ATLIS Leadership Institute

How Is Your Tech Team Transitioning to Meet Today's Critical Needs for Your School?

Year-Long ATLIS Leadership Institute Can Help Guide Tech Leaders During Another Critical Year

The 2021-2022 Leadership Institute is is no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Cohort. Please email Susan Davis at [email protected] with any questions about future programming. 

  • 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.
  • Following a year of disruptions and transitions, assure that you have all the skills you need.

What a year of change and transition this has been. By now you have likely completed the hiring needed to meet the new technology demands at your school. Perhaps you have leveled up your leadership or that of someone in your department. By its very nature the technology team at a school comes from many different directions, and the ATLIS Leadership Institute is the only program of its kind designed to meet the needs of technology leaders as they grow into their positions and expand their influence. 

If you have specific questions about the program, please direct them to Susan Davis, [email protected]

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

Serving all leadership abilities and career levels, the year-long program features

  • 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 expanded, career-long focusWe recognize that leadership development requires ongoing commitment and constant growth, especially in the realm of tech education in schools.
  • Content designed around five leadership challenges to address the very real heightened awareness around 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 to provide the kind of resources the larger community really needs.
  • An attractive point for a year of programming dedicated to your leadership growth: only $15oo 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
  • Establishing Administrative Alliances
  • IT Infrastructure and Data Safety
  • Building the Team You Need

The program encourages the professional connections you are seeking -- with a diverse team of Fellows, with a highly motivated cohort, with generous and knowledgeable Institute faculty, and with school-embedded coaches. You'll connect via monthly meet-ups online and learn in 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.”


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  Leadership Challenges with individual and collaborative components
  • Team-based approach
  • Capstone R&D project
  • Experienced coaches & faculty advisors
  • Online resource collections and discussion boards
  • F2F leadership programming at ATLIS Annual Conference in Orlando.
  • Access to future ATLIS LI-only programming


$15oo for ATLIS members
$1995 for non-members

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.