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#NESAWEBINAR

NESA Good Governance

Six Stand-Alone Webinars for Teams of Trustees and School Heads

With David Chojnacki & RICK DETWILER

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STRAND

STRAND: LEADERSHIP Learning

DATE

6 STAND-ALONE Sessions
Sep 9 - OCT 14, 2021

TIME

4:00-5:30 PM (GMT+3)

ELIGIBILITY

OPEN TO NESA MEM/AFF

COST

NO COST

AUDIENCE

FOR TRUSTEE & SCHOOL HEAD TEAMS

EVENT TYPE

ZOOM WEBINARS


ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES

The six-session NESA Good Governance Series presents an opportunity for Trustees and Heads of School to engage in action-oriented webinars addressing the seven Modules of the AAIE Board Development Curriculum.

Rick Detwiler and David Chojnacki will lead the six sessions with a short presentation, and then school-based teams will meet in breakout rooms to discuss relevant issues at their schools that need attention and begin to develop an action plan. At the end of each session, school teams will reconvene and share what they developed in their breakout rooms.

*NOTE*: Each webinar is a 'stand-alone' session. Participants may attend all or as many sessions as they choose.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

School-based teams of trustees and their head of school will:

      • understand concepts and strategies related to essential responsibilities of the Board.
      • reflect on how their own board practices align with these principles and develop/update action plans for their school related to the critical issues addressed.
      • share innovative ideas for meeting the governance challenges ahead, in particular those related to the pandemic.


WEBINAR SESSIONS

Reference: David Chojnacki and Richard Detwiler. The International Trustee Handbook: A Guide to Effective Governance for International Schools 2nd edition. National Association of Independent Schools. 2019


MODEL

      • ZOOM UTILIZATION (participants connecting individually from their locations).
      • PROCESS:
          • preparatory pre-reading/activity (requiring ~ 20 minutes sometime prior to workshop
          • presentation of core concepts and strategies by consultant (interactive)
          • prompt by the consultant providing guidance/structure for action planning
          • review/update/develop concrete “to-do” strategies by each team (in breakout rooms)
          • reconvene and each team shares its plan (interactive)
      • FOLLOW-UP – consultant available for limited email consultation.

David Chojnacki

CONSULTANT, GOVERNANCE & SCHOOL BOARD TRAINING

David Chojnacki has had a lifetime of engagement in, leadership of and networking with independent schools around the world, most recently focusing on school governance. He has been the head of four international schools: International School of Ouagadougou; Karachi American School; the American Embassy School in New Delhi; and Cairo American College.

In 1996, David was named the executive director of NESA, leading the organization to international prominence and serving the member schools by providing valued services in networking, professional development, executive coaching of school leaders, and governance. He served in that capacity for 21 years. Currently, he focuses on guiding school boards in effective school governance.

David has served on multiple non-profit boards and has been trained in governance by BoardSource, in facilitation by Thinking Collaborative (“Adaptive Schools”) and in coaching by the Newfield Network.


Rick Detwiler

CONSULTANT, GOVERNANCE & BOARDMANSHIP

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.

Mr. Detwiler is married to his wife of 49 years, Sandi, a retired ESL teacher, and they have three grown children, all educated at international schools. Rick and Sandi now live in rural Vermont.

Currently, Rick consults with Boards of Trustees in international school governance, having conducted board training, policy review, and strategic planning workshops for over 60 schools and regional organizations throughout the world over the past eight years.

Most recently, Rick and colleague David Chojnacki developed the AAIE-sponsored “Leading-Together” project, focused on empowering Board Chairs and Heads of School to work effectively leading their boards in good governance practice.

Finally, Rick and David authored the NAIS International Trustee Handbook, 2nd edition, published in January 2019. Rick’s particular interest in board development lies in developing school board training experiences that are action-driven and individualized for the specific needs of the client school.


SUPPORTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

The Association for the Advancement of International Education & the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State

AAIE US State Department Office of Overseas Schools

SUPPORTED BY
Curriculum Associates
ExploreLearning
Insurance Services International
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Rediker Software
Finalsite

Registration Fees

Offered at no cost to NESA Member & Affiliate schools.

*NOTE*: Each webinar is a 'stand-alone' session. Participants may attend all or as many sessions as they choose.

Please review the Cancellation Notice before registering.