Heads of School at All-Boys and All-Girls Schools

2019-2020 Schedule and Topics

Headways for Heads of School at All-Boys and All-Girls Schools will provide leaders with the opportunity to have interactive, dynamic conversations with other leaders of singer-gender schools.

Sponsored jointly by NCGS and International Boys’ School Coalition (IBSC), this program will include a similar number of participants from all-boys and all-girls schools and will be co-facilitated by Tara Kinsey from NCGS (Head of Hewitt School) and John Botti from IBSC (Head of The Browning School).

All calls will occur from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

October 7, 2019: School Community

Topics to consider: single-gender mission and relevancy, single-gender learning best practices, governance, community values, connectedness and belonging, onboarding new parents and faculty, equity & inclusion


November 19, 2019: Financial Planning and Sustainability

Topics to consider: strategic planning, financial forecasting, enrollment management, scholarships/financial aid/bursaries, personnel benefits, fundraising, endowments, deferred maintenance, partnerships, facility management


January 14, 2020: Compensation Models and Contracts

Topics to consider: HR issues, salary banding, compensation benchmarking, gender wage gap, professional development stipends, negotiation strategy, search committees, hiring and search best practices, employment letters, contract renewal/nonrenewal, credential authentication


February 20, 2020: Promoting Respectful and Healthy Relationships Among Boys and Girls

Topics to consider: SEL education, sexuality and health, student leadership and character development programs, fostering respect and civility, consent, social media & digital citizenship


April 8, 2020: Coordinate Programs

Topics to consider: opportunities for coordinate programming, program types (service learning, trips, theatre, music, etc.), administrative oversight and responsibility for coordination, challenges/obstacles of coordination, program variations/continuums, program alignment with school missions/cultures, defining success/measuring and evaluating outcomes