Workshops


AISNE Workshops help keep you and your team on the pulse of the latest approaches to teaching and learning; school community culture development; diversity, equity and inclusion; enrollment management and marketing; and much, much more.

For details about registration deadlines, refunds and submitting substitute attendees, please review our Registration Policy. Thank you.


January

Thursday, January 10, 2019
8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Arrival, Breakfast & Registration: 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome: 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Part I with Finalsite: 9:15 - 11:30 a.m
Lunch and peer to peer conversations: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Part II with Edwards Co.: 12:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Wrap-up: 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Marketing Your School, Communicating What Sets You Apart

  • Part I, Morning: Marketing Independent Schools from the Clouds to the Ground
  • Part II, Afternoon: Understanding, Reaching and Engaging Gen Z, Gen X and Millennials

Attend this dynamic, two-part marketing workshop presented by AISNE to fuel your school's marketing agenda during the second half of this school year and into next year!

In Part I, facilitated by Rob DiMartino, founding member of Finalsite, hear about the latest digital engagement strategies of independent schools. Exchange ideas for the most effective strategies for strengthening your value proposition and brand. The last part of the discussion will feature an hands-on audit of the traditional and digital marketing investments currently utilized by you and your school. Take away actionable insights and new ideas you may put to immediate use!

In Part II, led by Maria LaTour Kadison, President and CEO of EdwardsCo, focus in on understanding the motivations and buying behaviors of Gen Z, Gen X and Millennials. Dig into customer journeys, both for admissions and for alumni engagement. In this interactive three hour workshop, Maria will take you through a three-stage systematic brand development and communications planning process, covering a combination of marketing and recruitment best practices and real case studies. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of:

  • How to get on the parents' shortlists of preferred schools
  • The important ways Gen Zers differ from their Millennial parents
  • How to recruit both Gen Zers and their parents without breaking the bank

$199 per person | $179 per person for groups of three or more colleagues
$399 per person for non-member schools | $349 per person for groups of three or more

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February

Thursday, February 28, 2019
8:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Arrival, Breakfast, & Registration: 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Part 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Part II: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wrap-Up & Reflections: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Both Part I and II include a networking lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School, Waltham, MA

Supporting Teens and Their Families
Through the College Search Times

Part I, Morning:
  • Spot On: Where to Get Accurate Nutrition Information for Your Students with Dr. Joan Salge Blake
  • Navigating the College Recruiting, Application and Admissions Processes with your Students

Part II, Afternoon: The Secret Lives of Teens and Tweens

Attend this dynamic, two-part workshop presented by AISNE to fuel your school's support of students, families, and community during the second half of this school year and into next year!

In Part I, the morning will begin with a brief talk by Dr. Joan Salge Blake focusing on where to get accurate nutrition information for your students and their families. This thirty minute kick-off will culminate with a raffling off of two of her books. Following the introductory session, the morning will be spent learning about the many facets of today's college search, admissions cycle, and recruiting trends, including the latest key considerations and timelines. This portion will be facilitated by college admissions professionals (Dan Wystepek, Director of Recruitment and Associate Director of Admission at Bryant University, and Jamie Brewster, Associate Director of Admission for Data and Technology at Colby College)and coaches (Nancy Feldman, Head Women's Soccer Coach at Boston University). Gain tips for ways to best support upper school students and families, as well as members of the school community. This is a great discussion for college counselors, athletic directors, deans of students, coaches and many more folks across your school's community.

In Part II, be inspired by Jon Mattleman, contributor to Minding Your Mind (MYM), in a high-energy, engaging program about what teens and tweens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults may most effectively support them. This presentation takes on depression, suicide, 'acting out' behaviors, drug and alcohol use, and more. Walk away with:

  • New ways of understanding teens and their behaviors
  • Innovative techniques for engaging teens and tweens
  • Confidence, courage and new language to use
  • Strategies you may implement immediately

This session provides value to many roles across the schoolhouse including teachers, counselors, coaches, deans and more.

Register for Both Parts or for Part 1 or Part II

April

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- Educator and Administrator Workshop
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. -- Parent and Guardian Workshop
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

The Good News About Bad Behavior:
Why Kids are Less Disciplined than Ever
and What to Do About It

Facilitated by: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, author of The Good News About Bad Behavior

Teacher Workshop: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

More details coming soon! This workshop will be particularly valuable for classroom teachers and division heads, especially lower and middle school, health and wellness, curriculum coordinators, learning specialists, support staff and more!

$99 per person | $79 per person for groups of three or more colleagues

$299 per person for non-member schools | $249 per person for groups of three or more

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Parent Workshop: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Hear from Katherine Reynolds Lewis about The Apprenticeship Model, a new theory of discipline that centers on learning the art of self-control. Blending new scientific research and powerful individual stories of change, Lewis shows that, if we trust our children to face consequences, they will learn to adapt and moderate their own behavior. She watches as chaotic homes become peaceful, bewildered teachers see progress, and her own family grows and evolves in light of these new ideas. You'll recognize your own family in Lewis's sensitive, realistic stories, and you'll find a path to making everyone in your home more capable, kinder, and happier--including yourself.

$25 per person

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Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning independent journalist based in the Washington, DC, area who regularly writes for The Atlantic, Fortune, USA Today's magazine group, the Washington Post, and Working Mother magazine. Lewis's byline has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, MSN Money, Money, Mother Jones, the New York Times, Parade, Slate, and the Washington Post Magazine. Her work has won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Chicago Headline Club. She has received fellowships from the Carey Institute for Global Good, the National Press Foundation, the Poynter Institute, and the University of Maryland's Casey Journalism Center. Residencies include Le Moulin à Nef, Ragdale, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her media appearances include CNN, NPR, Bloomberg television and radio, and HuffPost Live, as well as numerous radio programs nationally and internationally. In 2008, Lewis created a website on working moms for About.com, which she ran until 2014, attracting millions of readers to the site, its blog, and a weekly newsletter. She is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Maryland.



April

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Arrival, Breakfast & Registration: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Part 1: 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; Part II: 12:45 - 3:15 p.m.; Wrap-Up & Reflections: 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Both Part I and II include a networking lunch, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
The Gordon School, East Providence, RI

Systems and Structures
to Advance Our Work of Equity and Inclusion:
Creating Communities of Authentic Belonging

  • Part I, Morning: Family Individualized Tuition: How The Gordon School is Creating a More Inclusive Community Through a New Tuition Pricing System
  • Part II, Afternoon: The Genesis and Evolution of Affinity Groups: How Three Schools Are Using Affinity Groups to Support More Inclusive Environments
  • Attend this powerful, two-part inclusion workshop presented by AISNE to foster new dialogues and approaches within your school's community.

    In Part I, presented by The Gordon School's Chief Financial Officer, Tom Cicatiello; Head of School, Noni Thomas López; and Admissions Director, Veronica Jutras, learn how Gordon is addressing issues of access, equity and inclusion by restructuring their tuition pricing system to better align with the mission and goals of their school. Hear their reflections about lessons learned about Family Individualized Tuition (FIT) one year out from launch, and how they believe FIT serves as just one aspect of a systemic or strategic shift in how a school may create a more inclusive community.

    In Part II, hear three stories and experiences of creating and activating affinity groups, from The Gordon School (N-8), The White Mountain School (9-12, PG) and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (Pre-K-12). These schools will share how and when affinity groups became a part of their campus communities, who these groups serve and how these groups continue to change and evolve based on the needs of their particular communities. Learn more about the role of affinity groups in nurturing a school community from application to graduation. Each school will share their personal journeys creating and fostering affinity groups on campus.

    Register for Both Parts or for Part 1 or Part II