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Governance as Leadership

  • 31 August 2018
  • 09:00
  • 02 September 2018
  • 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.

This institute is being offered in partnership with the American International School of Johannesburg and will provide an opportunity for School Heads, Board Chairs and Finance Board teams to explore in detail challenges faced in leadership, budgeting, and Head of School evaluation.

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

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The GsL institute is being built directly in response to feedback from more than 280 delegates who have attended the original GaL Training Institute of UNIS Hanoi--with Chip Barder. 


 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
 Fees   US$ 600  US$ 600  US$ 600

Cancellation Date:
 30th July 2018


Dr. Bill Ryan has changed the way nonprofit leaders approach governance. In 2005, Bill and his co-authors challenged conventional wisdom with their seminal book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (John Wiley and Sons). Since then, Bill has consulted with dozens of nonprofits, helping make lasting improvements in their governance. Bill also spent 10 years as principal and research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, where he now teaches in executive education programs at the Kennedy School of Government. Bill’s BA is from Columbia University and Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School.

Chip Barder has a B.A. degree in Economics with a teaching credential in the social sciences, an M.S. degree in Counseling, and a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching. He has been a teacher, counselor, and principal at all three levels: Elementary, Middle, and High School. He has also been a university faculty member in teacher education and school administration. He has worked in seven different international schools starting in 1973 and has been the head of three of those schools before UNIS Hanoi for a total of eighteen years. He has served in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Congo again); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pekanbaru, Indonesia; Damascus, Syria; Moscow, Russia; and Warsaw, Poland. In the U.S., he has worked in Bloomington, Indiana; Colorado Srings, Colorado; Tampa Florida; East Lansing Michigan; and Bellingham, Washington. He has facilitated board workshops and training since 1984.

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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 952.80

Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,117.80

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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