Articles

August 1, 2015

The Strategic Decision: Choosing a Planning Process that Fits the School's History and Culture

The Responsibility of the Board of Trustees: Mission and Strategic Thinking The word “trustee” conveys the responsibility of boards of independent schools to hold the mission […]
August 1, 2015

Protecting Our Schools Through Strategic Planning

One of the key principles in healthy governance is: “Management manages and boards govern.” The NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Boards state: “Trustees do not […]
August 1, 2015

The Strategic Planning Process:

The Importance of Choosing the Approach that Suits School Climate The Responsibility of the Board of Trustees: Strategic Thinking and Planning The word “trustee” conveys the […]
August 1, 2015

The Qualities That Schools Desperately Need In A Board Chair

If you are a head of school, there is a fairly clear set of qualities you want in the board chair and you hope to find […]
August 1, 2015

The Need for Bi Lingual Boards and Heads: Understanding and Sharing a Common Language in the Board Room

Heads normally come up through the ranks of teacher, division head, and assistant head before they land their first headship. A few heads come from the […]
August 1, 2015

Board Policy Manuals: When Do They Create Problems?

Often these manuals are boring overblown and redundant although necessary. However, from time to time they become crucial such as when a constituent challenge arises and […]
August 1, 2015

Head Transition/Entry Plans: Risks And Opportunities

Increasingly, newly appointed heads are devising elaborate and interesting “entry plans” for their move to a new school. These may be first time heads or experienced […]
August 1, 2015

Managing Crises: Dealing With The Unexpected

I. Reactive Boards Lacking Wisdom and Adequate Training Reactive boards are not analytical, do not think clearly under stress or in a crisis and they lack […]
August 1, 2015

Board Governance And Teacher Evaluation: Where Do The Two Meet?

Boards worldwide are contacting this Consultant seeking information about how they can ask legitimate questions about teacher evaluation, teacher accountability and appropriate oversight of those functions. […]
August 1, 2015

Broadening Governance Training: A Lesson to Be Learned

Recently, a Client retained this Consultant for a workshop on the topic of board governance but for a different audience. Over a period of five years, […]