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Current CAIS School Heads – Money and Managing Change

The 2012 summer schedule for the Head's and Next Step Leadership Institute programs can be found here.

Please see the following recent letter to Heads regarding the 2012 Money and Managing Change program.

This three-day program is based on the top three challenges identified by Allan Gregg’s survey of Heads and Chairs presented at the AGM in October 2010: Human Resources, Financial Sustainability, and Managing Change.

Based on current research and incorporating a blend of small group discussions as well as workshops, this program will focus on how to best lead our schools through the changing climate ahead. There will be an emphasis on major gift fundraising and leading the change process. Ample time and opportunity will be built into the three days to ensure questions and individual cases can be addressed.

In July 2012, the program will be lead by three faculty members:

  • David Robertson - School Head, Shawnigan Lake School
  • David Hadden - retired School Head, Lakefield College School
  • Barry Wright - Advisor to the Provost and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business, Brock University.

David Hadden teaching the "Money and Managing Change" course.

Shawnigan and Lakefield have had two of the most successful major gift programs amongst schools in the country. Barry has won both the undergraduate and graduate teaching awards at Brock University and has taught at the Queen’s Executive MBA program; at last year’s LI, his was one of the most popular courses, and according to feedback from one Head of School who took his course: “All Heads should take Barry’s LI module on change.”

As a frame of reference, all participants are expected to have read Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, the latest book by Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick, the critically acclaimed bestseller. Switch debuted at #1 on both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists. Dan Heath has been a popular presenter at the NAIS annual conference for the past two years. Switch asks the following question: Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?

The cost of this program is $1900 and includes all meals, receptions, materials, and boarding accommodation.

Enrollment is limited and admission is made on a first-come basis.


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