Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Leadership Summit?
Each year, the American Inns of Court hosts one-day forums for Inn leaders across the country. The meetings are designed to bring current and future Inn leaders together to collaborate and optimize their Inn’s performance and continue to improve the high-quality member experience. During the summit, leaders discuss topics from dues collection best practices to program creation brainstorming.
Who should attend?
All current, future, and aspiring Inn leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend. Inns Executive committees have found the most success when more than one member attends from their Inn. We encourage you to bring your Inn’s entire leadership team, from the president to the treasurer, to learn and innovate together as you collaborate to provide your members with the highest quality experience. Inn members who are interested in future leadership roles are also invited to attend and begin preparing for their next steps.
I have never attended a Leadership Summit. Why should I attend?
It is easy for Inn leaders to feel mired in details—from dues payments to RSVPs, administrative duties are time consuming and pull you away from the bigger picture. Leadership Summits allow you and your entire leadership team to step back and refocus on how you can make the biggest impact for your Inn and reconnect to the entire American Inns of Court movement. Invest in your Inn and your members through workshops, open discussions, templates, best practices, and a community of your fellow Inn leaders. Some Inns use these summits as a time to have their leadership retreat and focus on priorities for the year.
I have attended a previous Leadership Summit. Why should I attend again?
As a prior participant, you know the invaluable thought-sharing, networking, brainstorming, and planning that happen at Leadership Summits. Attending for two, three, or more years helps you keep your Inn leadership current on the latest information, tools, and resources from the American Inns of Court. Continue gaining varying perspectives as new attendees come each year; the content of conversations will change year to year depending on who is at the summit.
When are the Leadership Summits?
Leadership Summits will be held in cities across the country during spring 2018. Find a Leadership Summit near you.
What will I bring back to my Inn as a result of attending?
Year after year, Inn leaders leave their Leadership Summit with a refreshed perspective on Inn success and management. Get the latest data from American Inns of Court to get in touch with your members’ needs and find new approaches for Inn management. Bring new life to your Inn’s programs with creative content ideas and establish your support system of Inn leaders in your area.
Read testimonials from other Leadership Summit Attendees.