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International Allicance for Invitational Education
32nd Annual World Conference
Oct. 29th-Nov. 1st, 2014
Sheraton Music City Hotel
Welcome to IAIE
The International Alliance for Invitational Education is a not-for-profit organization of educators and allied professionals, dedicated to the development of positive school, work and home environments. Join us as we address today's educational challenges with a positive approach by applying the concepts of Invitational Education to our personal and professional lives.
Invitational Education is an approach for authentically creating, sustaining and enhancing truly welcoming learning environments intentionally based on trust, respect, optimism, and care, that facilitate better learning outcomes and increased personal growth. The Latin word invitare, means to summon cordially, not to shun. The Latin word educare means to draw out or call forth something potential or latent. Thus, Invitational Education is an orchestrated process by which people are cordially summoned to realize their potential in all areas of worthwhile human endeavor.
Professionals who are inviting believe that when people, places, policies, programs and processes are also inviting, these five Ps work together having the power to create an optimal learning environment. This environment assists people to develop a positive self-concept and to realize their full potential.
Because the International Alliance for Invitational Education is dedicated to democratic principles, its mission is to enhance life-long learning, promote positive change in organizations, cultivate the personal and professional growth and satisfaction of educators and allied professionals, and enrich the lives of human beings personally and professionally.
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