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AASSA and AISH Collaboration

By Deb Welch, CEO, Academy for International School Heads (AISH)

In an ongoing crisis, it’s more important than ever to reach out and support each other.  AISH and AASSA are doing just that! The two organizations are co-sponsoring COVID-19 Virtual Support Groups, enabling heads to get together online in small groups and provide logistical and emotional support for one another.

Both organizations recognize that international schools need strong, adaptive leadership during these times of uncertainty. Over the last year and a half, AISH has been developing Leadership Series online courses on such leadership challenges as home-school communication, governance, school finance, stress and time management, being mission-driven, and developing one’s leadership team.

Courses are for four weeks, three to five hours of screen time a month and contain relevant, curated resources and content that is personalized for each participant’s situation. Courses are asynchronous with cohort group discussion forums and synchronous time is also arranged. Respected international heads of school developed and facilitate the courses who understand the context of an international school. Check out the courses at and know that leadership team discounts are available.

In times like these, when leading a school is more complex and challenging than ever, AASSA and AISH are here to support your growth. This summer is a unique opportunity to “skill up.” Most of us will not be traveling so take the time to reflect, share, learn, and emerge refreshed with new insights and practical application.


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