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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 2019 NAIS workshop, which enables effective and successful relationships between the head of school and board of trustees.

Deep Dive

10 Habits of Highly Effective Boards

Successful boards understand both the values and traditions that must serve as a foundation and what changes must be made to thrive in the future. 

Tips for New Trustees

NAIS President Donna Orem talks about the importance of being an independent school trustee and offers guidance for new trustees.

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.

Building Your Board Calendar

As the end of summer nears, many schools approach board orientation and the calendar ahead. What work should your board embrace this year?

Playlist: Video Resources to Help You Promote Great Governance

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