Governance Structures & School Board Development

Ensuring the existence of effective governance structures and providing resources that support strong board functioning are essential for the long-term viability and vitality of Catholic schools.

Features of CSM Governance and School Board Services

  • Full-day, half-day, or seminar series for board and board committee orientation and trainings presented by dynamic and experienced CSM consultants
  • Sessions customized for the needs of members of ownership or sponsorship, individual schools, school systems, diocesan cohorts of schools, diocesan school boards, and parent-teacher organizations
  • Professional consultation and guidance in effective models of governance and development of appropriate bylaws and governing structures
  • Video-conference options for just-in-time or special topic training sessions
  • Extensive Board Member Resource notebooks and support materials for training and to guide future operations
  • Mentoring for chief administrators and board chairs

Results of CSM Governance and School Board Services

  • Clearly articulated and well-designed structures
  • Bylaws and guiding documents that align with current best practices and clarify roles and responsibilities at all levels
  • Reflection of Canon Law and civil legal considerations
  • Successful orientation and formation of board members
  • Better board meetings with improved overall functioning, communication, and continuity
Contact us today to enhance governance structure and functioning and to build a more effective School Board.


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The Value of CSM Services
"We were more than satisfied with the high quality professional service provided. The lead consultant became more than an outside expert, she became a trusted colleague who brought valuable perspective, experience and encouragement."
-Brian Liedlich, President
  Saint Viator High School

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