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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.

Ellen Mahoney

CEO & FOUNDER, SEA CHANGE MENTORING

Ellen Mahoney is an alumna of international schools and the founder of Sea Change Mentoring, created in 2013 to promote relationship-based learning and wellbeing within international educational settings. As a Third Culture Kid and a former high school teacher and counselor, Ellen applies her cultural fluency and professional experience to cultivate trust and drive in school communities around the world. She serves as a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant, supporting schools in their wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts. Ellen has contributed significantly to youth development literature, co-authoring works on university transitions, suicide prevention, and international school transitions. 

Ellen has extensive experience at the intersection of child development and digital life, having served as the former Director of Program Quality at the blended learning and mentoring organization, iMentor. She was invited by the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) to contribute her expertise to the national guide on evidence-based practices for digital mentoring, part of the national standards for youth mentoring organizations across the United States. Ellen also played a crucial role in helping international schools worldwide ensure that students, parents, and faculty remained connected and well-supported as schools rapidly transitioned online at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ellen is based in Hong Kong but works across all regions. 


Ellen Mahoney

CEO & FOUNDER, SEA CHANGE MENTORING

Ellen Mahoney is an alumna of international schools and the founder of Sea Change Mentoring, created in 2013 to promote relationship-based learning and wellbeing within international educational settings. As a Third Culture Kid and a former high school teacher and counselor, Ellen applies her cultural fluency and professional experience to cultivate trust and drive in school communities around the world. She serves as a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant, supporting schools in their wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts. Ellen has contributed significantly to youth development literature, co-authoring works on university transitions, suicide prevention, and international school transitions. 

Ellen has extensive experience at the intersection of child development and digital life, having served as the former Director of Program Quality at the blended learning and mentoring organization, iMentor. She was invited by the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) to contribute her expertise to the national guide on evidence-based practices for digital mentoring, part of the national standards for youth mentoring organizations across the United States. Ellen also played a crucial role in helping international schools worldwide ensure that students, parents, and faculty remained connected and well-supported as schools rapidly transitioned online at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ellen is based in Hong Kong but works across all regions. 


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.

Please review the Cancellation Notice before registering.