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Events

Webinars

These focused, one hour sessions on Episcopal school topics offer you:

  • Fingertip learning—education brought to you at your desktop
  • Cost-effective learning—avoid travel costs and time away
  • Real-time learning—current information and knowledge

Webinars are free to members and, unless otherwise noted, $75 per "seat" for non-members Register for one "seat" and gather your leadership team around the computer screen and telephone. Or, each member of your leadership team can register for a "seat" and participate from home or the office.

Laptop or desktop participants will need a telephone, Internet access, and a computer that meets the ReadyTalk system requirements. ReadyTalk also offers you a way to test your computer.

iPad participants will need a telephone, Internet access, and the free iPad ReadyTalk App. (NAES is not responsible for the functionality or security of this third-party app.)

» Web Recordings Archive


Summer-Autumn 2014

New Heads Introduction to Episcopal Schools and NAES

Thursday, August 14, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Whether you are a brand new school head or early childhood program director or an experienced school head leading an Episcopal school for the first time, join us to learn more about the key characteristics of Episcopal schools and the services and resources available from NAES that can support you in your leadership.

Free to members and non-members alike, heads of school beginning their first or second year of Episcopal school headship should plan to attend this webinar.

Presenters:
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., Executive Director, NAES
Meredyth M. Cole, Head of School, Episcopal Schools of Dallas
Silvia Larrauri, Head of School, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School, Coconut Grove, FL

» Learn more and register.

New Chaplains Introduction to Episcopal Schools and NAES

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 • 4:00-5:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014

Welcome to Episcopal school chaplaincy! Join experienced chaplains and the NAES staff to learn about the unique nature of Episcopal school ministry, the role of the chaplain, and resources that can enrich your school ministry.

Topics will include:

  • key characteristics of Episcopal schools;
  • understanding school culture;
  • Episcopal school worship and the study of religion; and
  • balancing multiple roles and responsibilities.

Free to members and non-members alike, this webinar is ideal for all chaplains in their first two years of service, including parish clergy who also serve as school chaplain.

» Learn more and register.

Using a Health Basis to Prevent Student Marijuana Use

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014

While laws and culture around marijuana use are changing, the health basis for prevention remains the same. Join Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) in a timely discussion about student marijuana use and what you can do to keep healthy kids healthy, with an emphasis on the practical steps Episcopal schools can take to reduce student use and change risky student attitudes. From this webinar, you'll learn:

  • what adolescent marijuana use trends look like
  • how to talk with kids about marijuana from a health perspective
  • what current research says about marijuana, the teen brain, and the consequences of use
  • which prevention initiatives in schools are effective in reducing marijuana use
  • what to say when students ask tough questions about marijuana
  • the difference between individual and community-based prevention efforts, and how to use both in your school to prevent student marijuana use
  • how to prioritize a prevention climate, not just a program, when it comes to adolescent marijuana use

Presenters:
Heather Fay, Program Services Officer, FCD
Tim Ryan, Director of Client Relations and Regional Officer, FCD
Desirae Vasquez, Director of Program Services, FCD

» Learn more and register.

Making the Most of Biennial Conference 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration deadline: Monday, October 13, 2014

Have you already registered for Biennial Conference 2014? Are you thinking about going, but haven't yet taken the plunge? Join NAES staff members for a guided tour of what's on offer in Anaheim, the conference app, connecting via social media, and how you can make the most of your experience and time in support of your personal and organizational mission and ministry.

This webinar is free to member and non-members alike.

» Learn more and register.

Lay Pensions for School Employees: Helping Your Facuty and Staff Prepare for Retirement

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In 2009, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed Resolution A138 establishing the Lay Employee Pension system and expanded pension benefits to qualified employees regularly scheduled to work 1,000 hours per year. In 2012, General Convention passed Resolution C042 which modified contribution requirements for Episcopal schools. Join the presenter for a discussion of the details of the lay pension program and how it impacts you and your employees.

Presenter:
Timothy Vanover, Vice President for Business Development, Church Pension Group

» Learn more and register.

Six Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration deadline: Monday, October 27, 2014

Are you thinking of launching a capital campaign? Is your current campaign stalled? Come and learn about the six best practices in successful capital campaigns. Ideal for Heads of School, Trustees, Development and Advancement staff and committee members, and schools and parishes considering a capital campaign.

Presenter:
Brad Layland, Managing Partner and Senior Consultant, The Focus Group

» Learn more and register.

The New Diversification: Adding Alternative Investments

Thursday, November 13, 2014 • 4:00-5:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In the aftermath of nearly unprecedented market turmoil and disruption, many investors discovered that their portfolios were not nearly as protected from downside risk as they thought. This seminar demonstrates how expanding the asset allocation opportunity beyond the traditional notion of "diversification" can help build better, more risk-aware portfolios.

Ideal for heads of school, treasurers, finance committee members, business managers and others charged with stewarding the school’s resources. May also be of interest to individual members of the faculty and staff interested in learning more about managing their personal retirement portfolios.

Presenter:
David Murphy, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager, UBS Financial Services

» Learn more and register.

Episcopal Identity and Culture Self-Study: An Introduction for ISANET Staff Members

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration deadline: Monday, December 8, 2014

Released in August 2014, NAES' new Episcopal Identity and Culture Self-Study is designed to be used as a supplement to an accreditation self-study or as a separate review process, either in part or in whole. Independent school organization and accrediting body staff members are invited to join the Rev. Daniel Heischman, NAES Executive Director, for a review of the document and to learn about its use in the accreditation process.

This webinar is free to ISANET organization staff members.

» Learn more and register.