Articles

September 2, 2019

Head Search Committee Behaviors and How They Affect Outcomes 

There are at least three types of search committee behaviors: The Highly Inclusive Model The Chair Leads Model The Confusing Model  I. The Highly Inclusive Model […]
July 27, 2019

Healthy Boards and Strategic Planning Go Hand in Hand

In discussing successful head of school transition, Littleford & Associates has maintained that no board should add a strategic planning process to a new head’s goals […]
May 3, 2019

Head of School, The Study, Westmount, Quebec

Established in 1915, The Study, located in Westmount, Quebec, offers a bilingual mother tongue education to 380 girls from Kindergarten to Grade 11. Its core values […]
April 6, 2019

Head of School Bishop’s College School, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Established in 1836, Bishop’s College School (BCS) is an English-language, coeducational boarding and day school for grades 7 through 12. It is an IB World School […]
April 5, 2019

Head of School Marburn Academy, New Albany, OH

Littleford & Associates has been appointed to lead the search for the new Head of Marburn Academy, effective July 1, 2020.  Marburn Academy is a not-for-profit, […]
March 18, 2019

THE AWKWARD CONVERSATION: WHAT ABOUT MY COMPENSATION?

For most heads there is only one opportunity to ask for a better overall compensation package than what they have currently: when they negotiate their package […]
March 18, 2019

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen and the Head was “Cooked”!

We received a call some months ago from a Head whose initial three-year contract was about to be renewed. The Board Chair told the Head that […]
January 21, 2019

Superintendent for American British Academy (ABA)- An IB World School, Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman

Littleford & Associates is conducting the search for the Superintendent of American British Academy for July 1, 2020.  ABA – An IB World School is an […]
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 […]