Administrative Leadership Institute
“The best 24-hour conference in Texas.”
That’s how leaders in public education, higher education and education service centers describe the Administrative Leadership Institute (ALI), held each November on the Texas A&M University campus. The annual conference is designed to focus on a critical issue that will help school leaders create or transform schools to help all children become successful students and people.
ALI began in 1908 and at that time was called the “June Conference.” The annual week long conference was held in the Memorial Student Center and brought together county superintendents, supervisors and city superintendents to discuss a variety of topics related to education. In 1983, Dr. Harold Hawkins named Dr. John Hoyle chairman of the ALI planning committee, who moved ALI to its current format. Hoyle became director of the institute a year later and named Dr. Virginia Collier co-director in 2000. Dr. Hoyle and Dr. Collier have both retired from Texas A&M University and the leadership of ALI has been turned over to co-directors Dr. Beverly Irby and Dr. Mario Torres. In 2013, the name of the Institute was changed to the Dr. John R. Hoyle Memorial Administrative Leadership Institute in memory of Dr. Hoyle.
The conference is more than a think tank–it is a think tank with arms and legs that moves on and out to solve perplexing and complex problems facing school leaders today. It is an engaging opportunity for informal interaction and sharing among participants. It is a meeting place for friends, a venue for nationally recognized speakers and experts to re-energize those on the front lines educating Texas youth.
Past conferences have covered issues such as closing the achievement gap in public high schools and ethical leadership.
ALI is sponsored by the EAHR and the Texas Association of School Administrators.