We are committed to...
  • encouraging diverse points of view.
  • continuous reflection and on-going improvement.
  • collegial relationships and ethical leadership.
  • independent education options for families.
  • promoting the independence of our schools.
  • quality standards without standardization.
  • assisting schools in fulfilling their missions.

Professional Development

NWAIS Offers an Extensive Calendar of Professional Development To Move Your School Forward

  • Conferences - multi-day, residential events, generally targeted at a specific job category
  • Workshops - Single day, topic-based events
  • Fellowship for Collaborative Innovation - In-depth research and reporting by a group formed from multiple NWAIS schools

Visit the Full 2016-17 Professional Development Calendar

NWAIS offers a variety of approaches to Professional Development allowing attendees to get started in a topic or develop high-level expertise. See the full roster of events bringing trending topics and best practices together to benefit your school.

Cohort Based Learning

Pathways to Leadership is a two year long cohort-based program to support and develop women who are interested in becoming a Head of School in the next 3-5 years.

Leaders of Color A Professional Learning Community is an opportunity to reflect on and develop leadership visions. It is open to all with a commitment to continuing to learn and grow as a leader of color.

Fellowship for Collaborative Innovation

Learn about applying for the Fellowship, and how the program can contribute to your professional growth

Follow along on the journey of current and past fellowship groups here.

Propose a Workshop or Session

NWAIS invites you to showcase your expertise as a presenter at an upcoming conference. Learn more about how to be involved with a future NWAIS conference or workshop.

Gain Visibility to NWAIS Schools through Event Sponsorship and Exhibiting

Learn more about how to start building relationships with key NWAIS school employees.

Educaton Credits and Program Policies

Learn more about Education Credits and Program Policies.

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Northwest Association of Independent Schools
5001 California Ave. SW, Suite 112
Seattle, Washington 98136
T: 206.323.6137 • dstone@nwais.org
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