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New Board Chair/Clerk Orientation
June 8, 2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ADVIS Members pay $50 per person.
Non Members pay $200 per person. Includes continental breakfast.
May 31, 2019
Late registrations will be charged an additional $10 per person.
The Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Executive Director ~ ADVIS
Governance Social Media
Exclusively for Board Chairs and School Committee Clerks
“Show me a great school, and I’ll show you a great board” a wise observer once quipped. And great boards start with great board leaders. This is the half-day session that no board chair/clerk can afford to miss. Trust us, you’ll love it, and your board and School Head will love you for having attended.
New Board Chair/Clerk Workshop
Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shipley School
(registration & continental breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 AM)
Who Should Attend:
Board Chairs/Clerks who have never attended this orientation session, especially incoming chairs (but current chairs are also strongly encouraged to attend!). This session is often focused on the Chair-Head relationship, which is critically important. This year, while this vital relationship will of course be included, it is for Chairs/Clerks only, and will focus specifically on how to lead your board!
What you’ll learn:
In this interactive session, you will discover:
A new network of fellow board leaders with whom you can share wisdom and questions.
The 9 things about being a successful board leader that they don’t tell you in the books.
Answers to your own board’s most pressing questions.
How to maximize the success of what is called the most important relationship in schools….that of the Head and the Board leader.
Resources that you can turn to during your term as Chair.
What school heads (confidentially) say they most want from their board chair.
This session will be facilitated by
Skip Kotkins from Carney Sandoe & Associates
. A former business leader, Skip has chaired 8 different non-profit boards, has served as a trustee and officer of both NWAIS (an ADVIS sister regional association) and NAIS (our national association) and will help us discover the wisdom that resides within each of us.
$50 per person for ADVIS member schools; $200 per person for non-members. Includes continental breakfast. Payment should be made by credit card or check, made payable to ADVIS.
Deadline to register: Friday, May 31st.
Late registrations will be charged an additional $10.
About Skip Kotkins
Skip Kotkins, Senior Consultant, Carney Sandoe & Associates
, is a Seattle native, a graduate of Lakeside School, Williams College, and Harvard Business School. His business career included years as CEO of Skyway Luggage Company, terms on boards of directors of both NASDAQ and NYSE-listed public companies, and service as an economic advisor and branch bank director in the Federal Reserve system. He was an advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce on international trade policy.
Skip has chaired eight different non-profit organizations including the world's largest Rotary Club, the Tony-Award-winning Seattle Repertory Theater, and Lakeside School in Seattle. He has been a board member of education, religious, health care, arts, civic, and human services organizations. He has been an officer and board member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and served a rare extended term on the board of the National Association of Independent schools (NAIS). At NAIS, he chaired the Strategy and Design task force, helped write the Principles of Good Practice, and was a contributor to the Trustee Handbook. He is a frequent presenter at independent school conferences and has written articles for
magazine. He was chair of the 105-member board of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce when the NAIS Annual Conference was held there in 2012. In his work for Carney Sandoe, he conducts leadership searches, leads strategic planning projects, and has worked on board governance with schools in dozens of states and abroad. He likes to say that he operates “at the intersection of leadership and strategy” because great organizations need excellence and coordination in both in order to thrive.
Skip and his wife Jackie live in Seattle. Their daughter Katie lives in New York and raises millions of dollars for rare cancer research, and their son Joey is a social media entrepreneur based in London, England. They have two grandchildren.
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