Participatory Leadership Training

April 3-5, 2016
Chevy Chase, MD 
The National 4-H Center 

Join NAIS for a three-day training that will build your capacity to lead your independent school community in social justice, equity, and inclusion.

Learn about new participatory models of leadership and practice leading change that lasts. We'll explore the questions:
  • What is the next level of thinking and action that is needed now to lead independent schools in equity-minded, inclusive, and socially-just and responsible ways?  
  • What does a participatory approach to equity-minded practice look like in our schools?   What skills do we need to practice this approach?
  • How can school leaders—from classroom teachers to trustees—expand our thinking and transform our efforts around difference, privilege, and power to meet the needs of these times?

You will discover powerful ways to generate wise action, strengthen relationships, and build community across cultural, generational, and structural divides. Click here to download a flyer.


Independent school leaders -- including administrators, board members, diversity practitioners, and teachers -- and anyone else who is committed to fostering equity and justice in independent schools. 

Registration Information

Registration is $625 per participant, for both members and non-members. The deadline to register is Friday, March 18, 2016.

What's Included 

Tuition, lunch, snacks, and training materials are provided with your registration. 


  • Caroline Blackwell, vice president for equity and justice, National Association of Independent Schools
  • Karen Bradberry, director of equity and inclusion, Greenhill School (TX)
  • Crissy Caceres, director of diversity and inclusion, Georgetown Day School (DC)   
  • Sandra "Chap" Chapman, director of diversity and community, LREI (NY)
  • Jabali Stewart, director of intercultural affairs at The Bush School (WA) 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please send institute registration cancellations in writing via email to NAIS at by March 30, 2016, to receive a refund minus a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Contact Information

Please contact or (202) 973-9761 if you have any questions.