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Whenever we conduct a workshop for a school board, or help develop a strategic vision, assist with forming a working model of governance, or indeed whenever we support a school board in any way, we seek feedback through structured evaluations.  This reflects our authentic commitment to constant and continuous improvement.  The comments below show a representative selection of the feedback we have received in these evaluations (sometimes corrected for grammar and/or spelling).  At the foot of the page, the table quantifies all the feedback we have received since 2015 and in the most recent year.

 

TYPICAL FEEDBACK RECEIVED BY OPTIMAL SCHOOL GOVERNANCE

  1. Thoroughly professional; I felt like we were in very good hands, and that Stephen deeply understands schools like ours.

  2. The ‘stop-and-rate’ exercises provided good insights.  There was a good balance of input/questions/discussion, plus excellent resources as ‘takeaways’.

  3. The workshop was very helpful in getting board members closer to a common understanding of governance, placing everyone on the same page.

  4. Eye-opening in helping us understand obligations and processes of governance.

  5. The self-assessment of our performance against best practice helped me to relate my own knowledge of school governance to school culture.

  6. Content was excellent, and Stephen helped us to ‘personalise’ it to our situation.

  7. I loved the flexible nature of the discussions.

  8. The process of generating ideas about the essential elements of a strategic plan was very productive.

  9. The illustrative examples and hypotheticals helped make the workshop particularly worthwhile.

  10. I appreciated the opportunities for questions and discussion.

  11. The focus on what we as a board need to do and monitor was extremely valuable for me as a new board member.

  12. It can’t be easy to present information about school governance in an interesting way, but you managed it expertly!  It was interesting and fun.

  13. The workshop presentation was great, with excellent, detailed, understandable information.

  14. The wisdom and experience of the presenter were outstanding.

  15. I appreciated the depth and clarity of the information.

  16. Learning about the process of strategic planning, the barriers to change and the potential for change, were very useful.

  17. Your work with the board was inclusive and interactive.  Deeply appreciated. 

  18. The exemplar policies and forms will give us very sound templates to work with.

  19. Very relational style of presentation.

  20. It was very insightful to go through the process to identify and develop the sustainabilities we valued.

  21. The articulation of how mission and vision statements integrate to provide a basis for strategic planning , and the practical advice to help us along the way, were very, very helpful.

  22. The workshop was presented in an engaging way at a good pace that allowed discussion time.

  23. I loved the rating scale to go through the key points.  Really innovative way to keep us engaged.

  24. Stephen’s experience is very good in the area of school board governance.

  25. I gained a deep understanding of what makes a board ‘exceptional’ (rather than just ‘responsible’).

  26. The discussion questions were very well thought out, and this facilitated group discussions.

  27. Stephen’s excellent presentation style helped maintain a high interest level, as well as directing productive group discussions.

  28. Great opportunities to discuss issues relevant to us, and I appreciated the openness of the presenter.

  29. I think the whole workshop was excellent.

  30. Outstanding presentation and workshop!!!


THE STATISTICS OF ALL FEEDBACK RECEIVED BY OPTIMAL SCHOOL GOVERNANCE IN 2018



THE STATISTICS OF ALL FEEDBACK RECEIVED BY OPTIMAL SCHOOL GOVERNANCE FROM 2015 TO 2018