Wisdom From Leading a Classical Christian Board for Nearly Two Decades

Woody Faulk shares his wisdom from almost two decades leading a classical Christian school as an engaged parent and as chairman of the board. His professional background at Chick-fil-A provides him with proven best practices that classical Christian school leaders would do well to understand. This will be an interactive conversation and interview between Woody and Davies Owens. Davies served for seven years as head of school at Heritage with Woody as the board chair. There will be lots of stories and insights that are transferable to your school!

Woody Faulk

Mr. William F. “Woody” Faulk is Vice President of Innovation & New Ventures for Chick-fil-A, Inc., a $9B restaurant chain with 2400 locations. Helping Chick-fil-A become an even more innovative and competitive restaurant brand, Mr. Faulk leads a highly capable and creative team of innovation experts and intrapreneurs. Collectively the team focuses on innovating both inside and outside of Chick-fil-A by pursing three strategic pillars: Innovation – accelerating meaningful innovation; Internal Ventures – identifying, testing and introducing new revenue streams for Chick-fil-A; and Future Ventures – acquiring, partnering, or developing new growth platforms and businesses which provide viable and scalable diversification options. Innovation & New Ventures serves as an incubator and accelerator for “What is Next” for Chick-fil-A, Inc., increasing the speed of innovation for Chick-fil-A, Inc., and the Chick-fil-A brand, by offering new investment ventures including, but not limited to, future businesses, platforms, and designs for both domestic and future international growth. Mr. Faulk holds an MBA from Harvard, a BBA from the University of Georgia, and attended Richmond College – London.

The Recruiting Process in 2021 From Heads to Teachers

When it comes to evaluating, hiring and retaining the most effective leaders, most organizations know there is room for improvement. Classical Christian schools in particular are even more challenged by an increased demand for Heads of School resulting from retirements and an already limited supply of qualified replacements who are ready to step into the role.

During this session, Scott Kaufman, an executive recruiter with 2+ decades of executive recruiting experience helping respected ministries and marquee businesses, will answer questions and share ideas and tools for how you can maximize your odds of making your next hire a great one…whether that need is now, or you are making succession plans for several years in the future.

Scott Kaufman

Scott Kaufman is the Principal of Convergence Recruiting, an executive search firm he founded in 2002 to help organizations thrive by helping them find and secure the best available talent. As founder, he leads a team of gifted research and recruiting associates, and is guided by a world-class board of advisers. His 20 years of experience includes recruiting for national non-profit organizations like the American Bible Society, FamilyLife with Dennis Rainey, Goodwill Industries, the National Science Center, and Prison Fellowship…as well as Georgia-based non-profits like North Point Community Church, Georgia Center for Opportunity, and the Athens Chamber of Commerce, Scott’s business recruiting engagements have included notable organizations like BellSouth, Coca Cola Enterprises, Deloitte Consulting, Southern Company, several AmLaw 100 law firms…as well as smaller companies leading their respective sectors, like Invisible Fence and Taylor Morrison Homes. Earlier in his recruiting career Scott worked for the 5th largest retained executive search firm worldwide. He was subsequently recruited by a highly regarded boutique firm to serve as the primary recruiter and operations director. In addition to Scott’s work in the executive recruiting industry, he has over 10 years of business ownership experience, including one company that was ultimately sold to a Fortune 500 company. Scott is an active member of Perimeter Church and the former volunteer Executive Director for Halftime of Georgia and board member for The Barnabas Group. Scott earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia. He and his wife of 25+ years have 2 adult children and live in Atlanta, Georgia. Scott is a competitive tennis player who enjoys outdoor and family activities, including hiking, camping, and skiing, as well as reading and politics. He can be reached at SKaufman@ConvergenceRecruiting.com.

Freedom to Flourish Personally and Professionally

On any given day, leadership is challenging. But leadership in the face of uncertainty can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually taxing.  How can you lead, when you don’t know where to go?  How can you encourage others, when you feel hopeless yourself?  How can you serve when you have no strength for the task? In this session, we will explore these questions and share insights gleaned from faith-driven marketplace leaders with the hope of inspiring a fresh translation of timeless truths to the academy.

Michael Tremain

Michael Tremain is a Partner at Sovereign’s Capital where he concentrates on investment sourcing and portfolio management with a focus on lower middle market opportunities. His career includes stints with TrinRock Capital, Andersen Consulting, the Walt Disney Company, Hard Rock Cafe International and he has led a number of privately held companies in the technology, wholesale distribution, oil & gas, healthcare, residential construction and commercial services sectors. Michael earned his BS in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MS in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He and his wife, Kristin, and four children live in Lookout Mountain, Georgia and attend Rock Creek Fellowship. Michael is a member of C-12 Group and the CEO Forum and also serves on the board of directors of the New Canaan Society.