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1 The State of the Union Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA Report from the NAIS President, Patrick F. Bassett

2 NAIS State of the Union Report: Patrick F. Bassett, NAIS President 2012/13: Patient ambulatory, and off the respirator 5-year trends: 2008; 2009 or 2010; 2012 or 2013 (Year of the ………..…car crash…………....EMT…………………...…recovery) Apps:Enroll: Day = 2.4/2.2/2.3 Boarding = 3.1/2.9/3.4 Attrition: Day = 7.2/8.6/7.2 Boarding = 8.9/9.5/8.4 Parent Gifts: Day = 67/65/70 Boarding = 46/47/46 Endow/Debt: Day = 1:1 Boarding = 2.4:1 Achieved by Massive Infusion of Morphine: Financial Aid: Day = 21/24/25 Boarding = 37/41/45 (% of students on need-based financial aid) The average patient has largely recovered, except those with “pre-existing conditions”: Those schools must innovate themselves out of a slide.

3 The Culture/Climate Forecast

4 What Films Forecast about US

5 Landscape Lessons from the Movies Silver Linings Playbook: about a manic- depressive Les Miserables: about class warfare & the greed of the 1% Lincoln: about a divided Congress and country, forced into acting on what’s right by a strong deal-making president (about to by martyred) Twilight Series: about vampires (half human/half beast, “shape-shifters”)

6 Landscape Lessons from the Movies Popular Media reflects a landscape that is… Dangerous Schizophrenic Punishing  We tell stories about impotent and conflicted authorities or create nostalgia for heroic but doomed leaders  Our films project the psychological angst and uncertainty of the culture.  At some level, we all, especially leaders, feel as if we are….

7 Landscape Lessons from the Movies …hung out to dry. In such a climate, people seek for themselves and especially for their kids… 1.Physical Safety 2.Psychological Security 3.Emotional Support 4.Certainty: a trajectory that is predictable and preferable. Schools should reinforce and promote their climate & document their outcomes to increase their value proposition.

8 What’s New from NAIS

9 A New Website

10 New Online Communities

11 NAISdc YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/NAISDC/videos Click on “Playlists”

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13 The Question for our Time: How much MANAGEMENT vs. How much LEADERSHIP?

14 Thinking Big/Thinking Great = More Leadership/Less Management Derived &Modified from Alex Goldfayn Thinking BigThinking Conventionally CreativeProcedural Relentless focus on value and value addedRelentless focus on process, approach, events, editorials, accreditations Systemic creation of big ideasParalysis by analysis (killing creativity & dreams) Driven by messaging around valueDriven by fear, caution, politics (“Who will be upset?”) Constantly initiating action & experimentsConstantly delaying action as seek perfection PFB’s Question: Which column is more like Apple & Amazon? Which more like schools?

15 Seen in the News

16 Inside Higher Ed (and for school leaders)

17 Schoolzilla We just won the lottery

18 Quick Takes Our version of doing well by doing good

19 Monday, January 7, 2013 The School Cliff: Student Engagement Drops With Each School Year By Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education Many Americans are relieved that government leaders in Washington avoided the fiscal cliff. However, there is another cliff to be aware of, one with implications that are far more frightening for the future of our country: the school cliff. Your public school competition not delivering what works

20 Academic Jerks Another mailing from the head’s office


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