Hiring the next Head for your school is a very challenging process with sometimes less than ideal results. There is growing concern across the country among the independent school community about the frequency of Head transitions and the duration of tenure. Tom Olverson has been discussing the growing concern of Head leadership, the inherent shortcomings of the Head Search process, the unintentional biases search committees bring to the process and how to really determine and hire for the leadership qualities your school needs.
Tom Olverson is a consultant with the independent school consulting firm, RG175. Tom is a thirty-eight year veteran in independent schools serving as headmaster for twenty seven of those years and has served as a Trustee of Tenacre School in Wellesley, MA. Tom has written numerous articles for independent school publications including, Ensure Head Search Success – Counter Three Biasesand The Case for Leadership – Advice for Search Committees (and New Head).