Board Network: Board Training & Community

Whether you’re a board member or someone who works with a board, this national community is for you. By joining, you’ll have access to specialized tools, resources and trainings, along with opportunities to engage and exchange ideas with experts and peers from around the country.

A-GAME: Academic Oversight

Create unique performance goals for your school or portfolio of schools. A-GAME works with schools, boards, and authorizers to create valid and reliable goals that measure each school’s unique program. Authorizers can also join the A-GAME Community to network, share experiences, seek advice, and learn.

Boards as Strategic Planners: Ensuring the Mission is Accomplished

Understanding how a charter school’s goals and mission align for the best outcomes for kids is a key responsibility for a charter school board. Strategic planning provides an overall framework to help a board ensure the mission is accomplished. Listen to some practical ways board members do this work by joining Mary Bradley, the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, as she talks with Jeff Wasbes, Executive Deputy Director for Accountability at the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, and charter school board members Joan Waldron, Amy Kolz, and Michele Joerg.

Authorizer Board Development

Great authorizers are difference makers for kids and communities. Making high-stakes decisions requires thoughtful deliberation and care. Our experts are here to support you! Leverage our deep expertise and national experience working with authorizers of all types and sizes.

Financial Oversight

A school’s single largest asset is the facility itself and its sole purpose is serving students programmatically and operationally with fiscal stewardship for the future. Too often Academies are not realizing the incredible opportunities available to maximize their facility and create lasting positive academic and financial change.

School Startup and Growth

Do you have a passion for educating kids? Do you dream of opening a new, innovative school? The team of subject matter experts at the Institute can help every step of the way including, charter application, board recruitment, facility identification, budget preparation, pre-operational project planning, and much more.

Board and Authorizer Relations

The charter contract is an agreement between the authorizer and a board. When the relationship between the two parties is optimized, kids win. Whether the relationship has not yet been built, or requires improvement, the experienced team at the Institute can help.

School Coaching and Consulting

Great schools have a number of things in common, key among them is the quality of their leaders. These leaders relentlessly pursue excellence. The Institute can assist schools in retaining, coaching and supporting school leaders.

Board and School Relations

Successful schools have strong boards and great leaders. We believe the most important thing is to establish clarity about roles and responsibilities—especially between the chief executive and the board.

Support Organization Coaching and Consulting

Engage our experienced team of former CSO founders and executive leadership to guide change initiatives, increase impact, or re-introduce services.

School and Authorizer Relations

Great authorizers and schools ensure they are aligned to win for kids and deliver results. That’s why we coach and consult with new and veteran authorizers and schools across the country. Put our deep experience to work for you and we’ll help you grow and strengthen your capacity.

Board Training, Coaching and Consulting

Great Boards govern wisely. They know the difference between governance and management. They cultivate trust and respect, establish high expectations and encourage the heart. Put our years of hands-on experience with boards to work for you, and we’ll show you the transformational impact boards can have when they govern for greatness.

A-GAME: Academic Oversight

A-GAME: Academic Oversight

Create unique performance goals for your school or portfolio of schools. A-GAME works with schools, boards, and authorizers to create valid and reliable goals that measure each school’s unique program. Authorizers can also join the A-GAME Community to network, share experiences, seek advice, and learn.

Boards as Strategic Planners: Ensuring the Mission is Accomplished

Boards as Strategic Planners: Ensuring the Mission is Accomplished

Understanding how a charter school’s goals and mission align for the best outcomes for kids is a key responsibility for a charter school board. Strategic planning provides an overall framework to help a board ensure the mission is accomplished. Listen to some practical ways board members do this work by joining Mary Bradley, the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, as she talks with Jeff Wasbes, Executive Deputy Director for Accountability at the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, and charter school board members Joan Waldron, Amy Kolz, and Michele Joerg.

Financial Oversight

Financial Oversight

A school’s single largest asset is the facility itself and its sole purpose is serving students programmatically and operationally with fiscal stewardship for the future. Too often Academies are not realizing the incredible opportunities available to maximize their facility and create lasting positive academic and financial change.

School Startup and Growth

School Startup and Growth

Do you have a passion for educating kids? Do you dream of opening a new, innovative school? The team of subject matter experts at the Institute can help every step of the way including, charter application, board recruitment, facility identification, budget preparation, pre-operational project planning, and much more.