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What is the Program?

About the Leading Change Institute

Since the inception of the Institute, key higher education issues have included new sources of competition, use of technology to support effective teaching and learning, distance learning, changing modes of scholarly communications, an increasing focus on students and, fundamentally, a transformation in the qualities necessary for leadership in today's increasingly ambiguous and rapidly changing environment. These issues continue to frame the complex landscape of higher education and to inform the Leading Change Institute's scope.

Together with the deans and other thought leaders from the community, fellows in the Institute contemplate the current and future impact of these issues in the higher education community. They discuss numerous approaches to addressing these issues, including ideas for collaboration, collective creativity, and innovation within and across departments, institutions, and local or regional boundaries; the conceptualization of blended positions and organizations; and the importance of community mentorship and advocacy. Speakers from a wide range of backgrounds share real-life problems across the higher education landscape for which, over the course of the Institute, participants are challenged to devise and propose solutions.

Date and Location

June 12-17, 2016
Marriott Marquis Washington DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Marriott Marquis Washington DC is located near CLIR's and EDUCAUSE's headquarters, near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. With the national headquarters for many higher education associations within walking distance and close proximity to the heart of higher education's national policy-making body, this seminar will encourage dialog between the participants, government officials, and the leaders of these national organizations. LCI fellows will participate in field-based explorations, seminar discussions, presentations and other cohort building activities.

Deans and Speakers

The 2016 Deans will be Joanne Kossuth, Vice President for Operations and CIO, Olin College of Engineering; and Elliott Shore, Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries.

Speakers at the 2016 Leading Change Institute will be posted on this site as they become available. To view the speaker list from the 2015 Institute, please click here.

 **Please note: the information below relates to the 2015 Leading Change Institute, and is for reference purposes only. Information about the 2016 Leading Change Institute's curriculum will be posted on this site in late 2015.

Leading Change Institute Curriculum (2015)

Sunday, May 31, 2015: Welcome and Introductions
11:00 am: Opening Session with introductory exercise (Joanne Kossuth, Elliott Shore)
12:30 pm: Working lunch
2:00 pm: Report outs
2:30 pm: Break
2:45 pm: Finding Your Strengths
3:45 pm: How to Think Collaboratively and Work as a Team
5:00 pm: Note to Self
5:15 pm: Reception

Monday, June 1, 2015: National Higher Education Landscape
7:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am: National Landscape: Big Picture for Libraries/IT (Charles Henry, President, Council on Library and Information Resources)
9:30 am: National Landscape: Higher Education Presidents (Richard Ekman, President, The Council of Independent Colleges)
10:45 am: Break
11:15 am: National Landscape: Research of Higher Education (Nick Lee, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
12:30 pm: Working lunch
1:30 pm: Report outs and conversation reflections
2:00 pm: National Landscape: Department of Education (Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education)
3:15 pm: Break
3:45 pm: Debrief/Synthesis
4:45 pm: Dinner (participants are free for dinner)
7:30 pm: National Landscape: Higher Education Trustee Perspectives (Rick Legon, President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB))

Tuesday, June 2, 2015: Leading Change through Collaboration and Creativity
7:30 am: Breakfast and Office Hours with the deans
9:00 am: Conversation (John O’Brien, incoming President and CEO, EDUCAUSE)
9:30 am: Adding Creative to Collaborative Thinking
10:30 am: Break
11:00 am: Leading Change Above the Silo: CIO, Library, Provost Perspectives (Kathy Monday, Vice President for Information Services, University of Richmond; Bruce Taggart, Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University; Dennis Trinkle, CEO, College Mentors for Kids)
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Team Problem Scenarios (Part I)
2:30 pm: Break
3:00 pm: Team Problem Scenarios (Part II)
4:30 pm: Debrief/Synthesis - Synthesis 
5:00 pm: Dinner (participants are free for dinner)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015: The Business Landscape and Cost/Access Challenges
7:30 am: Breakfast and Office Hours with the deans
9:00 am: National Landscape: Higher Education Business (John Walda, President, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO))
10:00 am: Break
10:15 am: Higher Education External Relations (Jack Dunn, Director, News and Public Affairs, Boston College)
11:15 am: Break
11:30 am: National Landscape: The Dot Com (Terry Young, CEO and Founder, Sparks and Honey
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Alternative mini world cafe
2:30 pm: Break
3:00 pm: National Landscape: Higher Education Cost and Access Challenges (Brit Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland and Kimberly Cassidy, President, Bryn Mawr College)
4:30 pm: Debrief/Synthesis
5:00 pm: Dinner (participants are free for dinner)
7:30 pm: National Landscape: Higher Education Cost and Access Challenges(Josh Wyner, Executive Director, Aspen Institute)

Thursday, June 4, 2015: Building the Case
7:30 am: Breakfast and Office Hours with the deans
9:00 am: Brainstorming and Building the Proposal
10:30 am: Break
10:45 am: Building the Proposal (cont.)
12:15 pm: Lunch
1:15 pm: Building the Proposal (cont.)
2:15 pm: Present the Proposals
3:15 pm: Review the Proposals
4:15 pm: Synthesis/Debrief
6:00 pm: Closing Reception

Friday, June 5, 2015
7:30 am: Breakfast and Office Hours with the deans
9:00 am: Reflections
9:30 am: Create a Plan of Action
10:30 am: Break/Checkout
11:00 am: Teams Develop Mentoring and Communication Plan
12:15 pm: One Word
12:15 pm: Lunch / Final Reflections 
1:15 pm: Evaluations
2:00 pm: Institute closes