Center on System Leadership

Transform Your School

School leaders are essential to driving systemic improvements in instruction and student learning. NCEE strives to create education systems that provide students equitable opportunities for learning and meet the highest standards.

NCEE’s NISL program is the leading provider of school leadership development supports in the country.

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

Whether delivered by train-the-trainer or directly by NCEE faculty, the NISL program strengthens leadership and raises school performance across districts and states. NISL graduates learn to see their schools as systems, gain knowledge to set direction for teachers and support instructional practices, and design high-performing school organizations that are rooted in professional learning.

Learn more about the NISL program.

NISL graduates deepen their learning and learn to apply it through NISL Applied Plus online courses. The Teaching for Effective Learning (TEL) Series strengthens NISL graduates’ ability to grow teacher effectiveness and professionalism. 

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.