“It’s important that the leadership of international schools reflects the increasing diversity of students and families in those schools, especially since many studies have shown that diverse teams make better decisions and such teams provide effective role models for all students.”
-Liz Duffy, ISS President
A global community that connects diverse people, ideas and resources, AAIE helps international educators lead with vision, wisdom, courage and integrity.
AAIE is the worldwide organization that connects school leaders to new ideas, opportunities– serving as a disruptive influence– and change agent to ensure the viability, integrity and future of overseas schools.
Conduct “summits” on critical issues with eye toward development of both cadre of current leaders and toward building capacity in next generation of leaders
I joined AAIE based on these three statements above. Last year after attending #AAIE2018 there was a shock after noticing how much the international education leadership community lacked in the diversity department. There was talk at a session about critical issues (diversity being one of the topics). A hard decision was made not to attend #AAIE19 being that I was a member and studying in the AAIE Institute for International School Leadership.
Happy to see the topics below at the 2019 AAIE Conference CONVERSATION but do question if the strategic plan will shift at AAIE as well as at ALL international schools around diversity, equity, and inclusion in international leadership.
AAIE 2019 Deeper Dive Sessions:
- Moving Beyond Conversation to Meaningful Action:Fostering Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in International School Leadership
- Becoming A More Inclusive School: Having the Heart to Lead With Vision, Wisdom, and Integrity
- Finding Our Future Leaders
- Diversity is Not the Goal: Exploring Transformational Principles to Build Equity, Engagement and Relationship
- Frameworks & Tools for Achieving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in International School Leadership
To further add to the CONVERSATION and ensure we all stay the course a new hashtag is being born: #AAIEGlobalsowhite
The next generation of international leaders are diverse, disruptive, and want their voice included. We are ready to collaborate and add to the CONVERSATION. Is AAIE ready to listen?