A Profound Experience
Effective Board Governance is an essential part of a strong and sustainable independent school. The Board’s responsibility to set the strategic direction, provide financial and risk oversight and support the school leadership, among other things, are vital to any school’s success. This is especially true in times of crisis. Knowing this, we worked with the Southridge Head of School, Board Chair, and Chair of the Governance Committee to design, administer, and analyze a Board Governance Self-Assessment using our seven-driver Governance Framework
We presented a dashboard of the Self-Assessment results from 2015 to 2020 in a dashboard format using our seven-driver Governance Framework. Then, through an online facilitated session, we worked with the Board debrief the results, surface gaps, and develop actions.
This governance session was not only valuable in and of itself, but it also led to the development of a clear strategy for the ongoing Board governance education program for new and seasoned Board members.