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Tag: board-superintendent retreats

The Retreat as a Board Capacity Building Vehicle

June 8, 2020 0 Comments

Experience has taught me that a retreat involving your school board and senior administrators can be a powerful tool for building your board’s governing capacity and strengthening the board-superintendent partnership.  But – and it’s a really big caveat – you’ve …

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First the Cake, Only Then the Icing

June 21, 2016 0 Comments

A sorely disappointed superintendent and I were talking a few days ago.  She, her school board, and her senior administrators had gone through an intensive weekend retreat a couple of months earlier.  She explained that it’d been put together to …

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Two Seasoned Leaders On Board Engagement

January 26, 2015 0 Comments

In Governing at the Top (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475807158)  I describe a phenomenon that I’m sure many superintendents have observed over the course of their careers:  that school board members “who are actively engaged in shaping their governing decisions and judgments …

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