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Trustee Training Tools

From performing basic duties to learning to ask for gifts, the NAIS Trustee Series offers easy-to-grasp guides for doing the job of trustee the right way.

Leadership Through Partnership

Register now for the 2020 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership (LTP) Online. We have reimagined this foundational governance program to best support heads and their board chairs in a virtual space.

Deep Dive

Key Questions for Heads: Working with the Board

Learn what heads and boards should be considering together to manage immediate challenges while maintaining a crucial focus on the mid- and long-term future of their schools.  

Scenario Planning for Independent Schools

As schools grapple with the constantly changing world, scenario planning is a vital resource for boards, heads, and school leaders as you continue through uncharted territory. 

Spring 2020: The Governance Issue

This issue explores critical issues at the heart of the foundational board-head relationship and examines how boards can be most effective, stay agile, and explore structures to ensure  accountability.

Governance & Crisis: The Board's Role

Heads and trustees must plan together, anticipate challenges, and understand how their relationship can help a school emerge even stronger from a difficult situation.

A Recipe for Thriving in Uncertain Times

In this time of crisis and uncertainty, boards must ensure they are engaging in decision-making behaviors that allow their schools to succeed short- and long-term.

Playlist: Video Resources to Help You Promote Great Governance

Additional Resources

The Hallmarks of a Successful Board Chair

An experienced head shares traits that make for a successful board chair, including being a good communicator, broad thinker, and strong team builder.