Carney, Sandoe & Associates provides advice to the Search Committee concerning format, logistics, procedure, and best practices in the search process. During their visit on campus February 19-20, the consultants will gather data from an online questionnaire and personal interviews to fully understand our community, culture and needs. Then, working closely with the Search Committee, they will translate the School’s mission, philosophy, and objectives into a leadership position profile. The consultants ensure that this Position Profile includes the personal characteristics and style required for the new Head to “fit” effectively with The Benjamin School culture and values. CS&A will interview and check references of all candidates before referring their credentials to the Search Committee for review. The consultants provide stakeholders who will be interviewing finalists detailed interview questions custom-designed to probe whether candidates possess the specific leadership qualities identified as required by the School. They help structure interviews, visits, and reference checks to ensure that these meet the candidates’ and the committee’s needs for information. The consultants also facilitate the flow of feedback between the candidates and the Search Committee.