Summit Program

The word “summit” has two distinct meanings: one being a meeting or conference, the other being the highest peak of a hill or mountain. We like to think of a Leadership Summit as both: it is a meeting of current and aspiring American Inns of Court leaders that will equip you with the tools and insights you need to ascend to excellence.

By attending a Leadership Summit, you will enter a collaborative environment and learn about the latest resources and best practices in Inn management to ensure that you’re offering the highest quality experience to your members. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with other Inn leaders, sharing successes, challenges, and ideas
  • Generate new ideas to rejuvenate your Inn’s education and mentoring programs
  • Connect to the national American Inns of Court’s tools and member benefits 

General Outline of a Leadership Summit


The Member Journey – Understanding Members’ Motivations and Perceptions

  • Communicating the Inn’s value to address members’ professional development needs
  • Setting and meeting members’ expectations
  • Delivering on the promise of a High Quality Member Experience

Member Development – Identifying, Recruiting and Retaining Members

  • Managing the experience
  • Marketing to different career stages
  • Keeping current members engaged
  • Tools and resources



Mentoring and Professional Growth – Expanding Members’ Horizons

  • Networking Opportunities and Mentoring Experiences integrated into the Inn
  • Community Outreach as Professional and Social Development
  • Processes and resources

Education and Programming – Building Members’ Knowledge and Skills

  • Processes and resources
  • Program Design and Organization
  • Content Development
  • Online tools and resources