2024 Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute (M-E LDI)

June 6 - 10, 2024
Sumas, Washington


The Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute (M-E LDI) encourages emerging leaders of color from CCCU institutions to pursue broader leadership responsibilities through a year-long mentorship program. From June 6-10, 2024, approximately 20-22 emerging leaders of color will gather at Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Center (located near the Canadian border in Sumas, WA).

The M-E LDI will include the following components:

  • A year-long leadership development program that begins with M-ELDI 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 Multi-Ethnic 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

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 M-E 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 (cost is included in your registration fee). Participants must arrange their own transportation from any other airport.


Dr. Keith Hall

Shirley Hoogstra

Irene Neller

Dr. Ted Song

Dr. Jessica Taylor