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Collaborative Team Learning with World-Class Learning Partners

Summer Institute is a unique educational experience designed for CEOs and their teams to learn about a selected theme from world-class learning partners. AFIT learning partners are recognized quality leaders in their field and have demonstrated success with the selected theme. The themes are strategically chosen based on members’ needs, and they build on each other from one year to the next. During the program, teams participate in interactive learning activities and benefit from “team time” to discuss key concepts and translate them into actionable solutions that fit their institution’s needs.

2020 Summer Institute

Photograph introducing AFIT's 2020 Virtual Summer Institute focused on "Embracing Disruption"

Presented by Anthology

“Embracing Disruption"

Who’s invited: Member CEOs, Reps, and their teams
When: July 29 - 31, 2020
Where: Online


As we focus on our mission and choose to achieve more by embracing disruption, we are asking our 2020 learning partners:

  • What are the characteristics and mindset of a culture that embraces disruption and allows for rapid response?
  • How can we develop and help leaders at all levels to have the ability to operate effectively in highly complex disruptive times?
  • What are the higher levels of thinking and technology strategies that can provide the greatest opportunity for leaders to succeed in embracing disruption?

This year's program is based on a learning design focused on engaging participants, sharing insights, adding value, increasing team learning, stimulating dialogue, offering structure and flexibility, and providing an AFIT Playbook of ideas, resources, and strategies.


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2020 Learning Partners...

Register for the 2020 Summer Institute


Summer Institute Registration for Member Institutions (per team regardless of number of team members): $1195 registration through July 10, 2020; $1395 for late registration after July 10, 2020

Cancellation Fee: $100 for cancellation by 11:59 PM, July 10, 2020
Cancellation Fee effective July 10, 2020: $400 (runs through 11:59 PM, July 29, 2020)
Cancellation Fee effective July 29, 2020: No refund (cancellation or no shows)

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Presenting Sponsor:

Anthology exists to help higher education advance and thrive. Through a connected data experience that offers a holistic view, creates efficiencies, and provides intelligence, Anthology inspires constituents to reach their full potential using technology insights in admission and enrollment management; student success and retention; institutional and learning effectiveness; alumni and advancement; and enterprise applications and infrastructure. Anthology partners with more than 2,100 colleges and institutions in over 30 countries to address the needs of all constituents in higher education. Visit us at



Past Events

2019 Summer Institute


Presented by Campus Management Corporation

"Transformative Leadership & A Culture of Innovation - Creating a New Era"
When: July 31 - August 3, 2019
Where: Marriott Hotel at Legacy Center - Plano, TX

2019 Learning Partners...

Apple logo (150)
Granger Network logo (150)
Alamo Colleges District logo stacked (150)
Dallas Morning News logo stacked (150)



2018 Summer Institute

Kansas City MO (400 x 163)

Presented by Campus Management Corporation

"Transforming the Higher Education Business Model"
When: August 1–4, 2018
Where: Country Club Plaza – Kansas City, MO

2018 Learning Partners...

Collaboration & Teamwork

“The Summer Institute provides a spirit of collaboration and teamwork in a learning environment focused on actionable strategies for all levels of the organization.”

– Dr. Jackie Elliott, President, Central Arizona College, AZ

Highly Relevant

“Some of the most honest, productive conversations I’ve had since coming to Rio Salado College have occurred at the Summer Institute, and it was predicated by the teachable moments and takeaways from our shared learning experience.”

– Dr. LeRoderick Terry, Vice President of Student Affairs, Rio Salado College, AZ

Exemplary Practices

"We have incorporated a number of college practices that are a direct result of our engagement with Learning Partners in the CQIN Summer Institutes. Indeed, some of these college practices are considered exemplary by our peer organizations. CQIN is a real winner in our book.”

– Dr. Lee Rasch, former President, Western Technical College, WI