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Conducting & Making Use of the ISACS School Community Survey
Chris Everett & Bob Dicus

Thursday, May 1, 2014
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

ISACS Office
55 West Wacker
Chicago, IL

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 (including custom question examples).  These discussions will allow you to learn how to optimize the survey so that it is relevant and specific to your school.

Once the surveys are completed, you will need to know how to analyze and use the results. The second portion of the workshop will involve case studies and examples 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, will initiate the survey next fall, 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, you will learn how to interpret and integrate constituent perceptions into the administrative process; make school administration more effective; enhance parent support and loyalty; and increase alumni engagement and 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.

Presenters
Chris Everett
, President of The Kensington Group, provides marketing and marketing research consulting for Independent Schools. He designed the ISACS School Community Survey in 1994 (with Pat Bassett, then head of ISACS) 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 Community Survey.  Bob has been involved with the program since the beginning.

Location
The workshop dates on December 9, 2013 and May 2, 2014 will take place at the new ISACS office conference room at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 701, Chicago, IL. 

The location is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.
 
Click here for directions to the ISACS office. Parking is available at several area garages. If possible, we suggest you take public transportation.

Hotel Accommodations
ISACS has secured two options for your hotel accommodations needs - the Hotel Monaco or Club Quarters - both within walking distance to the ISACS office.  Below is information on the two options, select the one that best meets your needs.

Hotel Monaco: ISACS has secured a discount off the standard room rates at the Hotel Monaco, 225 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL. The hotel is located less than three blocks from the new ISACS office/conference room. To view rates and reserve your room, please call 1-800-KIMPTON and request the ISACS rate. Click here to book your room online.  Rates and availability vary based on time of year.

The Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel is an award winning boutique hotel offering a stylish window onto the Windy City. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Hotel Monaco is in the Loop business district and just steps from North Michigan Avenue shopping and the popular Millennium Park. A former hat factory on the banks of the Chicago River, the transformed Hotel Monaco draws guests in and surrounds them with all manner of stimulations once inside. Complimentary highlights of the Hotel Monaco include: a 24-hour fitness center, pet friendly policies, and complimentary coffee and tea and evening wine reception in the living room. Join the Kimpton InTouch loyalty program and receive complimentary wireless internet access, personalized amenities and a whole lot more. For more details on the Monaco Chicago, visit www.monaco-chicago.com.

Click here for directions and parking information.

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Club Quarters at Wacker and Michigan: The Independent Schools Association of the Central States is now a member of Club Quarters, full service business hotels for member organizations.  The entire ISACS community has access to low member rates at Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan and 15 additional locations in the United States and London. Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan is located less than three blocks from the new ISACS office/conference room. When you stay at Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan, you are just steps from the Magnificent Mile, famous for shopping, fine dining and museums, and Grant Park.  Member guests enjoy automatic Gold Status benefits including subsidized weekend and holiday rates from as low as $65/night, complimentary onsite benefits including WiFi, exercise facilities, chilled, purified bottled water and access to the Club Living Room with snacks and refreshments and Gold Rewards, the richest guest rewards program.

For additional information or to to make a reservation, please contact Member Services at 203.905.2100 anytime between Mon.-Fri. 7am-11pm, Sat. 9am-5pm and Sun. 10am-6pm (EST). Make sure to identify yourself as a member of ISACS - Independent Schools Association of the Central States and provide them with the Group Code: Ind Schl Assoc Central Sta. Credit cards are required to book all room reservations.

While Club Quarters is getting ready to launch their new website sometime in the summer, we ask that if you wish to make a reservation online that you visit their website at www.clubquarters.com and login with the ISACS Member Password: ISACS. 

Click here for directions and parking information.

Registration Fee

  • $150 Member Fee per person
  • $200 Non Member Fee per person
  • First registrant pays full fee, each additional registrant receives a $20 discount
  • Workshop includes lunch
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing programinfo@isacs.org 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 312-750-1190.
 

 



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

   






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