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Leadership & Governance
July 23, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
 
Registration Fee: $99.00 per school
 
Don't miss this comprehensive session of board training for leaders of Episcopal schools. Three major topics will be explored: 1) Episcopal Identity, 2) Episcopal School Governance, and 3) Financial Health and Sustainability. This interactive session will include case studies and plenty of time for Q&A between participants and panelists. This session is ideal for both board veterans and new board members alike.
 

Best Practices for Board Treasurers
August 5, 2020
12:00 noon CST
 
This webinar will focus on the relationship between the treasurer of the board and the Head of School, specifically centering around best practices and roles of the treasurer.
 

Best Practices for Board Presidents
August 13, 2020
12:00 noon CST
 
As the leader of the school board, you are uniquely positioned to set the school community up for success. This webinar will share some tips and strategies that will make the 20-21 school year the best it can be.
 

SAES Vital Signs
September 8, 2020
10:00 am CST
 
To remain a healthy school in today’s educational marketplace and to provide a quality education for students, school leaders must wrestle with a variety of issues. This webinar explores indicators correlated with the strength and vitality of an Episcopal school.
 

Best Practices of the Business Office
September 22, 2020
4:00 pm CST
 
A strong Business office is critical to the success of a school. In this webinar, Cindy Stadulis, CFO at St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, will explore the best practices of the business office and offer tangible advice for both large and small schools.
 

SAES/NAES - Whose School Is It Anyway
October 8, 2020
2:00 pm CST
 
Leading a church with a school comes with a completely different set of blessings and challenges! This joint NAES/SAES webinar will offer rectors some best practices for creating a healthy church/school relationship as well as how to support and nurture the Head of School.
 

School Leadership in the Infinite Game
October 21, 2020
1:00 pm CST
 
“Great leaders are the ones who think beyond “short term” versus “long term.” They are the ones who know that it is not about the next quarter or the next election; it is about the next generation.” Join David and Mary Katherine as they explore Simon Sinek's "Infinite Game" in the context of an Episcopal School.
 

The Rector and Head of School Relationship: Shared Leadership
November 12, 2020
10:00 am CST
 
In a parochial school environment, the partnership between the head and the rector is central to the success of both organizations. In this webinar, Fr. David Madison (SAES Executive Director) will explore common friction points as well as strategies to address issues before they become counter-productive. This is a “must see” for both heads and rectors!
 

The Budgeting Process & The Financial Dashboard
December 3, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Registration Fee: $129.00 per school
 
What are the steps to a comprehensive budgeting process for a school? This webinar will explore best practices from the initial fall budgeting conversations to setting tuition, to passing the final draft by the board. Participants will also explore the use of a historical financial dashboard to “mine” critical data to inform the entire process. Don’t go into the 20-21 budgeting process without these tools!
 

Difficult Conversations
December 9, 2020
12:00 noon CST
 
No one enjoys difficult conversations. However, healthy leaders know how to prepare for and engage in challenging interactions. This webinar, led by Mary Katherine Duffy and The Rev. David Madison, focuses on eight proven strategies to help school leaders manage some of the challenging interactions they will face.
 

Best Practices of the Admissions Office
January 19, 2021
10:00 am CST
 
Admissions is one of the most important aspects of school operations. Join Mary Katherine and David as they host a panel of top admissions officer in the SAES family.
 

Marketing for Re-Enrollment
January 28, 2021
2:00 pm CST
 
Re-enrollment is a critical time of the year in the life of a school. Developing an intentional and focused marketing calendar will ensure that your external and internal marketing is both cost effective and helpful in building enrollment! This webinar will focus on re-enrollment marketing strategies and best practices.
 

Strategic Vision & Long Range Financial Planning
February 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Registration Fee: $129.00 per School
 
Now more than ever, schools should be thinking strategically and long-term. Join David and Mary Katherine for this two hour webinar as they explore how to set a vision for your school and then create a long-range financial plan that will support that vision.
 

The Strategic Planning Process: A Roadmap for Board Members
March 24, 2021
2:00 pm CST
 
Strategic Planning is necessary for a high performing board to meet its governance role effectively. If it’s time to craft a new strategic plan in your community, don’t miss this webinar. We will discuss the best way to set the stage for a dynamic process. We will also explore the entire process from selecting the strategic planning committee, to collecting data to inform the process, to hosting a strategic planning event with stakeholders, to crafting the final plan for board adoption. This webinar is a “must-see” for board members!
 

Goal Setting: Critical for Boards and Heads Alike
April 13, 2021
12:00 noon CST
 
Goals are a necessity in school management. Goals provide a roadmap for school leadership and also provide a way to evaluate the performance of the head. The webinar explores practical advice for the conversations needed in order to set goals for the upcoming year. The role of the strategic plan as well as a “Head Support and Evaluation Committee” will also be explored.
 

Thoughts on a Dynamic Annual Fund
April 15, 2021
10:00 am CST
 
Experienced school leaders understand that tuition only pays a portion of the cost to educate a child in an Episcopal school. Do our stakeholders understand that? In this webinar, we will explore the “case” for the Annual Fund and also look at practical steps you can take now to make sure that next year’s Annual Fund is the most successful in your school’s history. Get ready to break records!
 





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