The ISABC supports its member schools in their development of world-class educators by encouraging collaboration and networking opportunities, providing professional development, promoting best practice, and facilitating action research.
ISABC works to connect leaders across our member schools. We facilitate 14 Leadership groups, including Heads of ISABC Schools; Principals of Early Learning, Junior, Middle and Senior School; Marketing and Communications, Admissions, HR, Business, and Risk Managers; Network and Educational Technologist Leaders; Learning Resource, Athletics and Service Learning Coordinators. Collaboration groups connect Heads of English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Languages as well as Librarians, Heads' Executive Assistants and University Counselors.
Individual ISABC Schools hold professional development sessions and lectures to which other schools and the general public are invited.
Upcoming Educational Information and Research View More
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Sep 27 Thu
Aberdeen Hall will be hosting the ISABC Conference in beautiful Kelowna on September 27th and 28th, 2018.
The Conference is open to colleagues in Marketing and Communications, Admissions, Advancement, Alumni and International Relations. A nominal registration fee of $60 includes materials, lunch and dinner. Your school will be invoiced once your registrattion form is compelted.
There has been a block booking made at the Delta Grand Hotel. Attendees can use booking reference
M-BKLCTX6 for special room rates.
Other hotel accommodations include:
Hotel Zed Kelowna - single room rates at $119 and double rooms at $139
Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
Thursday Sept 27
6:30-8:30PM - Kelowna Yacht Club
Keynote presentation by Braden Douglas - Speaker, Author, Strategist, Founder of CREWBranding
Institutional Excellence - What we say, what we write, what we do
Friday, Sept 28
8:30AM Shuttle from Hotel to Aberdeen Hall
Elizabeth Calderon, Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications
Topic: Dig Deeper: Understand your Market and Audience, an Exercise in Competitive Analysis
Gordon Allan, Consultant and former Director of Admissions at St. George's School
Topic: The Changing Face of Admissions Assessment
Elain Evans, Executive Director of Advancement
Nikki Csek, CEO Csek Creative and Kelowna Now
Topic - Identifying and Connecting with Your Market
Gordon Allan, Consultant and formerly St.George's School
Topic: Crisis Management Communication
Kathy Butler, Director, Advancement & Alumni & Executive Director
Okangan College and Okanagan College Foundation
Topic: Setting up a Capital Campaign for Success
Address by Heads of School
Christopher Grieve, Aberdeen Hall & Glenn Zederayko, Glenlyon Norfolk
Topic: Working with your Head of School
Advancement - Chris Spicer, Brentwood College and Janis Clark, Collingwood School
Mar/Comm - Elizabeth Calderon, Mulgrave School
Admissions - Glenn Zederayko, Glenlyon Norfolk
Alumni Relations - Chris Grieve, Aberdeen Hall
To register for the conference please complete the Registration GoogleForm
We look forward to seeing you in Kelowna!
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities and Presentations View More
Feb 15 Fri
Sep 1 Sat
The ISABC Prospective Heads Development program provides a robust, authentic training program to prepare and support prospective Heads in ISABC schools.Read More
The program will:
• Be tailored to the professional learning needs of individual course participants and meet the needs of ISABC schools for improved succession planning
• Focus on the high level skills of leadership in an independent school context
• Enable participants to reflect, practice and learn alongside peers, an experienced Head mentor and other prominent educators in BC
• Provide opportunity for an in-school reflective inquiry project interrogating leadership practices
• Support learning with relevant speakers drawn from ISABC schools and BC contexts (industry, universities, Ministry)
• Provide the opportunity to create a practical blueprint for the first 90 days as a new Head of School
2018 - September 16 & 17, November 3
2019 - January 17, March 8, April 16, June 7 & 8
To apply, please complete the GoogleForm.