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

Friday, April 17, 2015
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

ISACS Office Conference Room
55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702
Chicago, IL 60601

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 will take place at the new ISACS office conference room at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, 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 including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages and you can use www.parkwhiz.com to find discounted parking in the area prior to your arrival in downtown Chicago. If possible, we suggest you take public transportation.

Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
For shared-ride shuttle services to or from O’Hare or Midway, call 1-888-284-3826 or visit
www.airportexpress.com.  The rate for O’Hare is approximately $27 one-way; $49 round-trip.  The rate for Midway is approximately $22 one-way; $39 round-trip. Parties of two or more reserving at the same time receive a discount.  Please visit the website for more information.

GO Airport Express
A special rate has been negotiated on your behalf for GO Airport Express. Reservations MUST be made online to receive the discounted rate.  Walk-ups will not be eligible for convention rate, standard rates will apply. Please 
click here to go to their website and begin your reservation to reserve a seat. It will provide a 15% discount. Credit cards are required and charged at the time of reservation. 

Hotel Accommodations
The ISACS Professional Development team has partnered with some of the most incredible Chicago hotels. All are within walking distance to the ISACS office and as a member of ISACS you have access to the discounted rates all year long for your professional and personal travel.
Click here to find out how to make a reservation at anyone of the hotels.

If you have any issues booking a room, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. 

Registration Fee

  • $150 member fee
  • $200 non-member fee 
  • 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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