NAIS webinars offer professional development without a large financial or time commitment.
All events are grounded in best practices in adult learning, providing our members with intensive training and peer networks.
Take your team beyond yearly evaluations and tedious meetings to get to the core of what makes successful school leadership work.
There are only a few spots left for the 2015 Institute for New Heads. Register today for this five-day residential program that will prepare you for the first or second year of headship.
The School Leadership Institute (SLI) will help you cultivate an individualized professional development strategy based on your strengths and areas for improvement.
The enhanced and refined LTP workshop enables successful board and head relationships. Register now!
What proposed regulations increasing the number of people eligible for overtime pay could mean for schools.
A three part program to support educators in professional growth and technology integration, grow student engagement and leadership.
Apply for this one-year professional development program by November 3.
Sample responsibilities and language for a director of diversity job description.
Independent Teacher is an electronic journal that publishes articles on curriculum and pedagogy, across all grades and disciplines, of particular interest to independent school teachers.
Within the Trustee Site, in the fourth section covering the Board/Head Partnership, this is the article about evaluating the head of school.
What are ERISA and non-ERISA 403(b) plans, and is your school in compliance?
A list of NAIS resources on preventing and responding to suspected educator sexual misconduct.
How would your school handle a crisis? Knowing what the key steps are before such a situation arises can help save your school a lot of time and angst. Read this article for guidance.
Does your school have a plan for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse? What are your responsibilities under the law?
Are you ready to interview potential employees? CalWest Educators Placement provides some sample questions to get you started.
This legal advisory, "Sexual Misconduct at Independent Schools: Minimizing Risk and Creating the Safest Environment Possible ... " provides guidance on assessing the safety of your school environment.
It is every school's worst nightmare... What do you do if there is a possibility that one of your staff members has been abusing a student? This helpful document will give schools an in-depth look at wrestling with these issues.
Join Debra Wilson, NAIS legal counsel, and three other experts in this one hour webinar.
Being as transparent as possible and communicating thoughtfully and well builds trust in a school’s handling of reports.
This collection of case studies features governance issues based on the book Saving Miss Oliver's.
Have positions to fill? In "10 Steps to Organize Your Hiring," we help you develop an efficient and consistent hiring process for each vacancy at your school.
This participatory leadership training provides you with new methodologies, models, and practices to lead change that lasts.
Sample responsibilities and language for a director of global education job description.
NAIS Institutes provide the ideal setting to learn about your own leadership challenges and strengths. Read more about each institute and register at www.nais.org/institutes.
An important note about housing.
When is an employee not an employee?
NAIS is pleased to provide this collection of sample job descriptions available in independent schools..
Sample responsibilities and language for a department chair job description.
Sample responsibilities and language for an academic dean/dean of faculty job description.
Sample responsibilities and language for a director of alumni relations/engagement job description.
Sample responsibilities and language for a director of information technology job description.
If summer melt is an issue for your school, this compilation of NAIS resources should be on your leadership team's to-do list asap!
Sexual harassment and retaliation caselaw has been changing. Schools should be aware of the potential impact these changes might have on how schools handle issues raised by staff and students. Read this helpful article to learn more.
Schools have been revisiting their contracts in recent years and are looking more closely at abitration provisions. What is it? What are the benefits?
On November 21, 2009, GINA went into effect. This new law attempts to bar discrimination based on genetic testing, an issue that is not yet widely scientifically available.
Fringe benefits are an essential component of compensation packages. This advisory, which summarizes the federal tax treatment of the most popular fringe benefits, can help equip schools to provide those benefits on a tax-free basis.
Sample responsibilities and language for a director of college and career counseling.
Schools are facing many challenges with the upcoming retirement of so many faculty and staff. This Q&A provides guidance on phased and early retirement incentive programs for schools.
To help your school provide benefits to heads at a reasonable level, and, in the process not generate an income tax liability, this legal advisory covers the basics of benefits and tax concerns they may raise.
The legal implications of conducting electronic background checks and of policing student misconduct online are but two examples of ways in which independent schools are feeling the tension between slow-moving law and fast-moving technology.
Do you use a contract for your teachers? Does the school down the street? Does it really matter? Read this helpful article on contracts and at-will employment for your faculty.
Sample responsibilities and language for an executive assistant to the head of school job description.
Sample responsibilities and language for a division head job description.
Sample responsibilities and language for a director of development job description.
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