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2023-2024 Webinars

SAES Chapel Leader series

Tuesday, April 9th - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Led by Ashley Brandon, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Austin  
Join us for a new webinar series exploring how we do chapel in Episcopal Schools! This series will be led by four chaplains in SAES and each session will focus on a different aspect of chapel and worship. This series is designed for anyone who is in charge of the chapel at their school and will be relevant to all schools, regardless of division!

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Trustee's education series

April 10, 2024    

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Business managers roundtable

February 14, 2024
April 10, 2024
11:00 am CST 
Calling all Business Managers, CFOs, and other financial administrators! Join us for a roundtable conversation on all things financial in independent schools! This is a great opportunity for all finance administrators to get to meet each other and discuss a variety of financial topics. We will have two calls (February 14 and April 10) and both will be facilitated by Elizabeth Kiehne, CFO at St. George Episcopal, San Antonio, and Bryan Denney, CFO at Trinity Episcopal in Austin.

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Governance 3.0: Disruptive Evolution & recalibration

Presented by: Tim Viands, President, IndySchool Consultation
March 5, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
The role of independent school boards has evolved. Today, school governance is in a time of disruption and change, requiring new skills and talents from board members, as well as a recalibration back to the foundational roles and responsibilities we saw that were successful pre-2000. Participants will learn about governance from a historical perspective, which is essential to understanding why a recalibration is needed. Participants will bring back to their schools a renewed perspective on great governance in a time where boards and the head of school must partner together.

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SAES/SAIS Strategic Pause: Why Schools in Leadership Transition Should Consider It

March 7, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Many schools these days are finding themselves amid leadership transition, and it is not uncommon for boards to rush into the search process right away. But is that the best approach? SAES is delighted to partner with SAIS in welcoming Michael Connor, President, Connor Associates, and Thom Greenlaw, Founder, Creative Independents, as they make the case for "The Strategic Pause." This webinar will be most suitable for board leadership and search committee chairs who are either thinking about transition or in the process of leadership transition in their schools.

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SAES/naes deep dive: collaboration between chaplains and heads of school

March 20, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
Living into your school’s Episcopal identity is a critical strategic topic for heads of school. It’s hard work! Success in implementing the board’s vision for a school’s Episcopal identity is most often dependent on a highly effective partnership between the head of school and the chaplain. Join us to hear from two successful partnerships and how they cultivate collaboration in this important work.

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Strategic vision/long-range planning

March 26, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

$199.00 Per Member School
Now more than ever, schools should be planning strategically and long term.  Strategic thinking is one of a board member's most critical skills. Join Rob Devlin and Mary Katherine Duffy as they discuss setting a vision for your school and then create a long-range financial plan to support that vision.

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The four elements of successful fundraising

April 11, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Every Episcopal school has two customers. One is the tuition-paying customer who benefits from the important ministry Episcopal schools engage in every day. Two, the donor who often enables Episcopal schools to do what they do with excellence. While both customers are vital to an Episcopal school's mission, one, the donor, is often neglected. As you begin to wind down this school year and prepare for the 2024-25 school year, we will explore the four essentials needed to increase your school's fundraising effectiveness. Better understanding how these Four Elements of Successful Fundraising intersect with your donors is the first step to ensuring donors remain at the forefront of your work, and as a result, delighted and excited to fund your mission and vision.

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How to build a historical financial dashboard

April 30, 2024
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST 

$199.99 Per Member School
Data is a school's best tool for making good decisions - and having a historical financial dashboard is one of the best ways to keep that data organized. Participants will explore how a historical financial dashboard can be used to “mine” critical data to inform the budgeting process, admissions, and enrollment management.

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summer planning: Checklist of things to do this summer

May 7, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Summer is almost upon us - and yet, every school leader knows that planning for the next school year begins earlier than June. Join Rob Devlin and Mary Katherine Duffy as they discuss the various items that should be included in your summer planning for the new school year, including the building of a monthly financial dashboard!

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