Saturday, February 1st and Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Please note: "Transitions, Tribulations and Triumphs in International School Leadership" is a TWO-DAY pre-conference that will take place Saturday, February 1st and Sunday February 2nd. All other pre-conferences will take place on Sunday, February 2nd.

9:00AM - 4:00PM (All Pre-Conferences Run Concurrently)

*Lunch 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Join your leadership colleagues, learning together. This year's AAIE Pre-Conferences are led by people you know, who know our work. Sign-in and give them your time. Keep learning.

*Pre-Conference registration is separate from conference registration. You may register for Pre-Conferences HERE.

"Transitions, Tribulations, and Triumphs in International School Leadership"

Barry Dequanne and Lee Fertig

Location: Gilbert, 4th Floor


This AAIE workshop is specifically geared toward school heads and deputy school heads who are looking to improve their leadership practice during times of transition and challenge. The agenda will vary based on interests and needs of those participating, but topics typically include developing transition plans, strategies for improving relationships with school governance and leadership, and preparing for/responding to significant school changes. READ MORE


"How to Create Mission-Based Compensation/Performance Management Systems and Protocols"

John Littleford

Location: Majestic, 6th Floor

What is the link between mission and money? What is the link between salaries and benefits and performance evaluation? What is the link between talent management, professional development and holding teachers accountable to standards and the mission? This session will explore these sometimes challenging and emotional topics recognizing that schools require healthy systems that board members, parents, leaders AND teachers  can understand and support. READ MORE


"Inclusion: The New Normal"

Ochan Powell and the NFI Design Team

Location: Music Box, 6th Floor

The Team at The Next Frontier Inclusion has spent many years supporting schools on the road towards inclusive practices, sharing proven ways to support managed numbers of students with a wide range of learning profiles. In this interactive session we’ll be providing a practical overview of what we have learned, including the need to define ‘inclusion’. READ MORE


"Leading Together Thriving Within the Critical Relationship Between Board Chair and Head of School"

David Chojnacki and Rick Detwiler

Location: Winter Garden, 6th Floor

This pre-conference will focus on nine leadership criteria borne out of research into practice, that predict productive and successful work between school head and board chair. This session will go deep into setting the conditions for ensuring a positive and productive board culture through creation of the strongest team in the school, that between head of school and board chair. READ MORE