Articles

June 17, 2020

New Heads Arriving and the Dangers Ahead

These are treacherous times for all schools and heads. However, they are even more challenging for those starting either a new head of school role or […]
June 4, 2020

The Impact of the Pandemic on Mission and Governance

Enrollment challenges for certain schools in specific environments have always been there. Some fortunate few are located in major metro areas with high demand for independent […]
June 4, 2020

Short Term Solutions Can Lead to Long Term Problems

In these unprecedented, highly uncertain and stressful times, boards are pressing heads for answers to these questions: “Should we cut tuition? Should we cut staff? Should […]
February 27, 2020

Salary Systems in Independent and International Schools

I. The Big Picture Many independent schools have been experiencing strong fund raising and endowment growth. Many, but not all, are also experiencing strong enrollment demand. […]
February 27, 2020

Marketing the Mission to Full Enrollment

Even in this age of social media, positive word of mouth remains a powerful recruitment strategy for independent schools that are seeking to deepen their applicant […]
February 27, 2020

The Entry Challenge

When new heads are hired from the outside, boards often give them very ambitious goals. Boards are excited for change, but overly ambitious goals usually mean […]
December 4, 2019

The Whole Package

Most teachers, in our experience, when asked the value of their total compensation package, focus on the cash portion of their compensation. What do they leave […]
December 4, 2019

The Key Questions to Ask when Undertaking Strategic Planning

The key questions for boards and heads considering a process of strategic planning are these: 1. Are we undertaking strategic planning now just because the accrediting […]
December 4, 2019

The Importance of Healthy Faculty Cultures

Recently this Consultant walked into the library of a client school where I was helping this school review mission-based compensation, evaluation and benefit systems.  I passed […]
December 4, 2019

Why Heads are Wary of Executive Sessions

This Consultant spoke recently to a new Head who followed an ousted Head and began making changes before creating sufficient political capital with constituents. The Board […]

 

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"Marketing the Mission"

This webinar will discuss strategies to retain current students and recruit new ones, even while the campus is closed. It will include steps to develop a parent ambassador/advocate program. Current parents, when recruited, motivated, mobilized and trained, are a school’s most powerful advocates. 

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The Head of School and Board Partnership during the COVID-19 Crisis: In Support of the Shifting Landscape/Strengthening Governance

The almost ongoing, high stress job of crisis management in schools has filled the space that was once full of organizational charts, contracts, training, legal protection, salaries and other the expectations and demands.The Head of School has needed to refocus and reframe to reflect the new reality. How do the head and the board partner together respond to and manage this uncharted territory? The job is now high stress nearly all the time.

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