Fast Facts About ADVIS:
Over 130 Member Schools in the tristate, 13 county Greater Delaware Valley region…
Educate nearly 50,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school; 31% students of color
Employ over 11,000 faculty, administrators, and staff
Award nearly $325,000,000 in need based financial aid to 36% of students
Represent more than 500,000 alumni
Collectively have an annual operating budget greater than one billion dollars!
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Request for Presentation Proposals    
Becoming an ADVIS Presenter
ADVIS is committed to providing relevant, timely, high quality professional development for administrators and trustees in order to strengthen and sustain our schools. While, on occasion, ADVIS programming is appropriate for faculty as well, please only submit professional development proposals geared for school administrators and/or trustees. ADVIS programs are led by experts in their field, some of whom work in our own schools.
Many ADVIS programs are held at member schools in order to keep costs for attendees at a minimum. If your school is interested in hosting an ADVIS program please fill out the Become an ADVIS Event Host School form.
For ADVIS Members
We welcome proposals by ADVIS administrators and educators for our upcoming professional development programs. One of the strengths of our association lies in our willingness to share resources and knowledge. In addition, presenting at an ADVIS program is a wonderful opportunity to broaden your own professional growth and leadership. Please consider sharing your expertise by submitting a General Presentation Proposal Form. ADVIS Presenters are invited to participate in the full day of programming free of charge, however, programs that involve ADVIS members as panelists or facilitators/leaders of breakout sessions must still pay applicable registration fees.
For NON ADVIS Members
ADVIS invites you to showcase your expertise as a presenter at one of our professional development programs. You may submit your proposal on the General Presentation Proposal Form. Please note that, while presenting provides visibility to your organization, it must be appropriate for both clients and non-clients, be based on a body of evidence, and highlight your expertise, rather than your product. To highlight your product or service, please consider underwriting one of our programs and/or advertising on our website and in our annual directory. Get more information about becoming an ADVIS underwriter.
Proposal Review
ADVIS will review all proposals with an eye toward relevance and timeliness of the topic, usefulness of the information, and provision of specific knowledge, skills or strategies. The most successful proposals are those that:
  • challenge participants with new perspectives/ideas
  • describe future trends/developments
  • are interactive and promote discussion
  • offer concrete tools and specific resources
  • focus on producing actionable results
  • highlight creative and data-driven approaches 
ADVIS Professional Development Calendar
To learn more details about ADVIS' professional development programs check out the ADVIS Professional Development Calendar, and to make suggestions regarding specific topics you would like addressed by future ADVIS programs and workshop leaders/keynote speakers - (including yourself!) - please use our ONLINE SUGGESTION BOX.
Please contact Jennifer Braxton, Director of Professional Development, at if you have any questions!

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