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.

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Upcoming Meetings View More

  • Sep 27 Thu

    ISABC Marketing / Communications/ Admissions / Advancement / Alumni Conference

    Aberdeen Hall

    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
    9:00-3:00PM             Workshops 

    Session 1 
    Elizabeth Calderon, Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications
    Mulgrave School
    Topic: Dig Deeper: Understand your Market and Audience, an Exercise in Competitive Analysis

    Admissions/International Admissions
    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 
    Collingwood School
    Topic: TBC
    Session 2
    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
    Session 3
    Address by Heads of School 

    Christopher Grieve, Aberdeen Hall & Glenn Zederayko, Glenlyon Norfolk
    Topic: Working with your Head of School
    Session 4
    Round Table

    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

    Closing Remarks

    To register for the conference please complete the Registration GoogleForm
    We look forward to seeing you in Kelowna!

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities and Presentations View More

  • Feb 15 Fri

    ISABC Professional Development Day

    York House School / Queen Margaret's School

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  • Sep 1 Sat

    Prospective Heads Development Program 2018 - 2019

    The ISABC Prospective Heads Development program  provides a robust, authentic training program to prepare and support prospective Heads in ISABC schools. 
    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
    Program Dates
    2018 - September 16 & 17, November 3
    2019 - January 17, March 8, April 16, June 7 & 8
    To apply, please complete the GoogleForm.

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