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NJAIS Professional Development Opportunities and Presenter Proposal Form

With a tradition of excellence in the area of professional development, NJAIS continually strives to offer innovative learning events on a full range of topics using a variety of formats. 

NJAIS collaborates with many independent school professionals each year to offer a variety of events.  We are grateful to have worked with so many who have made valuable contributions to our programs. 

We encourage those who are interested in presenting to a group of peers to submit a program proposal. Please know that when one NJAIS member school strives to implement a new initiative (i.e. develop a new program, build a new facility, improve a certain area of curriculum, etc.), another NJAIS school has likely achieved success with a similar initiative.  Sharing information and knowledge with other schools strenthens the message and value of an independent school education. Presenting at an NJAIS program promotes an important global message to parents looking to enroll their children, while simultaneously providing the presenter with invaluable professional development experiences.

Looking to do an in-service day for your faculy?  Collaborating with NJAIS, and sharing this opportunity with other schools provides our community with the professional development experiences sought by so many of our academic and non-academic professionals.     

Do you know of a professional speaker or presenter who you would like to bring to your school? Please contact the Director of Professional Development, Blair Talcott Orloff at  We encourage and welcome all suggestions for future programs.  

In addition to the above, other benefits of NJAIS programs include:

  • Advertising to a broad audience of both member and non-member schools
  • Registration managment, program organization, logistics (including meals and accommodations) arranged by an NJAIS Steering Committee, and financially covered by the organization
  • Providing the host-school an opportunity for others to experience the campus and facilities  

Any questions, please contact Rachel Folan at 201.654.6540, or  Thank you.

Please note that the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recommends that schools dedicate 1-2% of budget for professional development annually.

NJAIS Presentation Proposal Form 2017-18

EVENT (Check all of Interest)


Grade Level (Check all that Apply)

AUDIENCE (Check all that Apply)



Please provide a detailed abstract or overview of the purpose and objectives of the presentation. Please include (optional): web address to relevant websites, blogs, social media accounts, web-based materials, etc. ​​​​
Max file size: 10 MB
What will participants know and be able to do as a result of their participation in this presentation?​


IMPORTANT: All presenters are expected to supply any devices (laptop/tablet/smartphone) that might be required for the presentation(s).


Name will appear as seen in submission if left blank​​
Organization or Non-Member School Name​​
Organization or Non-Member School Name​
New presenters are welcome!​​​​​

With whom can we check for a reference?

Important Note: Lead Presenter assumes responsibility for communication with additional presenters.


Organization or Non-Member School Name​​
Organization or Non-Member School Name​


Organization or Non-Member School Name​​
Organization or Non-Member School Name​


*Note that your presentation is considered part of your own professional development. NJAIS does not offer remuneration or honoraria to presenters.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to independent school education, for sharing your expertise with your peers, and your willingness to participate in the important professional development initiatives of NJAIS.

Please know that although not all proposals can be chosen, all are given consideration and are based on program content and overall balance. I appreciate your efforts to complete your submission, and will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Folan, NJAIS Director of Professional Thank you.

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