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Leading Together:

The Head of School/Board Chair Partnership

David Chojnacki

NEW DATE: October 21, 2020



InterContinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE


With health and safety as our highest priority, due to continued concern regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to reschedule this event for the fall.

Originally planned for May 16-17, 2020, in Athens, Greece, Leading Together has been rescheduled as a preconference workshop on October 21, prior to the NESA FLC 2020 in Abu Dhabi—and presented by David Chojnacki.

It joins a host of other offerings for Heads of School and Trustees: Governance 101: Fundamentals of Trusteeship, also a preconference workshop—presented by Rick Detwiler, and NESA's flagship curriculum, Governance: Board Trustee Development, a 3-day institute during FLC20 presented by Rick and David. We look forward to seeing you there!

Offered in partnership with

The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)

And with the support of

The Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State


Consultant in Governance; Co-developer, "Leading Together Project".

DAVID CHOJNACKI (pronounced “hoy-NOT-ski”) 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: The International School of Ouagadougou; Karachi American School; the American Embassy School in New Delhi; and Cairo American College.

The strongest relationship and team across the school must be
between the board chair and head of school."