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Upcoming Events

Innovation Sprint
November 2021

Demand-Side Innovation for Enhancing Enrollment

In this three-hour sprint on Nov. 9, 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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Innovation Sprint
December 2021

Demand-Side Innovation for Advancement

In this three-hour sprint on December 7, your team will learn how to use insights from the Donor Jobs research to reimagine your stewardship, fundraising, and communication efforts.‍
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Innovation Sprint
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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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

Enhance innovation cultures

Design

Develop skills for project-level innovation designs

Connect

Connect innovation designs to current realities and strategic visions

Build

Build capacity for effective implementation of innovation designs

Collaborate

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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