Happy New Year!

At the dawn of 2022, let us commit to making it a year of hope!

In doing so, I wanted to reflect back on my experience in late 2021, when I was lucky enough to visit the vast learning emporium that is Expo 2020 Dubai. Delayed for a year because of the pandemic, but nonetheless (in fact, arguably more) potent for this delay, the Expo site contains an astonishing array of pavilions, each dedicated to a different country of the world, as well as a wealth of activities, parades, roving robots, and other events. (It is still running, by the way, albeit with some Covid restrictions, until the end of March 2022, so do think about going … the website itself is worth a visit!)

Anyway, I can’t pretend that when I visited the UK pavilion, I thought it was the most impressive of the country pavilions – far from it; I did smile, though, when one of my companions for the day commented that it was utterly authentic, as British people love to feel disappointed with their own country! The more I have reflected on the premise behind the pavilion, however, the more it has grown on me, to the point where – in the spirit of positive hope at the start of a new year – I have embraced it, and appreciate its wider value to the world.

The concept embedded in the construction of the UK pavilion was inspired by one of the last projects in which the late Professor Stephen Hawking, was involved – ‘Breakthrough Message’. This project was part of the Breakthrough Initiatives launched in 2015 – “a suite of space science programs investigating the fundamental questions of life in the Universe: Are we alone? Are there habitable worlds in our galactic neighborhood? Can we make the great leap to the stars? And can we think and act together – as one world in the cosmos?”. ‘Breakthrough Message’ focuses within this collection of programmes on thinking about what messages we – the human race – would seek to communicate as a planet, should we ever encounter other civilisations in space, and the main activity at the UK pavilion was to create a massive poem constructed using the words we would choose to share with other inhabitants of the universe.

After walking up the slope to the top of the UK pavilion, I entered the main auditorium, and was faced by an enormous wall with a set of screens, each of which contained a word recently chosen by a visitor. Every visitor is asked to think of a word, enter it into a tablet, and then the AI behind the process (about which I would fascinated to learn more) creates a unique couplet which is then added to what will be, by the end of March 2022, the longest poem ever created by an artificial intelligence, using the input of humans.

My word was ‘together’ – a small but, I felt, meaningful, contribution to this global project, because I was reflecting on how the entire Expo is fundamentally about togetherness, harmony, and sustainability based on co-operation, collaboration … and hope for a positive, better, future. It was incredibly uplifting.

So … a hopeful message for the year, the decade and century ahead. And as a small point of practical action, let’s commit to choosing our words carefully with those around us, in public and in private. For you never know who might be listening …

A meeting of minds in Dubai

I felt genuinely fortunate and blessed this past week to have navigated reams of pre-travel requirements successfully and to have had the opportunity to contribute as a speaker to the GESS Dubai conference. I was speaking on values-led leadership in schools, and the importance of understanding and developing self in order to be a highly effective and impactful leader … and what a pleasure it was to meet, connect (and re-connect) with many other leaders, friends and colleagues in this phenomenal international profession, which is driving the future of our world.

One of the most inspiring talks I attended over the 3 days of the conference was given by the wonderful Dr Rana Tamim, with whom I subsequently shared the platform in the GESS Arena as I reflected my personal journey throughout my career in understanding why schools are not always set up to be the best places for children and young people to learn and grow, and why it is so utterly imperative to place the student and their needs at the very heart of any consideration around their education. 

Dr Rana eloquently challenged the separation of schools from the rest of a child’s life, and I was particularly struck by her focus on the ideas and observations of the late Alvin Toffler, whose book ‘Future Shock: The Third Wave’ is now on my ‘to-read’ list. Thinking about schools and their role in the future, he gave a prescient interview in 2007 where he spoke about his vision for a future school, anticipating the 24/7 life we all lead online. A flavour of the content …

“Any form of diversity that we can introduce into the schools is a plus… like in real life, there is an enormous, enormous bank of knowledge in the community that we can tap into. So, why shouldn’t a kid who’s interested in mechanical things or engines or technology meet people from the community who do that kind of stuff, and who are excited about what they are doing and where it’s going? … I think that schools have to be completely integrated into the community, to take advantage of the skills in the community. So, there ought to be business offices in the school, from various kinds of business in the community … “[The school of the future will be] open 24 hours a day. Different kids arrive at different times. They don’t all come at the same time, like an army. They don’t just ring the bells at the same time. They’re different kids. They have different potentials … I would be running a twenty-four-hour school, I would have non-teachers working with teachers in that school, I would have the kids coming and going at different times that make sense for them.”

Ref: Reshaping Learning from the Ground Up | Edutopia

Is there a simple, straightforward, one-size-fits-all answer to the question of what schools can and should be? Of course not! Schools are complex organisms, and part of a wider ecosystem … more importantly, each child is even more beautifully complex and unique. What matters is that we keep asking the question, and keep seeking and trying out answers.

And in Dr Rana, I have a new and wonderful friend; together, we are all stronger, and have a better chance of contributing solutions to the world. Onwards and upwards!   

‘10% braver’ – learnings from WomenEd Thailand

‘Be 10% braver’ is the (now surely really well-known) call to action from the WomenEd movement, which aims to support and connect aspiring and existing women leaders in education, … and I was 10% braver on Saturday last week as I said ‘sure, I will speak!’ at the WomenEd Thailand Career Clinic. It was all online, of course, and was attended by a number of fantastic women leaders from the region; I was speaking as an LSC Education Associate and coach about my insights into the pandemic, and how this has changed some patterns in international school leadership recruitment, while others have remained very much the same … bias (conscious or unconscious) didn’t just disappear because the world was overtaken by Covid in 2020.

I had such an uplifting time! It was fantastic to feel the sense of community and energy in the (virtual) room, as many women spoke up in a safe, encouraging and vibrant space about their frustrations and successes in looking for leadership roles. What was striking was how they presented as articulate, thoughtful, obviously highly competent, and clearly stalwarts of education; why, then, should they find hurdles in their way to apply for leadership roles in schools?

One of WomenEd’s commitments is to help women leaders progress in their leadership career by working to remove systemic and organisational barriers to this progress, and this session was part of this commitment. If I were to capture the 2 messages that seemed to emerge, these would be: ‘work at knowing and believing in yourself’, and ‘remember – we are all part of creating positive change’. Neither of these messages will be unusual for educators, because they live and breathe them every day … for their students, though! What this event reminded us all (including me) is that we all have a role to play to help make this world a better place, and when we can do something, we should.

Together, we are of course stronger … and the value of community, co-operation, and generosity of spirit in supporting others to become the best of themselves, in order to help and support others, is not to be underestimated. So … in sharing these thoughts more widely, I want to offer a shout-out to the fantastic WomenEd Thailand team. You are all fab, and you have so much to give the world. Go for it!!!

Let’s make the world better …

The power of connection – why the support of our peers makes a difference to us

Einstein once wrote: “A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ – a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.” Einstein then went on to say: “This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Who are we to argue with Einstein, particularly when what he writes makes perfect sense? At a deep level, we realise – or, at least, I hope that we realise – that we are all profoundly inter-connected, and that we all have a part to play in the story of the world. Connectedness in harmony with the universe is not merely a state of existence; I like to think of it as an organic and vibrant process, where by engaging with others in the spirit and understanding that we are benignly connected, we are able to achieve more together than we could as individuals (which would, as Einstein points out, be a delusion anyway).

This is where the power of an active network of our peers comes into play; whether you are a school leader looking to grow and develop, or someone who wants to improve board effectiveness through increasing diversity on boards, or an activist seeking to reduce consumption and food waste (I name here just 3 interests particularly close to my own heart), or anyone who wants to help shift anything in the world, for the better, in any way … a peer support network will help connect you with others, and will – should – widen your circles of impact as well as of compassion.

Peer support networks bring opportunities for:

  • Sharing of experience, insights and learning
  • Understanding different perspectives
  • Friendship and empowering relationships

Importantly, peer support networks can also develop courage – the courage to pursue a task which alone would be much harder, if not impossible, and the courage to know and believe that together we are indeed stronger.

Courageous connection … a thought for us all. The world needs us to be connected; let’s take a step – small or large – to engage in this process today.

New school year … a new approach to school leadership?

A new school year begins shortly in the northern hemisphere, and – as with every new beginning – it is an opportunity for school leaders to reflect on how they are going to take their organisations forward, learning from the past and venturing boldly into the future. The disruptions and upheavals of the pandemic are far from gone (and the ripples in some parts of the world continue to be felt particularly vigorously), but the start of a new term and year is an opportunity to affect the direction of the school and its community, and to forge ahead with courage and clarity of vision. When school leaders stand up in front of their staff, their students and their wider community, they have a powerful platform from which to communicate, shape, guide and invest in the growth and development of the school; it is an opportunity to be grasped with both hands.

What about the leaders themselves, though? Who supports, shapes, guides and invests in them? Leaders can and should of course benefit from an infrastructure of support around them, from a Board to a supportive Deputy, and from colleagues in other schools to a mentor or coach. Ultimately, though, it is – and always has been – down to leaders to develop themselves. As leaders, we can – and do! – learn every day when we reflect on what went well and what went less well, and we adjust our future behaviour accordingly; most leaders will also turn to sources of inspiration, too, from books to conferences, to keep their understanding of the sector and the wider world topped up. But what about ourselves? How deep do we delve into who we are, and what we stand for?

Interrogation of self (and acting on the ideas and directions which emerge) is a powerful form of investment in self … and like any kind of investment, it is easier to do with the support of others, drawing on their insights, perspectives, and expertise. This has been a common thread in the discussions I have been having over the past few months with LSC Education colleagues as they shape and refine their Leadership courses due to start in September or October, and it really feels as though the autumn will bring a wealth of opportunity for school leaders really to flourish in their leadership by exploring who they are, and who they have become, as leaders, especially over the crisis-riven past couple of years.

If school leaders do not demonstrate investment in self, how can they expect their communities to believe that they should be investing in turn in themselves? 2021-22 awaits … make it the year of investment in you, the leader.

Three pieces of advice for school leaders

It was a pleasure to participate in a panel last week at the WLSA (World Leading Schools Association) biennial conference for leaders of some of the world’s top independent schools, and I particularly enjoyed the fruits of the preparation which had gone into it. This included the curation of videos of current leaders sharing their thoughts and ideas about how they were planning to take learnings from the Covid pandemic and turn these into practical – and better –strategies that will be embedded into the future direction of their schools. One message was clear, above all – Covid has accelerated change, and we want to use this momentum to effect a step change in education.

I was asked to speak on a panel of Global Principals by virtue not so much of my 13 years in the past as a School Principal, but rather because I spent much of the past 18 months advising school leaders, Boards and schools generally across the world, through what has been – undeniably – the most disruptive period in education in living memory. I was so grateful to have the opportunity to support so many leaders; equally, I harboured a sense of relief that I was not in charge of a school this past year, because it has been incredibly hard for school leaders – really, really, really hard. It is testimony to the utterly dogged, determined persistence of school leaders across the world that children and young people (and their families) have been able to keep their sanity, and I absolutely bow to them in admiration.   

One of the questions I was asked was what advice I would give to school leaders moving forward, and I responded with 3 key points, which I wanted to share with you:

  • First, scrap what you don’t need. Operate on the Marie Kondo principle … if you have done without something for the past year, you don’t need it. Save yourself time, energy and space by binning any processes you haven’t used. If you want to keep the best of your new structures, necessitated by Covid, then some things need to go. Dump what you don’t need.
  • Secondly, don’t lose the questing innovation which you put in place in order to tackle the hurdles you faced. Make the effort to continue to encourage the innovators and disruptors who emerged during the pandemic, and create structures – task forces or working groups, perhaps – which support and value them. Keep the restless energy bubbling away as you plan for the future.
  • Thirdly – and most importantly – invest in yourself. If you aren’t fit and well, if you don’t have a clear head, if you don’t know who you are as a leader, if you don’t have make time to learn and grow … well, how are you going to be able to lead as effectively as you can? Too many school leaders (and still, I would observe, far too many female leaders …) put themselves at the bottom of the list of priorities in school. It is time to change! If your school is going to thrive, and you are going to have the impact on the world which you are destined to have, then you need to take yourself to the next level, and this actually means investing in your own learning, coaching and mentoring. You deserve this! And so does your school. And the wider community. And the world …

So – thank you to Charlie Jenkinson for inviting me to be part of this conference; it was great to be able to share this message! Roll on 2023 …

Sustainability: how Boards can – and should – contribute to net zero

COP26 is only a few months away, and is – quite rightly – focusing our collective minds globally on how we can move to net zero as soon as possible. Just in case anyone is still vague about the concept of ‘net zero’, this refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gases produced across the world, and the amount of greenhouse gases removed from the atmosphere – we reach net zero when the amount produced is equal to (or, ideally, less than) the amount taken away. And we can’t just keep waiting, because the world’s climate is changing in some quite scary ways (just ask the residents of western Canada), and we have to work out how we can (at least try to) limit the impact. Doing nothing is not an option any more.

Sitting in the Board room, however, dealing with the usual strategic stuff that comes up, it can be easy to allow sustainability to slip down the agenda; I’ve certainly been guilty of this in the past. A typical Board agenda is packed with discussions on finance, on improving quality, on opening new markets, of aligning personnel structures to strategic directions, and, currently, of the impacts of Covid. Where is the room for discussions on sustainability and net zero, especially as they are often accompanied by the realisation that any strategic moves towards these goals could be expensive and involve different ways of working?

Reframing the question, we might however ask ‘how can we afford not to place sustainability and net zero on our agendas?’. ‘Expensive’ has different interpretations; arguably, the consequences of doing nothing towards net zero are likely to be hugely – perhaps even impossibly – expensive in the long run … and if we think that an acceleration in climate change will allow us to keep working as we are, then we really do have our heads stuck in the sand.

There is no room for complacency in thinking about sustainability from the perspective of the Board room. A tick box ESG culture can deceive us into feeling that we are doing our part, but the danger lies in doing the minimum, or in finding loopholes. Fundamentally, though, if we are caught cheating in our homework on this issue, we will indeed be letting ourselves down, and letting everyone else down too …

Where to start? Put it on each agenda as a standing item. Read this article by Fran van Dijk on 5 mission-critical shifts in ESG which Boards need to know about. Learn and think about how you can measure your organisation’s carbon emissions, and then how you will do something about reducing them. Work out what you expect from your executive, and make sure that together you set real, effective targets which will motivate without encouraging skewed reporting.

Together we can make a difference – let’s not waste a moment longer.

How to leave school again … and again … and again …

I have been reflecting a lot recently on what it means to leave school – that moment of transition from being a school student to not being a school student, leaving behind 13+ years of formal schooling mandated by the state, and facing up to a future of possibilities, choices and responsibilities. These reflections have been particularly prompted by two events – a speech I am due to give (virtually) at the end of next week at Wisbech Grammar School, at which I will be speaking to the Year 13 leavers, and the fact that my son has just left school himself, which sparked a wave of emotions in me which I have been trying to unravel. (You may recall that I wrote about him a year ago, when he Did A Run Every Day (DARED) in June 2020, mid-lockdown, in aid of CIRCLE, supporting families in Scotland, and I was incredibly proud of his achievement in running and raising money; he is doing this again this year, and I’d love you (just because you can!) to follow his progress and share in my pride – he has posted all of his runs, and stuck relentlessly to a schedule despite having exams and a range of other commitments. Here is the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/harry-wright14 – and if you can contribute even just a little, I promise it will go to a good cause! NB You may also recall from last year that I can quite safely write about my son online without him knowing, because although I seek to communicate meaningful thoughts to the wider world through my blog, as far as he is concerned, I am just his mother, so why would he follow me? 😊

Anyway, back to my musings about leaving school … Leaving school is often regarded as a momentous occasion – and in many respects it absolutely is, because it marks a visible step change in life. Come August or September, the students who are now ‘leavers’ will not have a timetable to follow at their (former) school; they will no longer be on the school roll, and their erstwhile teachers will be busy stretching the minds of others. Much, too, can be attributed to this moment of leaving school – a sense of ‘freedom’, perhaps, or a ‘coming of age’ moment, of going ‘out into the ‘real’ world’. I quite like momentous occasions … they are great opportunities to pause and celebrate achievement, although I recognise (from the perspective of an educator and parent) that one of the main reasons that I like them so much is that they provide a platform to be able to articulate inspirational thoughts that look forward, drawing on the best of the past to weave into a stronger, better etc future. Now that I think about it, celebrating leaving school feels like a bit of a (good) excuse to help shape the future of the world …

This celebration of leaving school is also, very importantly, about acknowledging the past, and particularly the past of our time as a child, and I have learned very powerfully in my work as an executive coach just how important it is to recognise, engage with and make peace with this past, every moment of which has helped to shape our personal identity. School is a massive part of the childhood past of everyone; for school leavers, proportionate to their entire life, this is even more so the case. School is not synonymous with childhood, but they are often inextricably interwoven in our past. Leaving school is to some extent a symbol of moving from childhood to adulthood, and it is worth reflecting on this. Moreover, the past has happened, while the future has yet to happen; the past is known, while the future is not … taking time to reflect on our memories what is behind us can be a rich and grounding source of inspiration for the future … and there again is that sense of ‘looking backwards to look forwards’. Amidst all the uncertainties we face in the world, the certainty of time tells us that we will, inexorably, move forward, second by second, day by day, year by year. Our time on this planet is limited … and everything I have learned over the past few decades has certainly taught me that we have it within ourselves to make the most of this time, for our own sake and for the sake of others in the wider world which we all share. With this in mind, it is absolutely right that we should take the opportunity – any opportunity – to pause, note the past, honour the past, and use our learnings from the past to help galvanise us as we move into the future.  

Now … here is the interesting thought that is brewing in my mind … Leaving school is not in fact as clear cut as we may think, no matter how much we seek to mark it with a ‘passing out’ ceremony of some kind – leavers’ lunch, speech day, or similar. There is of course the moment at which the school student steps over the threshold of the school boundary, and thinks ‘I’m not going back’ … but the chances are that this school student will actually go back into the building anyway at some point in the future, either to drop off study materials, or to visit a teacher, or to pick up siblings on the school run. Anyway, that moment is essentially a private moment, which may in fact be overlooked in the whirl of other things happening, or if it happens in mid-conversation. In celebrating ‘leaving school’, we are in any case creating an artificial construct in time; we are choosing to pause and reflect, and to look forward. Moreover, arguably, school never actually leaves us… our learnings from school – informal or formal, pleasant or painful – remain lodged in our minds and shape us daily. I know I invite this kind of conversation because of my profession, but I can’t think of a single person I have ever met who has not at some point in our relationship used the words ‘At my school’, or ‘when I was at school’, or similar. School never leaves us; do we, perhaps, then never leave school?

If so, then what a wonderful opportunity we have! With a stretch of our phenomenal human imaginations, we could conceivably conduct the equivalent of school leaving ceremonies as often as we like! They may be more low-key, and involve fewer people (if any …), but this would not prevent them from being momentous. We could choose – as often as we like – to pause, celebrate what has gone before us reflect on what has gone before us, and then, determinedly, turn our thinking to help shape the future. We could, indeed, ‘leave school’ again, and again, and again ..

If you are a school leaver this year, enjoy your school leaving ceremonies, and see them as a model for many more in the future. Appreciate and enjoy …

Now, I really must get back to writing that speech …

Avoiding complacency in the application of Growth Mindset

I really enjoyed speaking to an assembled global audience of actuaries last Friday, when I delivered a lecture on how research into Growth Mindset, coupled with research into how students learn effectively, can support the actuarial profession as it tackles the current and future issues for which it has immense responsibility. I have found it extremely stimulating to contribute ideas, thoughts and insights to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in a lay, non-executive capacity over the past 3 years; I have met (and continue to meet) so many interesting people, and the panel which followed my lecture on Friday was no exception: thank you to IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh, former IFoA President Nick Salter, and IFoA Council Members Kalpana Shah and Keith Jennings, for their remarks, views, and shared sense of challenge and possibility for the future!

The concept of Growth Mindset is simple – so simple, in fact, that its power can sometimes be underestimated. It is not ‘pseudo’ or ‘pop’ science – it is underpinned by reams of research conducted over the years by Professor Carol Dweck and her team – and its premise is that intelligence is not static (or something that we are just ‘born with’), but that it can be developed through effort. A fixed mindset – which is often encouraged, unwittingly, in young people and adults who do well in passing exams, because they receive praise for being ‘smart’, or for having ‘done a good job’ – can lead to a reluctance on the part of these young people and adults to take risks, to be entrepreneurial, and to stretch the bounds of possibility in their thinking and experimentation. And the one thing we do know about our world and its future – the one certain thing in a world of uncertainty – is that we need flexible, adaptable, experimentational thinkers and do-ers if we are to confront and solve – increasingly urgently – the global problems we all face. A Growth Mindset is needed now more than ever. 

The concept is so straightforward, however, that it is easy to fall into the trap of complacency. ‘I enjoy learning, therefore I must have a Growth Mindset’, I can hear you say … and the response to this is, of course, that a predisposition to enjoying learning is great, and to be welcomed. Amongst other challenges I set the IFoA and the wider profession on Friday, however, was the challenge to reflect on their own perceptions of themselves as successful professionals. I pointed out that if we still harbour the notion that we have been successful largely because we were born smart, then our growth mindset is not as strong as it could be. Similarly – and many women fall into this category, still – if we are harbouring a lack of confidence because we think we have ‘only’ done well because we worked hard, then we are not valuing the growth mindset which has in fact driven us; if we don’t value it, we won’t exploit it to maximum effect.

It is very easy to slip into the trap of a fixed mindset, and so we must catch ourselves – and catch others, challenging them when we see examples of a fixed mindset creeping in. Moreover, we need to change our language: as followers of Carol Dweck’s work will know, she talks and writes much about the power of the word ‘yet’, and how by adding this word to our sentences about achievement or progress, we can transform our relationship with the situation we are describing … ‘we haven’t been able to do this … yet’, or ‘it isn’t possible … yet’.

So … here is a challenge for you (whether actuary or not) … make a conscious effort to add the word ‘yet’ to as many statements and sentences as possible over the next week. Note how this changes your perception of the context, and note how it almost immediately opens a figurative door in your brain to a series of possibilities, for which you can now start planning. Enjoy the surge of potential, and the ideas that unfold; and resolve not to rest on your laurels – which, as you now realise, could perhaps be a precursor to you teetering on the brink of sliding into the complacency which you – quite rightly – might wish to avoid.

As Muhammed Ali once said, “Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.”

Enjoy daring to grow …

How to learn to be a better Board member

One of the hidden elements of really good courses run by professional educators is the expertise, careful consideration and detailed planning that goes into ensuring that the course has really impactful outcomes for its participants. This means that the course needs to be designed in such a way and to set up the learners (for that is who they are) really to absorb the learning effectively, and then to be able to translate this learning into action. The facilitation of learning is an art – a real craft, in fact – and yet all too often not nearly enough attention is paid to the HOW of the learning, not just the WHAT (which is why so many online courses, if I were being uncharitable, are quite frankly a bit rubbish!).

So let me lift the curtain just a smidgeon on some of the planning that has gone into ensuring that the #betterboards course for Board members in international schools, which Matthew Savage and I are running again soon, starting on Monday 17 May …

First, we thought about Board members and their availability (or lack thereof) – we wanted to set up the learning environment so that the information is routed to the pre-frontal cortex rather than the limbic or automatic brain. To reduce the stress which might make this latter (and less desirable) destination more likely, we therefore organised the course so it could be accessed at any time online, to meet the preferences of busy people who will undoubtedly have different preferences about when they learn and think best. We also designed the course so that lessons are only released at certain points, to avoid overload or a sense of overwhelm of information.

Then we thought about how to make the content really engaging, and so we planned short bite-size pieces of input, including videos, online links, written instructions which are clear and reassuring, and other interactive activities – including, very importantly, the ability to meet and interact with other learners through the forums, building a network in a very structured manner, as the participants are responding to specific questions, to help guide some of this interaction.

As part of our careful design for effective learning, we also thought about how we could ensure relevance and real-time engagement with the participants’ schools, in a non-invasive, non-demanding but still purposeful and useful way. And so we built that in too. Of course, the content is all excellent as well – we know our stuff.

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One thing, though, learning only works if learners turn up … we’ve made it as straightforward as possible for you, so if you or a Board Member you know wants to find out about how to create #betterboards, come and join us.

Spoiler alert for those of you who are coming to hear us speak at the annual COBIS conference on Tuesday about #betterboards … but here is one of our final slides, explaining how much the Board members who attended our last course benefited from the experience.

See you there …