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Headways for Heads of School at All-Boys and
All-Girls Schools 2019-20

Creating Shared Learning Spaces and Experiences

The 2019-20 Headways™ program is sold out. If you have questions about future programs, please contact Bruce Collins at

Headways™ connects school leaders virtually, using the video-conferencing tool Zoom, to discuss operational issues relevant to their post. IBSC partners with the National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) in this special online class. Gather for small-group, hour-long, facilitated conversations throughout the school year to discuss pre-arranged and time-sensitive topics. The program includes a similar number of participants from all-boys and all-girls schools co-facilitated by Tara Kinsey, head of Hewitt School (United States), and John Botti, head of The Browning School (United States).

This year’s topics include:

  • Monday, October 7, 2019, at 4:00 PM EDT
    School Community:
    single-gender mission and relevancy, single-gender learning best practices, governance, community values, connectedness and belonging, onboarding new parents and faculty, and equity and inclusion.
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 4:00 PM EST
    Financial Planning and Sustainability:
    strategic planning, financial forecasting, enrollment management, scholarships/financial aid/bursaries, personnel benefits, fundraising, endowments, deferred maintenance, partnerships, and facility management.
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 4:00 PM EST
    Compensation Models and Contracts:
    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, and credential authentication.
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 4:00 PM EST
    Promoting Respectful and Healthy Relationships Among Boys and Girls:
    social-emotional learning (SEL), sexuality and health, student leadership and character development programs, fostering respect and civility, consent, social media, and digital citizenship.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 4:00 PM EDT
    Coordinate Programs:
    opportunities for coordinate programming, program types (service learning, trips, theater, music, etc.), administrative oversight and responsibility for coordination, challenges/obstacles of coordination, program variations, program alignment with school missions and cultures, defining success, and measuring and evaluating outcomes.


The 2019-20 Headways™ program is sold out. If you have questions about future programs, please contact Bruce Collins at

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

Please note: Watch your email for login information for the class around October 4.