Seminars for Ongoing Learning in School Governance

These workshops have been developed for the use of NJAIS members only and are not to be downloaded, copied, used, or distributed without permission.

 

 

Seminars for Ongoing Learning in School Governance 

For: Board of Trustee Members of Independent Schools and School Leadership Teams

 

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School governance is complex, demanding, and incredibly rewarding work.  This series of workshops serves to continue your growth as a Trustee, Head of School, or School Leader in order to support your school in an ongoing and informed manner.  


 

Individual Session Fees:

$50 per registrant, Member Schools that Attended Trustee Enrichment Day on Saturday, January 21, 2023

$75 per registrant, all other Member Schools

$150 per registrant, Non-Member Schools


 


Wednesday, February 15, 2023; 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
School Safety and Security

This session will provide security and safety options that are practical, understandable and memorable. Retired Captain Rick Proctor will outline the guidelines and considerations for school communities including policies, practices, communication, and strategies for maintaining a safe and secure experience for students and faculty.
 

Presented by: Rick Proctor is a recently retired Police Captain with the Summit Police Department. He has over twenty-seven years of law enforcement experience, and in addition to his police administrative responsibilities, Rick was also a security liaison between the police department and the City’s twelve schools. Rick founded VIAT Consulting in 2014 to assist with the security needs of schools, businesses, and houses of worship, outside of his police jurisdiction. Rick has contributed to several magazine articles regarding how to respond to an active shooter and has been a presenter at conventions and conferences around the country, including NJAIS conferences and the Tri-State Heads Conference in New Paltz, NY. Rick has trained public and private schools in NJ and NY and has worked with several NJAIS member schools.

Please register in advance for this experience:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=547

 

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023; 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive, and Just: Building and Sustaining Communities of Belonging in Times of Turbulence

Now, more than ever before, circumstances in our schools and society require trustees and school leaders to address, challenge, even negotiate the importance and meaning of belonging for the schools they serve. This session will include an interactive discussion on the urgency of now focused on the mission-driven and strategic importance of belonging while introducing participants to the work of Charles Vogl’s The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging.

Presented by: Dr. Gene Batiste serves as the Assistant Head of School for Engagement at The Dwight-Englewood School (NJ). He also has a thriving consultancy specializing in engagement, DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging), leadership, and organizational development in independent schools, higher education, and nonprofits. From  2017 to 2021, Gene served as the Chief Diversity Officer at St. John’s School (TX) following two years of full-time consultancy and leadership coaching based in Washington, D.C. From 2013 to 2015, Gene served as Executive Director at Independent Education (IE), now the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW). In this role, he led a team that provided professional development, networking, advocacy, and other services to a diverse community of 70+ independent schools serving 33,000 students in the Washington, D.C. capital region. From 2000 to 2013, Gene served as Vice President for Professional Development and School Field Services & Equity and Justice Initiatives at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). He served as Assistant Head of School and Upper School Director at Crossroad School in St. Louis, Missouri. Gene was a member of the faculty, grade-level dean, Director of Multicultural  Initiatives, and Director of the Dennard Visiting Scholars program at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas from 1990 to 1999. He served on the faculty of three high schools in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) from 1981 to 1989, including Social  Science Department Chair at Hillcrest High School. In 1989, Dr. Batiste received DISD’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Batiste holds a B.S. degree in the social sciences, summa cum laude, from Wiley College, (a historically Black College/University) an M.Ed. degree, Phi Delta Kappa, in urban education and public school administration from North Texas State University, and an Ed.D. degree in educational and organization leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Batiste’s dissertation study was titled, Toward an Understanding of the Role of Relational Trust for New Heads of Independent Schools.

Please register in advance for this experience:
https://www.njais.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=548



 

Day, Date; Time
When It’s Time to Let Go: Visionary Trustees and School Fragility

Description  - Closing a School - More pending

Presented by: Genevieve Madigan and Stefani Schwartz

 

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Long-Range Financial Planning

Description pending

Presented by: TBD

 

 

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Endowment Management

Description pending

Presented by: Michael Pages

 

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Strategic Thinking for Boards

Description pending

Presented by: Stephanie Rogan