November 14, 2018

Strategic Governance Reduced to the Absurd: Lessons Learned

Since its inception 28 years ago, Littleford & Associates has delivered a singular message: true generative/strategic governance is about blue sky thinking and big ideas, i.e. […]
March 20, 2018

Controversial Topics: 360 Evaluation and Executive Session

“Best practice”, right? Not in the opinion of this Consultant who has seen firsthand the damage that these two practices can bring about for schools, heads […]
March 15, 2018

Director of Victoria Educational Organization (VEO), Hong Kong

The Chow Tai Fook (CTF) Education Group is part of a privately held diversified Hong Kong-based Company with investments in a group of for-profit Kindergarten Schools […]
December 15, 2017

Head of The New School in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Littleford and Associates has been chosen as the firm to conduct both the interim and permanent head searches for The New School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The […]
August 31, 2017

How Political Capital Affects Executive Decision Making and School Culture

Many heads, whether first-time, experienced, newly arrived or longer term, make the mistake of taking on an overly ambitious list of goals. Sometimes boards strongly encourage […]
August 31, 2017

Mission Based Compensation: THE Key to Financial Sustainability

Financial sustainability cannot be discussed only in terms of enrollment demand, market pricing, endowment or other assets. It must be viewed in a larger context including: […]
May 13, 2017

The Search…The Transition… and then the Succession

Introduction  Too often boards (and heads) focus on the excitement and challenge of the search process, and very few boards pay much attention at all to […]
April 27, 2017

General Director – Escuela Americana El Salvador – July 1, 2018

General Director, Escuela Americana El Salvador San Salvador, El Salvador July 1, 2018 The School and its Mission  Celebrating its 70th year in 2016, Escuela Americana […]
February 9, 2017

Key Survival Factors for Independent Schools

At a recent Conference, this Consultant overheard the following comments by members of this particular regional independent school group: “Half of our schools are growing in […]
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 […]