M2M Event | Human Centered Design for Admission Professionals

Starts:  Oct 29, 2018 9:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 30, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)


Welcome to the Admissions Design Studio, a collaboration between AISAP and Leadership+Design where we explore the essential question: How might we design more human centered experiences for our admissions processes?

Admissions and enrollment management are inherently deeply human processes.  While managing data - applicant and yield numbers, test scores, and demographic statistics - is part of the job, the real work is about human connection.  As we seek to build relationships with prospective and current families and students, especially new generations of millennials and Gen Z, developing a deep understanding of their world views and evolving needs will ensure our admissions processes resonate with mission aligned audiences.

Human Centered Design (also known as Design Thinking) is a set of habits, mindsets and skill sets that you can learn and practice that will allow you and your team to be better listeners, experience designers, empathetic problem solvers, and leaders. Over the course of two-days we will learn and practice design elements.  As schools seek greater diversity, equity and inclusion, design thinking can expand the ways we connect with a broader constituency.

Take a look at this document, AISAP_DT_Event_Details.pdf, for more details and a schedule of the two days.  Join us for this amazing learning adventure!

This course will cover the following areas of the AISAP Learning and Development Framework:

Professional Competencies
  • Customer Focus
  • Drives Vision and Purpose

Professional Behaviors
  • Develop Leadership

Experience:  This course is appropriate for the following experience levels.
  • Emerging (3-4 Yrs)
  • Advancing (5-9 Yrs)
  • Mastering (10+ Yrs)
Continuing Education Credits:

  • This course is eligible for 10 hours of AISAP Continuing Education Credits.
  • Credits will apply towards your CAEP re-certification.


Registration Fee

$550 Member
$650 Non-Member

Fees include:

  • Education content and materials
  • Planned meals

To view our Cancellation and Substitution Policy, please click HERE.

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Preliminary Agenda

Monday, October 29
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check-In
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Basics of Human Centered Design
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Practice New Mindsets
Evening Hours Dinner on your own
Tuesday, October 30  
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Learn New Tools
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Reflections & Closing Remarks



CarlaSilver Carla Silver
Executive Director and Co Founder
Leadership + Design

Carla Silver is the executive director and co-founder of Leadership + Design.  She is an experienced independent school educator, school administrator, and experience designer. Carla partners with schools on strategic design and enhancing the work of leadership teams and boards, and she designs experiential learning experiences for leaders in schools at all points in their careers.  She also leads workshops for faculty, administrative teams and boards on Design Thinking, Futurist Thinking, Collaboration and Group Life, and Leadership Development. She has presented regularly at the NAIS annual conference as well as other regional and local seminars, workshops and conferences. She currently serves on the boards of Breakthrough Silicon Valley and the Urban School of San Francisco.  She lives in Los Gatos, CA with her husband  three children, and two King Charles Cavaliers. 

Kate_Turnbull-200x200.jpg Kate Turnbull
Faculty Member and Science Department Chair 
Metairie Park Country Day School

Kate Turnbull currently serves as a faculty member and Science Department Chair at Metairie Park Country Day School in Metairie, Louisiana. Kate holds a BS in Marine Science and an MA in Science Instruction and has 20 years of experience teaching in independent schools. She is passionate about student-centered learning and leading, and enjoys re-designing curriculum.  In 2018, Kate completed a year-long fellowship with Leadership + Design and is an experienced facilitator of design thinking and project-based learning workshops. She is currently serving as co-chair of Country Day’s Professional Learning Committee and is working towards a certification in instructional coaching. When not thinking about the future of education, Kate enjoys going on adventures with her son, taking art classes, and playing tourist in her hometown of New Orleans.



Hotel Details | Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

A discounted rate of $169 per night plus tax is available until October 5, 2018 at the Hotel Monaco Baltimore.  Reservations can be made online or over the phone.

Click HERE to book reservations online with the group discount.

Or, you can call the hotel directly at 443-692-6170.  Make sure you reference that you are with the AISAP M2M Event to get the discounted rate.

Check-In: 4:00 p.m.
Check-Out: 11:00 a.m.

Overnight valet parking is available for $40 per day.

Hotel Cancellations
Cancellations received by the hotel more than 72 hours in advance will not incur any penalties.  Reservations cancelled within 72 hours will be forfeit the 1 night deposit. 

Meeting Room

Specific meeting room details will be shared closer to the event dates.


Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
2 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Stephanie Orr
203-421-7051 x108