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NESA Webinars

NESA GOVERNANCE

Leading Together

Developing Strategies for Guiding the Board to Effective Governance

A TWO-PART WEBINAR FOR SCHOOL HEAD & BOARD CHAIR TEAMS

WITH

Rick Detwiler

ThursdayS, May 20 & June 3, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm (ATHENS GMT+3)

PLUS one consultant check-in during the intervening week

offered at no cost to NESA Schools

REGISTER

Places limited to 6 schools. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 9


About the Webinars

These two 90-minute webinars at the level of action planning will make use of presentation, activities, team sharing, and resources to enhance the effectiveness of the School Head / Board Chair partnership.

During the intervening week, teams will meet directly with the course consultant for one individualized coaching session via Zoom, and will be expected to complete independent team work.

Participants should plan on attending both webinar sessions as well as the consultant check-in.

Outcomes

Each Chair/Head team will:

      • understand the nine responsibilities they share for leading their Boards in effective governance;
      • explore a variety of resources and strategies for leading their Boards;
      • share how they have successfully guided their Boards and where they have faced challenges;
      • design a Leading Together Plan for continuing to lead their Board;
      • share Action Plans with the group and provide feedback.

Please feel free to contact Rick Detwiler with questions about the webinar program.

Eligibility

Open to NESA School Head and Board Chair teams of two. Outgoing Chairs are also welcome to attend, for a maximum of three per team.

For returnees or rookies: teams that attended the NESA webinar "Leading Together" with David Chojnacki and Rick Detwiler in August, 2020, are welcome to attend. The first outcome (the nine responsibilities) is worth reviewing, and the program will be extended with exploration, design and sharing.


Steve Barkley

Consultant

Governance & Boardmanship


Please feel free to reach out to Rick directly for any questions about the Leading Together project or this webinar in particular.

ABOUT RICK DETWILER

Rick Detwiler has worked with school boards as head of five international schools, in Israel, Bangladesh, Hungary, Brazil, and Nepal over a 21-year career overseas, and more recently as a governance consultant.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Mr. Detwiler earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College, MA from Tufts University, and CAGS from the University of Vermont. Before joining the international school community in 1988, he was a Naval officer, a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, and for ten years, a teacher and principal in Vermont.


Registration Fees

Offered at no cost to NESA Schools.

As places are limited to 6 schools, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

REGISTER »


"Leading Together" is supported in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of International Education and the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State.

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE