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Conducting and Making Use of the ISACS Constituent Survey
Chris Everett and Bob Dicus

Friday, April 29, 2011
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

ISACS Office
1165 N. Clark Street, Suite 311
Chicago, IL

***This workshop is now closed.  If you are interested in attending the workshop and would like to be put on a wait list, please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244.***

The workshop will focus on the measurement model and how to address your school’s unique needs when administering the survey. This will include how and when to conduct the survey along with the design of custom questions that allow you to learn more about important issues that are relevant and specific to your school.

Once the surveys are completed, you will need to know how to analyze and use the results. The workshop will also use case studies to illustrate how best to utilize your survey results.

This workshop will benefit schools that are entering the self-study, are involved in the accreditation process, have just received the survey results, are using the survey on an annual basis as an administrative tool and/or have a desire to become the school of choice in their community. In addition, knowing how to interpret constituent perceptions will help to improve family and faculty retention; make school administration more effective; enhance parent support and loyalty; and increase alumni support.

Special topic - the survey has been enhanced to obtain more information from alumni. This information will help you to develop a better relationship with alumni and to better understand the potential for development activities.

Chris Everett, President of The Kensington Group, provides marketing and marketing research consulting for Independent Schools. He designed the ISACS School Constituent Survey in 1995 and has managed the program and assisted school with the use and interpretation of the survey results since the initial use of the survey.

Bob Dicus, President of Market Research Technologies, provides the technical support for the ISACS School Constituent Survey results and for the e-survey.

The workshop will take place at the ISACS office, 1165 N. Clark Street, Suite 311, Chicago, IL.

Click here for directions and parking information to the ISACS office.

Hotel Accommodations
ISACS recommends the following two hotels and has secured special rates based on availablity. Attendees must make their own hotel reservations; please contact the hotels directly to make your reservations.

The Seneca Hotel
200 East Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60614

Call 1-800-800-6261 when making reservations for the $99/night plus tax rate for a deluxe room (single/double occupancy). When making reservations, use group code "ISACS". This rate is based on availability and reservations must be made by March 28, 2011 . Click here for directions and parking information for The Seneca Hotel. The Seneca is approximately one mile from The Latin School and one block from Michigan Avenue.

The Hotel Indigo
1244 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610

For reservations, please call the Hotel Indigo directly at 312-787-4980, ask for reservations and request the "Independent Schools Association" rate to receive discounted rooms. Rates vary depending on date of stay; space and availability are limited. To book your room online (and receive the ISACS discounted rate), click here. The Hotel Indigo is just 3 blocks from the Latin School.

Click here for directions and parking information for The Hotel Indigo.

Registration Fee
  • $150 Member Fee
  • $200 Non-Member Fee
  • First registrant pays full fee, each additional registrant receives a $22 discount
  • Workshop includes lunch
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $150     Non-member Cost: $200


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