Applicants to ELI are expected to serve in senior leadership positions in community colleges and to be qualified for a presidency
by their educational and experiential backgrounds.
The typical applicant will hold an advanced degree and will have three or more years of experience as a senior-level administrator
in a community college, usually reporting to the CEO at the campus or district level. ELI is designed primarily for those who have not yet served
in a presidency. However, new community college CEOs and those contemplating a transition will also find ELI extremely valuable. Participants are
selected from qualified applicants by a national review committee of established presidents.
The Executive Leadership Institute is an intensive, weeklong experience, with session formats varying by topic and purpose.
Participants should expect to immerse themselves in the seminar from Sunday morning until Friday noon. In order to gain the largest advantage
from the program, it is recommended that participants not attempt to fulfill their job responsibilities during the institute week. Family members
are not encouraged to attend.
The deadline for applications is July 13, 2007. All qualified applicants are urged to apply. Participants do not need to be
employed at League Alliance Member institutions. International applications are welcome. The review panel does not discriminate on the basis of
race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political affiliation, disability,
or any other factor protected by law.
"I developed professional relationships that I will foster and maintain throughout my career. My ideas about my future were shaped and influenced by the faculty and fellow ELI students. I grew both personally and professionally. The experience was invaluable at this point in my career."
Gretchen Schmidt, Director of Education Policy, Virginia Community College System
ELI Class of 2006
"I enjoyed the breadth and depth of the presentations. The experience forced me to take an introspective review of my skill set and career experiences regarding my interest in a presidency. In networking with other colleagues from across the country I have developed friendships that I will cherish! It was a wonderful experience that I will remember forever."
Timothy A. Alvarez, Dean of Student Services, Western Nebraska Community College
ELI Class of 2006
Click here for a listing of 2007 Executive Leadership Institute participants.