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Past Participants:

-faculty have tremendous knowledge and experience to relate

-what a wealth of knowledge and experience

-I would give so much to have him as a mentor

-practical advice
-excellent to hear about real-life situations

-presenter's style was engaging and relaxed

-simply outstanding...what a powerhouse team

-so much good information...I took 12 pages of notes in the first hour

-ELI provided much of what I needed to know to do my job effectively

-the ELI faculty provided an enthusiastic, but candid view of their position

-ELI clarified and refined my decision to pursue a college presidency

-ELI has helped my evaluate myself and set goals that have led me to my current position as president

-Participating in ELI accelerated my acculturation and ascent to the presidency.

-There is no better professional experience for an aspiring president.








ELI (Executive Leadership Institute


Current ELI participants may log in to view the 2006 ELI Program.

The program for the Executive Leadership Institute is designed to give future CEOs a solid foundation for understanding and addressing key issues in 21st century community college leadership. The program is delivered by recognized national leaders in the community college field, including highly successful community college CEOs, university faculty, association leaders, senior community college trustees, and presidential search consultants. Participants will interact with this diverse array of leaders and explore a broad set of key issues and topics including:

What is the community college president's job really like?
Developing successful CEO/Board relations
The multiple roles of the CEO
The president's role in resource development
The president as internal and external leader
Successfully infusing technology into academics and administration
Future trends in demographics, technology, and society
Ethical issues in community college leadership
Cultivating a learning college culture
Negotiating the contract and handling the transition

Recent graduates have told us:

"This experience has been life changing.  The quality of the Institute and the faculty is superb."

"This was one of the best professional development activities I have ever been involved with."

"This was the most powerful and empowering experience I've ever had in my professional life."

"ELI provided a rich environment to learn from the best-of-the-best."


  For more information, contact
Stella Perez (480)705-8200 x243