cohort-based model to learn about the 2, 5, 10 process and to take the information into your school to plan strategically for your future. Five years ago, MISBO leveraged its expertise in group purchasing to bring schools the IDEO project. Today, we are bringing you the MISBO + ExploElevate project to problem-solve for your future. As an additional tremendous benefit, the process and the outcomes are intentionally aligned with the strategic planning and growth-minded accreditation protocols. Join this webinar to hear about the project, the timeline, the costs, and the ways it can profoundly change the way your school thinks about its future.

Meet the Speakers

Damian KavanaghSince July 2017, Damian Kavanagh has served as President of MISBO. Damian has over 20 years of independent school industry experience. Prior to MISBO, Damian spent seven years as a vice president with SAIS where he oversaw the accreditation and membership programs of the association. Prior to joining SAIS, he spent 15 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator at The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, GA. From there, he served as head of school of Cambridge Academy in Greenwood, SC. Damian earned both his BA and MA in Latin literature from the University of Georgia, a specialist degree in education (educational leadership for learning) from Kennesaw State University, and the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

Ross PetersRoss Peters is Managing Partner for EXPLO Elevate, an innovative schools cooperative. His work focuses on independent schools and their national and regional associations in the areas of strategic planning, change management, board practice, and curriculum development. Prior to his role at EXPLO Elevate, Ross held several roles in independent schools, deriving his understanding of how a school should work and what leadership should look like from the classroom out. Ross grew up in Richmond, VA where he graduated from St. Christopher’s School. From there he went to Sewanee: The University of the South where he earned his B.A. in English, followed, after six years teaching at Providence Day School, with an M.Ed from the University of Georgia. Since his time at PDS, he has made an impact as a teacher and administrator in a range of schools, including Asheville School, Hawken School, The Westminster Schools, and St. George’s Independent School. Ross currently serves on the National Association of Independent Schools Board of Trustees. A widely published poet, his interests include hiking, travel, photography, and mediocre guitar picking. He writes often for the EXPLO Elevate blog, which you can find here.

CPE Information

  • Learning Objective: Attendees will review new concepts in leadership and management focused on today's changing school environment.
  • Field of Study: Personal Development
  • Instructional Method: Group Internet Based
  • Program level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparations: None
  • Recommended CPE Credits 1.0 in Personal Development.


All webinars are $50 per session but are FREE to anyone from a MISBO member school. Webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm ET.

CPE Credit

MISBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Additional Information

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint, refund, and cancellation, call the office at 404-921-3812 or please use the following link: MISBO Webinar Administrative Policies.

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Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812