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Board Capacity Builder

Involving Students in District Governance at Leyden High School District 212

Involving Students in District Governance at Leyden High School District 212


First the Cake, Only Then the Icing
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/first-cake-icing/

Superintendents Oliver Robinson and Aaron Spence On Building a Cohesive Board Governing Team
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-oliver-robinson-and-aaron-spence-on-building-a-cohesive-board-governing-team/

May the (Centrifugal) Force Not Be With You!
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/may-the-centrifugal-force-not-be-with-you/

Don’t Unwittingly Invite Micro-management!
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-unwittingly-invite-micro-management/

Performance Oversight Isn’t the Superintendent’s Responsibility Alone
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/performance-oversight-isnt-the-superintendents-responsibility-alone/

Board-Superintendent Collaboration on the Monitoring Front
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-superintendent-collaboration-on-the-monitoring-front/

Don’t Be Seduced By the Siren Song of “Policy Governance”
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-be-seduced-by-the-siren-song-of-policy-governance/

Two Seasoned Leaders On Board Engagement
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/two-seasoned-leaders-on-board-engagement-2/

Board Member Engagement

It’s Curtain Time
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/its-curtain-time/

Engaging Board Members Creatively in Shaping the Annual Budget
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/engaging-board-members-creatively-shaping-annual-budget/

Board Savvy Superintendents

Demonstrating Your Board Savvyness
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/demonstrating-board-savvyness/

Equipping Superintendent-Aspirants To Survive and Thrive In the Governing Arena
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/equipping-superintendent-aspirants-survive-thrive-governing-arena/

Don’t Forget Your Board Chair’s Paycheck
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-forget-your-board-chairs-paycheck/

Wearing Your Diplomat-in-Chief Hat
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/wearing-your-diplomat-in-chief-hat/

Use Spear Carriers To Preserve Your CEO Line of Credit
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/use-spear-carriers-to-preserve-your-ceo-line-of-credit/

Thriving and Surviving As a Superintendent
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/thriving-and-surviving-as-a-superintendent/

Board-Superintendent Involvement in External Relations/Resource Development

King Richard III: A Case for Aggressive Image Building
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/king-richard-iii-case-aggressive-image-building/

Harnessing the Power of Ownership: Overwhelming Approval of Highline Schools Capital Facilities Bond
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/harnessing-power-ownership-overwhelming-approval-highline-schools-capital-facilities-bond/

More on the K-12 Enterprise: Creating Satisfied Indirect Customers
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/k-12-enterprise-creating-satisfied-indirect-customers/

Superintendent Dallas Dance On Making Stakeholder Relations a Top CEO Priority
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendent-dallas-dance-making-stakeholder-relations-top-ceo-priority/

Our Land of Opportunity – Still
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/land-opportunity-still/

Superintendents Leading From Their Bully Pulpit
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-leading-bully-pulpit/

Working Hand-in-Hand For Education In Sand Springs, Oklahoma
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/working-hand-in-hand-for-education-in-sand-springs-oklahoma/

Capitalizing On Your School Board As a Rich Resource In External Relations: the Charlottesville City Schools Story
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/capitalizing-on-your-school-board-as-a-rich-resource-in-external-relations-the-charlottesville-city-schools-story/

Dueling Boards: A Cautionary True Story
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dueling-boards-a-cautionary-true-story/

Should You Get Your Board Involved In Doing Non-Governing Work?
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/should-you-get-your-board-involved-in-doing-non-governing-work/

Board-Superintendent Involvement in Innovation/Change Management

The Miami Lighthouse Partners With the Miami Dade County Schools in the Pre-K Arena
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/the-miami-lighthouse-partners-with-the-miami-dade-county-schools-in-the-pre-k-arena/

The Demand Side of Succession Planning: Ripe for Board Involvement
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/demand-side-succession-planning-ripe-board-involvement/

Policies Transform Culture in the Ithaca (New York) City Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/policies-transform-culture-ithaca-new-york-city-schools/

Two Preeminent Board Development Change Champions
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/two-preeminent-board-development-change-champions/

Board-Savvy Superintendents Don’t Underestimate Resistance to Governance Change
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-savvy-superintendents-dont-underestimate-resistance-governance-change/

K-12 Enterprise Part 3: Leyden District 212’s Partnership with A 1 Tool Company
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/k-12-enterprise-part-3-leyden-district-212s-partnership-1-tool-company/

Leading the K-12 Enterprise
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/leading-k-12-enterprise/

Dr. Devin Vodicka and 3 Students Discuss Vista USD’s Personalized Learning Initiative
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dr-devin-vodicka-3-students-discuss-vista-usds-personalized-learning-initiative/

Large-Scale Innovation on the Learning Front in the Wilder (Idaho) Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/large-scale-innovation-learning-front-wilder-idaho-schools/

Superintendents Michael Lubelfeld and Nicholas Polyak Talk About “The Unlearning Leader”
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-michael-lubelfeld-nicholas-polyak-talk-unlearning-leader/

Your Values Statement: More Than Meets the Eye
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/values-statement-meets-eye/

The Governing Gold Standard
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/governing-gold-standard/

Another Insidious Foe of a Solid Board-Superintendent Partnership
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/another-insidious-foe-solid-board-superintendent-partnership/

Breaking a Radical New Path To Understanding
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/breaking-a-radical-new-path-to-understanding/

You’ve Got To Be Your District’s Innovator-in-Chief
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/youve-got-to-be-your-districts-innovator-in-chief/

Cleveland Orchestra Miami: A Venerable Performing Arts Institution Leads Strategic Change
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/cleveland-orchestra-miami-a-venerable-performing-arts-institution-leads-strategic-change/

Collaboration Trumps Conflict in the Shaker Heights Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/collaboration-trumps-conflict-in-the-shaker-heights-schools/

Getting and Keeping the Best In Your Classrooms: a Classic Strategic Challenge
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/getting-and-keeping-the-best-in-your-classrooms-a-classic-strategic-challenge/

Are We Accountable For Fostering the Freedom To Fail?
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/are-we-accountable-for-fostering-the-freedom-to-fail/

Measuring What Matters In The Shaker Heights Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/measuring-what-matters-in-the-shaker-heights-schools/

Board-Superintendent Relationship

“Policy Governance:” Another Insidious Foe of a Solid Board-Superintendent Partnership
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/policy-governance-another-insidious-foe-solid-board-superintendent-partnership/

Time to Update and Fine-Tune Your Superintendent Leadership Resolutions
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/time-update-fine-tune-superintendent-leadership-resolutions/

How Ironic!
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/how-ironic/

Board-Savvy Superintendents Know That Owners Make For Reliable Partners
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-savvy-superintendents-know-owners-make-reliable-partners/

Board-Savvy Superintendents Take “Caveat Emptor” to Heart
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-savvy-superintendents-take-caveat-emptor-heart/

Don’t Over-rely on Human Relations in Building Your Partnership With the Board
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-rely-human-relations-building-partnership-board/

Making Superintendent Evaluation a Powerful Relationship Building Tool
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/making-superintendent-evaluation-powerful-relationship-building-tool/

Kick Off 2017 By Updating Your Superintendent Governance Strategy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/kick-off-2017-updating-superintendent-governance-strategy/

Don’t Get Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-get-caught-rock-hard-place/

Two Really Board-Savvy Superintendents On Board Evaluation of Their Performance
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/two-really-board-savvy-superintendents-board-evaluation-performance/

Don’t Let an Insidious Foe Damage the Partnership With Your Board
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-let-insidious-foe-damage-partnership-board/

Superintendents Jose Espinoza and Nick Polyak on Building a Strong Partnership With the Board
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-jose-espinoza-nick-polyak-getting-ready-work-board/

Keeping the Board Chair-Superintendent Relationship Healthy: Tips From 6 Really Board-Savvy Superintendents
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/keeping-the-board-chair-superintendent-relationship-healthy-tips-from-6-really-board-savvy-superintendents/

We Could Use Some Pillow Talk About Board-Superintendent Partnership Building
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/we-could-use-some-pillow-talk-about-board-superintendent-partnership-building/

Make a Succession Plan Part of Your Superintendent Legacy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/make-a-succession-plan-part-of-your-superintendent-legacy/

Dallas Dance and Dan Domenech on the Board-Superintendent Partnership
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dallas-dance-and-dan-domenech-on-the-board-superintendent-partnership/

Averting Needless and Costly Partings of the Ways
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/averting-needless-and-costly-partings-of-the-ways/

Hillsborough’s MaryEllen Elia on the Board-Superintendent Partnership
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/hillsboroughs-maryellen-elia-on-the-board-superintendent-partnership/

Superintendents Dallas Dance and Pam Shea on Board-Superintendent Interaction
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-dallas-dance-and-pam-shea-on-board-superintendent-interaction/

Building a Solid Board President-Superintendent Working Relationship
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/keeping-the-board-superintendent-partnership-healthy/

Superintendent Professional Growth

Naked in the Public Eye: Talking With Superintendent/Author Oliver Robinson
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/naked-public-eye-talking-superintendent-author-oliver-robinson/

It’s Never Been Easier To Publish Your Own Book, So Go For It!
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/never-easier-publish-book-go/

David Schuler and Helen Morris on AASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/david-schuler-helen-morris-aasas-aspiring-superintendents-academy/

Don’t Let Fear Become an Insidious Foe of Board-Superintendent Collaboration
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-let-fear-become-insidious-foe-board-superintendent-collaboration/

Taking the Helm as CEO of Your District
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/taking-helm-ceo-district/

Six Hats That Extraordinary Superintendents Wear
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/six-hats-extraordinary-superintendents-wear/

The Extraordinary CEO as Energizer-in-Chief
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/extraordinary-ceo-energizer-chief/

Demonstrating Your Board Savvy-ness in Board Interview Sessions
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/demonstrating-board-savvy-ness-board-interview-sessions/

Gary Amoroso and Mia Urick on MASA’s Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/gary-amoroso-mia-urick-masas-aspiring-superintendents-academy/

Superintendent Gillian Chapman: Off To a Great Start in Teton County School District #1
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendent-gillian-chapman-off-to-a-great-start-in-teton-county-school-district-1/

Sensible Failure
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/sensible-failure/

The Importance of Smiling at Fear
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/the-importance-of-smiling-at-fear/

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