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CICan Leadership Institute for Deans, Directors and Campus Principals (Offered in English) – FULL
Jun 23 - 29th, 2018 | Kelowna,
Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel
3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, , Canada | View Map


The 2018 CICan Leadership Institute for Deans, Directors and Campus Principals is now full.

CICan Leadership Institutes are for CICan members only.

Who should attend

This Leadership Institute is designed for 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; and,
  • the key elements and challenges of the vice president role.

Core Faculty:

  • Christine Trauttmansdorff, Vice-President, Government Relations and Canadian Partnerships, CICan
  • Dr. Karen Barnes, President and Vice-Chancellor, Yukon College (Faculty Lead)
  • Dr. Andrew Hay, Vice President, Education, Okanagan College
  • Monica Foster, Vice-President, College Services and Chief Financial Officer, Nova Scotia Community College

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

Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel
3762 Lakeshore Rd
Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4

Saturday, June 23 – 16:15
Registration, Reception and Dinner (participants only)

Sunday, June 24 to Wednesday, June 27 – All day

Thursday, June 28
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:

  • Substitutes are accepted by email up to June 18, 2018.
  • You can cancel your own registration online up to June 18, 2018 or email us your cancellation request.
    • Prior to May 23, 2018:  A refund of 50% of the full amount paid.
    • After May 23, 2018: No refunds.
  • We do not accept cancellations by phone.


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

Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel
3762 Lakeshore Rd
Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel, at a preferred rate of $190 + taxes, prior to May 23rd, 2018. Reservations at the preferred rate can be made by identifying yourself as a participant attending the “Colleges and Institutes Canada Leadership Institute“:

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: 6X9B3TC1
Reservations: online only at

  • Travel destination for Kelowna, YLW (BC) only
  • The travel period begins Thursday, June 14, 2018 and ends Thursday, July 05, 2018
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Distance by Car from:

  • From Kelowna International Airport -22 minutes (16.1 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


Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel
3762 Lakeshore Rd
Kelowna, V1W 3L4
Jun 23 - 29th, 2018
12:00 pm - 21:00 pm
Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel
3762 Lakeshore Rd
Kelowna, , V1W 3L4