2024 Leadership Development Institute

June 10 - 14, 2024
Sumas, Washington


The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) encourages emerging male and female leaders from CCCU institutions to pursue broader leadership responsibilities through a year-long mentorship program. From June 10-14, 2024, approximately 20-25 emerging leaders will gather at Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Center (located near the Canadian border in Sumas, WA).

The LDI will include the following components:

  • A year-long leadership development program that begins with the LDI at Cedar Springs
  • An individually tailored “shadowing” experience of 2-3 days with a senior-level leader on another CCCU campus
  • Professional networking with current and emerging leaders
  • Discussion of cutting-edge leadership issues
  • A one-on-one meeting with a Resource Team member to outline a year-long Professional Development Plan
  • Opportunities to interact about Leadership Lessons, Case Studies, and Best Practices from within and beyond Christian higher education

Those interested in participating in the 2024 Leadership Development Institute must apply. Preference will be given to applicants who: (1) hold a doctorate or are actively considering/pursuing doctoral studies; (2) are recognized as “up-and-comers” with demonstrated leadership skills and the potential for future senior-level leadership; (3) provide evidence of increasing levels of leadership responsibility within and/or beyond higher education. For more information and to find the application click here.

The application deadline is March 8, 2024. However, we encourage participants to submit their materials before the deadline.

Fees & Location

Accommodations, materials, and all meals are included in the registration fee.

All-Inclusive Registration Fee – $1,500

This registration fee includes all-inclusive lodging (single room) and meals at Cedar Springs, transportation to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), materials, and program costs. Upon acceptance to the LDI, you will be required to immediately complete registration and pay the all-inclusive fee.

The entire workshop program will take place at the Cedar Springs Retreat Center. The closest airport to the Cedar Springs facility is Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport (SEA). A charter bus will transport participants to and from Sea-Tac airport only. Participants must arrange their own transportation from any other airport. Accommodations, materials, and all meals are included in the registration fee.  Accepted applicants can select from single-occupancy accommodations or double-occupancy accommodations.


Dr. Meghan Griffin

Dr. Jill Hartness

Dr. Janet B. Sommers

Dr. André Stephens

Rev. Dr. Angulus Wilson