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YEAR 3 - Online Session Archives    
Productive Conversations: Best Practices in Board Decision-Making
Facilitated by Ginny Christensen, Strategy for Growth 
October 7, 2014
Deliberating Differently in the Boardroom
James Schwarz, Senior Governance Consultant, BoardSource
Please find additional materials from the session below. The following titles are available through multiple sources. Click on the book title to purchase using ADVIS' link.
October 21, 2014
Using Robert's Rules to Facilitate Dialogue
and Harmonious Decisions Amongst Diverse Perspectives

Joe McTigheExecutive Director, Council on American Private Education & Irene McHenry, Former Executive Director, Friends Council on Education
Please find book resources discussed in the session below. The following titles are available through multiple sources. Click on the book title to purchase using ADVIS' link.
November 4, 2014
Leading for Unity: Group Dynamics and Consensus-Based Decision-Making
Drew Smith, Executive Director, Friends Council on Education & Sarah Daignault, Consultant to Independent Schools
Generative Conversations: Leveraging the Value of Good Governance
Facilitated by Ginny Christensen, Strategy for Growth 

January 13, 2015
The Board as a Force Multiplier: Leaning into Action
Please find additional materials from the session below.
Karen Osborne
, President, The Osborne Group

*Please note: we had a couple of short audio gaps - stay tuned and the audio will return in less than a minute.

January 27, 2015
The Science, Art, and Impact of Generative Thinking in the Boardroom
February 10, 2015
Best Practice: Generative Conversations to Design the Future
Karen Osborne, Cathy Trower with:
Habib Gorgi, Board Clerk, Moses Brown School &
Matt Glendinning, Head of School, Moses Brown School
Following are the two articles that Moses Brown School Head of School, Matt Glendinning forwarded in preparation for this session:
  1. Designing the Future at One of the Nation’s Oldest Schools
  2. Using Experience Design to Drive Institutional Change
As discussed in our session, often, after the strategic plan is in place, boards do one of two things – breathe a sigh of relief and say, “What’s next?” or meddle in details of implementation that belong to the administration. Neither of these paths is fruitful. So, what is the role of the board after the strategic plan is up and running? The role of the board is to continue to think critically and ask a different set of questions such as these provided by Cathy Trower: Download "Questions for Generative Conversations" here.

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