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ISABC Conference 2017

Mulgrave is hosting ISABC's annual professional development conference. Industry leaders will share their knowledge and expertise on specific topics relevant to the challenges we face as independent school professionals.

Join us for a full day of learning, sharing, networking, and collaboration!

Note: If you need accommodation, we recommend the Pinnacle in North Vancouver, where you should be able to receive a government rate. Contact Bonnie (info@isabc.ca) with any questions.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 12th

DINNER at Vancouver Urban Winery (There will be a shuttle from the North Shore - RSVP required when you register.)

Friday, October 13th



Behind the Leadership Curtain: One Surprising Secret of How People Become Successful Leaders

This session explores how, as human beings, we’re all susceptible to “junk mail” in our minds. Like the unwanted mail, we receive in our inboxes, these messages signal that we don’t measure up and we need riches, power, and external validation to be successful. When our filters fail us and we “click” on these messages, they release malware in our minds. The resulting onslaught of negative messages has the power to stall our careers and our dreams. The session reveals how successful leaders deal with junk mail more effectively by designing better filters.

Participants learn the three ways to design effective filters and four action steps to help achieve their goals.

Sabina Nawaz is a global CEO coach, leadership keynote speaker, and writer working in over 26 countries. She advises C-level executives in Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and academic institutions. Sabina has spoken at hundreds of seminars, events, and conferences including TEDx. A few recent keynote clients include Microsoft, Limeade, the International Coaching Federation, and Cox Media Group.

Sabina also teaches faculty at Northeastern University and facilitates a faculty fellowship development program at Drexel University. Previously she spent over 14 years at Microsoft. There Sabina first led software development groups leveraging her degrees in computer science, then she led the company’s executive development and succession planning efforts for over 11,000 managers and 700 executives.

Look for more stories, insights, and advice on thriving as a leader on Forbes.com, HBR.org, and Inc.com.

Please connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

AM WORKSHOPS *subject to change

Marketing/CommunicationsHow Do You Know if You're Ready for a Rebrand?

Presenter: Richard Fisher from Trapeze Communications
AdmissionsMarket Research and Application to Enrolment Trends

Presenter: Dana Nelson-Isaacs
Alumni/AdvancementEnhancing Alumni Engagement

Presenter: Ryan Panton
AdmissionsThe Challenges with Overseas Assessments & Some Solutions

Presenter: Gloria Chyou



PM WORKSHOPS *subject to change

Marketing/CommunicationsYou Can Do That? Maximizing the Marketing Value of Your Social Media Channels

Presenter: Karem Planas
AdmissionsThe Challenges with Overseas Assessments & Some Solutions (encore presentation)

Presenter: Gloria Chyou
Alumni/AdvancementTying Advancement to School Milestones

Presenter: Rudy Massimo
Admissions"Notes from the Road" Tips and Insights from My Life as a Consultant to Parents and for Private Schools

Presenter: Dana Nelson-Isaacs



For more information, contact:

Bonnie Fisher
Executive Coordinator, ISABC
info@isabc.ca | 604.913.6038