“My succinct definition of leadership rests in my head and heart: leadership is the courageous task of expanding the humanity and capacity of individuals and institutions so that they can repair the world….I believe that leaders should be the authors of change and that our potential as individuals and institutions will be limited if we do not heal the past, awaken our humanity, and vigorously pursue freedom for all people.”
—Wanda M. Holland Greene

Join us for an enlightening and informative workshop on the vital topic of governance in education, led by Wanda M. Holland Greene, an esteemed educator and a prominent figure in the field of independent schools. In this engaging session, designed for members of your school’s board of directors and senior leadership team, we will explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of educational governance.

Explore the key principles and best practices that drive effective governance in educational institutions. You’ll gain insights about how to create and maintain governance structures that promote generative thinking and focus on strategy and innovation. We will take a deep dive in the role of innovation in shaping the future of education and how governance can facilitate this process, and examine the dynamics of collaboration between school leadership, trustees, and other stakeholders. 

You will come away with a deeper understanding of the critical role that governance plays in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings. Wanda’s commitment to these principles will be at the forefront of the discussion.

This workshop is an opportunity for Board development, to foster peer connections among trustees, and share challenges and triumphs with your fellow school leaders.

Bring a group of trustees and senior leaders from your school to maximize the learning and camaraderie of this workshop.


THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist should tickets become available, please email info@aisne.org.

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Beaver Country Day School
791 Hammond St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Attendees Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing
1 – 3 $275/pp $375/pp
4 – 7 (Save 10%) $250/pp $350/pp
8 – 19 (Save 20%) $220/pp $320/pp


AISNE seeks to create an inclusive learning environment for all. If you have accessibility questions or needs, please contact us at info@aisne.org

Agenda at a Glance

8:30 9:15 | Registration, Breakfast Refreshments, and Networking
9:15 9:30 | Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 10:45 | Part 1
10:45 11:00 | Break
11:00 12:15 | Part 2
12:15 12:30 | Reflections and Q&A
12:30 1:30 | Networking Lunch

About the Presenter

Wanda M. Holland Greene is nationally recognized and respected as an experienced leader in education with a passionate voice and powerful presence that inspire communities to achieve equity and excellence for all children. For the past thirty-five years, Holland Greene has focused her professional time and attention on a wide and varied range of issues in education: mental health and emotional well-being; anti-racism and cultural humility and competency; curriculum design and innovation; neurodiversity and learning differences; gender inequity and stereotype threat in the classroom; effective performance appraisal systems for teachers and leaders; and global citizenship. 

Prior to Holland Greene’s tenure at Hamlin, which began in 2008, she served for eleven years as a senior administrator at The Park School in Brookline, MA. She began her career in education in New York City at The Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School and continued thereafter at The Chapin School, where she was a teacher and the school’s first Director of Student Life. Currently, she is a Vice-Chair of the Columbia University Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Regents of Bishop O’Dowd High School, a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a former trustee of Head-Royce School, Concord Academy, The Chapin School, Lick-Wilmerding High School, and Hamilton Families. A former faculty member of the Head’s Network Leadership Seminar for Women and the National Association of Independent School’s Aspiring Heads Fellowship, Holland Greene continues her mentorship and advocacy for new heads of school as an executive coach.

Our Learning Community

Join your peers from the following schools:

  • Apple Orchard School
  • Atrium School
  • The Cambridge School of Weston
  • Cambridge-Ellis School
  • Concord Academy
  • Fay School
  • Nantucket Lighthouse School
  • Nashoba Brooks School
  • Newton Country Day School
  • The Pike School
  • Rashi School
  • Riverbend School
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and transfer requests must be sent via email to info@aisne.org. Cancellations received up to 10 days before the start of the event will receive a 100% refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Transfers of registrations from one person to another are permitted up to 3 business days before the start of the event, or the first event of a series of events.

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