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CICan Leadership Institute for Deans, Directors and Campus Principals (Offered in English) – Full
Jun 24 - 30th, 2017 | Western Shore,
Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore, , Canada | View Map


The 2017 CICan Leadership Institute for Deans, Directors and Campus Principals is now full.

Formerly VP NELI – National Executive Leadership Institute for Future Vice-Presidents

The CICan Leadership Institute is for CICan members only.

Who should attend

Those in the roles of dean and director (in academic, administration, finance and student services departments), and campus principals who aspire to become vice-presidents.

What you will learn

This intensive program is designed primarily to enhance participants’ knowledge of the expectations at the vice-president level. Deans, directors and campus principals who are looking to develop their leadership abilities and advance their careers in the college and institute setting will examine the current and emerging requirements of the role of vice-president and the leadership profile and skills that are essential for success.

Participants will examine a number of key areas, including:

  • leadership – self-assessment and skills assessment
  • the environmental context in which institutions currently exist
  • executive management expectations
  • governance
  • building a leadership team
  • the key elements and challenges of the vice president role

Core Faculty:

  • Jim Madder, President & CEO, Confederation College
  • Salvador Ferreras, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • George Andrews, Vice-President, External Relations and Chief Development Officer, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Monica Foster, Vice-President, College Services and Chief Financial Officer, Nova Scotia Community College
  • Christine Trauttmansdorff, Vice-President, Government Relations and Canadian Partnerships

Note: The operational language will be English. Participants will also be signed up for a group electronic list in late May and will receive further information on the agenda, getting to know one another, arranging rides, etc.

Early registration is encouraged for a maximum of 25 participants. Participation is restricted to individuals from CICan member institutions and to a maximum of 2 participants per college. Should space permit, an additional participant may be considered.

Location and Schedule

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
36 Treasure Drive
Western Shore, NS B0J 3M0

Saturday, June 24 – 17:30
Registration, Reception and Dinner (participants only)

Sunday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 28 – All day

Thursday, June 29
Breakfast and Departure

Registration Fee

Registration Fee – $1800
Please note that accommodation and 2 dinners are NOT included in the registration fee.


  • Breakfast (5)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (3)
  • Breaks

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Prior to May 24, 2017:  A refund of 50% of the full amount paid.
  • After May 24, 2017: No refunds.
  • Substitute are accepted by email up to June 19, 2017.
  • You can cancel your own registration online up to June 19, 2017 or email us your cancellation request.
  • We do not accept cancellations by phone.


Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
36 Treasure Drive
Western Shore, NS B0J 3M0

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island, at a preferred rate of $155 + taxes, prior to Monday, May 23rd, 2017. Reservations at the preferred rate can be made by identifying yourself as a participant attending the “Colleges and Institutes Canada Leadership Institute“:

  • 1-902-627-2600 or 1-800-565-5075
  • Facsimile at 1-902-627-2020

Travel and Distance

If you are traveling by plane, we invite you to take advantage of our 10% discount rate for the following company:

Air Canada
Group Code: U6F3UUH1
Reservations: online only at

  • Travel destination for Halifax, NS (YHZ) only
  • The travel period begins Saturday, June 17, 2017 and ends Thursday, July 06, 2017
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Distance by Car from:

  • From Halifax International Airport – 67 minutes (90.9 k.m.)


Program Information:  Christine Trauttmansdorff, 613-746-2222 ext. 3105

Registration Information: Bruce Landry, 613-746-2222 ext. 3162


I attended VP NELI this summer. I have to say that the experience was absolutely transformational for me. The opportunity to learn from the top post secondary leaders in the country was truly an experience I will never forget. The ability to build a nationwide network of likeminded individuals could only be possible through an opportunity such as this. I am truly grateful to NSCC for allowing me to participate in such a rewarding professional and personal development experience.

Fred Tilley, CPA, CMA
Nova Scotia Community College – Marconi Campus

The VP NELI experience was pivotal for my career development.  The content and faculty were obviously top-notch, but what made the most impact for me was the focus on the intangibles involved in executive-level leadership, and the openness of the faculty sharing their lives in ways that could never be replicated in a textbook or course materials.  This could only come from an organization that is committed to the development of the college system as CICan.

Mark Szabo, BA, MBA, JD
Director, Marketing & Communications
Bow Valley College



Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
36 Treasure Drive
Western Shore, B0J 3M0
Jun 24 - 30th, 2017
04:00 am - 03:59 am
Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
36 Treasure Drive
Western Shore, , B0J 3M0