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AISH Seminars & Institutes 


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


New & Aspiring Heads Institute: Summer 2021 


Is an international headship in your future? You can develop the skills you need at the annual New & Aspiring Heads Institute.

This 4-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.

The 2020 Institute in Barcelona was canceled, so this event took place July 13-16 virtually.

The 2020 Summer Seminar

was canceled due to COVID-19. But, we plan to hold it in Barcelona in 2021 at Telefonica University, July 7-11.

AISH’s Summer Seminar is a unique opportunity to reflect, connect and renew. Open to all school Heads and Deputy Heads, participants consistently rate the experience as the year’s best professional development for them as a leader at the helm. This year will be particularly special as we celebrate AISH’s 20th year of providing advocacy, support, and professional development “for Heads by Heads.” 

Relevant and personalized learning from the Seminar’s content, meaningful interaction with colleagues, support and insights from Home Groups, replicable ideas gained with HeadTalks, and the evening cultural activities, all will combine to create an unforgettable experience.  

Oasis Day


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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. AISH OASIS Day 2020 took place on February 3rd at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. 

Consulting & Regional Events


AISH consults for schools, governance boards, leadership teams, and often presents pre-conference workshops and seminars throughout the year at schools and regional events.

All consulting, seminars, and workshops offer a specific topic designed for international school leaders and communities. Information about upcoming events will be posted to the AISH website as they are scheduled. If you are interested in consulting for your school or organization, please contact Deb Welch at

AISH Consulting