Empower the Board to Lead through Challenges

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School board members are educational leaders who face tough questions and divisive issues as they serve their communities. Individual board members may have never experienced the strength of public division that they confront right now. In this roundtable, Dr. Melissa Matarazzo shares how to support your board members to sustain themselves and serve effectively during times of community division. 

In the roundtable and the discussion, Melissa shared a scenario involving board members and administrators receiving negative feedback from their community on a new policy before an upcoming board meeting. She asked attendees to discuss what they would do and how they would handle this particular scenario with their board. Melissa also challenged district leaders to think about:

    • What can leaders do to empower their board members?
    • What actions can board members take during challenges?

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Roundtable Resources

Rounding with the Board | 9P

Rounding on your board members creates strong relationships which allow for respect, trust and candor. Build strong rapport and your company will flourish.

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Working with the School Board | 9P

How can school districts and school boards work together to achieve the goals of the schools and the surrounding community? How can executive leadership work with boards to build relationships that equal success for the organization?

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Build Strong Board Relationships | 9P

Are your board members listening? Board relationships can be difficult to navigate. Getting your high-level leaders to listen and respect one another is the ultimate route to a successful board.

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Communication Tips for School Board Members

School board members and school administrators all have a critical role to play to ensure the district’s success. When we collaborate and communicate from our area of expertise we reach the best outcomes for those we serve: our community.


Toolkits are developed by our experts to guide leaders with a framework for complex solutions. View and download our interactive toolkits on communicating using the Execution Triangle, results rollout, execution and improvement, crisis communication and more.

Future Roundtable Sessions

Each week, our coaches lead a discussion with a community of leaders who are facing similar challenges. These 60-minute sessions are free and allow opportunities to learn from expert leadership coaches and have candid conversations with other leaders about barriers, share successful practices and re-center on what works.

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