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Trustee Handbook, 10th edition, revised (print version)

  • Non-Member: $38.99
  • Member: $29.99
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The Trustee Handbook, 10th edition revised, is a newly updated version of the book that has guided independent school trustees for decades. Offering both strategic context as well as practical advice, this book quickly walks you through what you need to know to succeed as a trustee. You’ll learn your basic obligations as a trustee, how boards operate throughout the year, key factors of a high-performing board, and how your work fits within the independent school context.

Contents include:

  • Foreword
  • The Independent School Board: Characteristics, Responsibilities, and Qualities

  • TOP QUALITIES OF HIGH-PERFORMING BOARDS
    • A Shared Understanding of Roles and Responsibilities
    • A Strong Strategic Orientation
    • A Solid System for Building the Board
    • A Culture of Self-Assessment, Accountability, and Open Communication
    • A Structure That Supports Efficiency and Innovation
    • The Independent School Context

  • APPENDICES
    • Sample Calendar of Board Meetings
    • Duties of Board Leaders (Sample Language)
    • Board Manual Contents
    • Major Board and Administrative Policy Checklists
    • Risk Management Checklist
    • Sample Board Member Job Description
    • Sample Trustee Commitment Letter
    • Board Profile Grid
    • Sample Goals for a Head of School
    • Sample Job Description for a Head of School
    • Sample Board Meeting Agenda
    • Officer Qualifications Criteria
    • Goals Action Plan Form
    • Conflict-of-Interest Statement

The Trustee Handbook is also available in packets of 10.

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