AAIE's 2021 Virtual Global Leadership CONVERSATION 

April 11-16, 2021


Humans of AAIE

Stories of Leading Through the Plague Years


This year, we are doing things a little differently. The agenda is designed to span across time zones and will be available online only. We want everyone from your organization included, so for our 2021 Virtual Global Leadership CONVERSATION, you need only purchase one 'ticket.' A unique password will be provided in early April to the 'ticket holder' to be shared with anyone on your leadership team and board of trustees. AND Your participation supports AAIE too.

Have a look below to see who is lined up to speak.


  • Go to the Attendee Portal
  • Enter your username and password. (An email containing this information was sent to the person who registered your school or organization for the conference. It is the responsibility of this registrant to share the unique login credentials with colleagues and board members associated with your school or organization.)
  • The Attendee Portal landing page appears,
  • Click on the Full Conference Schedule link and select the 'day' tab at the top of the page (Monday, for example) to view the schedule for that day or
  • Click on the  'At a Glance' pdf on the Attendee Portal landing page that contains the schedule and the zoom links).

NOTE: Each session description has a zoom link. At the start time of your chosen session, click on the link.
Be sure to check back on the Attendee Portal landing page throughout the Virtual CONVERSATION

Need help? If you are the registrant and you have not received your login credentials or you're having difficulty with your credentials, please reach out to gerri-ann@aaie.org to assist you. 


The Schedule

April 11, 2021

April 11-16, 2021


The Partners

Our amazing Market Street Partners

THE Portal

Our online space for registered attendees to get more details on the event.


The Virtual AISH OASIS Day

The theme for this year's Oasis day will be "trust". Rachel Caldwell and Andy Page-Smith will explore past and recent research which provides critical insights into the impact trust has on change and managing crisis. They will also share ideas on developing and managing trust.  This will be followed by a brief AISH Annual General Meeting  which we hope all AISH members will make every effort to attend. 

AISH OASIS DAY, Thursday, 4-15-2021





In the Time of COVID: The Motive to Lead

Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books about business and human behavior. His books include the long-running New York Times bestsellers, When, and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have won multiple awards, have sold millions of copies, and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received a BA from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary doctorates from Georgetown University, the Pratt Institute, the Ringling College of Art and Design, and Westfield State University.



Lessons in a Father’s Story about Hope and Recovery

David Sheff

David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, a number-one New York Times bestseller. The book was based on his article, “My Addicted Son,” which appeared in the New York Times Magazine and won a special award from the American Psychological Association for “outstand- ing contribution to the understanding of addiction.” It was published in a dozen languages and named the year’s Best Nonfiction Book by Entertainment Weekly. In 2009, David was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Influential People. “Beautiful Boy” was adapted as a film by Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment and starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet.



Reflections on the Erosion of Democracy, Science, Compassion, and Trust

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.“So here is my question,” she asks, “what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?”  Williams, like her writing, cannot be categorized. She has testified before Congress on women’s health issues, been a guest at the White House, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses and worked as “a barefoot artist” in Rwanda. 



Shaping the Silence - Creating the Space for Genius to Emerge and How Diversity Creates a Symphony of Solutions

Jeri Lynne Johnson

Jeri Lynne Johnson is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. She founded Black Pearl in Philadelphia, PA as a model for the 21st-century American orchestras combining artistic excellence with cultural diversity and meaningful community engagement. Black Pearl has been recognized as a leading innovator in social justice and racial equity in classical music and in its brief time, Black Pearl has earned numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and is the only organization in the US ever to win three prestigious Knight Arts Challenge grants. Based upon her work with Black Pearl, Ms. Johnson established DEI Arts Consulting in 2015 as a vehicle to offer strategic and creative solutions for cultural institutions seeking to create a culture of belonging Music and Religion degrees from Wellesley College and a Master’s in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago. 


AAIE Market Street Partners

Our Market Street Partners for the AAIE 2021 Virtual Global Leadership CONVERSATION 

Carney Sandoe
CASIE - The Center for the Advancement & Study of International Education
Clements Worldwide
Common Ground Collaborative
Council of International Schools
​Curriculum Associates
George Mason University’s School of Education
Jennifer Nelson
Littleford & Associates
Mason & Hanger
Resource Group 175
Search Associates
TD Bank
 TieCare International
University of Nebraska High School (UNHS)
WIDA International School Consortium