Everything You Need to Succeed

NISL provides all the expertise and resources you need to plan, coordinate and implement the Executive Development Program for district and school leaders.

Explore What's Included


Each participant in the NISL Executive Development Program receives a comprehensive set of digital materials and resources, including:

  • Materials: Digital curriculum resources (for each of the three courses of study), and a set of nine professional books with seminal and cutting-edge research and perspectives on leadership.
  • Cloud-based NISL EDP App: access to agendas, presentations, videos, case studies, activities, and interactive diagnostic instruments and tools to assess participants’ leadership skills and their schools.

Extensive Onsite Training by Certified Facilitators

The program includes 24 days of face-to-face instruction delivered over 12-15 months. Highly qualified NISL Master Faculty and NISL-certified trainers deliver the NISL Executive Development Program and optional coaching. Many NISL faculty members have been successful principals, superintendents or state education leaders. National experts bring new ideas and perspectives, while local experts bring their knowledge of local culture, rules and regulations.

Planning, Technical Assistance and Implementation

NISL project managers work with states and districts to tailor the Executive Development Program to meet local needs. We partner with districts to select the best candidates for the program and develop a flexible training schedule.

Learn More

Implementation Sites

Implementation Sites

Find school districts participating in the NISL programs across the country.

View Map