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

2021-22

Leading Boys' and Girls' Schools 
 

The 2021-22 Headways program has sold out. Please check back in August for more information about the 2022-23 program.

Using Zoom, Headways™ connects school leaders virtually to discuss operational issues relevant to their post. IBSC partners with the National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) in this special online class. Join us for this year's Headways, focused on Leading Boys’ and Girls’ Schools, to engage in interactive, dynamic conversations with other senior leaders of single-gender schools.

Gather for small-group, hour-long, facilitated conversations throughout the school year to discuss pre-arranged and time-sensitive topics. Co-facilitated by Tara Kinsey, head of Hewitt School, and John Botti, head of The Browning School (United States), the program balances participants from all-boys and all-girls schools.

Who Should Attend?

Executive leaders (heads, presidents, CEOs, principals) at IBSC and NCGS member schools who report directly to their school’s governing boards

Topics

 

Leading Single-Gender Schools
Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 4:00 PM EDT 

Questions to consider: How do we make the case for the contemporary relevance of single-gender schools? What resources have proven especially useful in implementing best practices for educating boys and girls? How do we orient new students, employees, and families to single-gender missions and values?

Supporting Mental Health
Monday, November 15, 2021, at 4:00 PM EST 

Questions to consider: How do we facilitate conversations about stress, depression, body image, perfectionism, healthy risk taking, resilience, compassion, self-care, mindfulness, self-regulation, and social responsibility? What opportunities or challenges does our single-gender identity present to this work? How do we structure counseling services, peer-ed programs, and comprehensive wellness programs? How do we enlist families in supporting this work?

Valuing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 4:00 PM EST 

Questions to consider: To what extent do you prioritize/model self-work around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI)? How do we engage the board’s commitment to DEI work; auditing curriculum? How do we embrace culturally responsive anti-bias, and anti-racist pedagogy, empowering student voice and leadership? How might we adopt restorative disciplinary practices in our schools? How do we leverage the transformative power of affinity groups? What opportunities or challenges does our single-gender identity present to this work? How do we enlist families in supporting this work?

Promoting Healthy Relationships: Part One
Tuesday, February, 15 2022, at 4:00 PM EST 

Questions to consider: What does successful health/sexuality education look like in our schools? What are the challenges to realizing those successes and how have those challenges been met? How do we educate about consent, respect, and bodily autonomy? Are there advantages/challenges to doing so in a single-gender context? Does social media amplify these challenges and/or offer opportunities? How do we talk about “digital citizenship,” particularly in context of larger conversations about civility and leadership?

Promoting Healthy Relationships: Part Two
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 4:00 PM EDT 

Questions to consider: How do we make space for social-emotional learning (SEL) education in our schools and what does that education look like? How do we conceive of “leadership” and “citizenship” and what programming exists to support these conceptions? How do we educate for “character” and to what degree is this effort connected to healthy relationships? How do we repair relationships between students (or between students and faculty) that have broken down? How do we enlist families in supporting this work? What opportunities or challenges does our single-gender identity present to this work?

Registration 

IBSC member rate: US $250

The 2021-22 Headways program has sold out. Please check back in August for more information about the 2022-23 program.

Available exclusively to members of IBSC or NCGS. To keep conversations lively and dynamic, this program is limited to the first nine IBSC members who register, with preference given to participants who commit to joining every session. Only one participant per school may register.

Refund Policy

IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received two weeks prior to the class. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this time. If you want to replace the registered participant with a different leader from your school, please contact IBSC@theibsc.org.

Please note: Watch your email for login information for the class in early October.

Questions? 

Please contact Bruce Collins at collins@theibsc.org.