Make strategic progress in your independent school.

Upcoming Events

Innovation Sprint
December 2022

Demand-Side Innovation for Attracting & Retaining Faculty

In this three-hour sprint on December 7, 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 2023

Demand-Side Innovation for Enhancing Enrollment—Winter Session

In this three-hour sprint on January 11, 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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January 2023

Vision and Strategy - Winter Session

This workshop, hosted in three-hour sessions across three days, will support schools in clarifying their vision and setting action priorities. 
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Innovation Sprint
March 2023

Demand-Side Innovation for Advancement—Spring Session

In this three-hour sprint on March 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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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 for more information.
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