Board Members, Trustees, Directors, Superintendents, and Heads of School:
Implement Strategic Foresight, Ask Tough Questions, and Articulate Clear Commitments to Lead Your Schools Effectively Through a Challenging Future
Are You Ready?
If the last 18 months have taught us nothing else it's that now is the time to embrace the really complex questions around the purpose of school, the value of education, the power of building belonging and authentic relationships, and our readiness for intense disruption. Change may be difficult, but it is arriving, whether we are ready or not. How we meet that change will serve as one of the greatest leadership tests in our lifetimes.
To confront those pressing questions, we can't bring old lenses, limited voices, and outdated mental models about schooling to the table.
To make the best decisions for the students you serve, you need to understand the world as it is, be able to read the signs that will help you create a path into the future, and be able to place connection and sustainability (financial and global) at the center of your work.
Because despite the upheaval of the last few months, the status quo is right around the corner right. It feeds on disorientation.
Are you ready to reorient your work for the realities of this critical moment?
Virtual Board/Trustee Retreat - Big Questions on Strategic Foresight
Understand the World, and the Future, More Clearly
Join us as we guide you through an intensive, interactive, three-session retreat that will help you grow as a more effective advisor to the communities you serve. We set aside traditional governance models and challenge participants to consider new contexts, focused on generative, agile, and inclusive priorities.
Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson bring decades of experience advising schools and high-performing organizations to stay ahead of tired mental models and respond decisively to crises, bringing their expertise in change management, transformational thinking, technology and information literacy, global, racial and cultural competence. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic they have been working directly with leaders from schools in Italy, China, Brazil, across North America, and many other countries, facilitating crisis response and fresh thinking for post-traumatic growth.
Contact us to discuss a custom retreat for your board.
What They're Saying About our Board Retreat:
In three 2-hour sessions, we'll focus in on
Big Questions such as:
What are the Leadership Lenses, and how can they facilitate clarity amidst intense uncertainty?
How can we prioritize what matters most in our schools, and reflect these in future scenario planning?
How can we ensure justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are reflected at the heart of our cultures?
What alternatives to the 5-Year Strategic Plan might help us create more agile, responsive, effective organizations?
How might empathy, radical imagination, and deep inquiry be centered in generative board engagement?
How can Boards balance macro, global considerations with hyper-local factors, like local trends and micro-communities, to make more effective, unifying decisions?
Why should YOU attend our BQI Virtual Board-Trustee Retreat?
Get a much clearer grasp on the challenges and opportunities of this change-filled moment, and a clearer sense of what the future may hold.
Connect with other board members and trustees from around the world with whom you can continue to learn and share ideas.
Learn specific tools and strategies that you can use to engage in these conversations at a high level in your local school communities.
Meet your Big Questions Institute Coaches
We're uniquely positioned to help you lead your journey.
Big Questions Institute