AISH Seminars and Institutes

The Academy for International School Heads (AISH) offers a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Presented annually in February, this one of a kind event brings AISH members together with other guests offering a professional development session on a specific topic, luncheon, and the annual meeting. The 2019 event will be presented on February 4th at Children's Day School in San Francisco. Click here for more information and to register.

To view photos from last year's event, click here.

San Francisco

REFLECT, CONNECT, RENEW. This 5-day seminar is open to all International School Heads, Directors, and Deputy Heads. 

Attendees consistently rate the experience as the best professional development they get each year. This coming year, AISH will partner with the Center for Courage and Renewal to bring you Leading with Heart and Integrity. Come to be invigorated, excited, and filled with new ideas! 

Additionally, there will be HeadTalks, including international colleagues offering talks on examples of innovation and learning at their school.  Among the attendees presenting will be Tim Stuart, Head at International Community School of Addis Ababa and Sascha Heckmann, Director at American International School of Mozambique on their recently published book, Personalized Learning.  Home Groups/Clearness Committees will be designed specifically for International School Heads and Deputy Heads.

The 2019 Summer Seminar will take place in Boulder, CO, USA:  7-11 July. For more information and to register: click here.

Is an international headship in your future? You can develop the skills you need at the annual AISH New and Aspiring Heads Institute. This 2-day event brings both new and aspiring Heads together to learn how the process of securing a position as an International School Head works; what the most essential skills to focus on are as a school Head; how the Headship is different from the Principalship; what to do in the first 100 days; and what the most common pitfalls are for a new school Head. It will take place July 16-18, 2019 at the Boulder Inn in Boulder, Colorado. Click here for more information and to register:

Colorado Front Range

AISH often presents one-day pre-conference workshops and seminars at many regional events throughout the year. All seminars and workshops offer a specific topic designed for international heads, and aspiring heads. Information about upcoming workshops or seminars at regional association events will be posted to the AISH website as they are scheduled.