August 24, 2023

Managing Stakeholder Discontent: A Rising Tide 

Mark Ulfers, the Editor of the  “AAIE COVID-19 Briefing” comments: Once again, John identifies the stress points and the high-grade fever within international schools as the […]
August 24, 2023

Walking In the Shoes of a Head of School

The Head of Elway Country Day School (ECDS) arose at 6 am to the sound of a loud ping on his cellphone indicating an urgent text […]
August 24, 2023

How to Provide Teachers with Fairness and Predictability of Compensation…and the Ability to Influence Their Own Future Earning Power

State schools, independent schools and international schools throughout the world are studying and undertaking dramatic changes in teacher salary systems and structures.  Even in public schools, […]
August 24, 2023

For the Skeptics on Faculty Compensation: Salary Systems Compared 

Years ago, school leaders began to explore the concept of a career ladder or a banding system as an alternative to individually negotiated salaries or lock […]
August 24, 2023

Head Compensation: The Law and the Process

Prior to the passage of the Intermediate Sanctions Act in 1996, the general population had no knowledge of IRS regulation of nonprofit executive compensation including that […]
August 24, 2023

The Parental Onslaught on School Governance and Its Toll on Heads of School

Parents have a right to expect appropriate transparency just as schools have the right to manage the school setting safely. For independent and international schools, the […]
August 24, 2023

Managing Head of School Transition and Succession

NAIS recently published a survey that indicates that many heads depart in their first few years due to a misunderstanding with their boards about expectations, goals, […]
August 24, 2023

Head Compensation: The Lay of the Land

Most independent and international boards do not engage in timely head of school benchmarking and compensation analysis even though all nonprofits are bound by the Intermediate […]
August 24, 2023

Succession Planning: The Time Has Come

In the corporate world, succession planning is the norm. Boards expect the business leaders who are accountable to them to plan for the succession of the […]
Succession Planning: The Time Has Come
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