AISA Good Governance Programme

The aim of this learning event is to understand the principles of effective school governance and develop the capacity for international school leaders (Heads of Schools and their Board Chairs) to guide the learning and work of their own boards.
  • Professional Learning Institutes
  • Heads of School and Board Chairs
  • Lincoln Community School #126/21 Reindolf Road Abelemkpe Accra, Ghana.
  • US$ 150 per person
  • 9:00 am (GMT +0:00) - 4:00 pm (GMT +0:00)
  • 25 August 2023 - 26 August 2023


The AISA Good Governance Programme is supported by the Office of Overseas Schools and based on the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) Good Governance Project. It is an interactive programme starting with an onsite institute and then moving online to support the implementation of change at school.

The goal of the programme is to impart a deeper understanding of the role of a board and board members as well as their responsibilities based on the three modes of governance (fiduciary, strategic and generative).

A school is an organization of learning and establishing a learning board will lead to greater engagement and deeper generative discussions with the end result being strategic thinking that results in the implementation of the mission.

During the programme, participants will explore:

  • Governance Overview: roles, responsibilities and the 3 modes of governance
  • Leading the Board: role and relationship of the board chair and head of school
  • Optimizing Good Governance: systems and strategies for effective governance
  • Governance Through the Strategic Lens: developing policy and strategic planning
  • Generative Governance and Beyond: engaging and creating a learning board

The objectives of the institute will be achieved through practical strategies for implementing the three modes of governance through examples, case studies and interactive learning opportunities to leverage the experience of the participants.  Participants will be engaged in developing their capacity as Board Chair and Head of School to lead effective governance in their own school context.

AISA encourages the Head of School and Board Chair to attend together.

Information on registration and travel arrangements will be provided in the next few weeks. Please review this page at a later date for updates.

Registration Fees

CategoryAmount (US$)
AISA Schools150.00 pp


  • Kristi Williams
    International Community School of Addis Ababa
    Executive Director of Strategic Programs

    Kristi has a fascinating background in marketing, communications and strategy as well as years of experience in international schools in Africa. She shares this wealth of experience and insight as she leads the AISA Professional Learning Institute for Executive Assistants, Administrative Assistants and School Secretaries. Her focus is on the growing role and widening skill sets required by this key group of professionals in schools, who are increasingly leaders of teams, driving strategy, managing school boards and at the heart of school effectiveness.

  • Simon Gillespie
    International School of Uganda
    Head of School

    Simon Gillespie is the Head of School at the International School of Uganda (2019 – present).  Prior to Uganda Simon was Director at The American School of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Simon has supported schools as an accreditation team leader with the Council of International Schools and Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and conducted Learning Support audits with NFI. Through reflection and aspirational thinking, Simon has facilitated the development and implementation of strategic planning that inspires and supports a school’s growth and development.  Simon has provided consultation to school leaders through mentorship and co-learning along with supporting the development of effective school governance.

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