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We're happy to be able to provide high-quality conferences, seminars and other events to our members. If you have an idea for a speaker or topic, please feel free to let us know.  A Presenter Proposal Form is available here.

Upcoming Events

    • 04 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 26 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 30 sessions
    • zoom
    The HR role is increasingly critical to the operation of independent schools. If you are seeking a support group to exchange best practices, please join us every Wednesday at 4pm. This close-knit community of school leaders is truly one of a kind! 

    Looking forward to seeing you!
    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom

    Increase Your Compliance Awareness Around ADA Website Laws & Regulations

    Cal-ISBOA and Gallagher are teaming up to bring you important information around website laws and compliance. Join us as national law firm, Wilson Elser, leads a legal panel created by AAAtraq®, leaders in compliance identification and management services, to raise web compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Click here for more information.

    • 09 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PST)
    • Webinar

    Cal-ISBOA is co-hosting the following webinar with SAIS and other independent school organizations.

    Through the Pandemic and Beyond:What Will Sustain Independent Schools?

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    4 PM Eastern / 3 PM Central / 2 PM Mountain / 1 PM Pacific

    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.



    Moira Kelly is president of exploration learning at EXPLO Elevate. She is an innovation fellow at Boston University's Wheelock School of Education and serves on the national advisory board for Bowdoin College admissions and on the Dean of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council for Bentley University. For 10 years she also served as a member and officer of the AISNE board.





    Grant Lichtman is an internationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education. Based on two decades of work as a senior administrator, teacher, and trustee in K-12 education, and his work with more than 225 schools and districts, he speaks, writes, and works with school and community teams to build capacity and comfort with innovation in response to a rapidly changing world. 





    Ian Symmonds is an author, speaker, consultant, ed-activist, strategist, and researcher. He is the president and founder of Ian Symmonds & Associates. Over the past decade, Symmonds has served over 600 independent schools, colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations through enrollment, marketing, branding, and strategy counsel.

    To register, please click here.  You will be redirected to the SAIS website.

    • The Zoom link will be included in the reminder emails sent 24 hours and 2 hours prior to the start time.
    • The session will be recorded and a link will be emailed to all registrants within 24 hours.

    • 26 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 27 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom

    2021 Annual Conference
    A Virtual Event

    Monday, April 26 - Tuesday, April 27

    Our conference planning group has designed an outstanding conference for attendees that includes learning and networking opportunities for business officers and leaders from independent schools. Attendees will leave with valuable information to help them perform the daily tasks critical to their school's smooth and successful operation, but more importantly each person will leave with a new group of friends and colleagues they can call upon when they need guidance. This unique event provides time for significant learning and important networking.

    Schedule and program details coming soon!

    • 30 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom

    Facilities Workshop

    Join your colleagues for a half-day workshop completely dedicated to the ins and outs of Facilities at independent schools in California. This interactive program is designed for both new and seasoned Facilities professionals, as well as business officers who also wear the Facilities hat. The program will include opportunities for networking and sessions on a variety of Facilities topics encompassing both transactional and strategic Facilities functions.

    Schedule and program details coming soon!

    • 03 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom

    Human Resources Workshop

    There’s never a shortage of HR topics to discuss! This interactive program is designed for both new and seasoned HR professionals, as well as business officers who also wear the HR hat.  Sessions cover a breadth of HR topics from compliance (just when you think you have it figured out, California throws you another curveball) to strategic HR thinking.

    Schedule and program details coming soon!

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org

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