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Trustee Day 2016
An Extension of the 2016 Annual Conference

Thursday, November 3, 2016
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

***Post Conference Resources - Thank you for attending Trustee Day in Columbus. ISACS is collecting presenter handouts and will post them on the ISACS website shortly. An email will be sent to all attendees early next week with a link to these post conference resources. Thank you.

Registration is now closed for Trustee Day. ISACS can provide you with a late/onsite registration form, which can be completed and returned to the ISACS office by Wednesday, October 26. The registration fee for members is now $170 for Trustee Day and $200 for non-members. Please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190 to request the form or if you have any questions.

Hotel Update
Please note that as of 9/27/16, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the overflow hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites has very few rooms available and these hotels may not meet your travel needs. ISACS has secured additional discounted hotel rooms at a second overflow hotel, the Crowne Plaza - Columbus Downtown. Please see below for overflow hotel details.  If you need assistance, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190.

Date and Time
Thursday, November, 3, 2016 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (with a special session for board chairs and heads at 8:15 am - 9:15 am)

Location
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

Registration will open on August 17, 2016 for Ohio schools and September 1 for all others.

Trustee Day Flyer
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ISACS is excited to host a Trustee Day on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Designed as an extension of the ISACS Annual Conference, trustees can look forward to an energizing and thought-provoking day that will include a series of stimulating presentations and conversations designed specifically for the independent school board member. Included in the registration fee will be a half-day presentation, by James Honan and Patrick F. Bassett and the opportunity to join the conference luncheon and hear the keynote presentation by Larry Rosenstock. Trustee Day will be held from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; This year we have added a special session on the board chair/head partnership from 8:15 – 9:15 am with Claudia Daggett, ISACS president. This session is offered at no additional charge.

The program for trustees includes:

  • 8:00 am – 9:15 am: Check in at the registration desk (Online registration must be completed by Monday, October 17 at www.isacs.org)
     
  • 8:15 am – 9:15 am: Special Session: Board Chair/Head Partnership, Claudia Daggett, ISACS President
    The quality of the partnership between board chair and head of school can make a significant impact on the degree to which a school serves its mission and realizes its strategic goals. Board chairs and heads are invited to join in a conversation about the nuances of this relationship and how best to nurture it. Chair and head are encouraged to attend together.
     
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am: ​James Honan, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    Balancing Tradition & Change in Independent Schools: Challenges & Opportunities for Trustees in a Disruptive Era

    Trustees of independent schools currently find themselves in the middle of an array of fundamental and vexing challenges and opportunities as they exercise their governance responsibilities. Among the key questions facing independent schools are: How do we ensure that our mission and value proposition are relevant and vibrant? What strategic decisions will help to maintain a business model that is both financially sustainable and supportive of innovation and growth? How can our school best incorporate emerging developments in technology-mediated teaching and learning into our delivery model? This session will focus on the role trustees can play as their schools address the emerging challenges these questions present.
  • 11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Join the banquet luncheon "Changing the Subject" with keynote presenter Larry Rosenstock, founder & CEO of High Tech High
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Patrick F. Bassett, Heads Up Educational Consulting
    Current Trends Impacting the Independent School Sector

    The presentation extracts from recent NAIS Trendbooks the common trends around several topics to which boards and school leaders should pay attention: shifts in the economy related to purchasing power; shifts in school-age and teacher demographics; the landscape of access and affordability related to financial aid trends; student safety, health, and school climate; the philanthropy outlook; changes in the American family; and the diversity outlook.

Schools of the Future
Hear how education in the 21st century is changing dramatically, influenced by the rapid adoption of technologies that now facilitate teaching and learning and access to information and knowledge. The central strategic and generative question addressed will be, Where is the school now positioned on the continuum of classical/traditional vs. progressive/innovative education, and where does it want to be?

SPEAKER BIOS
James P. Honan is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also a faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-chair and senior associate director of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School as well as educational co-chair of the Institute for Educational Management. Honan has served as a consultant on strategic planning, resource allocation, and performance measurement and management to colleges, universities, schools, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. He is the author of numerous publications. Honan holds a BA from Marist College, an MA from George Washington University, and an EdM and EdD from Harvard University.

Patrick F. Bassett spent eight years as president of ISACS before serving for 12 years as the president of the National Association of Independent Schools. He is now a senior consultant to schools and organizations on issues such as leadership, governance, and strategy. Bassett began his career in independent schools in 1970 as an English teacher, lacrosse coach, and dorm parent at Woodberry Forest School. In 1980, he became headmaster of Stuart Hall, where he remained until 1989, when he was appointed head of school at Pomfret School. He has served on numerous boards including Williams College, and he is also an adjunct faculty member of Teachers College, Columbia University.

Luncheon keynote speaker Larry Rosenstock is CEO and founding principal of High Tech High, a network of twelve K-12 public charter schools in California, and is dean of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Rosenstock taught carpentry in urban high schools in Boston and Cambridge and was principal of the Rindge School of Technical Arts and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. A member of the Massachusetts and U.S. Supreme Court Bars, he served as an attorney at the Harvard Center for Law and Education, and was a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the University of California, Berkeley. He and his work have been featured on Oprah, Lehrer, Newsweek, and Forbes. He is a winner of the Ford Foundation Innovations in State and Local Government Award, is an Ashoka Fellow, and won the McGraw Prize in Education.

Claudia M. Daggett, MSEd joined ISACS as president in 2014. She began her independent school career as a teacher at The Prairie School and has served in a variety of leadership roles including 11 years as head of school at Friends Academy (MA). Following her departure from headship in 2006, Daggett served as executive director of the Elementary School Heads Association and independent school consultant with Gregory Floyd & Associates. Daggett serves on the board of the National Network of Schools in Partnership and the Independent School Association Network (ISANet) and is a member of the NAIS Commission on Accreditation. She is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences on the topics of independent school leadership, governance, and school civic engagement.

Hotel Accommodations
Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 High Street
Columbus, OH
ISACS has secured discounted rooms at the Hilton Columbus Downtown at a rate of $155/night plus tax. The rate includes complimentary Internet and complimentary access to the gym. To make a reservation, please call 1-855-380-9591, press option 1 for reservations, and use the Group Code “ISACS” to receive the discounted rate. The rate is valid until Wednesday, October 12, 2016 or until the room block reaches capacity. For online reservations click here: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ISACS16. Individual reservations must be cancelled by 3:00 pm, prior to the date of arrival. 

**As of 9/12/16, hotel rooms at discounted rates are limited at the Hilton and may not meet your travel needs. See below for overflow hotel information. 

**Overflow Hotel Accommodations**
Hampton Inn and Suites, 501 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 
ISACS has secured discounted rooms at an overflow hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites, just one block from the Convention Center at a rate of $145/night plus tax. The rate includes breakfast, complimentary Internet and complimentary access to the gym. To make a reservation, please call 614-559-2000 and request the ISACS 2016 Annual Conference rate to receive the discounted rate. The rate will be valid until Wednesday, October 12, 2016 or until the room block reaches capacity. For online reservations click here, Please note: Individual reservations must be cancelled 24 hours before date of arrival. 

**As of 9/27/16, hotel rooms at discounted rates are limited at the Hampton Inn and Suites and may not meet your travel needs. See below for overflow hotel information. 

Crowne Plaza – Columbus Downtown, 33 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH
ISACS has secured discounted rooms at an overflow hotel, the Crowne Plaza – Columbus downtown - just 1 1/2 blocks from the Greater Columbus Convention Center at a rate of $155/night plus tax. The rate includes complimentary Internet and complimentary access to the gym. To make a reservation, please call 1-800-338-4462 and request the ISACS 2016 Annual Conference (ISA) rate to receive the discounted rate. The rate will be valid until Wednesday, October 12, 2016 or until the room block reaches capacity. For online reservations: Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown. To contact the hotel directly, please call 614-461-4100. Individual reservations must be cancelled 24 hours before date of arrival. Valet parking at the Crowne Plaza – Columbus Downtown is $15 for daily parking and $24 for overnight parking for hotel guests

Please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190 if you have any questions regarding hotel accommodations.

Air Travel
Air travel to Columbus can be accessed via the Port Columbus International Airport. Columbus is accessible via Southwest Airlines from many ISACS cities.

Ground Transportation
Taxi service takes approximately 10-20 minutes and costs approximately $25 one way.

Parking
Hotel Overnight Valet & Self-Parking: Overnight valet parking is $16/night for ISACS hotel guests. Overnight self-parking in the attached parking ramp is $14.40/night for ISACS hotel guests. The rates are a 20% discount off the hotel’s parking rates.

Greater Columbus Convention Center Parking: Daily flat rate parking is available at Greater Columbus Convention Center. The garages are $10/day and the East Surface Lot is $8/day. For more information, including maps, visit: www.columbusconventions.com.

Walking to/from the Hilton Columbus Downtown & Convention Center
For those staying at the hotel, the Hilton Columbus Downtown is connected via sky bridge on the second floor to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Please follow signage.

Columbus Visitor Information
For information on Columbus, visit www.experiencecolumbus.com.

Registration Informaton & Fee
ISACS will be happy to work with a representative from your school on all issues related to trustee registration.  In order to plan appropriately, trustees must register online prior to the conference. Due to the structure of the day, we can only accept registrations for the full day. Registration for the day will include the sessions led by James Honan and Pat Bassett and participation in the conference luncheon with a keynote presentation by Larry Rosenstock.

  • $145 for trustees from ISACS member schools 
  • $200 for trustees from non- member schools
  • Registration includes programming and a banquet lunch
  • There is no on-site registration; register online by Monday, October 17, 2016 to secure your space.
  • Please note the Trustee Day starts at 9:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
  • There will be a special session for board chairs and heads with Claudia Daggett from 8:15 am - 9:15 am at no additional cost for those registering to attend Trustee Day. During the online registration process you will be prompted to to attend or not attend this special session.
  • If you are a head of school and planning to attend the board/chair special session from 8:15 am - 9:15 am but do not plan to attend the rest of Trustee Day and plan to attend the Annual Conferenece on Thursday, please email Karen Zeitlin at karen@isacs.org and she will add you to the list of attendees for the special session.
  • Please note that the Trustee Day is designed for trustees. Heads interested in hearing James Honan and Pat Bassett will find them presenting within the Annual Conference program on Thursday. If preferred, heads may register to join their board members at Trustee Day.  Please see information below about registration for a second day or feel free to call the ISACS office for assistance.
  • Trustees are also invited to extend their participation by also registering for Friday conference sessions. Please see information below about registration for a second day or feel free to call the ISACS office for assistance.
  • For heads and/or trustees who plan to attend Trustee Day and the Friday Annual Conference, please register separately for each event.  ISACS can provide a discount code to heads or trustees who plan to register for Friday, entitling them to a rate of $85 for Friday. Please contact Karen Zeitlin at karen@isacs.org for more details.

Registration Confirmation

  • Once registration is complete an automatic email will be sent to the contact person identified during on-line registration.
  • ​By October 1, ISACS will send a confirmation email to each registrant, which will include Trustee Day details.
  • Approximately one week prior to Trustee Day, ISACS will send a FINAL email confirmation to the attendee.
  • If you do not receive a confimation email please contact the ISACS office as soon as possible. 

Cancellation Policy
ISACS cannot offer refunds for Trustee Day after Monday, October 17. Cancellations must be received in writing by Monday, October 19. To contact ISACS, please email programinfo@isacs.org or call 312-750-1190.

Questions? Please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190.



Member Cost: $145     Non-member Cost: $200
Registration Deadline:  October 27, 2016


   






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