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How the Longevity of Heads Impacts the Effectiveness of Schools

April 27, 2023 @ 9:00-10:30 am


Over 30 years of research have shown that there is a direct and powerful connection between the effectiveness of schools and the longevity of heads.

Long-term heads lead to mission consistency, constituent continuity, more effective fund-raising over time, and better working partnerships between heads and boards. Head turnover, with an average tenure at each school of 5.5 years, leads to power vacuums, frequent searches and transitions, lost revenue, missed opportunities, stakeholder unrest, and mission drift. 

How do we keep our "heads”? What have the great schools with long-term successful heads taught us about how they find, keep and work so effectively with their heads? What have great heads taught us about the characteristics of their success and the secrets of their staying power? 

This session will discuss the research, the history, and the powerful correlation of these two important elements in the health, growth, and development of independent schools

This workshop will benefit
Heads of School, Board Chairs, Trustees


John Littleford
Senior Partner, Littleford & Associates

Registration: $79 (Members only)

Location: Zoom
Zoom information, link to connect, and password will be shared closer to the event.

Registration Deadline:
April 20, 2023

Cancellation & Refunds: Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to Keara Danger at There is a $10 per person processing fee through April 20, 2023, with no refunds after this date.

Questions? Contact Nicole Robison at

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