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News – From SAIS Trustee Will Kesler – September 2023

Throughout this year you will see the voices of many SAIS board members in this spot as the organization transitions to new leadership. Our September news comes from Will Kesler, head of school at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN. […]

Webinar Recording – Trustee Education Series – Board Orientation & Emerging Trends

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Governance Workshop Facilitators

Disclaimer: SAIS does not endorse or sponsor the individuals, companies, or products within this directory. The inclusion of such references is solely for informational purposes and does not imply any affiliation, approval, or recommendation by the association. Anne-Marie Balzano – […]

Debra’s Friday Email – June 30, 2023

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2023-2024 Trustee Education Series

The Trustee Education Series is designed to foster collaboration and enhance the partnership between trustees and heads of school, ensuring effective governance and strategic leadership. Through insightful discussions, sharing of best practices, and expert guidance, participants will gain a deeper understanding of […]

Actioning Strategic Vision

What key considerations should independent school leaders bring to bear when implementing strategic plans?  How might all stakeholders be engaged in a process to achieve alignment?  How does performance management factor into holding senior leadership teams accountable, in terms of […]

Webinar Recording – Trustee Education Series – Bylaws Review

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Evaluating the Head of School

Articles and Information Controversial Topics: 360 Evaluation and Executive Session John Littleford & Associates Why a 360-style evaluation is not the best choice and the recommended process for head evaluation Evaluate the Leader Against Concrete Goals Using a Fair, Transparent […]

Webinar Recording – Trustee Education Series – Head of School Transitions & the Longevity of Heads

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The Smartest Person in the Room

This article originally appeared on the RG175 Blog and is reprinted here with the author’s permission. I value humility in a leader. As an independent school search consultant, I associate humility with learning, and being a learner is one of […]