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September 29, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Check-in & continental breakfast
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Pat Bassett Keynote
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Small group work
HEADS LUNCH: Noon to 2PM
(for ADVIS members only)
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Pat Bassett presentation/SWOT analysis of challenges ahead for independent schools
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Fee for AM Program ONLY:
$50 per person for member schools. $170 for non members. Cost includes continental breakfast.
Fee for AM Program and HEADS LUNCH:
(ADVIS members only) $70 per person. Cost includes continental breakfast and lunch.
- Please print out and place on dash.
For ADVIS Schools only.
If your school will be sending a group of eight (8) or more attendees, please use the promo code,
, when registering your participants. A 10% discount will be automatically applied to your total. Only groups of 8 or more ADVIS member school guests are eligible for the 10% Group Discount.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
Wednesday, September 20th.
1200 River Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
President ~ ADVIS
Governance Social Media
For Heads of School, Board Chairs/Clerks, and all Trustees
Patrick F. Bassett
President & Senior Consultant,
Heads Up Educational Consulting
Patrick F. Bassett, former NAIS President and 2016-17 ADVIS Visionary Service Award Recipient, will present an overview of the three levels of independent school governance (Fiduciary, Strategic, and Generative) including the roles and boundaries of the four major players: the board, the head of school, the faculty, and the parent body. This session is an invaluable opportunity for all trustees, especially new trustees, to understand their critical and appropriate role on an independent school board.
Heads and Board Chairs/Clerks:
Pass this invitation along to new trustees, and all trustees, since all can benefit from a governance refresher. Heads of School and Board Chairs and Chairs of the Committee on Trustees/Governance Committee are strongly encouraged to attend with new trustees.
Patrick F. Bassett
Prior to co-founding Heads Up Educational Consulting in 2013, a consulting firm that provides strategic, operational, governance, and programmatic guidance and consultation to educational enterprises, Pat Bassett spent his entire career in education. He began in 1970 as a teacher in an independent school, and eventually served as head of school of two independent schools. This was followed by the role of president of ISACS, a regional association of independent schools, prior to Pat's appointment as president of the National Association of Independent Schools in 2001, from which he "rewired" in 2013. As senior consultant of Heads Up Educational Consulting, Pat continues to lead workshops, conduct leadership searches, give keynote addresses, and train boards, school leaders, and faculty on what constitutes great schools, great teachers, and great leaders.
Pat served on the board as a trustee of NAIS (1985-1989), The Multicultural Alliance (1994-2000), The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE 1996-2013), and The Council for American Private Education (CAPE 2001-2013). Pat continues to serve on educational and philanthropic boards and boards of schools, colleges, universities, and businesses that serve them. He currently serves on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Williams College (MA), the National Network of Schools in Partnership (a public/private school consortium), United Educators (a school and university risk management insurance company), Finalsite (a website & mobile technologies company), Woodberry Forest School (VA), the Benedict Foundation (mission is to support successful but smaller or challenged independent schools), and Noodle (a high-tech, web-based online service to help families match a student’s need with the right school or college).
Pat's previous honors include being named a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow in 1986; receiving the Educational Leadership Award by The Klingenstein Center of Teachers College (Columbia University) in 2000, and global leadership awards from The European Council for International Schools (ECIS), from the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA), and from NAIS.
A Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Williams College where he was captain of the lacrosse team, Pat also holds a master's degree in film studies from Northwestern University (’73).
This program is graciously supported by funding from ADVIS Event Underwriter
Blackney Hayes Architects
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