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.

2022 Summer Institute

Talent & the Future of Work: Leading With Happiness and Humanity

July 20-23, 2022

Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Nashville, TN

Early Bird Registration (register by May 31) – $995.00 

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We can't wait to see y'all again — safely! — in person in Nashville, Tennessee!

You'll want to arrive early on Wednesday, July 20, so you don't miss our in-person CEO Networking Session and Welcome Reception.

Sold out! Rooms at the Renaissance Hotel block »

Discounted rooms have also been reserved at two nearby hotels:

  • Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, 623 Union Street Nashville, Tennessee 37219.
    Book here »
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown Nashville, 706 Church Street, Nashville, TN, 37203.
    Book here »

Team Pride Contest: TEAM GREENHOUSE 

Sponsored by Aims Community College 

When your team arrives at Summer Institute, you will find an empty glass greenhouse centerpiece on your team table. During the event, we challenge your team to fill and decorate your greenhouse with creativity to show us the conditions you want to cultivate within your organization.

The 2022 Summer Institute is presented by Anthology

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2022 Learning Partners:

  • Delivering Happiness
    • Jenn Lim, CEO, co-founder, and author of Beyond Happiness
    • Sunny Grosso, Lead Coach|sultant and Chief Culture Officer
  • GBMC Healthcare (a 2020 Baldrige Recipient)
    • Carolyn Candiello, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety
    • Catherine Hamel, Executive Vice President, Continuing Care and President, Gilchrist
  • San Antonio College, Alamo Colleges District (2021 Aspen Prize winner)
    • Francisco Solis, Interim President, Dean of Performance Excellence
  • Great Place to Work®, Tony Bond, EVP, Chief Diversity & Innovation Officer

2022 Themeweaver: Timothy J. Nelson, President Emeritus, Northwestern Michigan College

Meet our 2022 Learning Partners and read their bios »

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

Innovative Learning Partners

"AFIT’s annual Summer Institute serves as a learning lab for Alamo Colleges District, introducing me and my colleagues to innovative organizations outside of higher education and their successful practices, which have inspired many strategic initiatives across the District.

– Dr. Mike Flores, Chancellor, Alamo Colleges District, TX

Team Bonding

"Participating in AFIT's annual Summer Institute has not only led to the successful implementation of Arizona Western College's Strategic Plan, it has also enabled unparalleled team bonding."

– Dr. Daniel Corr, President, Arizona Western College, AZ