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CICan Event | Leadership Institute
CICan Leadership Institute for Leaders in Applied Research and Innovation
Jun 18 - 23rd, 2022 | Toronto, ON
One Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON | View Map


Who should attend

Those in the role of manager or new director in applied research offices/divisions who seek leadership development for their current position; research division staff (e.g. project managers, industry liaison staff, research coordinators); individuals from other areas of the institution who aspire to leadership positions in applied research or are interested in learning how to better lead their department and institution in applied research and innovation initiatives.

Key areas will be examined, including

  • leadership – self-assessment and skills assessment;
  • the key elements and challenges of the role of applied research leader in a college;
  • diversity and scope of college-based applied research across Canada;
  • the role of the applied research office/division in institutions;
  • strategic approaches and risk management;
  • funding mechanisms;
  • internal relationships and external partnerships;
  • intellectual property and research ethics;
  • projects and programs – opportunities and challenges; and
  • link between research and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Early registration is encouraged for a maximum of 30 participants. Participation is restricted to a maximum of 2 participants per college. Should space permit, an additional participant may be considered. We also welcome participants from non-member institutions or other organizations.


June 18: Arrival, reception, dinner
June 19 – 22: Sessions (June 20 dinner)
June 22: Sessions and farewell dinner
June 23: Breakfast and departure


The institute provides valuable insights for developing into a great transformational leader, in ways that no university leadership program could provide. This is real, authentic, experiential learning at its finest.
Cebert AdamsonMohawk College

Registration Fees

Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee. All packages include the activities listed in the above schedule.
PackagesCICan Members Non-Members
Leadership InstituteMember Fees: $1,800.00Non-Member Fees: $1,999.00
Guest at dinnerMember Fees: $50.00Non-Member Fees: $75.00


One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON M5V 1J4
Jun 18 - 23rd, 2022
All day
Toronto Marriott City Centre
One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON, M5V 1J4
For program information
Anna Toneguzzo
613-746-2222 ext. 3103
For registration information
Substitutions are accepted by email up to June 13, 2022.
Before and on April 1, 2022: 50% refund of the full amount paid
April 2, 2022 or later: No refunds
You can cancel online or by email up until June 13, 2022.
We do not accept cancellations by phone.