Building the Head/Board Partnership for Strategic Moments

The challenges facing boards and heads are becoming ever more complex.

Every decision regarding strategy can feel (and sometimes is) existential. That said, a healthy board/head relationship creates powerful opportunities not only to survive the myriad issues schools face (think: political divides, financial model strain, and faculty retention), but also to flourish within them and critically move beyond them.

Most importantly, however, nurturing healthy human relationships, aspiring to ideal governance practice, and acting clearly and courageously in difficult moments sets a school up to create anti-fragile strategy rather than simply what are too often disposable strategic plans.

We will discuss key concepts including:

  • leadership proximity
  • progress culture
  • anti-fragile communities
  • generative and courageous volunteer board behavior

Led by Ross Peters from EXPLO Elevate.

Sunday October 23, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 PM
Franklin Marriott, 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067

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Through Sept 9 $225 $339
Sept 10 - Oct 7 $275 $389
After October 7 $375 $489



Ross Peters is the managing partner of EXPLO Elevate, managing the thought leadership, consulting, and professional learning sectors. After beginning his career as an English teacher at Providence Day School, he then served in significant leadership roles at Asheville School, Hawken School, The Westminster Schools, and St. George’s Independent School. He serves or has served on the boards of NAIS, TAIS, and Bridges USA.



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