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Hidden Costs, Hidden Motives, Hidden Levers
Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CDT
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Hidden Costs, Hidden Motives, Hidden Levers Interactive Webinar for Heads and Crucial Leaders
with Damian Kavanagh of MISBO

Your Registration includes registration for two individuals: The Head of School and a Crucial Leader. You can of course add multiple additional members of your leadership team for this event as well.

April 12th 5:00-6:30m CST / 6:00-7:30pm EST

Session Description: Faculty and staff come for the mission and stay for the culture. Our model
is a highly engaged, cooperative, and interpersonal one. With the monsoon of changes that have
come our way and continue to do so, how can we navigate through the financial waves, how can
we determine what we don’t know, and how can we find levers within our own organization to
pull? We will look at recent survey information, dashboards and incremental costs, and budget
building in uncertain times. It should be fun! And after the session, stick around for a curated
bourbon tasting. We will taste several bourbons that will be sent to you ahead of the
symposium. Build your bourbon muscle.

CPE Field of Study: Business Management & Organization, School Finances, Sustainability

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will develop a deeper understanding and facility with how change in the independent school environment is progressing.
  • Participants will learn practical tools to enhance workflow efficiencies in their core areas of responsibility.
  • Participants will understand the possibilities and the limitations of culture transference to the virtual landscape in today’s work environment.

Engagement Activities: Case Study, Small-Group Discussion, Small-Group Discussion (breakout rooms), Large-Group Discussion, Poll questions, Chat.

Audience: Heads, Board Chairs, Board Finance Chair, CFOs/Business Managers, HR

TAIS Member Schools: $100 for the Head and Crucial Leader pair / $50 for each additional person
Guest Pricing: $150 for the Head and Crucial Leader pair / $75 for each additional person

Although live participation is strongly encouraged, a recording will be provided to those who register to allow for flexibility in viewing.  



After Hours Virtual Bourbon Tasting Event with Damian: 
Register to do a Virtual Bourbon tasting hosted by Damian Kavanagh. Registration for this additional experience will be closed two weeks prior to the event to allow for processing time. Bourbon-tasting kits will be sent directly to each registrant. Please note that this costs an additional $25 per person and is not included in the cost of Webinar. You must be registered for the Hidden Costs, Hidden Motives, and Hidden Levers to attend. 

This event is an add-on to the webinar and attendance at the webinar is required. 
TAIS Member Schools: $25 per person
Guest Pricing: $35 per person

This is a live event only and will not be recorded.



Damian Kavanagh, Ed.S., CAE Since July 2017, Damian has served as President & CEO of MISBO, the largest regional association serving independent school operations professionals. Damian spent eight years with SAIS where he oversaw the accreditation and membership programs of the association. Damian has presented and facilitated over 300 workshops to every level of independent school leadership in addition to universities and independent school associations. He has consulted for schools of every size, boarding and day schools, faith-based and secular, innovative and traditional. He has conducted research, published, and presented at numerous state, regional, national, and international independent school conferences on a wide variety of topics related to independent school organizational effectiveness and sustainability. Prior to joining SAIS, Damian spent sixteen years as a teacher, coach, and administrator of auxiliary programs at The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, GA and Head of School of Cambridge Academy in Greenwood, SC. A near native of Charlottesville, VA, Damian earned both his BA and MA in Latin literature from the University of Georgia, a Specialist degree in Education (Educational Leadership for Learning) from Kennesaw State University, and the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives. Damian is active in the sport of lacrosse and has been recognized as a coach of the year and an official of the year and has been inducted into the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame.