Professional Societies

ISS has collaborated with leading professional organizations to create the first dedicated international school professional societies. The societies offer expert information from industry leaders, specialty resources, on-call assistance, and networking opportunities. These valuable professional societies have been designed for school leaders and operations staff working in international schools. You get access to benefits in the professional society PLUS as an ISS fellow, gain access to an array of additional benefits and discounts specific to international schools.

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ISS Human Resources (HR) Society

Designed for human resources professionals and school leaders working in international schools. ISS Human Resources Society benefits are offered through an exclusive collaboration between ISS and SHRM, Society of Human Resources Managers. Learn more »

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ISS Facilities Management (FM) Society

Designed for facilities and operations professionals and leaders working in international schools. ISS Facilities Management Society benefits are offered through an exclusive collaboration between ISS and APPA, Leadership in Educational Facilities. Learn more »

ISS Human Resources Society

Be part of a global network of international school human resources professionals and school leaders. This valuable society combines a unique array of services dedicated to the unique needs of international schools, in addition to exclusive discounts and the opportunity to network with other like-minded international schools professionals.

Perfect for HR Professionals, Head of Schools, Operations Managers, Business Managers, and other school leaders who are responsible or interested in talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, risk management, compliance and other legal topics, career development, HR policy, and more.

SHRM is the foremost expert and world leader on matters impacting workplaces. It is the world’s largest HR professional society, with over 300,000 members from 165 countries. ISS brings its deep, real-world international school operations experience to further support you in your career.

Benefits:

Annual fellowship fee is just $230. 10% Additional discount for groups of two or more fellows are available.

Unlimited On-call Access to HR Advisors. Customized help via phone, chat or email for HR-related inquiries. (ISS Human Resources Society Fellows have no annual limit!)

Interactive Tools. A suite of interactive tools that help to quickly and efficiently perform essential HR functions. Tools include Interview Question Builder, Employee Cost Calculator, Performance Review Builder, Benefits Notice Generator, Total Compensation Statement Builder, Salary Benchmarking Tool, and Multi-State Law Compensation Tool.

Quarterly ISS Human Resources Society Virtual Meetings. Quarterly meetings, facilitated by ISS School Operations and Human Resources experts, to provide the perfect virtual venue for networking, sharing information, and learning events dedicated to human resource professionals working in international schools.

Robust Resource Library. Thousands of customizable templates, policies, and forms for managing your workforce and education on core HR topics

Trends Express Access. A self-service online tool that provides access to a wide variety of resources on various HR trending topics, seasonal issues, and legal developments.

SHRM Connect. A community open to all SHRM members to build your broader network and get general HR questions answered.

HR News and Publications. Webcasts, e-newsletters, and an HR Magazine to help you stay on top of critical HR issues throughout the year.

Discounts on ISS-SHRM Professional Seminar Series. Savings of up to 25% off registration on the four ISS-SHRM seminars and virtual seminars offered during the year:

  • Leading a Future-Focused People Strategy.
  • HR Department of One: Strategies for Success.
  • HR Business Partners: Enhancing Your Strategic Contribution.
  • Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy.

And More. Options to participate in a specially-priced SHRM annual conference.

This unique package is exclusive to ISS Human Resources Society Fellows, so join now.

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ISS Facilities Management Society

Be part of a global network of educational facility management professionals and a unique society of international school professionals. This valuable society combines a unique array of services dedicated to the unique needs of international schools and their operations, in addition to exclusive discounts and the opportunity to network with other like-minded international schools professionals.

Perfect for Facility Managers, Operations Managers, Head of Schools, Business Managers, and other school leaders who are responsible or interested in general facility administration and management; facility operations and maintenance; energy, utilities, and environmental stewardship; and planning, design, and construction. Whether it is facility budgeting and cost management, fire protection and other structural systems, sustainability, or capital planning, there you can find detailed support on these topics and hundreds more.

This society synthesizes a wide range of detailed topics related to day-to-day operations to large-scale planning and provides you the opportunity to network and learn with other international school professionals like you.

APPA Leadership in Educational Facilities is the premier educational facility management society. For over 100 years, APPA has provided education, information, research, recognition programs, and services to educational facilities professionals. Today, APPA provides support to more than 17,000 educational facilities professionals from more than 1,200 learning institutions. ISS brings its deep real-world experience of building, designing and maintaining school buildings and grounds to further support you in your career. 

Benefits:

Annual fellowship fee is just $215. 10% Additional discount for groups of two or more fellows are available.

Access to APPA’s Body of Knowledge. Searchable, digital database that develops, updates, and disseminates the foundational content required by facilities professionals at colleges, universities, schools, museums, and other nonprofit, educational organizations.

Robust Resources. APPA’s library, Business Partner’s White Papers, Center for Facilities Research, Terms and Definitions, Thought Leaders Series, and more puts detailed information focused on educational facility management at your fingertips.

Quarterly ISS Facilities Management Society Virtual Meetings. Quarterly meetings, facilitated by ISS School Operations experts, to provide the perfect virtual venue for networking, sharing information and learning events dedicated to school facility and operations professionals working in international schools.

APPA365 App Access. A powerful app designed to help you share in real-time discussions and engage with other members. You can view the latest Job Express ads, contact vendors, and more. Also includes the option to receive timely notifications from APPA on updates, events, and professional opportunities.

APPA Communities. A wider collection of APPA communities open to you to network with Facility Managers from universities and public and private schools worldwide.

Facilities Manager Magazine. A monthly professional magazine specific to facility management topics.

Inside APPA Newsletter. Regular e-newsletters to stay on top of critical, timely facility management issues.

Weekly Town Hall meetings. Webinars for ongoing learning and exchange.

Discounts on ISS-APPA Professional Seminar Series. Savings up to 20% off registration on the four ISS-APPA virtual workshops offered during the year:

  • Supervisor’s Toolkit. 
  • Pathway to Professionalism (P2P) in Facilities Management. 
  • Leadership Academy: Level I: Individual Effectiveness Skills. 
  • Leadership Academy: Level II: Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills.

This unique package is exclusive to ISS Facilities Management Society Fellows, so join now.

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Not a member but interested in participating in an ISS-APPA or ISS-SHRM upcoming webinar? View upcoming events:

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Talent Acquisition – Creating Your Organization’s Strategy

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