Led by: Leslie Moeller, SCL Board Chair, and Keith Nix, Head of School at Veritas
In this day-long session focused on the practical needs of classical, Christian school boards, Keith Nix, successful head of two classical, Christian schools, and former board member of four boards; and Leslie Moeller, administrator in two classical, Christian schools and board member of three others plus the Society for Classical Learning, combine their decades of experience serving in and consulting with classical, Christian schools to explore the day-to-day realities of implementing the best board practices in the real world. The day will be structured into four sessions. In each, Keith will bring his perspective as the current Head of School at Veritas in Richmond and Leslie will bring her perspective as former Board Chair of the Geneva School of Boerne and current board member of New Covenant Schools to discuss both sides of the Board/Head equation. Our goal is to help your board strengthen your school by simultaneously building better practices and a stronger, more productive relationship with your Head.
- Coffee & Fellowship 8:00 AM
- Board Basics 8:30 AM
Leslie Moeller: the basic “rules” every board needs to know and review.
Keith Nix: Understanding why these “rules” matter to the Head of School and what happens when they are violated.
- The Board and Head Relationship 10:15 AM
Leslie Moeller: Understanding why the Board must be strategic, not managerial, and what to do with those inevitable concerns.
Keith Nix: How and why the Head of School should use the Head Support and Evaluation Committee and use it well.
- Lunch 11:30 AM
- Assessing Your School 1:30 PM
Keith Nix: What should a board look at (and not look at) to accurately evaluate your school’s current position and trajectory?
Leslie Moeller: How does a board apply that understanding to disciplined board decision-making?
- Strategic Planning 3:00 PM
Keith Nix: What a Head needs from the board and the Head’s role in strategic planning.
Leslie Moeller: Necessary components of a functional strategic plan.
- Dinner 6:00 PM