If you’re seeking a fresh, rich experience to add to your 2024 Professional Learning Plan, read on.
For many educators, their first and only experience of governance is when they become a principal and they’re thrust into an ex-officio board membership. This approach ill-prepares aspiring leaders for some of the complexities of principalship; and it doesn’t provide existing principals with a broad understanding of governance.
Principals, other executive staff, middle managers and aspiring leaders are encouraged to consider joining the board of another Lutheran learning community. The benefits of becoming a board member are extensive in terms of professional learning and personal growth. At the same time, becoming a board member is a service as you contribute to the furthering of the mission and vision of the Lutheran education landscape. Read the November issue of On Board to learn about Immanuel College’s experience of having a Lutheran education leader on its board.
Several boards of learning communities in LESNW and LEVNT are recruiting now. And so, if you are interested in pursuing board membership as a professional learning opportunity, please contact Governance Leadership Director Jane Mueller for a confidential conversation.