Top 3 Things the Board Can do to Strengthen or Weaken the Board-Head Relationship

Robert Littlejohn May 28, 2011

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2011


"The average tenure of school heads is about 5.5 years and the average length of trustee service is 3.5 years. Due to these patterns, there need to be more 'touchstones' of approved and understood tools to retain mission integrity and protect the school from a crisis. The strategic plan helps to ensure this. Simultaneously, we must improve governance practices to define boundaries of authority and to extend the tenure for heads, board charts and board members." John C. Littleford, Senior Partner, Littleford Associates. Originally a pane discussion, this session will engage attendees in sharing wisdom on board/head relationships. Specifics about clear expectations, effective communication, mutual trust, and collaborative long-term and strategic planning will be foremost among the topics covered.


Communication School Boards School Heads Strategies


Robert Littlejohn

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