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2014 STI Brochure & Application

IECA 2014 STI Brochure

Feedback from 2013 Attendees

"The Institute truly exceeded my expectations. I was amazed. The flow of the entire Institute was nothing short of impressive. I would tell anyone interested in entering this field that STI is a must."
— Erin Oehler, 2013 STI Attendee

"The faculty and staff were outstanding. It was an honor to be among the best in our field and have them be so open and giving to all of us 'newbies.'
— Nora Kling, 2013 STI Attendee

"I entered the institute feeling intimidated and directionless about starting my own business, and I left inspired and energized. It was such a great training. I'm really looking forward to becoming an IECA member in the future. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
— Annie Reece, 2013 STI Attendee

How to Become an Independent Educational Consultant

The IECA Summer Training Institute for Independent Educational Consulting
This four-day institute is designed for newer educational consultants who want to learn more about managing and promoting a business, working effectively with students and families, building a knowledge of the wide range of options available to students, and establishing a professional, competent, and ethical practice.

IECA 2014 Summer Training Institute
For the summer of 2014, in an effort to accommodate the increased interest in the profession of Independent Educational Consulting, we will offer two Institutes, one in California and one in Pennsylvania. Both Institutes will offer the exact same basic curriculum focused on small business management, marketing, ethics, business plan development, professional and legal liability, and social networking. Electives offered in California will only cover college-focused consulting. In Pennsylvania, the same college-focused electives will be offered, as well as electives for those who wish to focus on day/boarding school consulting and/or therapeutic placements.

2014 Dates:
West Coast: July 8 - 12, 2014 at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California
East Coast: July 29 - August 2, 2014 at Swarthmore College in suburban Philadelphia, PA

Download the 2014 Summer Training Institute brochure and application here.

The institute and housing fill up quickly, so plan to apply early. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to or call 703-591-4850.

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