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AISH Seminars & 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. AISH OASIS Day 2020 will take place on February 3rd at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

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Summer Seminar


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 participate in each year. In July 2019, AISH partnered with the Center for Courage & Renewal to bring you Leading with Heart and Integrity.

Additionally, there were HeadTalks, including international colleagues offering talks on examples of innovation and learning at their schools.  Among the attendees presenting were 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 were designed specifically for International School Heads and Deputy Heads.

The 2019 Summer Seminar took place in Boulder, CO, USA July 7-11.  Information about the 2020 Seminar in Barcelona, Spain, is coming soon.
Summer Seminar

New & Aspiring Heads Institute


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

This 2 1/2-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.

The 2019 Institute took place July 16-18 in Boulder, Colorado. Information about the 2020 Institute in Barcelona, Spain is coming soon.

New & Aspiring Heads

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