Center on System Leadership

Creating High-Performance Schools

NCEE’s NISL program is the leading provider of school leadership development supports in the country, and is available in flexible virtual and in-person delivery models. NISL has provided more than 8,000 school and district leaders with the skills, research and tools they need to design and lead high-performance education systems.

Supports for NISL graduates

These targeted programs are specifically designed to help school leaders further improve their schools after completing the NISL program. Participants are prepared to transform their schools and support teachers and students in the changing context of education.

Upon completion of NISL, NISL Applied Plus online courses provide participants targeted opportunities to deepen their learning.

The Teaching for Effective Learning Series supports teachers of the instructional core in schools led by NISL graduates.

Creating High-Performance Districts

NCEE’s System Design Benchmarking provides district leadership teams a shared understanding of what makes top-performing systems successful.

NCEE’s District System Design Partnership strengthens district leadership teams as they create high-performance organizations that can scale improvements in instruction and student learning.

NCEE’s Superintendent Academy is a rigorous, research-based, cohort-delivered executive development program for district superintendents.

Complimentary Supports for Our Partners and Participants

NCEE offers a suite of complimentary supports for past and current participants of our professional learning programs. These supports offer school and district leaders who have a common bond—their NCEE learning—the opportunity to connect, share challenges and solutions,  and build capacity during sessions led by NCEE’s expert facilitators. Learn more…