Get Ready For Summer Institute 2024

Get Ready For Summer Institute 2024
Get Ready For Summer Institute 2024

ISM Announcements//

June 20, 2024

Summer Institute is back! Join us for another exciting year of learning, motivation, and collaboration. This year, we are focusing on building community. We welcome old and new faces as we strive to strengthen and support the independent school ecosystem. For those joining us for #SI2024, we look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia! Find us at the Marriot Old City in the heart of the historic district.

Here’s what to expect at Summer Institute ‘24: 

Learn and Get Inspired 

As the private-independent school sector continues to transform, it’s important to balance learning and implementing new strategies while maintaining the best practices that have long been our foundation. ISM Summer Institute workshops offer relevant and timely content to keep you updated on the latest research, school management approaches, edtech tools, and academic pedagogies in the private-independent school community.  

Some of our featured workshops this year include:

Transformative Academic Leadership: In this workshop, participants will explore and refine their leadership strengths, uncover limiting blind spots, and gain practical tools to take their leadership to the next level and enhance their school’s culture.

Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years: Department chairs will learn to bolster their leadership capabilities, sharpen communication skills, confidently manage teams, and support their school’s long-term goals.

Change Management: Balancing Transformation Alongside Tradition: How can school leaders build capacity for change in their schools and facilitate change at the rate their schools can manage? Two current Heads of School tackle these questions and more in this workshop.

How to Implement Transformative Faculty Growth and Evaluation: This is one of our most popular workshops where school leaders learn how best to foster a culture where faculty thrive and feel secure enough to take the risks necessary for true professional growth.

Build Lasting Relationships

Teamwork has always been a core value for ISM, and collaboration and relationship building are central to our learning events. Network with school leaders and academic professionals from around the globe as we share the unique experiences from our private-independent school communities. 

Explore Historic Philadelphia

The Marriott Old City is within walking distance of some of Philly’s most popular attractions. Check out the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, the Betsy Ross House, and more. Popular eateries nearby include Mike’s Pastry, Liberty Point, and Queen & Rock Game Cafe. For further exploration, visit nearby museums, parks, and theaters. Need help exploring? Join our communications executive, Jay Blossom, on a walking tour. Learn more in the Cvent app.

Cvent app instructions:

  1. Visit the App Store and download the “Cvent Events” app.
  2. Open the app and search for “Summer Institute June 2024

*Must be registered for the Summer Institute event to log in

Stay Connected

For updates, follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. Participate in our social media challenge and connect with ISM faculty and other attendees. To share your experience, use our hashtags: #SI2024 #SummerInstitute. 



Explore ISM’s 40+ professional development events.

Develop new skills, gain confidence in your role, and lead with clarity. Be mentored by leaders who are experts in their field, many currently working in private schools today. Get hands-on experience, network with fellow school leaders, and walk away with an action plan you can use the minute you return to campus.



Upcoming Events

1/29/2024 — 1/31/2024


Strategic Financial Planning: A Comprehensive Approach

Status: Open


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