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About the Academy
The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is a yearlong program cosponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) to prepare experienced provosts and vice presidents to move to positions of greater responsibility, including presidencies. Participants will acquire knowledge, skills, and experiences germane to the responsibilities and activities central to the work of a president or other senior-level leader. The program assumes that participants will remain in their current positions throughout the program.
Developing the Next Generation of Presidents
The president’s role, as well as that of other senior administrators, has changed. It now requires an understanding of all aspects of the institution—from enrollment to endowment management and from governmental to alumni relations—not to mention inclusion and belonging, athletics, fundraising, marketing, student affairs, strategic planning, and financial management. The president’s necessary expertise also has expanded beyond institutional borders, to include regulatory and legislative issues and crisis communications. Further, it is more essential than ever that the pipeline of senior leaders prepares a diverse range of candidates from all backgrounds to succeed. ELA develops the wide-ranging skills that new presidents and senior executives will need to meet the challenges of today’s educational environment and serve today’s students.
Approximately 35 participants were selected for the 2022–2023 cohort—half from CIC member institutions and half from AASCU institutions.
Location and Costs
Two seminars will be held in Washington, DC, led by current and former presidents as well as specialists in key areas, on June 23–25, 2022, and June 12–14, 2023.
The program fee for the 2022–2023 academic year is $2,800. This fee includes all program costs as well as meals during the two seminars. The participants or their institutions are responsible for travel and lodging expenses.
For questions about the nomination process, selection process, or program logistics, contact Alana Cassidy, director of sponsorships, CIC, at email@example.com or (202) 466-7230.
For questions about program content, contact Javier Cevallos, president, AALI, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 263-7488.