Optimizing the Board/Head Partnership

The challenges facing boards and heads are more complex than ever. A trusting board/head relationship creates powerful opportunities for the school to thrive and move forward when critical moments arise. 

This workshop will discuss what heads need most from their boards and vice versa. It will also address those issues participants identify as most pressing in their current schools.

We will discuss key concepts including:

  • Building and nurturing a trusting relationship
  • Aspiring to ideal governance practice
  • Communicating clearly in challenging moments


Skip Kotkins
Senior Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates


SAIS MemberNon-Member School
Through Sept 15$225$339
Sept 16-Oct 6$325$439
After Oct 6$425$539


The SAIS room blocks are now closed. While the host hotel is sold out, rooms may still be available at the overflow hotel at the prevailing rate.

NOTE: SAIS does not utilize the services of a housing vendor for any events. Neither SAIS nor the hotel will call you to make reservations over the phone. Please use the above hotel links to secure your reservation directly with the hotel.

If you receive an error message or if the block is full, please contact learn@sais.org to request that rooms be added to the block.

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