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To lead into the future with vision, wisdom, courage, and integrity

The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) is a not-for-profit association of international schools around the world promoting exemplary school leadership and research-based, effective and innovative educational practices. As an autonomous organization, AAIE was legally incorporated in 1966 with a mandate to further and continuously improve international education and cultural understanding across independent overseas schools. AAIE serves a diverse global community providing leadership development across the ever-changing and expanding spectrum of educational programming initiatives and issues.


AAIE At A Glance




Leadership Conferences


Annual Members


leadership learning

AAIE Supports International School Leaders through online learning programs, mentoring and projects.


Good Governance Project

The A/OS Good Governance Project seeks to ensure best practices in board governance and to teach key leadership behaviors that ensure school heads can best “lead-together” with her/his board chair and trustees, supporting a high-performing school.



AISH Leadership Mentoring

The Academy for International School Heads and AAIE provide the international leadership community with a meaningful mentor - mentee - leadership coaching program.


New School Project 

In 2020, school leaders worldwide faced the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic, COVID 19. In response, AAIE initiated and facilitated weekly conversations. The outcome of these conversations is a collaborative, sustained inquiry into that compelling question “What have we learned that may change our schools for good in all senses of the word?". 



AAIE Market Street

AAIE's Market Street IS a virtual, customizable, interactive marketing space available across global time zones 24/7-365. Market Street has provided our valued Partners with the ability to come together to support our international schools creatively in a virtual space. Take a look and see how our Partners met the changing needs of schools.










AAIE Institute

Join the next online course starting September 19. This course is for aspiring and practicing international school leaders, and prepares you to assess and strengthen a healthy international school culture so that the school’s leaders, staff, practices and structures truly support learning. Discover how to develop a safe school environment that promotes cooperation, respect, collaborative decision-making, honest communications, and connective relationships. 

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Masterminds 6

Leadership can be lonely. Let’s change that! While we’ve moved beyond pandemic struggles, our AAIE community has learned that leaders do better when we break out of isolation and learn in conversation and community. Registration is now open for our sixth cohort of Leadership Masterminds led by Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson of the BIG Questions Institute, which convenes in September 2023.

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Good Governance Project

In order to better serve the needs of international school leaders, AAIE is pleased to announce that the Good Governance Project recently expanded its ranks to include the following new consultants each trained by David Chojnacki and Rick Detweiler. Please join us as we welcome consultants Faraday de la Camara, Robin Heslip, Jeff Keller, David Ottaviano, Sarah Putnam, Tom Shearer, and Kristi Williams to the Good Governance Project.

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