Registration for the 2019 NAIS School Leadership Team Experience is now open!


2019 NAIS School Leadership Team Experience (SLTE)
July 28 - August 1
Potomac, MD
The William F. Bolger Center


Teams of 3-5 school leaders, including head of school. Teams can be composed of any level or type of school leader including, but not limited to, directors of admissions, assistant heads, business officers, deans, communications and marketing directors, development directors, division heads, and more. 

About the Institute

Take your team beyond yearly evaluations and tedious meetings to get to the core of what makes successful school leadership work. NAIS will host the School Leadership Team Experience (SLTE), a special three-day learning experience for independent school leaders this summer. The institute will bring together school teams of 3-5 individuals who hold leadership positions in your school, including the head of school, to focus on collaboration and building leadership capacity to support school improvement. Consult with educational leadership experts as you work through the real and specific challenges and opportunities facing your school.

Some examples of school teams that will benefit from this intensive, residential course include teams:  
  • who want to streamline communication and learn processes associated with problem identification, root cause analysis, and research-based solution design;
  • with multiple new hires or new leadership; and
  • who are facing complex and challenging school issues such as enrollment management, affordability, demographic changes, distinguishing yourself in the market place, and more.

2019 Registration Information

Type of Registration
​Early Bird Pricing
(until April 5)
​Standard Pricing
(from April 6)

What's Included

Accommodations and all meals at the Bolger Center are included. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Bolger Center. Check-in opens at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, and your room reservation ends the morning of August 1. 

2019 NAIS SLTE Faculty

Anne-Marie Balzano, director of governance and leadership, NAIS
Scott Bauer, associate dean of advanced education and doctoral programs, University of Colorado, Denver 
Donna Orem, president, NAIS
Jay Rapp, vice president for professional development, NAIS

Schedule and Agenda

Below is the sample 2017 agenda for your reference.  
Please note: From beginning to end, all parts of this program work together to build on one another and missing any portion would not provide the intended experience. Therefore, participants are highly discouraged from arriving late or leaving early. If you find that this is unavoidable please contact Jay Rapp at​

Pre-Work Prior to Conference

  • Advance reading of relevant research articles
  • Review of school data files (provided by NAIS)
  • Informal analysis of strategic objectives and vision
  • Team Assessment 
  • Post-institute virtual meetings prior to the 2019 NAIS Annual Conference
Cancellation Policy
Please send institute registration cancellations via email to NAIS at by May 31, 2019, to receive a refund minus a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Contact Information
Please contact or (202) 973-9762 if you have any questions.