One of our upcoming newsletters will focus on the keys to board development with simple ways to improve the board’s work and to support the positive participation and development of each board member, with experience gathered from various Waldorf schools.
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Also, let us know if you have questions or ideas of resources or topics that you would like to see us address in future newsletters and posts.
These questions and ideas will not only help us all see what is living in the movement as a whole, they will help us at LeadTogether to focus our resource collection and our future newsletters on relevant topics.
I appreciate this topic of board development, in particular with the promise of improving board work and support for the positive participation and development of each board member.
Our board meets once a month for two hours, which is not enough to only get the pressing tasks done, not to speak of tackling larger issues.
A question I would like to see addressed is: what are proven ways for a board to become sufficiently knowledgeable about the inner workings and idiosyncrasies of Waldorf schools that are different from the workings of bureaucracies and businesses? The time and effort for this learning activity needs to be in a healthy relationship to the time and effort necessary for a once a month volunteer work.
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