Webinars

NAIS webinars delve into the latest trends and resources to help you address your everyday school challenges, as well as training that will educate and sustain both the individual and the school community. Online professional development events are free, but registration is required, as space can be limited.

Webinar recordings will be posted to their respective pages shortly after the conclusion of the event. Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments at webinars@nais.org.

Upcoming Webinars

Date Event type Category Name Location
7/14/2020 Other Leadership, Wellness, Learning, Innovation, Global, Achievement, Extracurricular__Activities_, Health, Staff, Strategic_Planning, Tips_Guidelines, Webinar, DistanceLearning Webinar: Creating a Roadmap for Reopening Campus: How The American School in Japan Created a Plan For a Safe Return to School
Schools all over the world are exploring various way to implement health and safety protocols while also preparing for multiple learning models. Attend this webinar to hear how The American School in Japan developed a detailed roadmap for reopening their campus. The roadmap includes:

- How ASIJ applied core values to inform their strategies
- Three models for learning and safety implications for each
- Health screening and physical distance plans
- Plans for athletics and extra-curricular activities
- Strategy and plans for communicating roadmap to families
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7/14/2020 NAIS Webinar Leadership, Safety, Wellness, Learning, Global, Administration, Education, Evaluation, Experience, Governance, Operations, Schools, Strategic_Planning, Summer, Support, Tips_Guidelines, Trends, Webinar, ReimaginingEducation, Sustainability, RiskManagement NAIS Webinar: Looking Beyond COVID-19: Why Global Education Makes a Difference
Our world is in a state of angst as issues ranging from the pandemic and economic turmoil to social justice and workforce disruption are front and center. There has never been a more important moment than now to recommit to guiding our students to become global citizens, teaching core global competencies and mindsets.
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7/15/2020 NAIS Webinar Leadership, Safety, Wellness, Learning, Innovation, Administration, Classroom, Education, Facilities, Governance, Guidelines, Health, Help, Online, Operations, Questions, Schools, Staff, Strategic_Planning, Support, Trends, Webinar, ReimaginingEducation, DistanceLearning NAIS Webinar: COVID-19 Trend Report: Reopening Considerations from Higher Ed
In this special edition of the COVID-19 Trend Report, NAIS will explore the reopening and preparedness planning taking place in the higher education sector. University presidents will share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss their thought processes around leadership and practical preparedness, as well as their plans for reopening campuses in the fall. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance, and there will be a Q&A following the presentation.

Presenters: Ángel Cabrera, president of Georgia Tech; Ronald Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond
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7/15/2020 Other Leadership, Technology, Innovation, Value, Management, Media, Multimedia, Operations, Programs, Schools, Services, Training, Trends, Webinar, DistanceLearning Technology Considerations for Reopening Your Campus
Technology department leaders across the country are playing an invaluable role in the reopening of their independent schools’ campuses. Whether planning for an in-person experience on the physical campus, a continued virtual delivery, or a hybrid approach, tech leaders are evaluating a wide-ranging set of questions and concerns. This session will explore a comprehensive list of considerations for tech leaders to evaluate, including how to manage and evaluate tools, how to reflect on what worked (and what didn’t) in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic shut-down, and how to keep your school’s community healthy as we emerge from the stay-at-home orders.
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7/16/2020 Other Leadership, Learning, Administration, Administrators, Governance, Management, Online, Schools, Webinar SAIS Administrative Leadership Retreat | Virtual
Featuring Rob Evans and Michael Thompson. This workshop helps develop your leadership style and expand your management skills. Gain a new perspective on what it means to be a leader in an independent school with practical techniques and real-life solutions. This enriching opportunity on relational and personal leadership is for independent school administrators who supervise adults, evaluate teachers, and/or work with parents. This program is designed for division heads, directors, and other administrators who are not heads of school. It focuses specifically on the challenges of these roles.
Virtual
7/16/2020 Other Leadership, Technology, Data, Statistics, Records, Schools, Services, Students, Summer, Webinar Rethinking Student Engagement: Using Data to Measure Engagement
Schools collect academic data on student progress from the time a student enrolls until they graduate. However, they often do not have a strategy or process for analyzing this data. This analysis is even more important as traditional learning modes have been disrupted by COVID-19.

In this presentation, Buck Crockett, Director of Technology at Almaden Country Day School will demonstrate simple strategies for analyzing large sets of academic data and how the patterns found in the data helped informed his school's grading program.
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7/16/2020 NAIS Webinar Wellness, Diversity, Equity_Justice, Ethics, Ethnicity, Experience, Multicultural, Networking, Webinar NAIS Meetup for Diversity Practitioners
As we all work to manage the COVID-19 crisis at our schools, we are seeing more than ever the power of shared knowledge and support in our independent school community. To provide diversity officers more opportunities for connection, NAIS is offering new virtual meetups and webinars on student and adult health and well-being and the intersection of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Caroline G. Blackwell, NAIS vice president for equity and justice, will host this series.
Online
7/22/2020 Other Leadership, Safety, Wellness, Learning, Campus, Facilities, Guidelines, Health, Operations, Schools, Summer, Tips_Guidelines, Webinar, DistanceLearning Headed Back To Campus: Are You Ready?
Your school closed with no warning for COVID-19 and now you need to reopen campus! Join our facilities experts as they share what you need to know now with information from lessons learned while preparing for this day.
Online
7/23/2020 NAIS Webinar Wellness, Cultural, Culture, Diversity, Equity_Justice, Ethics, Ethnicity, Multicultural, Webinar NAIS Meetup for Diversity Practitioners
As we all work to manage the COVID-19 crisis at our schools, we are seeing more than ever the power of shared knowledge and support in our independent school community. To provide diversity officers more opportunities for connection, NAIS is offering new virtual meetups and webinars on student and adult health and well-being and the intersection of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Caroline G. Blackwell, NAIS vice president for equity and justice, will host this series.
Online
7/23/2020 Other Leadership, Mission, Learning, Digital, Governance, Guidelines, Schools, Staff, Strategic_Planning, Webinar, ReimaginingEducation, CrisisManagement NBOA Webinar: Strategic Leadership Triad: Confronting Crisis and Securing the Future
A conversation with the head of school, CFO, and chair of the finance committee of the board of trustees of a storied institution as they manage and govern through the changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery and sustainability of the independent school mission.
Online
7/28/2020 NAIS Webinar Leadership, Learning, Administration, Admissions, International, Operations, Personnel, Staff, Standards, Strategic_Planning, Students, Summer, Support, Travel, Trends, Webinar, DistanceLearning, RiskManagement Webinar: International Student Programs in Higher Education During COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. independent schools are experiencing unprecedented challenges with international student recruitment, admission, and retention. But what can schools learn from U.S. higher education institutions that have thousands of international students? Higher education practitioners predict that many returning and newly admitted students may not be on campus this academic year because of visa delays, travel restrictions, and worries about health and safety.
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8/4/2020 Other Leadership, Mission, Data, Learning, Academics, Acceptance, Administration, Classroom, Communication, Employees, Evaluation, Facilities, Guidelines, Management, Online, Operations, Schools, Workplace, Webinar Re-envisioning Your Applicant's Journey (Part 2): Lessons Learned from Spring Virtual Visits
Veracross is partnering with the Enrollment Management Association to discuss new strategies as your department responds to the challenges created by COVID-19. This is part two of a four-part "Re-envisioning Your Applicant's Journey" webinar series.
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8/6/2020 NAIS Webinar Wellness, Cultural, Culture, Diversity, Equity_Justice, Ethics, Ethnicity, Multicultural, Networking, Support, Webinar NAIS Meetup for Diversity Practitioners
As we all work to manage the COVID-19 crisis at our schools, we are seeing more than ever the power of shared knowledge and support in our independent school community. To provide diversity officers more opportunities for connection, NAIS is offering new virtual meetups and webinars on student and adult health and well-being and the intersection of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Caroline G. Blackwell, NAIS vice president for equity and justice, will host this series.
Online
8/19/2020 NAIS Webinar Leadership, Curriculum, Financial_Aid, Data, Finance, Value, Budget, Statistics, Administration, DASL, Digital, Governance, Guidelines, NAIS, NAIS_Research_and_Data, Online, Operations, Staff, Tips_Guidelines, Training, FinancialSustainability NAIS Webinar: DASL Data Entry: FAQs and What You Need to Know
Do you and your team have questions about Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL) data entry? Get the answers to this year’s most frequently asked questions. Bring your questions, and the DASL experts will answer them in this free webinar.

Presenter: Joy Bodycomb, NAIS
Online
8/20/2020 NAIS Webinar Wellness, Cultural, Culture, Diversity, Equity_Justice, Ethics, Ethnicity, Multicultural, Networking, Webinar NAIS Meetup for Diversity Practitioners
As we all work to manage the COVID-19 crisis at our schools, we are seeing more than ever the power of shared knowledge and support in our independent school community. To provide diversity officers more opportunities for connection, NAIS is offering new virtual meetups and webinars on student and adult health and well-being and the intersection of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Caroline G. Blackwell, NAIS vice president for equity and justice, will host this series.
Online
9/23/2020 NAIS Webinar Leadership, Technology, Data, Finance, Learning, Value, Budget, Statistics, Administration, DASL, Demographics, Digital, Education, Employees, Faculty, Governance, Help, Miscellaneous, Online, Operations, Support, Tips_Guidelines, Website, FinancialSustainability NAIS Webinar: DASL Data Entry: Getting to 100%
What is 100%? How do I get there? Join your colleagues and Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL) experts in this webinar to learn what it is and why it is important. Let’s all commit to the best data set possible, the foundation for so much leadership work across schools, including the NAIS Trendbook, DASL Databook, accreditation reports in state and regional associations, and many other critical uses.

Presenter: Joy Bodycomb, NAIS
Online

Webinar Recordings and Resources

  • Gain Insight into Your School’s Market with Market View

    Learn how to make Census data work for your school in this NAIS webinar recording showcasing the new Market View tool.

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  • Go Deep: Global Education with Greater Purpose, Well-Being and Impact

    This NAIS webinar recording will help teachers and administrators explore ways to deepen existing global education programs.

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  • Developing the Team: Faculty Evaluation and Growth

    This NAIS webinar investigates how schools can create systems of performance review and professional development that foster a growth mindset among the faculty.

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  • What Jobs Are Families Hiring Your School to Do for Them?

    In this NAIS webinar recording, learn how you can meet the demands of parents in your market while maintaining your core values. Hear about NAIS’s research into the motivations of independent school parents.

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