About the workshop
The Board Chair Equipping Workshop is designed to equip new Board Chairs with the insights and skills to lead their Boards effectively in their primary responsibilities of mission preservation, ensuring school stability and longevity, strategic planning, and creating a strong and effective relationship with the Board’s sole employee, the Head of School.
Recognizing that Board members and Board Chairs are volunteers with busy lives, this cohort is structured to deliver the maximum content in the shortest period of time. As a six-week intensive, this workshop will meet every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:00 Eastern, February 10, 2022 through March 17, 2022. In addition to an in-depth study of the Board’s primary responsibilities and functions, you will gain key insights into that most often asked question: “What are other Boards doing?” as you develop relationships with Board Chairs from other Classical, Christian schools around the nation.
Meet Your Leader
Board Chair of SCL
Leslie Moeller is the current Chairman of the Board of the Society for Classical Learning, former Chairman of the Board of the Geneva School of Boerne, current Board member of New Covenant Schools, former Head of Upper School at The Covenant School, and former Head of School at Geneva School of Boerne. Leslie has used her broad experience in teaching, administrative, and governance of classical, Christian schools as the basis for her consulting work with boards across the nation over the past 12 years.
Session 1: The Importance of the Board Chair
This first session will focus on understanding the impact of the Board Chair on the Head and on the Board. You will learn why the relationship between the Chair and the Head is critical to the work of the Head and through the Head, to the health of the school. We will also explore the Chair’s responsibility to foster a healthy, responsible Board both through processes, such as strategic planning, the annual agenda, and key committees; and through relationships which impact the “personality” of the board and its approach to discussion and decision making.
ASPIRING HEADS WORKSHOP
$679 Regular Price
Meeting Length: 60-90 min
Homework: 20-30 min per week
Duration: 6 Weeks
Max Enrollment: 12
Dates: February - March 2022
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