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New year, new growth


Winter 2017

Investing in professional development — for administrators, faculty, and staff— is a great way to start the new year. Several of NAIS’s institutes open for registration in January.

The Institute for New Heads will be held July 10-16 in Atlanta. This five-day residential program for professionals starting their first or second year of headship helps participants build a strong peer network, acquire an understanding of the essential tasks of headship, and develop a vast well of resources.

The first School Leadership Team Experience, which was held this past summer, was such a success that NAIS is bringing it back. This year’s institute will be held July 31-August 2, at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland. It will feature a similar format, bringing together school teams of three to five individuals in leadership positions — including heads— to focus on collaboration and capacity building. The School Leadership Institute will be held July 25-28 at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. This three-day intensive residential program is designed to help participants better understand their leadership styles and identify strengths and areas for improvement.

The Diversity Leadership Institute will be held June 25-July 1 at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. This weeklong intensive residential program gives participants the tools to lead and manage school change and to transform schools into inclusive learning communities.

For more information, go to the Institutes and Workshops page at

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