EMA's Impossible Questions Podcast

This podcast is all about impossible questions. What are impossible questions? If you’ve ever been in a meeting and been asked, “Will we be full next year?” or “How will COVID-19 impact us?” then you know what an impossible question is. It’s not that impossible questions don’t have answers, it’s just that they are very difficult to answer and each answer will be different for each school.

  • What do we do when we're asked an impossible question? [S1.E1]

    What do we do when we're asked an impossible question? [S1.E1]

    A conversation with hosts Hans Mundahl & Ari Betof.

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  • Will we snap back and forget the lessons we’ve learned? [S1.E2]

    Will we snap back and forget the lessons we’ve learned? [S1.E2]

    A conversation with Heather Hoerle and Jeff Shields.

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  • How do we avoid blind hope and make the tough calls? [S1.E3]

    How do we avoid blind hope and make the tough calls? [S1.E3]

    A conversation with John Gulla.

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  • What is the purpose of Independent School? [S1.E4]

    What is the purpose of Independent School? [S1.E4]

    A continued conversation with John Gulla.

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  • Are kids who look like me welcome here? [S1.E5]

    Are kids who look like me welcome here? [S1.E5]

    A conversation with Dr. Rodney Glasgow.

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  • How do we not burn out in an endless admission cycle? [S1.E6]

    How do we not burn out in an endless admission cycle? [S1.E6]

    A conversation with author Jennifer Moss.

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  • Is financial aid as we know it broken? [S1.E7]

    Is financial aid as we know it broken? [S1.E7]

    A conversation with Mark Mitchell.

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  • When should a school compete and when should it collaborate? [S1.E8]

    When should a school compete and when should it collaborate? [S1.E8]

    A conversation with Debra Wilson and Darryl Ford.

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  • Do you want to be a head of school? [Part 1] [S1.E9]

    Do you want to be a head of school? [Part 1] [S1.E9]

    A conversation with Eric Barber.

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  • Do you want to be a head of school? [Part 2] [S1.E10]

    Do you want to be a head of school? [Part 2] [S1.E10]

    A conversation with Sheila Bogan.

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  • How do schools quantify the seemingly “unquantifiable”? [S1.E11]

    How do schools quantify the seemingly “unquantifiable”? [S1.E11]

    A conversation with Eric Heilman.

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  • How Should the Board Engage With Enrollment Management? [S1.E12]

    How Should the Board Engage With Enrollment Management? [S1.E12]

    A conversation with Michael Gary and Rohan Arjun.

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  • Are Independent Schools Selling a Product Today’s Parents Want? [S1.E13]

    Are Independent Schools Selling a Product Today’s Parents Want? [S1.E13]

    A conversation with Dr. Jennifer Zaccara and Dr. Greg Martin.

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  • How do you authentically differentiate in a crowded marketplace? [S1.E14]

    How do you authentically differentiate in a crowded marketplace? [S1.E14]

    A conversation with Mark Devey.

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  • How do we build, influence, and impact school culture through the enrollment office? [S1.E15]

    How do we build, influence, and impact school culture through the enrollment office? [S1.E15]

    A conversation with Carney M. Heavey OBrien.

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  • How do experienced enrollment leaders learn about unfamiliar markets? [S1.E16]

    How do experienced enrollment leaders learn about unfamiliar markets? [S1.E16]

    A conversation with Christina Donovan.

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