The Effectiveness of Schools and the Longevity of Heads
Thursday, December 8, 2022
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Over 30 years of research has shown that there is a direct and powerful connection of the effectiveness of schools and the longevity of heads.
Long term heads lead to mission consistency, constituent continuity, more effective fund raising over time and better working partnerships between heads and boards. Head turnover, with an average tenure at each school of 5.5 years, leads to power vacuums, frequent searches and transitions, lost revenue, missed opportunities, stakeholder unrest and mission drift.
How do we keep our "heads”? What have the great schools with long term successful heads taught us about how they find, keep and work so effectively with their heads? What have great heads taught us about the characteristics of their success and the secrets of their staying power?
This session will discuss the research, the history and the powerful correlation of these two important elements in the health, growth and development of independent schools.
John C. Littleford, Senior Partner, Littleford & Associates