Roundtables & Webinars

ROUNDTABLES & WEBINARS


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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.


WEBINAR | How Innovative Schools Are Empowering Their Community to Navigate Social Media, Technology, and Social-Emotional Health during COVID
Now, more than ever, students’ social-emotional health is deeply shaped by their social world, including social media and technology. Join us for this interactive workshop that explores how school leaders can create community and support the social-emotional health of students, faculty, and families during this unique school year. The Social Institute’s Founder and CEO, Laura Tierney — one of the leading pioneers in positive social media education — will be teaming up with school leaders (and students!) across Florida to share actionable takeaways and best practices that can empower your students to strengthen relationships and their own health.
Join us to learn:

  • Important considerations when addressing social media education during COVID
  • The latest social media trends among students
  • Top life skills that innovative schools are teaching to improve learning potential
  • How schools are evolving to provide a systemic, scalable approach to equip their entire community

Date: January 26
Time: 3:00PM
Presenter:  Laura Tierney, Founder and CEO, The Social Institute

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WEBINAR | Pooled COVID-19 Testing in an Independent School
Join us to hear how one school established a weekly pooled testing program for COVID-19, and learn about the advantages and the challenges of establishing and maintaining a testing program. Presenters will share their perspectives on what the program has meant for their school, and gladly answer questions from anyone considering a testing program for her/his school. 
Date: January 29
Time: 10:00AM
Presenters:  Gray Smith, Ed.D., Head of School, Gulf Stream School; and Melissa Wynne, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and School Nurse, Gulf Stream School

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WEBINAR | What Independent Schools Need to Know about PPP 2.0 and the Employee Retention Credit
Join us to learn whether your school might qualify for either of these expanded benefits, what they provide, and how they apply to independent schools. Hear from a panel of financial services and tax experts from Venable LLP, Meredith Boylan and Christopher Moran, moderated by independent school law attorney, Grace Lee.
Date: February 1
Time: 3:00PM
Presenters:  Meredith L. Boylan, Partner; Grace H. Lee, Partner; and Christopher N. Moran, Associate, Venable LLP

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ROUNDTABLE | Board Chairs
Date: February 3
Time: 10:00AM   

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ROUNDTABLE | Heads of School
Date: February 3
Time: 1:00PM

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ROUNDTABLE | CFOs
Date: February 8
Time: 1:00PM

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ROUNDTABLE | New Heads for 2020-21
Date: February 9
Time: 10:00AM

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WEBINAR COLLABORATION WITH SAIS | Through the Pandemic and Beyond: What Will Sustain Independent Schools?
With some light being provided in the pandemic tunnel, now is the time to look at both what practices and trends will sustain schools through the rest of this pandemic and help them achieve a healthy velocity when leaving the pandemic behind. Join this panel of education innovators for a lively discussion of the issues, lessons, and strategies that will carry us through the pandemic and beyond.
Date: February 9
Time: 4:00PM
Presenters: Moira Kelly, President of Exploration Learning, EXPLO Elevate; Grant Lichtman, Educational Thought Leader; and Ian Symmonds, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Ed-Activist, Strategist, Researcher, and President and Founder of Ian Symmonds & Associates

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WEBINAR | Demographic Changes in America and Their Impact on Independent Schools
The American demographic landscape is shifting. Decreasing fertility rates, racial and ethnic diversification of the student population, social changes as marriage delays among young adults, and financial pressures faced by millennial families are some of the trends impacting independent schools. Since the future of independent schools is closely tied to these trends, understanding how these forces are shaping the wants and needs of prospective and current families will help school leaders adapt their strategies to better navigate potential challenges.
Date: February 12
Time: 12:00PM
Presenter: Amada Torres, VP for Studies, Insights, and Research, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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ROUNDTABLE | Technology Directors
Date: February 16
Time: 10:00AM

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ROUNDTABLE | Admissions Directors
Date: February 16
Time: 1:00PM

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ROUNDTABLE | Early Childhood and Lower School Division Directors
Date: February 17
Time: 10:00AM

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ROUNDTABLE | Middle School and Upper School Division Directors
Date: February 17
Time: 1:00PM

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LEGAL WEBINAR WITH SUZANNE BOGDAN
The Ever Expanding Field of Privacy and Confidentiality in School
Date: February 18  
Time: 12:00PM
Presenter:  Suzanne Bogdan, Regional Managing Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

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WEBINAR | Engaging the Board & Increasing Effectiveness of your Advancement Committee
As we enter the second half of FY21 with continuing financial and enrollment uncertainties, communication and collaboration between school advancement offices and Boards are critical components to close out the school year strong. Join CCS for a discussion on fundraising trends in independent schools and keys to successfully engaging your Board, advancement committee, and advancement office. Our conversation will include:

  • National and Independent School Philanthropic Climate Trends
  • Best Practices for Engaging and Motivating Your Board
  • Practical Resources for Enhancing the Effectiveness of Your Advancement Committee
  • An Open Dialogue to Discuss Strategies and Questions with Peers and Experts

Date: March 1
Time: 3:00PM
Presenter:  Bob Weston, Senior Consultant, CCS Fundraising

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ROUNDTABLE | Heads of School
Date: March 2
Time: 10:30AM

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ROUNDTABLE | Board Chairs
Date: March 2
Time: 1:30PM   

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ROUNDTABLE | CFOs
Date: March 3
Time: 9:30AM

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ROUNDTABLE | New Heads for 2020-21
Date: March 4
Time: 9:30AM

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ROUNDTABLE | Technology Directors
Date: March 8
Time: 1:00PM

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ROUNDTABLE | Early Childhood and Lower School Division Directors
Date: March 9
Time: 10:00AM

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ROUNDTABLE | Middle School and Upper School Division Directors
Date: March 9
Time: 1:00PM

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ROUNDTABLE | Admissions Directors
Date: March 10
Time: 10:00AM

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ROUNDTABLE | Let’s Discuss Curriculum Initiatives Inspired by the Pandemic
Join us to share and exchange ideas on the topic of new course initiatives that your school has launched in response to this disrupted school year and that will endure post-pandemic.
Date: April 21
Time: 10:00AM

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