Heads & Trustees Day
Wednesday, January 25

Gather your Board and join your colleagues for the 2023 VAIS Heads & Trustees Day, January 25. This virtual ½ day program features an engaging Keynote from Dr. Tyrone Freeman, Professor, Fundraiser, and Author of Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving, a lively session on Legal Hot Topics, and a reflective session “Get Me Off this Rollercoaster,” with Dr. Damian Kavanagh, President & CEO, MISBO.  

Heads of School, Board Chairs and Board Trustees

Wednesday, January 25
9:00 AM - 1:45 PM

January 25, 2023 All Sessions are Virtual
9:00-10:15 AM

Welcome, Keynote, & Q&A 

Keynote: The Gospel of Giving
Presenter:  Dr. Tyrone Freeman, professor, fundraiser, and author 
Anticipate a lively book talk, “Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow,” with a focus on implications for understanding philanthropy and fundraising with alumni of color, plus collegial conversation, and open Q&A. 

 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM  Break
 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Legal Hot Topics for Heads & Trustees

Presenter: Megan Mann, NAIS Legal Counsel

In this session, participants will get a real-time update on legal hot topics specific to Heads & Trustees. Including but not limited to conduct governance and discipline challenges, investigations, and governance trends. Time for Q&A will be included.

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Understanding Pressures, Opportunities, and the VAIS Response: VAIS State of the Headship II Report

Presenters: Betsy Johnson, VAIS Executive Director
Darcie TeVault, VAIS Director of Professional Development

 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM   Break
 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Get Me Off this Rollercoaster! 

Presenter: Damian Kavanagh, President & CEO, MISBO
Exploring whether you are a boss with an agenda or a leader with a vision: How do we take what we had to do to survive a pandemic and translate it into what we want to do to thrive? In this session, we  will look at school through the lens of governance, finance, facilities, and HR and consider the skills of tenacity, empathy, innovation, and leadership.

 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Creating a Crisis Ready Culture: Three Things the Head of School and Board Can Do Now
Presenter: Jim Hulbert, JD, CEO, The Jane Group
The Jane Group will share three steps to take to help you manage the next crisis. Everyone has a role; the readiness starts with the head and the board. Join us for a three-step, 30-minute intensive on crisis preparation and the intersection of strategic and operational roles when crisis strikes.

 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM  Break
 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM  Lunch & Learn Sessions

Please register only ONE person from your school who will distribute all the information and access to your staff. Registration deadline is Friday, January 20, 2023.

VAIS Member $225.00
Non-Member $450.00

VAIS appreciates the support of the following Sponsors for the Heads & Trustees Day.
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