Playing Offense in a Chaotic Culture: Risk Management Fundamentals

Leading an independent school is an increasingly complex endeavor.  If the unique business model, parent education, student alignment, and perceived value challenges were not enough, the 21st Century classical, Christian school must also navigate the increasingly mercurial legal terrain involving contracts, torts, employment discrimination regulations, and gender issues.  Our schools do all of this in the midst of a culture that misunderstands liberal arts and the Western Canon.  How does a strategic Board lead well in these stormy seas?  

In this session, we will explore the basics of risk management from a Board perspective, concentrating on: the primary areas of legal liability, the [likely] future of your school’s First Amendment protections, and the offensive steps you should consider to maximize your families’ and your communities’ understanding of and buy- in to your classical, Christian mission.