Unlike typical conferences, Summer Institute is a series of workshops limited to 24 people per class, offered over four weeks on the riverfront in Wilmington, DE. Our summer lineup features training for administrators and faculty leaders at every level. We schedule classes to optimize networking for like-minded professionals so attendees gain both ISM and peer perspectives. Classes range from position-focused, nuts and bolts for those new to their jobs, to topic-specific, deep dives for those more experienced in their roles.

Each year, hundreds of private school professionals from around the world come to Summer Institute. Make 2017 the year you start out on the next leg of your professional journey. Join us—and your peers—this summer!

Summer Institute 2017

June 18 - 21, 2017

Wilmington, DE

The New Admission Director

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

Mastering Enrollment Management

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

The New Marketing Communications Director

Confirmed

June 18 - 22, 2017

Wilmington, DE

The New Head of School

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

Directing the Athletic and PE Programs

Confirmed

June 22 - 23, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Next-Level Marketing Communications Skills

Open

June 22 - 24, 2017

Wilmington, DE

International Enrollment: Knowing Your Why and Managing Your Risk (SEVIS Compliance)

Confirmed

June 25 - 28, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Hands-on Advisory: Curriculum, Themes, and Activities

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

The Well-Kept Campus: Strategies for the Facilities Manager

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

The New Middle School Dean of Students

Confirmed

June 25 - 29, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Transformative Academic Leadership: Fostering a Growth-Focused and Student-Centered Culture

Confirmed

June 25 - Jul 1, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Balance Your Roles as Upper School Dean of Students

Confirmed

June 28 - Jul 1, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years

Wait-Listed

Wilmington, DE

Experienced Division Leaders Symposium

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

The Double-Edged Sword of Diversity: Reframing Community Life Initiatives in Independent Schools

Open

July 9 - 12, 2017

Wilmington, DE

The Vital Role of the Executive/Administrative Assistant

Confirmed

July 9 - 15, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Student-Centered Scheduling

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

Leading the Effective Middle School

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

Leading the Effective Lower School

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

Leading the Effective Upper School

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

The New Development Director

Confirmed

July 12 - 15, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Your Annual Fund From A to Z

Confirmed

July 15 - 16, 2017

Wilmington, DE

The Board Presidency

Confirmed

July 16 - 18, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Strategic Financial Planning: Skills and Implementation

Confirmed

July 16 - 19, 2017

Wilmington, DE

Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years

Wait-Listed

Wilmington, DE

Preparing for a Blockbuster Capital Campaign

Open

Wilmington, DE

The New Admission Director

Confirmed

Wilmington, DE

Mastering Enrollment Management

Confirmed

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