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CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR ARCHIVED WEBINAR RECORDINGS. - Member Schools Only
For the passkey to the archived webinars, please contact the FCIS office at 813-287-2820.
LEGAL WEBINARS ARE ARCHIVED ON THE HEADS' PORTAL. Contact your Head of School for access.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

 
 

WEBINAR | Introduction to the FCIS Registration Portal
Date: July 18
Time: 10:00 AM

Topic: Registration for FCIS Events, including the Convention, will shift to a new portal for all upcoming events in the 2024-25 school year.  Join us to learn how to set-up this portal for your school to help streamline future registrations.
Presenter:  Cindy Addison, Coordinator of Educational Technology, FCIS
 REGISTER HERE 
LEGAL WEBINAR | Legislative Updates: Recent Changes to Florida Laws Impacting School Decisions
Date: August 15

Time: 12:00 noon
Presenter:  FCIS & Fisher Phillips

WEBINAR | Registering for the FCIS Convention
Date: August 20
Time: 10:00 AM

Topic: Join us to learn how to streamline your school's registration for the FCIS Convention!
Presenter:  Cindy Addison, Coordinator of Educational Technology, FCIS
 REGISTER HERE 
WEBINAR | New to Florida and/or an FCIS School? What You Need to Know
Date: August 22
Time: 9:00 AM
Presenter:  Melissa Alton, Director of Accreditation, FCIS
Description: Are you new to a Florida independent school? Whether you have moved to Florida from out of state or are transitioning to an FCIS school from public school or another private institution outside of FCIS, we want to help get your school year off to a successful start by understanding what you may encounter in your transition. FCIS welcomes all new Heads, administrators, teachers, and school staff new to FCIS schools to learn more about FCIS, how independent schools are governed in the state of Florida, legal obligations, and much more.  Bring your curiosity and your questions!   

OFFICE HOURS | FCIS Registration Portal
Date: August 27
Time: 9:00 AM

Topic: Pop-in to ask any questions regarding the registration portal or for assistance.
Presenter:  Cindy Addison, Coordinator of Educational Technology, FCIS
 REGISTER HERE 

Webinar | Navigating Macro Trends in K-12 Education: Strategic Insights for School Leaders 
Date: September 5
Time: 9:00 AM

Description: In this presentation, we will delve into the macro trends shaping K-12 education and explore their profound impact on the micro-decisions made by school leaders. Attendees will gain insight into the evolving landscape of education, with a particular focus on health, safety, and security. By analyzing data-driven trends and projecting future developments, we will provide strategic guidance for making informed and proactive decisions. This session aims to equip school leaders with the foresight and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of the current educational environment and to enhance the well-being and protection of their school communities.
Presenter:  Cathering Cecere, Managing Director of the Learning & Management Practice, Joffe Emergency Services
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WEBINAR | DASL 101
Date: September 11
Time: 10:00 AM

Topic: Learn the basics of DASL Data Entry
Presenter:  Cindy Addison, Coordinator of Educational Technology, FCIS

OFFICE HOURS | FCIS Registration Portal
Date: September 12
Time: 10:00 AM

Topic: Pop-in to ask any questions regarding the registration portal or for assistance.
Presenter:  Cindy Addison, Coordinator of Educational Technology, FCIS
 REGISTER HERE 
LEGAL WEBINAR | Talking Politics At Work: What You Need to Know Before the Election
Date: September 17

Time: 12:00 noon
Presenter:  FCIS & Fisher Phillips

ROUNDTABLE | New Administrators
Date: September 18
Time: 10:00 AM
Panel: Charles Beamer, Jr. Assistant Head of School & Upper School Director, Maclay School; Charles Hagy, Head of Middle School, The Benjamin School; Jessica Banks, Head of Lower School, The Out-of-Door Academy

ROUNDTABLE | Board Chairs
Date: September 19
Time: 9:00 AM
Topic: Tenets of Good Governance
Speaker: Carrie White, Past President, Board of Trustees, Tampa Preparatory School & FCIS Advisor

ROUNDTABLE | Heads
Date: September 19
Time: 10:30 AM

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WEBINAR | Building a Better Board: Data-Informed New Trustee Recruitment and Onboarding
Date: September 25
Time: 9:00 AM

Presenter:  Dr. Anne-Marie Balzano, Senior Governance Strategist, Mission & Data 
Description:  Having clear and intentional processes for recruiting and onboarding new trustees is critical to sustaining a positive board culture. Crafting a well-balanced board that reflects the population of the school and its institutional priorities requires trustees to track who already has a seat at the table. Additionally, strategic boards identify the future opportunities and challenges facing the school and cultivate potential members who have the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet those challenges. A thorough and reflective onboarding process equips new board members with the school’s historical data and expedites their ability to participate fully in meetings and make informed decisions. Join Anne-Marie Balzano, Mission & Data's Senior Governance Strategist, as we explore effective strategies for completing a gap analysis of a board’s current composition and identifying which key metrics should be included in the annual recruitment and onboarding of new trustees.
WEBINAR | Artificial Authenticity: Finding Your School's Voice in the Age of AI
Date: October 1
Time: 10:00 AM
Presenter: Colin Wyenberg, Educational Sales Consultant, Finalsite; Lorrie Jackson, Independent School Website Consultant, Finalsite
Description: 
Artificial intelligence is here to stay, so how can your school use it to advance its communications and marketing strategies while finding and preserving your authentic voice and brand identity? Whether you're new to AI or looking to leverage it in your marketing strategy, learn how to strike the perfect balance between automated efficiency and genuine, authentic communication to create meaningful and personalized experiences.

 


ROUNDTABLE | Business Officers
Date: October 9
Time: 9:00 AM

LEGAL WEBINAR | Drafting and Enforcing Enrollment Contracts
Date: October 15
Time: 12:00 noon
Presenter:  FCIS & Fisher Phillips

 ROUNDTABLE | Administrators
Date: October 22
Time: 10:00 AM
Speaker: Jessica Catoggio, Director of Professional Learning, World Leadership School

LEGAL WEBINAR | Effectively Managing Employee Performance and Discipline
Date: November 12
Time: 12:00 noon
Presenter:  FCIS & Fisher Phillips

ROUNDTABLE | New Administrators
Date: November 14
Time: 10:00 AM
Panel: Charles Beamer, Jr. Assistant Head of School & Upper School Director, Maclay School; Charles Hagy, Head of Middle School, The Benjamin School; Jessica Banks, Head of Lower School, The Out-of-Door Academy

ROUNDTABLE | Business Officers
Date: November 20
Time: 9:00 AM

LEGAL WEBINAR | Best Practices to Handle Employee Accommodation Requests: Disability, Pregnancy, Religion and Everything in Between!
Date: December 4
Time: 12:00 noon
Presenter:  FCIS & Fisher Phillips

ROUNDTABLE | Board Chairs
Date: December 5
Time: 9:00 AM

ROUNDTABLE | Heads
Date: December 5
Time: 10:30 AM
Topic: Regional Discussions

LEGAL WEBINAR | Considerations for Your Employment Agreements
Date: January 16
Time: 12:00 noon
Presenter:  FCIS & Fisher Phillips

ROUNDTABLE | Board Chairs
Date: January 28
Time: 9:00 AM
Topic: The Role of the Board in Fundraising
Presenter: Rex Otey, Senior Director, Campaign Services, Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

ROUNDTABLE | Heads
Date: January 28
Time: 10:30 AM

ROUNDTABLE | Admissions
Date: February 4
Time: 12:00 PM

LEGAL WEBINAR | What Every School Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Date: February 6
Time: 12:00 noon
Presenter:  FCIS & Fisher Phillips

ROUNDTABLE | Business Officers
Date: February 12
Time: 9:00 AM

ROUNDTABLE | Board Chairs
Date: March 4
Time: 9:00 AM

ROUNDTABLE | Heads
Date: March 4
Time: 10:30 AM
Topic: Regional Discussions
 REGISTER HERE