CS&A’s Focus on Leadership Transition

The announcement is out, the search has ended – time to celebrate and call it a day?

Celebrate, certainly, but a growing body of research shows that the most important work should just be getting started.

This summer, as schools are preparing to welcome their new leaders, we are sharing thought leadership around an area we believe that schools, and school leaders, would be well-served to invest significantly more time and energy into: the transition phase of leadership.

Check back often as we continue to add stories and articles from industry and education experts.

Leading and Leaving: Getting it Right

After stepping down as head of Berkeley Carroll School this past June, CS&A consultant Bob Vitalo shares lessons learned from the transition process and what an outgoing head needs to consider.

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Is Timing Really Everything?

After serving as transition chair for a first-time female head of school, CS&A consultant Amanda Riegel shares insight around adjusting the process to fit a head's specific needs.

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The End is Just the Beginning

Once a new head is appointed, the real work of the board starts. CS&A senior consultants Ralph Davison and Skip Kotkins offer key factors in a successful head/board relationship.

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