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The Enrollment Catalyst Live Show – April 6 & 8

The Enrollment Catalyst Live Show – April 6 & 8

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This week I launched my Live Show on Facebook. My two shows featured an incredible line-up of guests. On Monday’s show, our discussion focused on the implementation of virtual open houses at Linfield Christian School (CA) and Eastern Christian School (NJ). In case you missed the interview with Lisa Taylor, Susan Crawford and Rudi Gesch, […]

The Enrollment Catalyst Facebook Live Show

The Enrollment Catalyst Facebook Live Show

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The last few weeks have been about change and uncertainty. We have had to adjust and pivot in the way that we do school. As we have moved to virtual learning, we have also had to implement virtual admissions and marketing strategies. Are you considering a virtual open house to reach perspective parents? What about […]

On Demand Webinar – Admissions and Marketing Strategies in Uncertain Times

On Demand Webinar – Admissions and Marketing Strategies in Uncertain Times

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We haven’t faced anything like this before. Social distancing and the Coronavirus are now common words in our vocabulary. The COVID-19 crisis has created uncertainty in our world and in our schools. Most schools have closed their buildings while the learning continues at home through online instruction. Zoom and other video conferencing tools have given […]

Five Leadership Practices that Affect Enrollment

Five Leadership Practices that Affect Enrollment

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While there are many factors that affect enrollment, I believe that leadership is one of the most important. I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of school leaders. Some of these leaders have excelled while others haven’t been able to move their school forward. On Thursday, October 24 at 1pm EDT, Dennis Chapman, […]

It’s Time to Measure Your School’s Net Promoter Score

It’s Time to Measure Your School’s Net Promoter Score

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We know that word of mouth is the number one way that prospective parents first learn about your school. In order for positive word of mouth to occur, parents must be talking about your school in a positive way. This is the foundation of your enrollment and marketing plan. Did you know that there is […]

Webinar: The Role of the Head in Leading School Growth

Webinar: The Role of the Head in Leading School Growth

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Dennis Chapman just recently completed his first year as Head of School at The Village School of Naples, FL. I have known Dennis for many years and have followed his successful educational leadership journey. I had the opportunity to work with Dennis and his team this past year in my Enrollment Catalyst Program. During this […]

From Word of Mouth to the Web

From Word of Mouth to the Web

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The marketing landscape has changed significantly in the past couple of decades. We have moved from a traditional approach of advertising our schools to a focus on inbound marketing. The Web has brought new opportunities for storytelling and reaching our prospective parents through paid search, lead magnets, social media and more. However, what has remained […]

Webinar: Making the Connection between School Growth and Healthy Boards

Webinar: Making the Connection between School Growth and Healthy Boards

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Dr. William R. Mott is a good friend, a visionary school leader and an expert in board governance. I met Bill several years ago when he wrote his first book, The Board Game, on the topic of board governance. Soon thereafter, Bill hired me to implement my Enrollment Catalyst Program when he became head of […]

Storytelling > Strategy > Success = School Growth

Storytelling > Strategy > Success = School Growth

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Everyone loves a good story. Whether you are reading a book, watching a movie, listening to a speech or talking to a friend, stories grab your attention and help you understand and connect. Think about it. We live in a story. We relate to stories. We love to listen to stories. And, we can see […]

9 Factors that Affect School Growth

9 Factors that Affect School Growth

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My career has been focused on school growth. For 12 years, I led the enrollment and marketing effort at a liberal arts university in Michigan. During that time, our enrollment doubled. For the past nine years, since I launched Enrollment Catalyst, I have partnered with hundreds of schools as a catalyst for their enrollment growth. […]

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