Curriculum & Culture Wars: Navigating Complex Conversations

How can we respect tradition and incorporate the best new ideas into our curriculum?

As an independent school leader, you have to navigate many challenging situations, including helping your community wrestle with complex issues that don’t have a clear right or wrong answer. In this innovation sprint, you'll specifically address how you can help your board or administrative team work through questions around curriculum and the culture wars.

Exclusively for heads of school, this one-day, three-hour, online sprint will help you develop strategies to address your most pressing challenges on this issue. Using tools developed by the NAIS Strategy Lab Team, you’ll “unpack” what the issue looks like at your school. You’ll develop an authentic point of view and outline motivating talking points to address your challenge. With other heads of school who share your dilemma, you'll then get to practice and plan for communicating in a way that is engaging and meaningful within your school’s culture and context.

Join us for this three-hour sprint and come away with concrete ways to help you navigate complex situations at your school, a network of heads who are grappling with similar issues, and an initial approach that helps you take the next step with your community.


Thursday, May 4, 2023; noon to 3 PM ET




Exclusively for heads of school


$300 (members); $420 (nonmembers)