The Erdmann Institute

The Erdmann Institute serves to expand the traditional concept of enrollment management by bringing together independent school admission professionals and colleagues to examine ways to strengthen enrollment and enhance the overall promotion of their schools. Founded on the principals of inclusivity and collaboration, The Erdmann Institute seeks to grow the field of admission by providing a non-competitive and supportive environment focused on problem solving and strategic planning. 

Erdmann Institute for Financial Leadership

Black Point Inn (Scarborough, Maine)

Black Point Inn (Scarborough, Maine)


This new venture is an addition to the Erdmann Institute suite of professional development opportunities for the leading enrollment managers of today. Immediately following the Erdmann Institute for Enrollment Management, the Financial Leadership Institute is tentatively scheduled to take place from June 17-19, 2020 at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough, Maine, less than an hour from Migis Lodge (one of the Migis family properties) and about 20 minutes from Portland Airport.

The Financial Leadership program can be done in conjunction with the Erdmann Institute for Enrollment Management or as a stand-alone professional development opportunity. It features leaders in the financial aid industry including Mark Mitchell, Vice President at NAIS, as the keynote speaker, and Alisa Evans, Managing Partner at Mission Enrollment Strategy Solutions (formerly with SSS), and John Hutchins, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Phillips Exeter Academy, as discussion leaders. The agenda will be a combination of speakers on pre-arranged topics and breakout sessions allowing for interactive group activities and sharing of experiences and best practices that are important to participants.

Program Details

June 17 - June 19, 2020 (tentative)
Black Point Inn
Scarborough, Maine

2020 FEES*

$1,500 (USD) per attendee

*Includes all lodging, meals & program materials

The 2020 Erdmann Institute for Financial Leadership is a 2-night/3-day all-inclusive program hosted at the Black Point Inn (Scarborough, ME) from June 14-17, 2020 (tentatively. The program begins at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday and concludes by noon on Friday. Cost is all-inclusive - lodging, meals, refreshments and materials. Attendees will all have their own room and bathroom. Enrollment is limited, and spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to 25 experienced financial aid professionals.

Attendee Requirements

The Erdmann Institute for Financial Leadership is designed for mid-level or director level admission professionals working in financial aid and attendees should have completed a minimum of 3 years in independent school financial aid, enrollment management, admission, or a related field. Please contact the Erdmann Institute for any needed clarification ( 

Financial Leadership Speakers (2019 List)

CLICK HERE for Erdmann Institute for Financial Leadership Staff Bios

Erdmann Staff

The Erdmann Institute for Financial Leadership will also feature top members of the Erdmann Institute staff, including Tommy Adams, Director of The Erdmann Institute and Head of School at Grosse Pointe Academy (MI); Pam McKenna, Director of Admission at Hopkins School (CT); and Carinne Barker, Director of Enrollment at St. Matthew’s Parish School (CA).

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