Furthering the pioneering  
work of Alfred Adler.

Furthering the pioneering
work of Alfred Adler.

Our Strategic Plan

Adler University founder Rudolf Dreikurs wrote, “We all do only what we decide.” In our 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, Adler University, after a long history of spectacular achievements since 1952, decided what achievements we will secure by 2015.

As we complete the ambitious goals we set out to accomplish five years ago, we have formulated our vision for the next five years--articulated in a new 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Both plans are outcomes of hard work and interaction of faculty, staff, students, alumni, partners, and trustees in Chicago and Vancouver across many months.   

Our Annual Magazine

Published annually, Gemeinschaftsgefühl features compelling accounts of the impact our socially responsible students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are making on their communities—as well as news, initiatives and events of Adler University.

Read our latest issue, "Becoming Adler University" (summer 2015), including stories on:

  • The strategic direction we have developed for our University through 2020
  • Our new Global Campus for online degree programs
  • Faculty and students leading groundbreaking projects and research with real impact
  • An alumna transforming herself and communities through activist-informed therapy

Other recent issues:

Annual Reports

Game Changer (2014 Annual Report)
A game changer alters the landscape. It confronts challenge and refuses to relent. That's what we're all about this year: game-changing ideas that transform. What hasn't changed is our mission: graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.

Breaking the Rules (2013 Annual Report)
Our approaches break the rules. They defy expectations of a graduate institution. It is what we have done since 1952, when our school was founded to train practitioners who can advance Alfred Adler's pioneering conepts for acheiving health through social interest.

Driven by Alfred Adler’s paradigm-shifting, rule-breaking, revolutionary ideas for sixty years. (2012 Annual Report)
In 1952, Rudolf Dreikurs came to Chicago and established the Alfred Adler Institute to train practitioners in applying Alfred Adler revolutionary ideas: Our health resides in our community life, and socially responsible practitioners work to ensure community health. Today, as the Adler University, we continue preparing practitioners who apply these ideas like never before.

It’s been a good year. (2011 Annual Report)
Meeting ambitious goals. Preparing greater numbers of future practitioners. Building new support, and being nationally recognized for our advocacy, practice, and approaches. In these challenging times, these are things to be proud of. And we are.  It’s been a good year for Adler University. And what’s important about that is the “why.”



In the news: Read about our global impact.

Campus news: Read about what is happening on our campuses.