Category Archives: Managing For Mission

What kind of Board do you have?

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission Nearly every faith-based school has some kind of board. It may be called a commission or a council. It may be advisory or policy-setting. But there is some group that provides community representation and guidance … Continue reading

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Implementing the Strategic Plan

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission I love developing strategic plans. Done right, they align a school community toward an inspiring vision for what the school needs to be, and can be. But whether a plan is successful or not depends … Continue reading

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President-Principal Relationship

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission The president-principal model was first being pioneered by Jesuit schools in the 1970’s and has now become common among Catholic and other faith-based schools. It has helped schools meet the challenges of a changing educational … Continue reading

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MfM Tutorials on Governance & Administration

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission This month’s post is a compendium of video tutorials on faith-based school management produced by Managing for Mission over the last 4 years, all in one place. With a new school year beginning, it’s a … Continue reading

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The Development Plan

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission Fund development is perhaps the hardest area of school management to plan for, and yet the area that needs planning most. The temptation is to say, “Well we’ll do our best and see what happens.” … Continue reading

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Setting Board Goals

Jack Peterson February 2018 Boards fly at the 30,000 foot level, but the brushfires that commonly occur in schools can take our eye off the big picture and put our navigation at risk. A good process for setting annual board … Continue reading

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Designing a Board Retreat

Jack Peterson November 2017 Most governing boards schedule an extended meeting time at least once a year to accomplish what can’t be accomplished during regular meetings. This is precious time for the board, so how can we design it to … Continue reading

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