Corporate Services

John Littleford and his associates deliver quality, customized services to privately-owned and/or family-owned for profit companies and corporations that encounter many of the same challenges as our independent school and nonprofit clients.

Our firm provides assistance and counsel on Board Governance issues of all kinds, including:

  • Succession planning
  • Leadership transition
  • Board Development

We also consult on strategic planning, mentoring of CEO’s and organizational morale and culture.

For more information, please contact us or e-mail John Littleford, Senior Partner at John@JLittleford.com.

 

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.

The webinar will explore:

  • • How a head and board best manage constituent communications and expectations?
  • • Best practice for how the board can support the head of school?
  • • How a head should communicate what he/she needs in order to succeed in the role and have a balanced personal life as well?
  • • What are the immediate danger zones in the head/board relationship at this stressful time?
  • • What simple signals can the Board send that ensure board/school stability and confidence from the stakeholders?
  • • How should the head manage each stakeholder group?
  • • How can the Board support the head personally and with each stakeholder group?
  • • What are the new financial realities, the trade offs of income and expense that must now be addressed?
  • • How to market a school when the campus is closed?
  • • How to engage parents positively when they are full of anxieties?
  • • How does the Head remain positive, reflective and energetic in the midst of all this?

 

Reminder: Long terms boards with long term chairs lead to long term successful heads and stable and financially sound school.
 

Contact us today for more information or to sign up!