The Changing Role of the 21st Century Division Head

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The 20th century Division Head will not be successful in the 21st century school and will actually endanger its existence. That’s because the role has radically changed. This is not an incremental change but a seismic move that takes the division head from a largely bureaucratic managerial role to a dynamic leadership role. The effect of this change is far reaching in our schools leading to the Division Head’s impact on strategic enrollment and re-recruitment and faculty sustainability.

This Webinar outlines the importance of the this new role and suggests some ways to think about transitioning in your role (if you are a Division Head), how to support the transition (if you are a Head of School), or what to anticipate (if you are a putative Division Head).

We'll cover these topics:

  • The old paradigm (which is not entirely gone!)
  • The new paradigm
  • The context of the Division Head
  • A Growth Culture and why it matters
  • Ruthless selective retention of faculty
  • Strategic impact on your school's sustainability
  • Transitioning, supporting, and anticipating this role change

Run Time: 60 minutes; 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A.

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Simon M. Jeynes, IAP-L

ISM Senior Consultant
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Simon Jeynes has been with ISM since 2003 after a 26-year career in independent education as a teacher and administrator, with 10 years as a Head of School. He has worked in residential, day, single-sex, coed, 7–12 and K–12 schools. He is a Senior Consultant and:

  • Is a lead writer for ISM's advisory letter Ideas & Perspectives
  • Delivers/facilitates workshops on academic and strategic leadership, management, governance, scheduling, development, and 21st Century Schools
  • Is an author/editor of ISM publications, including the Strategic Board Series
  • Consults in faculty culture, faculty evaluation, faculty and marketing, Board development, strategic planning and strategic financial planning, scheduling and space analysis, strategic academic planning and leadership training
  • Leads leadership and Board retreats, and coaches school leaders; leads the annual Heads Retreat
  • Co-convenes the ISM Advancement Academy (admission and enrollment management, marketing communications, and development)
  • Keynotes and speaks at educational conferences including PNAIS, ERB, VAIS, AMS,CASE (2010 Stellar Speaker), ISAS, NJAIS, ACSI, CAIS, AISNE, NCAIS,ASB Un-Plugged, SAES, FCIS, CSI, Laptop Institute, CBOA
  • Has partnered on-site with 143 schools in five countries, more than once with more than 53% of them

Simon earned his MA from the University of Oxford (School of Modern History), his BEd (Hons.) from the University of Lethbridge, and his MEd (Educational Leadership) from Concordia University. He has earned the Leader (IAP-L) designation through ISM's International Advancement Certification Program. As a believer in life-long learning, he:

  • has taken graduate and other courses from Prairie Bible Institute, Athabasca University, and the University of Western Ontario
  • attended the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC, and is certified to carry out/coach 360° Assessments; participated in the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School; took training in De Bono Six Hats/Creative Thinking, Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations, Kiersey’s Temperament Sorter, CEFPI World Congress and ongoing CEFPI webinars; attends Scheduling workshops
  • leads, facilitates, and participates in regular internal ISM professional development seminars

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