Governance in an Age of Anxiety
In an age when it can be difficult for parents to let go of anxieties for their children's futures, how does a Board with a high degree of parent membership stay aligned to the longer-term impact of the school's mission? How might heads and board chairs, in their unique partnership, rely on each other and work with each other to lead the work of the board in this age of anxiety? ECIS invites heads of school and board chairs, as a duo, to attend our retreat in Zurich, hosted by Zurich International School. The retreat will finish with dinner.
Joined by ECIS executive director Dr Kevin Ruth, our facilitator for the retreat is Robert (Bob) Fricker, current trustee at Beijing City International School, and long-time board member and leader elsewhere: Board of Directors, Northeast Foundation for Children (parent organization of the Responsive Classroom). Chair of the Board, 1993-1998; 2002-2007; 2011-present; Board of Trustees, Prospect Sierra School (grades K-8), El Cerrito, California; Board of Trustees, Athenian School (grades 6-12 day and boarding), Danville, CA; and other non-profit boards. Bob is also a senior search consultant with Carney Sandoe & Associates, and has worked with boards on many senior leadership searches in the United States and abroad.
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