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.

Cancellation Policy for Emerging Leaders Institute

Program Description

The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is a one-year cohort-based program.

Application and Acceptance

Participants must apply and be accepted to be a part of the program.

Emerging Leaders Timeline: The program runs from July through the the end of June.


The total cost of participating in the programs are $2600 ($4000 for participants from non-member schools).


Attendees register for the full course with their initial payment and commit to participating in the full duration of the experience. We also expect that their schools will support their participation for the full duration. Occasionally outside circumstances may prevent participants from completing the program. In the unusual case of withdrawing from the program, participants are eligible for a 50% refund if they withdraw in writing by December 1. After December 1, no refund is available. Circumstances when this might happen include: personal illness, change in career objectives, moving out of the area, departing from their school etc.

Cancellation Date

July 1 - December 1 - 50% Refund

December 2-June 30 - No refunds available

Change in School

Should a participant change schools, they may stay enrolled in the program as long as all payment terms are met. In the case of change in employer, the new Head of School would need to submit a letter of endorsement for their continued participation.


Since the program is application based, participation is non-transferrable and no substitutes will be admitted for individual events or completion of future terms.

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