Articles

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, […]
August 1, 2015

Effective Coaching For Heads Of Schools And Board Chairs: Cases Of Encouragement

Most heads and chairs of nonprofits generally recognize that they should retain outside assistance when the board needs to learn or review the principles of good […]
August 1, 2015

Which Comes First? Search Or Governance?

Unfortunately, while some schools have little time for a carefully planned search due to the recent firing or resignation of a head/director, other schools have too […]
August 1, 2015

How To Fire the Head, AND More than Once!

There is an important governance rule: Support your head firmly OR let the head go, in the most supportive way possible under whatever circumstances the need […]
August 1, 2015

Strengthening Parent Associations

A recent client said that his School’s Parents’ Association operates as a separate nonprofit entity with its own charter and elects its officers and cabinet without […]
August 1, 2015

When Schools Go to War

Recently, a client sent this Consultant the following note. “Gentlemen: Over the last several days, we have learned that certain “concerned” members have organized a group […]
August 1, 2015

Who Fires The Head?

Recently, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, led by the Chair (Rector), fired the President of the University. President Teresa Sullivan had been in office […]