August 23-26, 2020 | Atlanta, GA

Program Overview

The Institute for Teaching and Learning, or ITL, is a four-day, onsite program that teaches new and seasoned professionals the tools master educators use daily in academic settings. Now in its 14 year with over 700 alumni, ITL combines engaging presentations, rich discussions, small group activities and peer-to-peer learnings to impart essential and lasting new teaching skills to participants.

Taught by award-winning instructors and focused on the educator, ITL instills confidence, facilitates job satisfaction, and helps participants chart a path for their professional growth in the academic environment. The onsite program is followed up by a six-month distance learning experience to assist participants with implement clinical and classroom strategies learned at the ITL.

ITL provides hours of intensive, immediately applicable learning to professionals of all levels, including early career faculty, private practitioners transitioning into education, and experienced faculty looking to sharpen their teaching skills. Participants will network with dozens of colleagues and peers from across the U.S., Canada, and from around the globe.

You will learn

Best Practices
Classroom and Clinical Teaching Best Practices
Student Communication and Motivation
Teaching Philo
Teaching Philosophy Development
Instructional Course Design
Skills Based
Skills-Based Performance Calibration
Rubric Development and Student Outcome Assessments


Early-Bird Tuition: $3,150 prior to April 20 (no other discounts apply). Use code 2020ADV when registering to receive the Early Bird rate.

Regular Tuition: $3,499

Registration closes July 22, 2020

Three-month payment plans are available to individuals paying their own tuition.

Tuition includes:

  • Self-directed coursework
  • Presentations by ITL scholars
  • Class discussions
  • Small-group activities
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Observation and critique of teachers in action
  • Peer feedback
  • Program materials downloadable for online viewing or printing
  • Social and professional networking opportunities
  • Welcome reception
  • Breakfast and lunch each day of the program
  • Eligibility to participate in the enhanced post-program experience

Program dates:

August 23-26, 2020


Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

If you have any questions, please contact AAL Vice President Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively.

The ITL experience is designed as a 4-­day, onsite program to help participants achieve better student outcomes by refining their teaching skills and enhancing the quality of their interactions with students. In doing so, participants will also develop other skills that facilitate confidence, job satisfaction, and professional growth in the academic environment.

As an added participation benefit, ITL Scholars are eligible to receive ITL Plus Recognition by participating in AAL’s post-program sessions over the six months after the onsite program. This premier, enhanced experience includes supplemental online (web-­based) activities, a distance learning opportunity, and interactive webinars.

Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) partners with continuing education (CE) providers to help professionals in academia and those transitioning to academic careers achieve their goals as leaders, educators, and agents of change for their organizations. AAL is working with a number of associations in different professions to secure CE credits. Please CONTACT US to request CEs for your profession or for additional details.

A preliminary agenda can be found below.

Saturday, August 22, 2020
4:00-6:00 p.m. – Arrival and Hotel Check-In
6:30-9:00 p.m. – Awards Reception and Dinner: Celebrating 15 Years

Sunday, August 23, 2020
7:30-8:30 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:15 a.m. – Session 1
10:15-10:30 a.m. – BREAK
10:30-12:00 p.m. – Session 2
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. – NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00-1:50 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
1:50–2:00 p.m. – Transition Break
2:00–2:50 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
2:50–3:00 p.m. – Transition Break
3:00–4:00 p.m. – Round Table Discussions
4:00-4:30 p.m. – Collaborative Learning: Peer Discussion & Strategies
4:30 pm-onward – Scholars’ Night Out: Dinner on Your Own

Monday, August 24, 2020
8:30-8:35 a.m. – ITL Overview
8:35-10:45 a.m. – Session 4
10:45-11:00 a.m. – BREAK
11:00-12:30 p.m. – Session 4 (cont.)
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – NETWORKING LUNCH
1:30-3:00 p.m. – Session 5
3:00-3:15 p.m. – REFLECTION MOMENT
3:15-4:30 p.m. – Session 6
4:30-5:00 p.m. – Collaborative Learning (Peer Discussion & Strategies)
5:00 pm-onward – Scholars’ Night Out: Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
7:30-8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. – Session 7
10:30-10:45 a.m – BREAK
10:45-12:30 p.m. – Session 7 (cont.)
12:30 pm-1:30 p.m. – NETWORKING LUNCH
1:30-2:45 p.m. – Session 8
2:45-3:00 p.m. – REFLECTION MOMENT
3:00-4:30 p.m. – Session 9
4:30-5:00 p.m. – Strategic Thinking: Specialty/Discipline Discussion
5:00 pm-onward – Scholars’ Night Out: Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
7:30-8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 a.m. – Session 10
10:00-10:15 a.m. – BREAK
10:15-12:00 p.m. – Session 11
Box Lunches)
1:00-2:15 p.m. – Session 12
2:15- 2:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks
2:30 p.m. – ADJOURN

Below are our 2019 ITL experts. 2020 ITL speakers will be announced soon.

Since 2005, 819 educators and practitioners worldwide have successfully completed the ITL program. To date, a total of 308 tuition scholarships have been provided for individuals to participate in the ITL. Scholarships to the ITL are offered by the:

For more information about these scholarship opportunities, or to submit your application, please click on the organization name above. Application due dates do occasionally change, please confirm each due date with the appropriate association. This page will be updated as specific dates and additional details on scholarships become available.