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.

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2017-2018 Webinar Calendar

Talking About the #MeToo Movement in Our Schools

How is the cultural moment of the #MeToo movement impacting the dynamics of the relationships in our independent school communities? What’s the best way to discuss this topic with students who listen to the news and see the hashtag on social media? What resources can you share with parents? Find out in this webinar, which also will feature a model classroom, where a nationally recognized sex educator in independent schools and a group of students will engage in conversation around the topic.

Prevention and Response: Recommendations for Addressing Educator Sexual Misconduct in Independent Schools

NAIS and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) recently partnered to form a 12-member Independent School Task Force on Educator Sexual Misconduct. Task Force members, who included school heads and administrators, association leaders, childhood sexual abuse survivors, investigators, researchers, and advocates, took a 360-degree look at educator sexual misconduct in independent schools. They developed a set of recommendations to help schools best prevent educator sexual misconduct and respond justly, compassionately, and effectively to cases of educator sexual misconduct—past and present. Join us in this informative webinar as we highlight the findings and recommendations of the report. 

Everybody’s Gotta Go: Transgender Students and School Bathrooms

For transgender and other gender-diverse students, access to bathrooms can be a source of great distress. Yet as independent schools seek to address everyone’s needs, administrators sometimes face questions, concerns, or even outright resistance from community members. How can independent school educators negotiate this tension while meeting the needs of a vulnerable group of students and also responding to the issues raised? This webinar will build on the forthcoming document Transgender Students and School Bathrooms: Frequently Asked Questions, written by NAIS and Gender Spectrum. Bring your questions for an active and engaging discussion on an often misunderstood issue.

Supporting Heads of School Series

This year-long series of webinars exclusively for heads of school examines all aspects of the top job at independent schools.  With an innovative and interactive format, Supporting Heads of School webinars present one big idea and then participants break into peer-moderated small groups to work through case studies, discuss the challenges of the role and offer each other support and advice.


Governance Series

Join NAIS for a year-long series of webinars designed to strengthen and support boards of trustees in independent schools. Connect your trustees to experts on a variety of topics that are critical to good governance, including head searches, strategic planning and board recruitment.  We encourage schools to use these valuable resources at their next board meeting!

International Student Programs Series

Join NAIS in a series of webinars aimed at helping independent schools create and maintain a robust international student program.  Hear from experts from around the world and engage with this year's Global Ambassadors to ensure that your school is best positioned to recruit, enroll and retain international students to fulfill your school's mission.


Deeper into DASL Series

Kick off the new school year with a series of webinars to support those who prepare and input their school's data into NAIS's Data and Analysis for School Leadership, or DASL, platform. 

Data Entry Tips and Tricks View the recording
Ensuring Data Entry Success View the recording
Completing Your Data Entry View the recording



Past Webinar Recordings  

2016-2017 Member Webinars (member login required)