AIM Advisory Council

Are you passionate about Montessori education and eager to make a meaningful impact? AIM (Authentic Institute of Montessori) invites dedicated individuals to join our Advisory Council – a dynamic team committed to guiding the organization with those who share a global vision for Montessori education available to everyone.


Who are we?

At AIM, we are dedicated to advancing Montessori education through innovative teacher training and authentic certification, community support & engagement, and continuous efforts to expand educational improvements for all. 

Our Mission

 AIM is committed to making Montessori education accessible worldwide. Through innovative online teacher training, we share an authentic Montessori message that advocates for peace, personal growth, and a transformative experience for adult learners and the children they serve. Our mission is to empower educators and parents globally, fostering a brighter future grounded in the principles of Montessori education. 

Our Vision

 AIM envisions a global community where the transformative power of Montessori is accessible to all. We strive to be a beacon of innovation, breaking down barriers and inspiring positive change in education through empowered educators and parents. 

Our Values

At the heart of AIM are our core values, which guide every facet of our organization: 
  • Authenticity: Upholding the integrity of the Montessori philosophy in all our programs and services. 
  • Excellence: Striving for the highest standards in education and professional development. 
  • Community: Building a supportive network of educators, learners, and families. 
  • Innovation: Embracing continuous improvement and creative solutions. 
  • Respect: Honoring the individuality and potential of each person within the Montessori framework.  

What is the Purpose of the Advisory Council?


As part of our ongoing commitment to excellence and growth, AIM is proud to form the Advisory Council. This initiative, stemming from our 2024 strategic plan, addresses a crucial need for more robust leadership support. Specifically, we are seeking to enhance our feedback mechanisms, bolster our volunteer force, and deepen our pool of Montessori expertise.

1. Support for the Leadership Team: Our leadership team is seeking to expand its horizons by integrating diverse, informed feedback that can only come from a group of dedicated advisors who understand the intricacies of Montessori education and the challenges of business and community leadership.

2. SMART Goal Alignment: The formation of the Advisory Council aligns with our SMART goal to create a body that not only exemplifies diversity in its composition but also embodies a wealth of expertise in areas critical to AIM's growth. This goal ensures that the council is not just a concept but a functioning entity by April 2024.

3. Recruitment of Diverse Expertise: We are committed to recruiting at least 10 members by April 2024, ensuring a rich tapestry of backgrounds and perspectives. This diversity is key to fostering a comprehensive and holistic approach to decision-making.

4. Criteria Development for Membership: AIM has developed clear, transparent criteria for Advisory Council membership. These criteria outline the desired expertise, commitment, and diversity we seek, ensuring the council’s alignment with our strategic objectives.

5. Engagement with Community and Industry Leaders: We are reaching out to potential candidates within the Montessori community, business sector, and among community leaders, inviting them to contribute their knowledge and skills to AIM's mission.

6. Orientation and Training: All selected members will undergo a thorough orientation session to align them with AIM's mission, goals, and organizational structure, ensuring that each member can contribute effectively from the outset.

7. Commitment to Diversity: AIM is dedicated to ensuring that the Advisory Council reflects the various facets of the Montessori community, providing a wide range of insights and experiences to inform our strategic direction.

8. Strategic Objective Alignment: The skills and expertise of Advisory Council members will be directly aligned with AIM's strategic objectives, ensuring that each member's contributions are both impactful and relevant.

Through these efforts, AIM is not only investing in its present but also paving the way for a future that is adaptive, inclusive, and aligned with the best practices in Montessori education and beyond.

What is Your Role as an Advisory Council Member?

As a member of AIM's Advisory Council, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Montessori education. Your responsibilities may include (but aren't limited to!):

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Providing strategic guidance for the organization.

02

Supporting fundraising efforts through your time, expertise, and financial support.

03

Contributing to the development and improvement of our certification courses, professional development courses and Montessori products.

04

Offering insights and wisdom about the Montessori community.

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Providing suggestions, ideas, and content for our website, social media, and other platforms.

06

Promoting and discussing AIM within your communities.

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Reviewing our strategic plans and goals, and providing valuable feedback.

*this is a high level review- for in-depth details, please review the Advisory Council Framework below

What Can You Expect?

*this is a high level review- for in-depth details, please review the Advisory Council Framework below

Who we are looking for

We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, including Montessori educators (Teachers, Heads of Schools, School Owners), AIM students and alumni, parents in the Montessori community, and those with expertise in Montessori Education, marketing, fundraising, philanthropy, and strategic planning.

Commitment

Term: 1 year, beginning March 2024, with the possibility of renewal.

Meetings: Monthly 2-hour virtual meetings.

Commitment: A minimum of 4 hours per month outside of weekly meetings. Members choose from a list of contributions, tailoring their commitment for the year.

Orientation and Training

New members receive an orientation covering AIM's mission, ongoing initiatives, and advisory council structure.

Continuous Improvement

Regular feedback sessions and adaptability to enhance the council's effectiveness.

Legal and Ethical Considerations

Members sign a non-compete agreement and non-disclosure agreement.

Recognition and Appreciation

Acknowledgment of contributions through public recognition, website features, and personalized stories.

Access
to AIM's professional development courses.

Certificate of Acknowledgment and Gratitude presented at the term conclusion.

A great sense of giving back, fulfillment and a sharing of your gifts & talents.

Join Us In Shaping the Future!

Together, let's create a vibrant and innovative future for Montessori education! If you have questions or need more information, please contact our Executive Director, Candace Babcock at [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming passionate individuals who share our vision for the advancement of Montessori education.



If you are passionate about Montessori education and ready to contribute your skills and knowledge, we invite you to apply for a position on AIM's Advisory Council. Please complete this application:

Advisory Council Framework

Join Us In Shaping the Future!

Together, let's create a vibrant and innovative future for Montessori education! If you have questions or need more information, please contact our Executive Director, Candace Babcock at [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming passionate individuals who share our vision for the advancement of Montessori education.



If you are passionate about Montessori education and ready to contribute your skills and knowledge, we invite you to apply for a position on AIM's Advisory Council. Please complete this application:

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