July 14-19, 2018 New York City

ALL REGISTRANTS PLEASE SIGN IN AT 7:30AM at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th Street, NYC, 10023. Take the stairs/escalator/elevator to the plaza level.

With great frequency, leaders face dilemmas, challenging situations and what seems to be a set of equally poor choices.  These are the times when leadership shows its true colors, when decisions come with risk or unpopularity, when courage is essential. These are the moments when things are not “black or white” but varying degrees of “grey.” Or, are they?

NPLI 2018 will ask participants to reflect on difficult decisions they made in their professional and personal lives. What made those decisions difficult? How were the dilemmas resolved? What advice could they share?

The NPLI Process

We will look at how leaders from a range of disciplines took on the tough calls. As decision-makers, how did they pay attention to social/emotional growth, equity and social justice? Institute participants will return home with a set of understandings, insights, and skills that are inspirational, practical, and actionable.



Registration includes:

  • All sessions and special activities
  • Five breakfast, three lunches
  • Personalized leadership consultation 
  • A day of expeditionary learning
  • Collection of team solutions

Teams of 5 or more are eligible for a special fee.

Save up to $500 per person with a discount on premium hotel costs (please contact us for details) and NPLI scholarship ($350 discount = $1,500 registration fee). Limited to new registrations made between July 1-July 10. 

Questions? Contact us

Program Manager Jason Benjamin

Email: jbenjamin@npli.org

Phone: (212) 524-4616

CEO Lew Smith

Email: lewsmith@npli.org

Phone: 212-524-4616

Register (Pay with Credit card)


check and purchase order information:

Please complete your online registration (ABOVE) and mail your check to:

National Principals Leadership Institute

Attn: Lew Smith

740 Broadway, Suite 1203

New York NY 10003

(Make check or purchase order payable to National Principals Leadership Institute. For NYC schools, our NYC Vendor Number is NAT158229.)