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2018 Summer Institutes & Retreats

AAIE is pleased to offer a variety of professional development opportunities for international school leaders, counselors and other key staff and faculty members each summer. For 2018, attendees will again enjoy gathering with colleagues and global experts from their field in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Courses take place daily on the campus of our partner, Nova Southeastern University, in state of the art learning environments. Following each day of learning, attendees can renew beachside at the spa-like Sonesta Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, shop at Sawgrass Mills (the largest outlet mall in the United States), enjoying museums, concerts, outdoor water-sports or many other unique activities available here in our South Florida location.

Please click below or on the right side menu of this page for full details on the session of your choice for learning focus and outcomes, expert session leaders, the target audience for each institute and hotel information. Most events also feature a printable flyer that you can download for your convenience to assist with any approval you may need to attend. Sessions do fill up, so please register prior to 15 March to ensure your place.

Facilitators: Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, Susie March, Dr. Peter Collins and more!

This institute will offer training and practical sessions for international and independent school leadership teams looking to create and implement a comprehensive child protection plan that meets the new accreditation standards and protects their community from child predators. An impressive array of international experts will provide the understanding, strategic and practical resources, along with just-in-time support needed for creating a successful and individualized implementation plan.



Facilitators: Dr. Shabbi Luthra & Scott Hoffman

Are you ready to up your creative leadership capacity and gain the knowledge and skills to successfully lead an innovative initiative and change processes that better meets the needs of your students? Join these global experts in creative and innovative leadership for a fast-paced, hands-on 4 days of prototyping, learning through making and exploration of what does and does not work when leading out innovation within the international school setting. Space is limited, so register soon to reserve your place for this unique leadership and learning certificate experience!


2018 MACA Summer Institute
Telling Your School's Story - Amplifying Communication & Engagement

Facilitators: Jenny Chiang and Silvia Tolisano

Join our team of global experts at the 2018 MACA Summer Institute to benefit from this hands-on learning event where attendees will clarify and develop their school marketing and advancement strategies, build upgraded communication and engagement structures and ensure their team has the skills to amplify communication and engage stakeholders. Come alone or with a team of your admissions, advancement, marketing and communication staff and story-telling leaders for maximum impact!


Important Dates & Times for the AAIE Summer Institutes

Saturday/Sunday 23,24 June- Arrive in Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Hotel Sonesta or overflow hotel DoubleTree. See what is around hotel(s).

Monday 25 June - Thursday 28 June
  • (Monday only)Busses leave Hotel between 8 and 8:15
  • (Tue-Thurs) Busses leave 8:15 -8:20.
  • Arrive NSU 8:30-8:45 (Registration Monday Only).
  • Opening sessions begin daily promptly at 9:00am
  • Lunch and 2 Coffee Breaks during the day
  • Busses leave NSU to go back to Hotel at 4:30 - Thursday also at 4:30 as many leave from NSU to Airport using Uber, Lyft or taxi (should take around 20-30 minutes).

Tuesday 26 June
AAIE Evening Social Event - 6:30 leaving the hotel

For more information on NSU parking, please email membership@aaie.org