ATLIS Leadership Institute

Premier Leadership Program Guides Tech Leaders Through Post-Coronavirus Landscape

Year-long cohort and mentorship addresses educational landscape as it unfolds. 

The 2021-2022 Leadership Institute is now OPEN for applications. Please complete this application form. Email Susan Davis at [email protected] to with any questions.

  • There’s never been a more critical time to level-up your leadership skills.
  • Now is the time to go beyond DIY professional development.
  • Investments in tech are critical to fulfilling your school’s mission.

ATLIS has revamped its year-long leadership institute to reflect the skills and expertise you need to lead your school through to a post-COVID-19 environment. 

ATLIS Leadership Institute

The former Early Career Aspiring Technology Director (ECATD) program has been broadened to serve all leadership abilities and career levels. In this second iteration of ALI, we will be fine-tuning the program even more to meet your needs as you transition your school into a post-COVID world.


  • A more streamlined application process. No chasing down school references. 
  • No travel requirement. Programming will be delivered virtually in Summer 2021 and in virtual Deep-Dives and Summits throughout the year.
  • A broader, career-long focus. It’s not just for early-career technologists. 
  • Redesigned content around five leadership challenges brings heightened awareness to the role of technology in independent schools.
  • A team-centric, blended learning approach, which means the program will be flexible enough to handle your work emergencies.
  • A goal-based R&D project.
  • A lower price point, only $15oo, for the 2020-21 cohort for ATLIS members, $1995 for non-members. (Learn more about ATlS membership here.)
  • A final in-person leadership event at the ATLIS 2022 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, as part of the larger community of cohort "graduates."

5 Leadership Challenges

  • Surveying Your School’s Technology Landscape 
  • Innovating Effective Professional Development
  • Building Administrative Alliances
  • IT Infrastructure and Data Safety
  • Building an Amazing Team

The program draws on essential elements from the earlier ECATD design, including connection to a highly motivated cohort, Institute faculty, school-embedded mentors, monthly meet-ups online, and a blended learning environment.

“Never has the technology team been thrust into the spotlight more than as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Christina Lewellen, ATLIS Executive Director. “ATLIS is proud to introduce a contemporary leadership institute designed to serve tech leaders working through today’s challenges as they unfold.”

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ATLIS Leadership Institute
2021-2022 Cohort


Program Details

  • 2-Day Virtual Summer Workshop 
  • 24+ hours of intensive online and in-person professional development programming
  • 10 Cohort online meet-ups or Team Summits (90 min. each)
  • 5 Tech Leadership Challenges with individual and collaborative components
  • Team-based approach
  • Capstone R&D project
  • Experienced coaches & faculty advisors
  • Online community portal with resource collections and discussion boards
  • F2F leadership programming at ATLIS Annual Conference in Orlando.
  • Access to future ATLIS LI-only programming


Includes all programming and course materials and a pre-conference workshop at the ATLIS Annual Conference in Orlando on May 1, 2022.

Registration, travel, and lodging during the ATLIS annual conference not included.