Weekly Chair Post

2021 Chair Post Archive

4.1.21
Trustees Handling Parent Complaints

3.25.21
Mission, Vision and Values

3.18.21
“How Are You Doing?” Reflections from Heads of School

3.11.21
ISCA Member Survey on Board Chair Tenure

3.4.21
Rethinking Your Board and Committee Structure

2.25.21
A Snapshot of Race in Independent Schools

2.18.21
Governance Workshops at NAIS Conference

2.11.21
Sharpening Your Conflict Resolution Skills

2.4.21
ISCA Is Doing Some Research on Board Chair Tenure

1.28.21
Firing Lousy Board Members

1.21.21
Creating a Board Culture of Inquiry

1.14.21
A Lesson In Education History and the Insurrection

1.7.21
Final Deliberations for ’21 – ’22 Tuitions

2020 Chair Post Archive

12.31.20
What Private Schools Can Expect in the First Months of a Biden Administration

12.17.20
Trustee Dashboards

12.10.20
Getting Ready for Next Year’s Enrollment Contracts

12.3.20
The Board’s Engagement in Educational Quality

11.19.20
Head Tenure Correlated to Board Chair Tenure and Support

11.12.20
Managing the Relationships between the Board and Staff

11.5.20
Attracting Middle Class Families Through Indexed Tuition Programs

10.29.20
How Predominantly White Boards Can Better Recruit for Racial Diversity Without Being Disrespectful to People of Color

10.22.20
Disagree and Commit

10.15.20
Executive Committees

10.8.20
Effective Financial Governance for Independent School Trustees

10.1.20
A Message to Heads of School – Learn How to Dance with your Board Chair

9.24.21
ISCA Fall Webinar Series Announced

9.17.20
Impact of Pandemic on Enrollment

9.10.20
Fall Governance Conference Announced

9.3.20
Governing in and Through a Pandemic

8.27.20
Governing in and Through a Pandemic

8.20.20
Governance Gone Awry

8.13.20
Trustee Orientation Checklist

8.6.20
NAIS Offers Discount to ISCA Members

7.30.20
Risk Management During COVID-19: Safe Distance Learning

7.23.20
DEI Resources

7.16.20
6 Reopening Strategies

7.9.20
New Chair at the Table Training

7.2.20
Here’s What You Had to Say About ISCA

6.25.20
ISCA Program Announcements

6.18.20
US Catholic Schools Face Many Closures

6.11.20
COVID-19 Generative Governance

6.4.20
NAIS Member Schools Facing Enrollment Crisis

5.28.20
School Plans for the Start of ’20 – ’21

5.21.20
Remote Governance and Crisis: Implications for the Future of School Leadership

5.7.20
Independent School Re-Opening Guides

4.30.20
COVID-19 and Insurance Considerations for Independent Schools

4.23.20
The Role of the Board in a Crisis

4.16.20
Thinking About the Fall

4.9.20
Now Would Be a Good Time For The Board to….

4.2.20
Fundraising During the COVID-19 Crisis

3.26.20
Tips on Moving to Virtual Board Meetings

3.19.20
Supporting Your Head of School During the COVID-19 Crisis

3.12.20
COVID-19 Guidance from NAIS

3.5.20
Board Mentoring and Leadership Development

2.27.20
Many Independent School Board Chairs Not Receiving Support

2.20.20
Managing Board Conflicts of Interest

2.13.20
Every Board’s Must Have Documents

2.6.20
Future Trends in Education: AI Impact on K-12 Teaching

1.30.20
NAIS 2018 Governance Study

1.23.20
NAIS Conference Governance Worshops

1.16.20
New Resource Available: “Better Boards, Better Schools”

1.9.20
Enrollment Trends

2019 Chair Post Archive

12.19.19
Managing the Board’s Parking Lot Conversations

12.12.19
Advisory Boards: What You Should Know

12.5.19
Do Your Board Committees Have Job Descriptions?

11.14.19
Aligning Your Board Structure to Support Future Sustainability

11.7.19
New Apple Podcast Series Highlights Trends in Independent School Education

10.31.19
Increasing Risk Management Concern for Schools: Suicide Prevention

10.17.19
The Case to Raise Tuition Above CPI-U

10.10.19
The Head-Board Chair Relationship

10.3.19
Managing Your School’s Endowment: Governance Issues Related to ESG Investing

9.19.19
Is it Time to Outsource the Head Evaluation?

9.5.19
Getting Your Board Comfortable With Their Elevator Speech

8.29.19
Improving Board Discussions – II

8.22.19
Improving Board Discussions – I

8.15.19
Meeting Alumni Where They Are

8.1.19
What’s In Your Board Manual?

7.25.19
Private School Survey Results: June 2019

7.18.19
Capacity Building as Capital Building

7.11.19
Board Chair Handbook Now Available

7.4.19
Celebrating Independent Schools

6.27.19
NAIS Asks ISCA Members About Head Turnover

6.20.19
Governance Consultant, Cathy Trower, Talks About Executive Sessions

6.13.19
Non-Profit Board Frequently Asked Questions

5.30.19
Board Retreats

5.22.19
Enrollment Trends Worth Noting

5.9.19
Tips To Improve Your Board Meetings

5.2.19
Is Your Board on Board When It Comes to a Crisis

4.25.19
Pat Yourself on the Back – You’re On To Something Good!

4.18.19
Measles Outbreak: What Boards Should Be Talking About

4.4.19
Who Decides What?

3.28.19
Where Was the Board?

3.14.19
Textbooks Becoming Obsolete

2.28.19
NAIS Facts At A Glance 2018-2019

2.14.19
Why Parents Love Independent Schools

2.7.19
Standards of Trustee Conduct and Code of Ethics

1.24.19
21 Trends for the 21st Century

1.17.19
Does Your Board Have An Investment Committee?

1.10.19
Useful Enrollment Management Surveys

1.3.19
Welcoming Change in the New Year

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