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Fall Governance Series: The Long Game
Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Category: AISGW Events

Fall Governance Series:
The Long Game

This webinar is designed for heads of school and trustees who face what will likely be the second most challenging year in their careers as school leaders. Even as they play multi-dimensional chess with an agenda that will include the re-establishment of boundaries, the resurgence of COVID variants, the growth in their school’s commitment to antiracist practices, the curation of learnings from last year, they’ll be doing it all with depleted human capital, their own and that of the faculty and the board. All of this calls for a “long game” approach. Join us to explore together what that long game might look like, what top initiatives must (and could) fit within it, how you can assess the relative fitness of your school to carry them out, and how you can construct your long game approach so that faculty can return to the rhythms and relationships that fill them up, and so that heads and boards rebuild their political capital. 

About the Speaker

Mike Vachow is a Managing Director at Gowan Group, a full service consultancy to independent schools based in Connecticut. Before becoming a consultant, Mike worked in Vachow Imageindependent day schools for 30 years. Mike began his career as an English teacher and coach at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans before moving on to administrative roles there. He continued in school leadership as a division director at Lake Forest Country Day School, and for ten years as Head of Forsyth School in St. Louis, and as Interim Head at Peoria Academy. Mike also maintains his own consulting brand, Knuckleball Consulting, for small projects and from which he publishes his monthly newsletter, Ahead in the Count. During his years serving independent schools in the Midwest, Mike chaired the board of the Independent Schools of St. Louis, and served ISACS as a member of the Accreditation Review Committee, and as an accreditation team leader and mentor in the New Heads Network. Mike's consulting work has focused on enrollment strategy, strategic planning, governance and leadership searches. He has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MA from Middlebury College.

This event is for AISGW members only.

Cost: $120 per school (to be invoiced after the event takes place).



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