NAIS Leadership Through Partnership (LTP)

NAIS Leadership Through Partnership

Registration for the 2023 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership (LTP) is now open.

2023 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership
October 13-15, 2023
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC

Register for 2023 Leadership Through Partnership

NAIS is pleased to offer this foundational governance program to best support heads and their board chairs. NAIS Leadership Through Partnership (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.


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 maximize the working relationship between the head of school and board of trustees. Through a number of interactive sessions, LTP will help you:
  • Understand the basics of nonprofit and independent school governance;
  • Experience and learn the structure, strategies, and approaches to effective independent school governance;
  • Strengthen the overall board-head working relationship;
  • Develop a communications roadmap for working together on both planned strategies and unforeseen challenges;
  • 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; and
  • Place your school in the larger national independent school context.


Read what recent attendees had to 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." 

Registration Information 

Registration for the 2023 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership workshop is now open

Registration fees include program costs and breakfast and lunch on October 14 and 15. Registration does not include dinners, travel, or accommodations. 

Hotel Accommodations: NAIS has secured a block of rooms at the Grand Hyatt Washington from October 12-15 at the nightly rate of $229.00 (exclusive of any applicable taxes and hotel-specific fees). To make your guest room reservation at the Grand Hyatt Washington within the official event room block, please click here.
2023 Registration Pricing Early Bird Pricing
Standard Pricing
Member Price
Includes (1) one head of school and (1) one trustee
$3,500 $3,800
Nonmember Price*
Includes (1) one head of school and (1) one trustee
$5,100 $5,400

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


The tentative schedule for LTP is as follows:
  • Friday, October 13, 2023: Program begins 1:00 PM ET and ends at 5:00 PM ET with a reception.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023: Program begins at 9:00 AM ET (breakfast served 8:00-9:00 AM) and ends at 4:30 PM ET.
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023: Program begins at 9:00 AM ET (breakfast served 8:00-9:00 AM) and ends at 12:00 PM ET with an optional lunch served afterward.

LTP Sponsors

Thank you to our 2023 LTP sponsors!

GOLD Sponsor National Business Officers Association (NBOA) NBOA
SILVER Sponsor Carney Sandoe & Associates Carney, Sandoe & Associates
SILVER Sponsor Littleford & Associates Littleford & Associates
BRONZE Sponsor StratéGenius StratéGenius

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing at this email address: [email protected]. Cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the start date of the program 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 if you have any questions.