Make strategic progress in your independent school.

Upcoming Events

September 2022

Vision and Strategy - Fall 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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September 2022

NAIS Partner Group

This six-month cohort experience is exclusively for heads of school to partner with one another and discuss issues, gain new perspectives, explore complex challenges, and celebrate wins in a confidential space.
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Innovation Sprint
October 2022

Demand-Side Innovation for Enhancing Enrollment—Fall Session

In this three-hour sprint on October 12, 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
October 2022

Demand-Side Innovation for Advancement—Fall Session

In this three-hour sprint on October 18, 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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