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December 2021

Demand-Side Innovation for Attracting & Retaining Faculty

In this three-hour sprint on December 9, your team will learn how to use insights from the Teacher Jobs research to reimagine the recruitment or retention of faculty.
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Innovation Sprint
January 2022

Problem Finding and Prototyping

In this three-hour sprint on January 25, schools will break down challenges or opportunities so they can creatively ideate and prioritize action and next steps toward change.
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Innovation Sprint
January 2022

Leveraging Systems Thinking for Design and Action

In this three-hour sprint on January 27, learn a systems thinking framework to help your innovation project move forward.
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Innovation Sprint
March 2022

Demand-Side Innovation for Enhancing Enrollment—Spring Session

In this three-hour sprint on March 17, schools will attain a common language around why parents choose their school via NAIS’s Parent Jobs-to-Be-Done research and practice innovation frameworks to turn insights into action.
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How We Work Together

Our Innovation Team supports schools in solving pressing challenges and seizing the right opportunities in order to live their missions and secure sustainable futures. Our team provides resources, experiences, and networks that enhance, design, connect, build, and collaborate.


Enhance innovation cultures


Develop skills for project-level innovation designs


Connect innovation designs to current realities and strategic visions


Build capacity for effective implementation of innovation designs


Expand opportunities for cross-school collaboration

The Strategy Lab Experience

Get a sneak peek at the Strategy Lab experience from NAIS staff and past Strategy Lab participants.

A Community of Innovators

Want to attend a Strategy Lab workshop or test some of our resources? Click below to get involved or email [email protected] for more information.
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