Governance

School leaders and the Board of Directors play a critical role in a school’s success and relationship with the entire community. ISS’s experienced trainers offer governance seminars as well as services to support leadership transition and policy development through customized, interactive workshops.

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We can help you:
  • Create efficient governance structures, including clear roles and responsibilities for fiduciary, strategic, and generative roles
  • Make a smooth transition into new administrations
  • Understand best practices and develop action plans to adopt fiscal policy, endowments, strategic planning, and more.
  • Develop institutional policy
  • Enhance school development in areas such as long-term planning

 

Available Services

Boards may select from one or more of the following topics:

  • Governance roles and responsibilities and those of the School Head
  • Relationship development, team building, and board etiquette
  • Increasing the capacity of the Board to perform its fiduciary, strategic, and generative roles
  • Advancing the Board’s effectiveness from good to great

Other tasks that may be customized to the needs of the Board and School:

  • Establishing an initial Board and a governance model
  • The role of the Board and School Head in risk management and aversion
  • Both the Head’s and the Board’s performance assessments and renewals
  • Establishing, charging, and effectively utilizing Board sub-committees
  • Strategic planning as an essential process
  • Accreditation seminar to prepare for school improvement and student advancement
  • Succession and leadership continuity planning
  • Establishing and building an endowment and capital campaign