Date: February 3, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern
This session will describe a process that several thousand schools worldwide have used to build consensus and powerful collaboration around the topics of effective teacher evaluation/growth, salary system design, and benefits development and analysis. What makes this process unique is the engagement of board members, faculty, and administrators. Such a process now, at a time when teachers feel exhausted and sometimes undervalued and overworked, can rebuild faculty (and staff) morale and make all feel more appreciated, needed, and honored.
The session will be led by John Littleford, senior partner of Littleford & Associates, and Cliff Kling, president of Gulliver Preparatory School. John Littleford and Cliff Kling worked together on a six-month project for the faculty in a process that included 60 board members, administration, teachers and staff in a collaborative effort that has clear guard rails and delivered powerful outcomes. John Littleford and Cliff Kling will explain the goals for Gulliver and how the process was launched and will discuss progress and feedback from the original goals.
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John LittlefordFounder & Senior Partner, Littleford & Associates
John Littleford served as teacher, trustee, and head of school for over 25 years. For the past 28 years he has been a consultant to over 6,000 independent and international schools. His clients also include corporations, foundations, universities, and a range of other nonprofit organizations. Mr. Littleford is the founder and senior partner of Littleford & Associates. The firm’s areas of expertise are board governance, strategic planning, executive and faculty compensation and evaluation; executive searches; marketing strategies including admissions; fundraising, managing change; school climate; institutional and financial audits; and team building. His widely read landmark book, Faculty Salary Systems in Independent Schools was published by NAIS for 20 years. John Littleford speaks and leads workshops at conferences for independent and international school and nonprofit leadership all over the world. Littleford & Associates’ newsletter is published four times a year and is widely read by 25,000 trustees and schools and not-for-profit leaders.
Cliff KlingPresident, Gulliver Preparatory School
Cliff Kling was appointed as Gulliver Preparatory School’s first president in August 2017. Since his arrival on campus in January 2018, Mr. Kling has focused on planning and implementing major facilities projects; enhancing and elevating marketing, communications, and fundraising efforts; and deepening the school’s community, corporate, and foundation relations. Prior to joining Gulliver, Mr. Kling served as president of Jackson Academy, Mississippi’s largest independent school. In 17 years at Jackson Academy, first as CFO and general counsel, and then as president, he led the school’s progressive education efforts, oversaw the doubling of the size of its campus, and raised record amounts for its annual fund. Holding both a J.D. degree and CPA designation, Mr. Kling is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is an active board member and has served as a visiting accreditation team chair of SAIS and FCIS.
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