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February 9, 2017

Becoming And Remaining A Healthy Board: The Rules Of Engagement

How do boards of independent and international schools and other nonprofits become and remain “healthy?” That means that these boards know how and are able to […]
January 14, 2017

Head of Secondary, Chinese International School, Hong Kong, effective August 1, 2018

Chinese International School, Head of Secondary School Effective August 1, 2018 The School and its Mission The Chinese International School (CIS), opened in 1983, is an […]
January 14, 2017

Head of Primary, Chinese International School, Hong Kong, effective August 1, 2018

Chinese International School, Head of Primary School Effective August 1, 2018 The School and its Mission The Chinese International School (CIS), opened in 1983, is an […]
January 13, 2017

Head of School, Stratford Hall School, Vancouver, BC, Canada, effective July 1, 2018

The School and its Mission Founded in the late 1990’s, Stratford Hall distinguishes itself among the independent day school options in central Vancouver, BC as a […]
November 24, 2016

Performance Bonuses for Heads or Not?

Thousands of boards worldwide have retained Littleford & Associates to benchmark head/director compensation since 1983. We help to assess the market replacement costs for sitting heads, […]
November 24, 2016

Strategic Planning: Taking Appropriate Risks

Seven years after conducting a strategic planning session for a School, Littleford & Associates received two unexpected emails from its just retired Head and his long […]
November 24, 2016

What IS a Philosophy of Compensation?

Littleford & Associates has been helping schools design salary and benefits systems since 1983. Over thirty years later, we find that the leadership of most schools […]
August 31, 2016

Faculty Salary System Designs: Becoming More Innovative

I. An Interesting Model  Picture a well-known boarding school which has four compensation “strands”: There is a typical, age based salary scale, up to age 55, […]
August 31, 2016

What “Rogue” Board Members Can Accomplish

Several years ago our Firm worked with an international school with a parent-elected Board. This was an angry, divided and dysfunctional Board. The Annual General Meeting […]
August 31, 2016

Board Structures: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

Most of our governance clients want to know about best practice and trends relating to board structures at independent and international schools. I. Basic School Board […]