For Aspiring and Current Leaders

NISL’s Executive Development Program has a proven track record of performance in developing leaders at every stage of their careers, from aspiring leaders to the most expert and experienced principals.

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Increasing Educator Effectiveness

The Executive Development Program is exceptional in that it is proving highly effective with aspiring, novice and veteran school leaders alike. This is noteworthy, given that many leadership programs focus solely on aspiring or novice principals—leaving the vast majority of districts’ school leaders with “sit-and-go” trainings that fail to improve their practice. Improving school leadership at scale is impossible without effective training for existing principals as well—and the benefits reverberate throughout school systems:

  • For current principals, NISL training builds on their administrative skills and experience, providing a framework for organizing the many facets of their role and providing a “call to action” to continually drive achievement higher. The Executive Development Program deepens their knowledge, skills and confidence as strategic thinkers and instructional leaders. Even veteran principals find that participating in the training is incredibly powerful in helping them chart a path toward higher performance in their daily practice.
  • For aspiring leaders, NISL training covers every aspect of what it takes—and what it means—to lead a school to higher performance. This preparation is invaluable in positioning them to move successfully into leadership posts.
  • NISL can quickly transform school and district culture by providing training to entire school leadership teams including teacher leaders, assistant principals and principals, as well as district staff. NISL training of school leaders can break the cycle of failure in persistently low-performing schools and districts and help good schools become great schools.

NISL training reinvigorates all school leaders to take on new challenges.

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