Governing for Greatness - Board Training (Lake Superior State University)

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Governing for Greatness - Board Training (Lake Superior State University)

  1. 1. GOVERNING FOR GREATNESS LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY CHARTER SCHOOLS OFFICE ANNUAL ACADEMY BOARD RETREAT MR. JASON SARSFIELD MR. JOSEPH URBAN MS. JULIE HOPPER JUNE 28, 2014
  2. 2. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG RELATIONSHIPS “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
  3. 3. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG
  4. 4. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG National Charter Schools Institute • The Institute is a values-driven, nonprofit organization founded in 1995. • Our mission is to strengthen the performance and productivity of the charter schools sector. • We coach and consult with boards, schools, authorizers, support organizations and policymakers. • Our team is composed of passionate professionals. • We seek to understand, honor, and support our clients. • We believe in and strive to uphold the Golden Rule.
  5. 5. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG THIS SLIDE DECK IS ACCESSIBLE AT
  6. 6. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Goals for Today and Tomorrow Share a Framework for Greatness and Establish a Common Vocabulary Get to Know One Another and Discuss Principles for Governing Collaborate and Inspire Hearts & Minds Answer Questions Have Fun! 1 2 3 4 5
  7. 7. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG -Lets Get to Know One Another-
  8. 8. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Superior Performance Distinctive Impact Lasting Endurance What Is Greatness?
  9. 9. “Good is the enemy of great.” Jim Collins
  10. 10. Collins’ Good-to-Great Framework OUTPUT RESULTS STAGE 1: DISCIPLINED PEOPLE INPUT PRINCIPLES Level 5 Leadership First Who, Then What STAGE 2: DISCIPLINED THOUGHT Confront the Brutal Facts The Hedgehog Concept STAGE 3: DISCIPLINED ACTION Culture of Discipline The Flywheel STAGE 4: BUILDING GREATNESS TO LAST Clock Building, Not Time Telling Preserve Core, Stimulate Progress DELIVERS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE MAKES A DISTINCTIVE IMPACT ACHIEVES LASTING ENDURANCE Beyond Any Leader, Idea or Setback On the Communities It Touches Relative to Its Mission
  11. 11. Achieving Breakthrough
  12. 12. The Flywheel
  13. 13. “Greatness ... is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” Jim Collins
  14. 14. Purpose of Governance “To ensure, usually on behalf of others, that an organization achieves what it should achieve while avoiding those behaviors and situations that should be avoided.” Dr. John Carver Boards That Make a Difference
  15. 15. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Purpose of a Charter School Governing Board “To ensure, on behalf of the public, that students are learning, money and resources are well stewarded, and the organization passionately pursues greatness, while modeling the highest legal and ethical principles.” Dr. James Goenner National Charter Schools Institute
  16. 16. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Common Board Challenges Dysfunctional Group Dynamics Disengaged Board Members Uncertainty about Roles and Responsibilities Source: Problem Boards or Board Problems? The Nonprofit Quarterly 1 2 3
  17. 17. Some People Observe That… “ Trustees are often little more than high-powered, well-intentioned people engaged in low-level activities.”Chait, Holland and Taylor
  18. 18. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG A Simple Way to Frame Roles Governing Board = To Ensure Management = To Execute
  19. 19. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Would a Great Leader Want to Serve on or Work for Your Board? The First Thing the Board Governs Is Itself “Know Thyself”
  20. 20. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 21 Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act 1 2 3 4 Encourage the Heart5 Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders Kouzes and Posner
  21. 21. Level 5 Leadership Pyramid
  22. 22. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG What Level of Leader Do You Want? Level 5 Leader • Ambitious first and foremost for the cause, the organization, the work—not themselves. • Displays a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will. Level 3 Leader • Organizes people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of predetermined objectives.
  23. 23. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Level 5 Leaders Want to Work for a Board That… • Knows its purpose and why it exists • Understands it is the highest authority in the organization • Knows it represents the public • Is disciplined in its role and behaviors and those of its individual members • Is trustworthy and predictable.
  24. 24. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Level 5 Leaders Want to Work for a Board That… • Uses its authority to empower, not strangle • Ensures the organization is effective and efficient • Has high expectations and measures performance • Is unafraid to judge, but does so fairly • Continuously earns credibility.
  25. 25. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Chickens and Pigs!
  26. 26. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG How Boards Earn Credibility • “They practice what they preach.” • “They walk the talk.” • “Their actions are consistent with their words.” • “They put their money where their mouth is.” • “They follow through on their promises.” • “They do what they say they will do.” The Leadership Challenge
  27. 27. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 12 Responsibilities of a Charter School Board 4 1 2 3 ENSURE all students are being prepared for success in college, work and life. ENSURE the public’s money and resources are well stewarded. ENSURE the organization is run by a great leader and infused with a positive culture and learning environment. ENSURE the terms of the charter contract are fulfilled and the organization is prepared for renewal.
  28. 28. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 5 ENSURE the organization continuously improves and stays viable. ENSURE the organization is true to its vision, mission and values. 6 7 8 ENSURE the organization operates legally and ethically. 12 Responsibilities of a Charter School Board ENSURE goals are clear and people and programs are wisely empowered, supported, evaluated and held accountable.
  29. 29. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG 9 ENSURE the board and its members are positive ambassadors for the charter idea! ENSURE the board recruits, orients and develops its members and its capacity to govern. 10 11 12 ENSURE the board adopts and properly maintains its governing policies. ENSURE the board speaks with one voice. 12 Responsibilities of a Charter School Board
  30. 30. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG “Doing everything keeps us so busy we don’t have time to think about what is really important to us.”
  31. 31. Where Does Your Board Spend Its Time? First Things First
  32. 32. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG “We believe boards that govern for greatness ask wise questions and measure things that really matter.” Dr. James Goenner National Charter Schools Institute
  33. 33. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG “ Wisdom is the beneficial use of knowledge; wisdom is information and knowledge impregnated with higher purposes and principles.” Governing Wisely Dr. Stephen Covey The 8th Habit
  34. 34. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Wise Questions HOW WELL IS OUR SCHOOL… Preparing Students for College, Work and Life (Academics) Leveraging Resources (Finances) Fulfilling Its Commitments (Organizational)
  35. 35. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Is the academic program a success? Is the school financially viable? Is the school equitable & organizationally sound? Key Renewal Questions “Keeping the End in Mind”
  36. 36. WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Strategic Planning • Mission, Vision and Goals • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) • Your Hedgehog and Competitive Advantage • Goals and Objectives (short and long term) • Action Steps and Timeline • Scorecard (activities vs. accomplishments)
  37. 37. THANK YOU! NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS INSTITUTE | 711 WEST PICKARD STREET | MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48858 VIEW THIS SLIDE DECK ONLINE AT WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG

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