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This interactive session for heads and trustees will unpack how leadership, governance, financial sustainability, and organizational stewardship intersect. At the core of this work is mission-driven, data-informed decision making. Schools have always been complex organizations requiring deft guidance and careful oversight. However, the pandemic created conditions that even the most seasoned school leaders and trustees could never have imagined. Emerging from a period of economic disruption, political polarization, and racial reckoning, the independent school landscape has shifted dramatically over the last 18 months. During this time, many schools focused on short term objectives in order to address the daily fires on their doorstep. Now, school leaders and trustees must balance the need for long-term planning to ensure school sustainability while also caring for an exhausted and frayed community. For many, this feels like tap dancing on marbles. We will explore how to practically apply these concepts through the use of case studies, simulations, and group discussions. Participants will learn how to leverage effective leadership and governance strategies, such as change management and organizational savvy, to support their schools during this critical time of disruption. Separate registration required here.