Admission Directors Institute (ADI)

The Enrollment Management Association’s premier training program for new admission directors.

Cheryl Plummer, an Admission Directors Institute advisor, leading a group discussion on financial aid.
An ADI attendee sitting in the audience and holding a microphone asking a question.

Tackle today's challenges—together.

The Admission Directors Institute (ADI) equips new Admission Directors (0-3 years) who have prior admission experience with information and perspectives necessary to help inform their thinking and planning in addressing their school’s enrollment challenges.

A variety of formats are utilized—from expert instruction to group discussion time and individual reflection. Seasoned admission directors serve as program advisors and mentor participants throughout the program. Additionally, an individualized mentor/mentee program is established which continues beyond the conference with check-ins and programming throughout the year.

Curriculum Overview

  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Understanding School Finance
  • Your Relationship With the Head of School
  • Partnership With Advancement
  • Partnership With Communications
  • Mentoring and Planning for Your Year

ADI audience members with a woman in front raptly listening to the presenter.
“This is a great event, and very well run. Between the collaboration among school leaders and the expertise of our advisors, this is some of the best professional development experience I’ve had.”
— A first-year admission director and 2021 ADI participant