AISNE Insights

Build a Powerful Partnership as Head and Board Chair

Best Practices and Effective Structures for Success

Monday, September 21, 2020
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

A program for heads and board chairs

Pictured: John Littleford

Governance and strategic planning are two essential elements of successful boards. Confusion in understanding the distinctions between the roles of board chair, head of school, and trustee is a reality. The stressful and uncertain environment emphasized by the COVID-19 pandemic and racial tensions in our country add pressure to every decision a school needs to make.

Join this session to learn about the impact of these challenges on critical decisions for your school, and what you can do to contribute to a healthy, productive board dynamic.

Together we'll cover:

  • The keys to successful partnerships between heads and board chairs
  • Case study examples of the implications of challenges within board dynamics
  • Tips for contributing to healthy dialogues and productive collaborations
  • Key reflections and takeaways

This program will include takeaway resources and a recording.

Registration Options


Virtual Format Rates:

  • To order this workshop for asynchronous learning:

    Please use this form. In advance of completing the form, please prepare a spreadsheet you will attach as part of your submission. It should list each person who will be asynchronously participating. Columns: First Name, Last Name, Title (Role), School Name, Email Address. AISNE will invoice you and deliver the assets to your participants upon receipt of your payment.

    Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $39 per person, or $29 per person for 3+ participants*
  • Non-Member Schools: $59 per person, or $49 per person for 3+ participants*


*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE



About Our Facilitator

John Littleford
Mr. Littleford has served as head of school for 18 years, a teacher for 25 years, and a board member and chair of schools and nonprofit agencies.

Learn more about John, here.

Thank You to AISNE's Generous Supporters

2020-2021 Platinum and Gold Sponsors


Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Kristin Bedard