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Governance as Leadership Training Institute

  • 31 August 2019
  • 08:00
  • 01 September 2019
  • 16:00
  • American International School of Johannesburg

The Governance as Leadership (GaL) Professional Learning Institute sessions are designed to build school teams with differing levels of experience, introducing newcomers to the triple helix of governance: fiduciary, strategic, and generative.


KEY AUDIENCE: Head of School, Director, Superintendent, Board Members, Governors, and Trustees.

Our second annual GaL Training Institute is being built directly from feedback from over 450 delegates who have attended sessions at UNIS Hanoi and last year at AISJ. We strongly encourage schools to attend in teams including Heads of School, Directors, Superintendents, Board Members, Governors, and Trustees. We will also host a luncheon on Friday afternoon for Board Chairs. This will a job-alike session facilitated by Chip.


 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
 Fees   US$ 725  US$ 725  US$ 725

Cancellation Date: 31st July 2019


Dr. Bill Ryan teaches in executive education program at the Kennedy School, where he focuses on governance and accountability in the nonprofit sector. His course Mobilizing Your Nonprofit Board was among the School’s first online offerings, and has attracted nonprofit leaders from over 60 countries and every segment of the nonprofit sector. He also teaches in a number of other executive education programs for nonprofit leaders, as well as in programs for leaders in higher education at the Graduate School of Education. Previously, he was for 10 years a principal and research fellow at the Hauser Center for Civil Society, where he led or participated in projects focused on several aspects of governance and accountability, authoring articles in Harvard Business Review, Nonprofit Quarterly, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. His 2005 book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (John Wiley and Sons) has helped transform the way nonprofit institutions approach governance.

Dr. Chip Barder, originally from the U.S., has been an educator at the Elementary/Primary, Middle and High School levels in addition to the university undergraduate and graduate levels in 8 different countries mostly in international schools. He continues to be interested, among other things, in best practice in international school governance, head of school growth and development, and the opportunities and challenges of being in the same school with your own children. Currently on a "gap" year from his 40+ years of full time work, Chip sees himself first and foremost as a learner who likes to listen to and share ideas.

Follow the link to download the Governance Institute Programme




The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)
Knopjeslaagte, Midrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa.

Visa and Health
Refer to the South Africa VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.


Hotel Name: City Lodge Hotel

Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.
Phone No: +27 11 244 6000
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 981.03
Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,151.03

Booking Process
To make a booking, fill in the Booking Form and send it the Reservations Team at with your check in/out details.

Airport Transfers
To arrange for an airport transfer, send an email to Marco at Avala Transport ( with your itinerary details. Marco can also be reached at +27 827715885

Hotel – School Transport
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the City Lodge Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

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