The Essential Partnership: Heads of School and Board Chairs

The Essential Partnership: Heads of School and Board Chairs 

January 30, 2020 - 10 am - 2 pm

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel - Portsmouth, NH

This event, facilitated by Doug Cummings, Partner at Educators’ Collaborative and former Executive Director of ISANNE, is an opportunity for ISANNE Heads of School and their Board Chairs to participate in a half-day workshop and luncheon. Doug’s expertise in independent school governance and executive coaching for Heads of School provides an excellent base for this session designed to enhance a Head and Board Chair’s capacity to work together to lead their schools and boards.

What to Expect:

  • An overview of best practices for Head of School/Board Chair relationships followed by time for Heads of School and their Chairs to reflect on various aspects of their school’s board culture and practices.

  • The opportunity to deepen relationship through an examination of case studies highlighting current school challenges.

  • A network of other ISANNE Heads and Board Chairs to engage in conversation about important governance issues.

Who Should Attend?

All Board Chairs are welcome to attend with their Heads of School. Join your colleagues from Independent Schools in Northern New England and benefit from the expertise of veteran ISANNE leaders and fellow participants. 

Workshop Format:

The program will consist of:

  • Workshop on Best Practices of the Board Chair and Expectations for Partnering with the Head of School

  • Networking Luncheon 

  • Case Studies:  Facilitated discussion with Doug Cummings


Registration Information

$125.00 per person for ISANNE Members - Full Workshop (includes lunch, conference breaks and conference materials)

$250.00 per person for Non-ISANNE Members



Thu, 01/30/2020


Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801


The Essential Partnership Workshop - Member

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$125.00 for ISANNE Members: This fee includes lunch, conference breaks and conference materials.