NYSAIS-Now is the site for online professional development and school improvement resources. Designed specifically for independent school leaders, NYSAIS-Now provides timely and valuable information to busy professionals within our association and beyond. Content covers a broad range of themes and topics with leadership and governance of independent schools as a particular focus. NYSAIS-Now features:
"Creating Opportunities for People of Color and White Women in Headship Roles" - eSeminar with Caroline Blackwell and Amada Torres
Is your head of school search benefitting from all available leadership talent? The 2017, NAIS statistics reveal that only one third of all independent school heads are women and just 7 percent are people of color. To understand the dynamics in the recruiting process that contribute to or hinder the hiring of people of color and White women for headship positions, NAIS launched a study involving search firms, search committees, and potential candidates who are people of color or White women. The study also assessed current independent school administrators’ career aspirations, interest in a headship position, barriers and motivators of the position.
During this eSeminar, NAIS staff will share findings about the recruitment and selection process, the aspirations of women and people of color, and these candidates’ backgrounds and career paths. You’ll also learn about guidelines and strategies to ensure that your school’s next head search attracts a broad and diverse pool of candidates and offers all candidates an equal opportunity.