Admission Training Institute (ATI)

The Annual Pre-Conference Program for Newcomers to Admission

September 10 & 11, 2019

The goal of the Admission Training Institute (ATI) is to equip those new to admission (0-3 years), regardless of position, with a thorough introduction to independent school admission and an overview of practical information and useful techniques.

A combination of large- and small-group learning formats, general sessions and workshops ensures open lines of communication between and among attendees and our seasoned faculty.

See the 2019 faculty bios below.

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ATI Faculty Bios

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Admission Directors Institute (ADI)

Explore Your Leadership

September 10 & 11, 2019

The goal of the Admission Directors Institute (ADI) is to equip new admission directors (0-3 years), who have prior admission experience, with information and perspectives that will help inform their thinking and planning in addressing their school’s enrollment challenges.  

The program is built on four cornerstones:
• Enrollment Leadership
• Business of Enrollment
• Enrollment Management for New and Returning    Families
• Data-Driven Enrollment Management

A variety of formats are utilized—from expert instruction to group discussion time to individual reflection. Seasoned admission directors serve as program advisors and mentor participants throughout the program.

See the 2019 advisors below.

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ADI Advisors


Path to Headship Workshop

September 11, 2019

Do you have the resources, knowledge and experience you need to advance into Headship? Join Tony Featherston and Clay Stites, search consultants with RG175, in a half-day workshop as they begin to prepare you for this journey.

Topics Covered:

The 2020 landscape for candidates

  • Pervasive school issues and the 2020 landscape
  • How the position of Head of School is evolving
  • How to distinguish your candidacy
  • Transitioning to a leadership role
  • Keys to success as a School Head
  • Advice to aspiring School Heads
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Financial Aid Workshop

September 11, 2019

For most independent schools, financial aid is the second biggest line item on their budget which is why we developed a workshop to help you succeed.

Join us at the pre-conference for all things financial aid! We'll be offering a variety of session topics. A few examples are: creating financial aid policies and procedures, discussing the newest tax changes and how that may implicate future financial aid awards, trends in financial aid, financial aid case studies and scenarios.

In addition, we'll be offering a session for new financial aid professionals and what they should look for in year one, as well as a session on where to start once a school has received all financial aid documents. We'll publish the full list of topic titles very soon!

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International Schools Workshop

Sponsored by OpenApply

September 11, 2019

This workshop will cover issues facing admission leaders in the international school community. Join us for an afternoon of learning as we discuss the unique issues and opportunities facing international schools, as well as tips and trends relevant to international enrollment, finances, marketing, and more.

Note: this is only relevant for those who work at an international school.

Workshop Presenters
  • Christina Dotchin
    Director of Business Development, EMA
  • Misty Shipley
    Director of Finance and Operations, United Nations International School, Hanoi
  • TK Ostrom
    Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing, United Nations International School, Hanoi
  • MacKenzie Hovermale
    OpenApply Director, OpenApply
  • Soleiman Dias
    Director of Admission, Chadwick International School
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Institutes & Workshops

Enhance your learning with a one or two day pre-conference program.

Admission Training Institute (ATI)

The Annual Pre-Conference Program for Newcomers to Admission

September 10 & 11, 2019

The goal of the Admission Training Institute (ATI) is to equip those new to admission (0-3 years), regardless of position, with a thorough introduction to independent school admission and an overview of practical information and useful techniques.

A combination of large- and small-group learning formats, general sessions and workshops ensures open lines of communication between and among attendees and our seasoned faculty.

Read the faculty bios below.

Register Now

Admission Directors Institute (ADI)

Explore Your Leadership

September 10 & 11, 2019

The goal of the Admission Directors Institute (ADI) is to equip new admission directors (0-3 years), who have prior admission experience, with information and perspectives that will help inform their thinking and planning in addressing their school’s enrollment challenges.  

The program is built on four cornerstones:
• Enrollment Leadership
• Business of Enrollment
• Enrollment Management for New and Returning    Families
• Data-Driven Enrollment Management

A variety of formats are utilized—from expert instruction to group discussion time to individual reflection. Seasoned admission directors serve as program advisors and mentor participants throughout the program.

See the advisors below.

Register Now

Path to Headship Workshop

September 11, 2019

Do you have the resources, knowledge and experience you need to advance into Headship? Join John Farber, Search Consultant with RG175, in a half day workshop as he begins to prepare you for this journey.

Register Now

Financial Aid Workshop

September 11, 2019

For most independent schools, financial aid is the second biggest line item on their budget which is why we developed a workshop to hep you succeed. Join us for a day to learn tools and resources to make sound financial decisions.

Register Now

Institutes & Workshops

Enhance your learning with a one or two day pre-conference program.

Admission Training Institute (ATI)

The Annual Pre-Conference Program for Newcomers to Admission

September 10 & 11, 2019

The goal of the Admission Training Institute (ATI) is to equip those new to admission (0-3 years), regardless of position, with a thorough introduction to independent school admission and an overview of practical information and useful techniques.

A combination of large- and small-group learning formats, general sessions and workshops ensures open lines of communication between and among attendees and our seasoned faculty.

Read the faculty bios below.

Register Now

Admission Directors Institute (ADI)

Explore Your Leadership

September 10 & 11, 2019

The goal of the Admission Directors Institute (ADI) is to equip new admission directors (0-3 years), who have prior admission experience, with information and perspectives that will help inform their thinking and planning in addressing their school’s enrollment challenges.  

The program is built on four cornerstones:
• Enrollment Leadership
• Business of Enrollment
• Enrollment Management for New and Returning    Families
• Data-Driven Enrollment Management

A variety of formats are utilized—from expert instruction to group discussion time to individual reflection. Seasoned admission directors serve as program advisors and mentor participants throughout the program.

See the advisors below.

Register Now

Path to Headship Workshop

September 11, 2019

Do you have the resources, knowledge and experience you need to advance into Headship? Join John Farber, Search Consultant with RG175, in a half day workshop as he begins to prepare you for this journey.

Register Now

Financial Aid Workshop

September 11, 2019

For most independent schools, financial aid is the second biggest line item on their budget which is why we developed a workshop to hep you succeed. Join us for a day to learn tools and resources to make sound financial decisions.

Register Now