Please read the registration requirements as outlined below.
Since 1998, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities has offered Leadership Development Institutes (LDIs) and Women’s Leadership Development Institutes (WLDIs) every other year with the goal of equipping and encouraging individuals identified as having potential for future senior-level administrative leadership. In 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 women who are “graduates” of these LDI programs have been invited to return for a professional development opportunity that includes presentations and interaction related to the latest leadership literature, research, and “best practices” across Christian higher education and beyond. These CCCU offerings are hosted by Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Center, located 1½ hours north of Seattle near the Canadian border.
About the 2017 Women’s Advanced Leadership Institute
As all of North American higher education faces a daunting confluence of challenges, creative problem solving is imperative if our institutions are to remain financially viable and thrive into the future. The June 2017 Women’s Advanced Leadership Institute (held June 16-20) will focus on the topic of “Leading Change,” drawing in part from Ron Heifetz’s concept of “deep, adaptive change.” By the conclusion of this WALI, our goal is to have prepared and send out 30 women leaders who are energized and knowledgeable about how to lead innovative and constructive change on their campuses. Please consider participating with a colleague or two from your campus who share a passion for moving your institution in new directions!
The majority of available slots in the 2017 WALI program will be reserved for women who have previously participated in a Cedar Springs program. As with past WALIs, on a limited basis it is possible to involve a handful of participants who have not previously participated in a Cedar Springs program. These individuals should be more “advanced” in their leadership journey than participants in the foundational Women’s Leadership Development Institutes (next offered in June 2018). Women who have previously participated in a previous CCCU leadership institute are welcome to apply, up to a maximum of 25 available slots. Individuals interested in participating who have not previously been involved with a CCCU LDI should send an inquiry consisting of a brief statement about how/why the WALI topic is relevant at this career stage, with C.V. to Karen Longman, WALI Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.