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School Leadership Institute

 

Registration for the 2017 NAIS School Leadership Institute (SLI) is now open.




2017 NAIS School Leadership Institute
July 25-28
Alexandria, VA


Good leadership is a constantly evolving practice, no matter your career path and aspirations. The School Leadership Institute (SLI) is an in-depth residential program that will help you cultivate an individualized professional development strategy based on your strengths and areas for improvement. Each attendee will leave this highly interactive program with a unique plan based on proven techniques. 

Prior to this institute participants will take the Leadership Practices Inventory 360 based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. Institute participants will analyze and use their knowledge of the Leadership Practices to discuss case studies designed to highlight leadership challenges, meet in small groups, and create a plan of action for taking the key learnings back to their schools.

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Audience

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in independent school leadership, at any leadership level and at any point in their careers.
 

Topics Covered

SLI will focus on helping you:
  • Identify the frequency of personal leadership behaviors as measured by the Leadership Practices Inventory.
  • Align actions with values.
  • Inspire others to share a common vision.
  • Search for opportunities to change and improve.
  • Experiment with innovative ideas and learn from accompanying mistakes.
  • Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust.
  • Strengthen the ability of others to excel.
  • Recognize the accomplishments of others.
  • Apply the lessons learned in the workshop to a current organizational challenge by creating an action plan for a school-based problem.

 

2017 Registration Information

Registration for SLI is now open. You can register here​.

​Type of Registration
​Early Bird Pricing
(register by 4/7/17)
​Standard Pricing
(register by 7/3/17)
​Member
​$2,013
​$2,237
​Nonmember
​$2,617
​$2,907

What's Included

All meals and dormitory accommodations at Episcopal High School are provided with your SLI registration. Transportation to and from the event are not included. 
 

Agenda

The agenda for the 2017 SLI will be available in the spring. Please plan to arrive on the morning of July 25, and depart the afternoon of July 28, 2017.

Please note: From beginning to end, all parts of this program work together to build on one another and missing any portion would not provide the intended experience. Therefore, participants are highly discouraged from arriving late or leaving early. If you find that this is unavoidable please contact Jay Rapp at rapp@nais.org.

 

2017 Faculty 

Ari Betof, head of school, Boston University Academy (MA)

Christel McGuigan, director of equity and inclusion, Lakeside School (WA)

Phil Gutierrez, assistant head of school for advancement, Branson School (CA)

Jason Novak, head of lower school, Lowell School (DC)

Laurie Pendleton, leadership consultant

Tom Taylor, upper school director, Breck School (MN)

Honor Taft, head of lower school, Gill St. Bernard's School (NJ)

Kisha Watts, director of admissions, St. Francis School (KY)

 

Hear from Past Participants (Interview Clips)

  • Catherine Miller, Physical Education and Athletic Training Extended Day Program, Director , Metairie Park Country Day School (Louisiana)
  • Julie King, Director of Technology, Episcopal School of Knoxville (Tennessee)
  • Garth Pearl, Teacher, Town School (New York)

Cancellation Policy

Please send institute registration cancellations in via email to NAIS at institutes@nais.org by June 26, 2017, to receive a refund minus a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Contact Information

Please contact institutes@nais.org or (202)973-9762 if you have any questions.

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Article Date: 5/20/2016
Member Perspectives

on personal and professional development

"The School Leadership Institute was the best professional development experience I've had in my career. It wasn't about my job or my particular field -- it was about me! Whether I stay in education or eventually move to another industry, I will take the lessons learned here with me."

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