NAIS Leadership Through Partnership (LTP)

As you know, the world has changed. We are committed to adapting and seizing the opportunities to transform our offerings. In that spirit, we are in the process of redesigning the 2020 LTP to be an innovative online experience.

Registration for the 2020 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership Online (LTP) will open this summer. 

Please stay tuned as we reimagine this foundational governance program to best support heads and their board chairs in a virtual space. We remain committed to providing heads and board chairs with the tools that they need to make challenging decisions and prioritize in an unprecedented environment and look forward to sharing our plans for a transformative online learning experience this summer. 



Primarily‚Äč designed for the independent school board chair and head of school, LTP is increasingly attended by teams that include other trustees, such as the vice chair, chair elect, treasurer, or the chair of the committee on trustees. For the newly appointed head, board chair, or trustee, LTP proves particularly valuable to forge a positive and effective relationship. For the trustee and school head with a well-established relationship, LTP offers an opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on styles of collaboration in the context of new challenges and priorities. 

Topics Covered

LTP offers a variety of different learning opportunities and approaches to maximize the working relationship between the head of school and board of trustees. Through a number of sessions, LTP will focus on helping you:
  • Understand the basics of nonprofit and independent school governance;
  • Experience and learn the structure, strategies, and approaches to governance
    found in independent schools;
  • Strengthen the overall board-head working relationship;
  • Discuss how to create and sustain generative boards; and
  • Identify and discuss working styles and preferences while creating an effective
    communication and support system.


Contact Us

Please contact or (202) 973-9700 if you have any questions.