August 1, 2015

The Risks And Stress Of Transition

I received the call two years ago. A Head beginning her second year felt that her relationship with her Chair was strained and on shaky ground. […]
August 1, 2015

Strong And Stable Boards: Wise, Committed And Loyal!

“Board Development” is a catchy word today for the goal of creating a board of trustees that is stronger, more generous, more connected, more visible and […]
August 1, 2015

Fortress Head, Fortress School: Attacks from Within and Attacks from Without

Independent schools may have healthy boards operating within healthy governance parameters, or so the leaders of schools think. The head may have had an outstanding tenure, […]
August 1, 2015

Leadership Transitions: Strategies To Support A New Head And Maintain School Stability

A Board of Trustees begins the search for a new head of school under of variety of circumstances ranging from the departure of a beloved, long-term […]
August 1, 2015

Head Evaluation: The Risk Of Not Doing It Or Doing It Poorly

A veteran sixteen-year Head noticed that many of his peers were being evaluated by their Boards. He suggested to his own Board that perhaps it was […]
August 1, 2015

Evaluation Of Boards: Self-Reflection In A Healthy School

More than 70% of boards evaluate the head. On the other hand, fewer than 20% of boards undertake any serious or consistent examination of their OWN […]
August 1, 2015

Board Structure: The Plight of the International School

There are many board structures among the 1500 international schools where English is the main or one of the primary languages of instruction around the world. […]
August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part IV: Board Subcommittees – Their Role In Supporting The Mission and Stability of the School

(Part Four of a Four Part Letter on Governance) The long-term stability of the school and the integrity of the school’s mission depends to a great […]
August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part II: The Role of Change in School Instability

(Part Two of a Four Part Letter on Governance) Why are 80% of all heads fired?: The loss of institutional memory. It is very important for […]
August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part I: What’s At Risk For Independent Schools

(Part One of a Four Part Letter on Governance) Regaining Institutional Memory Twenty years ago many board members of independent schools served without term limits, and […]


Currently the following webinar sessions can be scheduled:

"Marketing the Mission"

This webinar will discuss strategies to retain current students and recruit new ones, even while the campus is closed. It will include steps to develop a parent ambassador/advocate program. Current parents, when recruited, motivated, mobilized and trained, are a school’s most powerful advocates. 

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The Head of School and Board Partnership during the COVID-19 Crisis: In Support of the Shifting Landscape/Strengthening Governance

The almost ongoing, high stress job of crisis management in schools has filled the space that was once full of organizational charts, contracts, training, legal protection, salaries and other the expectations and demands.The Head of School has needed to refocus and reframe to reflect the new reality. How do the head and the board partner together respond to and manage this uncharted territory? The job is now high stress nearly all the time.

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