NAIS Leadership Through Partnership (LTP)

NAIS Leadership Through Partnership

Registration for the 2024 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership (LTP) is now open.

2024 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership
September 25-27, 2024  
NAIS Headquarters, Washington, DC

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NAIS is pleased to offer this foundational governance program to best support heads and their board chairs. LTP provides heads and board chairs dedicated time to build a collaborative relationship, learn about best governance practices, and explore the most common challenges and opportunities facing independent schools today.

Here’s what past participants say about LTP:

"Attending LTP provides the opportunity for focused, intentional work with your board chair that you are unlikely to get in other ways."
"It is important 1:1 time and there is so much added richness by experiencing that time next to others cultivating similar relationships."
"It was a great opportunity to meet other heads and chairs and learn from their experiences. It also made me feel less lonely as a chair."


LTP is an event for a head of school and their board chair/trustee. For the newly appointed head, board chair, or trustee, LTP proves particularly valuable to forge a positive and effective relationship and support leadership sustainability. 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 learning opportunities and approaches to support the working relationship between the head of school and the board of trustees.  

Through several interactive sessions, LTP will help you:

  • Understand your shared conceptions of school leadership that includes the vision of both the head of school and the board chair.
  • Experience and learn the structure, strategies, and approaches to effective independent school governance.
  • Strengthen the overall board-head working relationship by working through real-life scenarios that challenge shared leadership.
  • Develop a communications roadmap for working together on both planned strategies and unforeseen challenges.
  • Investigate data trends and how they may impact the work that your school engages in.
  • Generate resources that will support concepts like developing a cadence of feedback and communication, head of school and board evaluations, and understanding the governing rules of the board.
  • Place your school in the larger national independent school context.

Registration Information 

Registration for the 2024 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership workshop is now open.

Registration fees include program costs and breakfast and lunch on September 26 and 27. Registration does not include dinners, travel, or accommodations. 
Registration Pricing Early Bird Pricing
(Through 6/11)
Standard Pricing
(On or After 6/12)
Member Price
Includes (1) one head of school and (1) one trustee
$3,300 $3,800
Nonmember Price*
Includes (1) one head of school and (1) one trustee
$4,300 $4,800

*Contact us for more information about the benefits of NAIS membership, including discounted event pricing.

Hotel Accommodations

NAIS has reserved a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $299/night (plus tax) at the Yours Truly DC Hotel (1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037). Book your room here by August 27 to get the discounted rate. Reservations should be made with an arrival date of September 25 and a departure of September 27; please plan your travel accordingly. As a reminder, the program will take place at the NAIS Headquarters and is within a short walking distance from the Yours Truly hotel.


The tentative schedule for LTP is:
  • Wednesday, September 25: Programming runs 1:00–5:00 PM ET, followed by a reception.
  • Thursday, September 26: Programming runs 9:00 AM–4:30 PM ET, with breakfast served 8:00–9:00 AM ET.
Friday, September 27: Programming runs 9:00 AM–12:00 PM ET, with breakfast served 8:00–9:00 AM and an optional lunch served after the programming is complete.

LTP Sponsors

Thank you to our 2024 LTP sponsors!

SILVER Sponsor Littleford & Associates Littleford & Associates

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing at this email address: [email protected]. Cancellations received up to 30 days before the program's start date (August 26) will be fully refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the program will not be refunded.

Contact Us

Please contact [email protected] or (202) 973-9700 with any questions.