Board Governance Workshops For Private Schools + Non-Profits I Governance Consultant | Board Governance
Private School and Non Profit Board Governance Development Is Critical To Your Organization's Development
If you're finding it difficult, you are not alone.
During the past 10 years, we've worked with a number of independent
schools...PreK-12 University Preparatory, Special Needs, Single Gender,
Co-Ed, International, Boarding, ESL. They're all trying to develop a
Board Governance model that focuses trustees on the critical elements of
exceptional boards, but they weren't firing on all cylinders.
The Solution is HEG's Board Performance Workshop
and Online Survey
If your board isn’t performing as effectively as
you expect, or you want to make it even better, you’re not alone.
Maybe, like others, you simply need to confvey to your board the right
approach for them to lead effectively and where to focus their
improvement. Our proven workshop will uncover new ways to suport your
trustees to become lead more effectively and help your school to become
better academic and operational institution.
If one or more (maybe all) of these issues
applies to you, and you recognize that you really deserve to work with
an effective, positive board of governors, and you would like to do
something about it, then you should consider our popular workshop and
online evaluation survey.
As the Chair, Trustee, or Senior Administrator
of a Private School, does your board experience any of the
Trustee behavior that is unproductive and not aligned with your
Board agenda that is controlled by crisis rather than a clear vision;
Board committees that exist only because they have always been there,
not because they’re needed;
No link between budget, tuition setting, or a long-term plan;
Blurring of boundaries and channels between the roles of the Board and
Unsure of how to move your Board and school to the next level;
Board commitment greater than you would like it to be and has become
too taxing and stressful; Inability to attract and keep
Our Board workshop is designed to help your trustees better understand their function, roles, and responsibilities, as well as to determine their annual goals within the schools strategic plan.
In essence, our workshop helps you to become a more mission-focused team.
We realize that each school or non-profit is unique. As a result, we customize our approach in the board governance workshop to address your boards' needs.
Whether its part of your annual board retreat, or part of a revitalization process to reinvigorate your trustees, our workshop will help to improve your individual and overall governance performance. We can also make it part of a more detailed board self-evaluation process, where you can identify areas of board performance that needs improvement. For more information on Board Governance Assessment, click here .
Our popular workshop will help your board to better understand the standards for effective board practice and re-inspire them to move to the next level of effective board governance.
You know it and you can see it -- exceptional
boards stand out. But what makes these boards tick? What’s their secret?
They seem to have a reputation for rising to another level; retaining
and attracting strong leaders; a waiting list for membership; results
through an engaging vision; and exceeding their fundraising campaigns.
But what do they have in common?
Exceptional boards go beyond just the basics of
governance -- they add lasting value to their school and mission. Don’t
feel lost though; Exceptional boards have a common set of attributes
that clearly separates them from other boards, and these can be
addressed in our workshop.
How did you do? How
many of the attributes did your board of
governors score? Did you score 12 out of
12? You may not be expected to have all of these in play right now, but
you need to focus on having a system in place that will elevate you to
the next stage. Exceptional boards go beyond the basics of governance.
Exceptional board governance is a balance between roles – an oversight
body with fiduciary responsibility to detect and prevent problems, and
create lasting value to the school and its vision. These attributes
clearly separate Exceptional boards from the ordinary.
- Mission Focused
- Focused on Results
- Follow Best Practices
- You’re provided use of a confidential Online
Board Self-Assessment Survey for each board member to complete that
analyzes critical governance issues (It can also be expanded to other
- An in-depth analysis of the survey-questionnaire
in a detailed report to each trustee to identify the strengths,
weakness, opportunities, and threats to the boards’ performance and the
- A workshop where the issues that arise from the
questionnaire and interviews are analyzed and resolved
- Participation in relevant case studies that
review Best Board Practices
- Facilitated workshop that assists the board in
developing an action plan to close the performance gap
- A report that summarizes the survey results and
your action plan to improved board performance
- A written summary of the board’s key issues and
the resulting action plans
The Customized Board Performance Workshop and
Survey create a huge Bull’s Eye to focus Improvement in your Board’s
Performance. We will…
- Assess and fine tune your board’s performance by
identifying the critical issues hindering performance
- Receive an exhaustive 360° online Board
Performance Self-Assessment Survey based on years of research that
assesses your board’s performance vs. established pillars of exceptional
- Acquire a profile of your board’s performance
based on candid, confidential responses to the survey, which in turn
provide guidance in fine-tuning the board’s role and performance
- Receive rapid distribution of your online survey
questions and results…this will help your board function better and
contribute to your organization’s improved performance and its mission
- Receive a “Summative Board Performance Report,”
providing a comprehensive overview of the board’s survey results and
plan of action in your school
- Allow board members to candidly discuss and reach
consensus on important issues surrounding governance and lay the
groundwork for improvement in board performance
- Participate in relevant case scenarios and
exercises that highlight best board practices
- Identify critical issues before they become a
crisis and establish a positive school environment
- Develop and energize your Board — ensuring a
common vision, utilizing talent, and stability
If you are interested in our private school consulting services and would like to receive written material about HEG, or would like to discuss your particular needs, please contact Doug Halladay directly to find out more about our services. You can set this up by sending him an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling directly at 1-604-868-0002. I also invite you to continue browsing my web site by clicking on Our Service.
If you would like more information about our Board Governance Workshop and Online Survey , click here .
We look forward to learning more about your institution and helping to make your goals a reality.
P.S We have a FREE Bonus Special Report as a thank you: “The 12 Pillars of Exceptional Boards. ”
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