06/20/2019 by Carney Sandoe Staff |

CS&A at the 2019 NCGS Conference

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CS&A is delighted to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2019 NCGS (National Coalition of Girls’ Schools) Conference, Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, & Entrepreneurs, which will take place at Westridge School in Pasadena on June 24-26.

On Monday, June 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., several members of CS&A’s Search and Consulting Group will be leading a compelling and interactive three-hour pre-conference workshop designed to prepare and empower emerging female leaders and aspiring school heads to pursue administrative positions in their schools. In addition to learning about the skills and experiences needed to become an effective leadership candidate, participants will also have the opportunity to hear directly from experienced heads/principals about their own professional journeys. The workshop, Answer the Rising Call for Women’s Leadership in Independent Schools, will be facilitated by Bill Christ, Ann Teaff, Jennifer Christensen, Karen Neitzel, and Karen Whitaker.

Additionally, members of CS&A's Search and Consulting Group will be presenting at several others sessions during the conference. Check out the full schedule below. We look forward to connecting with schools and educators at the conference!

Monday, June 24

Pre-Conference Workshop
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

“Answer the Rising Call for Women’s Leadership in Independent Schools”

Part One: The Current Leadership Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges
9:00-9:55 a.m.

Introductory Comments: Ann Teaff, Executive Coach, Carney, Sandoe & Associates; Bill Christ, Senior Search Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Presenter: Laura Hotchkiss, Associate Head, The Marlborough School

“Expanding the Pipeline for Women Heads and Senior Administrators”

Part Two: Two Heads of Schools Share Their Leadership Journeys
10:00-10:55 a.m.

Presenters: Kim Field-Marvin, Headmistress, The McGehee School; Wanda Holland-Greene, Head of School, The Hamlin School

Facilitator: Karen Whitaker, Search Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Part Three: Small Group Discussions: “What are your aspirations, how can we help?”
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Facilitators: CS&A Consultants: Jennifer Christensen, Karen Neitzel, Karen Whitaker, Ann Teaff, and Bill Christ

*****If you will be in the Pasadena area on Monday, you are invited to join us for the workshop. Registration is free. (Please note registering for the pre-conference workshop does not include registration to the full NCGS 2019 Conference). To register, email julie.landis@carneysandoe.com with the following information: full name, title, school/organization, email address.


Tuesday, June 25

Breakout Session
10:15-11:05 a.m.

“A Golden Moment for Women’s Leadership”

With nearly 70% of sitting independent school heads projected to retire over the next decade, there are unprecedented opportunities for women to bring their leadership talents to the service of independent schools. Join two outstanding women heads as they discuss the rewards of the job, their strategies for success in attaining their positions, and how they’re solving the equation of work/family balance.

Presenters: Kim Field-Marvin, Headmistress, The McGehee School; Wanda Holland Greene, Head of School, The Hamlin School

Facilitator: Karen Whitaker, Search Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates


Wednesday, June 26

INSPIRE! Session
9:40-10:30 a.m.

“Seven Keys for Success in Landing a Leadership Position”

Today there are unprecedented opportunities for women to make their mark as Heads and key administrators in independent schools. As you prepare to take advantage of the current environment and launch the leadership journey that inspires you most, tap into the wisdom of a distinguished Head of School and a market-savvy Carney Sandoe Executive Search Consultant. These expert and affable allies will share their insights and welcome your questions in this interactive session designed to help you become a savvier, more confident, and irresistibly compelling candidate.

Facilitators: Jennifer Christensen, Search Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates; Martha Perry, Head of School, St. Clement’s School, Board Chair of NCGS

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