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Heads and Crucial Leaders Series: Current Trends in Head of School Compensation/Contracts/Evaluation and Best Practices Now
Monday, March 01, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CST
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Heads and Crucial Leaders Interactive Webinar Series

Your Registration includes registration for two individuals: The Head of School and a Crucial Leader. You can choose the same Crucial Leader for each session, or a different person--just specify on the form below. You can of course add multiple additional members of your leadership team for each event as well. 

Session 1: Current Trends in Head of School Compensation/Contracts/Evaluation and Best Practices Now 
with John Littleford of Littleford & Associates

March 1st 2:30-4:00pm CST / 3:30-5:00pm EST

Session Description: Many Heads are under more pressure and feeling more vulnerable  than ever before. Parents, boards, faculty and staff and the larger community are taking aim at the leadership of independent schools focusing on issues such as the COVID protocols, the BLM movement, rigor vs. well-roundedness for students, the value added proposition, and overall wellness.

In the current environment, boards are seeking fair, viable and market-driven ways to compensate and evaluate heads of school in a way that makes them feel valued and rewarded but also stays within school resources and meets the "optics" test in the public domain.

What are best practices now for head compensation, including the "buckets" to use, the contract language to avoid and the best evaluation process to employ? These combined make the job of head of school worth the risks in the long run (or not).

Audience: Heads, Board Chairs, CFOs/Business Managers, HR

Presenter: John Littleford of Littleford &Associates

This event is part of a three-event Heads and Crucial Leaders series. Pricing is for the package of all three sessions in the series. 
TAIS Member Schools: $400 for the Head and Crucial Leader pair / $150 for each additional person
Guest Pricing: $600 for the Head and Crucial Leader pair / $225 for each additional person

A recording will be provided to those who register to allow for flexibility in viewing.  



Full Series Schedule
Session One: Current Trends in Head of School Compensation/Contracts/Evaluation and Best Practices Now with John Littleford of Littleford & Associates 
March 1st 2:30-4:00pm CST / 3:30-5:00pm EST

Session Two: Hidden Costs, Hidden Motives, Hidden Levers with Damian Kavanagh of MISBO
April 12th 5:00-6:30m CST / 6:00-7:30pm EST
After Hours Virtual Bourbon Tasting Event: 7:00-7:45pm CST / 8:00-8:45pm EST (additional cost and separate registration in addition to series registration required--Register Here)

Session Three: The Shifting Ground: Policy vs. Management during COVID-19 and Beyond with John Littleford of Littleford & Associates
May 3rd 2:30-4:00 CST / 3:30-5:00pm EST 


John Littleford founded Littleford & Associates in 1994, and has consulted regularly with over 7,000 schools worldwide.  He was Head of School for 18 years, a teacher for 25 years, and a Board member and Chair of schools and nonprofit agencies.  He has written and spoken extensively worldwide on each area of the firm's consulting expertise. John Littleford is the co-author, with Valerie Lee, of the book, "Faculty Salary Systems in Independent Schools". This landmark publication on this topic was published by NAIS from 1983-94. His articles on the career ladder concept of faculty compensation are found in Larry Frase's book, entitled "Teacher Motivation and Compensation", published in 1992 by the Technomic Press. Littleford & Associates  may have the largest and most accurate data base in the world on head compensation and has been retained since 1983 by thousands of schools worldwide by boards to benchmark head of school compensation.  Mr. Littleford earned his B.A. degree from Dickinson College, Critical Language Degree from Princeton University, M.A. from Harvard University, and a Certificate of Advanced Study from Harvard University.