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INTERNATIONAL Trustee Handbook: A Guide to Effective Governance for Independent Schools, 2nd edition

  • Member: $29.99
  • Non-Member: $38.99
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NOTE: This item is intended for use by schools based outside the United States. For domestic (U.S.) schools, we encourage you to buy The NAIS Trustee Handbook, 10th edition, revised.

The fully updated International Trustee Handbook provides insights into the essentials of board service—and it does so from the unique perspective of international schools. You’ll find the book useful as:

  • A training tool during new-trustee orientation
  • An instruction manual for your new board chair and head of school
  • A discussion prompt during your board’s professional development meetings
  • A reference source when your board faces a challenge

Contents include the following:
  • Foreword by NAIS President Donna Orem
  • The International School Context—forces that affect international schools
  • Performing Roles and Fulfilling Responsibilities
  • Meeting Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Being a Strategic Board—working in the three modes of governance: fiduciary, strategic, and generative
  • Hiring and Supporting the Head of School
  • Optimizing Board Operations
  • Growing and Sustaining the Board: Structures, succession planning, goal-setting, and self-appraisal
  • Epilogue

  • Appendices
    • NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Boards of Trustees and for Independent School Trustees
    • Trustee Qualifications, Expectations, and Responsibilities
    • Sample Code of Conduct
    • Sample Conflict-of-Interest Policy
    • Board Checklist for the Head of School Transition
    • Head of School Evaluation Guidelines
    • Guidelines for Board Committees and Task Forces
    • Annual Board Calendar
    • Sample Table of Contents for a Board Procedures Manual
    • Sample Board Self-Evaluation
    • Agenda and Guidelines for New Board Member Orientation
    • Board Retreat Agenda

    • Order five or more copies to save 20 percent on top of your member discount. (Your discount will appear when you check out.) Or purchase the International Trustee Handbook in economical packets of 10.

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