Tools & Resources

Book

NAIS Innovation Design Workbook

With this practical book, you and a team of 3 to 10 can start on a journey to meet the needs of the changing market while remaining true to your school’s mission.
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Podcast

New View EDU

Listen to a series of interviews exploring the purpose of education, the future of schools, and how to bring healing and strength to schools in the year ahead.
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Case Study

Growing Diversity & Inclusion

At an NAIS Strategy Lab workshop, the Town School for Boys (CA) leveraged the Unpacking for Clarity and Action framework to distill its larger diversity and inclusion goals into a key objective.
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Webinar

Strategic Planning for a New Era

Part of the NAIS Leadership Series, this webinar recording explores frameworks, tools, and case studies that align your mission with long-term goals for the future of education.
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Podcast

Member Voices

Hear from NAIS member schools about their roles, challenges, successes, inspiration sources, and more.
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Article

Progressing in a Post(ish) Pandemic World

Reimagine what schools filled with joy and purpose can look like and shed old habits and structures that no longer serve schools well with these three lessons.
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Article

Unleashing the Power of Demand-Side Thinking

Learn about demand-side thinking through tools and frameworks designed to help schools unpack their greatest challenges and opportunities.
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Article

The Right Conditions for School Transformation

Prioritizing innovation work can be hard. This framework and process can help schools reimagine their future and create better schools for all students.
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Case Study

Increasing Retention

McLean School (MD) created a more tailored retention strategy—as a result of an NAIS Strategy Lab workshop. It focused on how to communicate the value of a lifelong Abilities Model.
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Case Study

Expanding the Applicant Pool

Using an Action Map, a plan created at an NAIS Strategy Lab workshop, Spruce Street School (WA) implemented a prototype of a redesigned open house promotion plan in just three weeks.
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Webinar

Innovative School Models

Learn about unique school models and programming from independent schools across the country in this showcase series hosted by the NAIS Strategy Lab team.
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Case Study

Redefining a Student Support Model

Riverside Presbyterian Day School (FL) adopted tools from an NAIS Strategy Lab workshop to reduce the number of students being followed by the student needs committee by more than 50%.
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Article

Reimagine Tuition

Setting tuition is an annual decision made by an independent school’s board of trustees. It should involve an intentional, strategic approach based on the school’s mission, resources, and market realities.
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Case Study

Increasing Student Yield

Westover School (CT) redesigned its website’s inquiry form using NAIS Strategy Lab’s tools and frameworks.
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Article

Thrive Amid Change

Take a disciplined approach to strategic thinking and innovation to lead for the present and prepare for the future.
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