Date: March 2, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern
This session will offer concrete advice and firm warnings to both heads and boards of what constitutes healthy board governance practices, often in the face of powerful parent or alumni (and sometimes staff) discontent in this era of COVID and culture wars.
John Littleford‘s advice is based on work with thousands of client schools worldwide and conversations with heads of school about what has been transpiring in their board rooms. This includes the disagreements that are happening between and among board members, all of whom are searching for appropriate boundaries between “operations” and “policy” and do not always understand the consequences of overstepping. These behaviors affect powerfully as well the way schools approach head and board evaluation and executive/in camera sessions.
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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.
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