Pre-recorded Talk

Communicating Well with Your Board

Karen Bennetts


This session is an introduction to the different roles and responsibilities executive leaders and Board directors have. You will learn about the critical Board-Executive relationship and the inherent tensions that can be managed well with good communication. You will receive practical life tips for good communication with the Board. The session also outlines how a prepared adult can use practical life skills to navigate challenges and drive performance at the top of the organisation.


Karen Bennetts has 27 years’ involvement in Montessori education as a parent, teacher, head of school, senior advisor and now a board director.  She has AMI 3-6 and 6-12 training and has completed the AMI Orientation to Adolescent Studies.  In 2017, Karen completed her PhD on The Montessori Leader and has published in international journals.  She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has 18 years’ governance experience in not-for-profit organisations.  In 2016, Karen was awarded a State Fellowship Award from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders for her contribution to the education sector.