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 of their members attends. 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 to 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 team to step back,  redirect your focus on how to make the biggest impact, and reconnect to the entire American Inns of Court movement. Invest in your Inn and its members through workshops, open discussions, templates, best practices, and a community of fellow Inn leaders.

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 or more years helps keep your Inn leadership up to date on the latest information, tools, and resources from the American Inns of Court. Since the content of conversations will change depending on who attends, each year is an opportunity to gain new perspectives and insight.

When are the Leadership Summits?

Leadership Summits will be held in cities across the country during spring 2019. Check back later this Fall 2018 to find the locations most convenient for you.

How much does it cost to attend a Leadership Summit?

The registration fee for summits is $50 per person, which includes the full day's agenda, plus breakfast and lunch.

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 expand your support system of Inn leaders.

What if I have to cancel my registration?

We understand that sometimes life and work get in the way of our plans.  If you find that you need to cancel your registration, please contact us in writing at as soon as possible.  Refunds will be provided as long as the cancellation occurs one week or more prior to the Summit date.  Unfortunately, due to commitments we incur, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations received less than one week before the Summit.

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