About the Trainer

Investing in your board training is important to you and the effectiveness of your board, and so it's important to get the right fit for what you need right now.

Nik Bishop

Finding the “right fit” for board training is important – even more so when working online. Nik’s approach is pragmatic, tapping in to his many years of experience of leading schools and working with boards. While the concepts presented are well documented in educational research and literature, his approach is to focus more on the practical application so that trustees can quickly gain a deeper insight into the roles and responsibilities of the board and therefore be more effective.

Nik's international journey

Nikolas Bishop is the lead trainer for the international school board training series.  Nik has thirty years of international school experience, the last twenty of which have been leading schools in Asia, China, Middle East and Africa.  

While Nik's experience with boards during the last twenty years has given him an understanding of the complexities, dynamics and challenges associated with international schools, he has also served on numerous boards and organisations himself, including FOBISSEA (Federation of British International Schools of South East Asia), AISA (Association of International Schools in Africa), IB Heads' Council (International Baccalaureate) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on International Education.  

As a passionate advocate of accreditation, Nik has chaired numerous accreditation visits of international schools around the world for both CIS and NEASC.