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CICan Leadership Institute for Emerging Leaders of International (Offered in English)
Jul 16 - 22nd, 2017 | Olds,
Olds College
4500 - 50th Street, Olds, , Canada | View Map


Formerly ILDI – International Leadership Development Institute

The CICan Leadership Institute is for CICan members only.

Who should attend

Those in the role of manager or new director in international offices/divisions who seek leadership development for their current position; leaders who are new or interested in learning how to better lead their department and institution in international initiatives.

What you will learn

This intensive program is designed to enhance the leadership skills of current managers or new directors in international divisions within colleges and institutes. Leaders who are either new or interested in learning more about how to lead their department and institution in international initiatives will gain significant knowledge about the international leadership role. It will examine the current and emerging leadership requirements of the role of International Managers and also consider the leadership profile and skills essential for success.

Participants will examine a number of key areas, including:

  • leadership – self-assessment and skills assessment
  • the key elements and challenges of this role
  • the role of the international office/division in your institution
  • reporting structures, financial models, recruitment strategies, organizational structures
  • off shore projects, programs and campus – opportunities and challenges, how to access funding agencies
  • HR management practices and approaches
  • risk management in international work

Core Faculty:

  • Ann Buller, President, Centennial College
  • Don Young, Dean, SLC International, St. Lawrence College
  • Pablo Ortiz-Hernandez, Manager, International Development-Engagement and International Programs, Olds College
  • Alain Roy, Vice-President, International Partnerships, CICan

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

Olds College
4500 – 50th Street
Olds, AB T4H 1R6

Sunday, July 16 – 17:30
Registration, Reception and Dinner (participants only)

Monday, July 17 to Thursday, July 20 – all day

Friday, July 21
Breakfast and Departure

Registration Fee

Registration Fee – $1800
Please note that accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee.


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

Note: The fee structure for the leadership program is presently under review for 2017.

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Prior to June 15, 2017:  A refund of 50% of the full amount paid.
  • After June 15, 2017: No refunds.
  • Substitute are accepted by email up to July 10, 2017.
  • You can cancel your own registration online up to July 10, 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

Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College
4601 46 ave.
Olds, AB T4H 1P5

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College, at a preferred rate of $129 + taxes. Reservations at the preferred rate can be made by using the group code “CICAN17“:

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: D9WHV781
Reservations: online only at

  • Travel destination for Calgary, AB (YYC) only
  • Travel period begins Sunday, July 09, 2017 and ends Friday, July 28, 2017
  • No discount will apply to Tango and Executive Class lowest bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Distance by Car from:

  • Calgary International Airport to Olds College – 53 minutes (83.7 km)


Program Information:  Thierry Hardy, 613-746-2222 ext. 3146

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


The specific and varied stories shared by the senior Deans/Directors of International provided a long term picture of the necessary foundation needed for international education start-up operations, right through to the bumps, bruises and huge successes experienced as a result of comprehensive internationalization mandates. The conversations were compelling and the strong mentor/mentee relationships continue to support emerging leaders across Canada’s college sector.

Graham Knipfel
Manager,Global Consulting and Partnerships
Camosun College

Même si ça faisait quelques années que j’étais dans mes fonctions, l’ajout de nouveaux dossiers à mes responsabilités m’a amené à m’inscrire à l’Institut de leadership afin de m’inspirer de ce qui faisait dans les autres Collèges canadiens. Je n’ai jamais regretté ma décision et j’ai grandement profité de cette semaine (bien remplie) d’échanges, d’apprentissages et de réseautage. En tant que Cégep québécois, nous avons peu d’occasion d’échanger avec nos collègues canadiens alors c’était extrêmement enrichissant de voir ce qui se fait ailleurs dans le réseau, même si nos réalités sont différentes. Je recommanderais sans réserve la participation à l’institut de leadership à tous les responsables internationaux!

Marie-Claire Tremblay
Coordonnatrice, Bureau international, Campus de Québec
Cégep Limoilou

The Leadership Institute allowed me to gain a greater depth of knowledge relating to International Education and to feel a deeper connection to the industry. I appreciated the willingness of the faculty to share their insights, experience, and practical examples of how each participant can achieve personal and professional growth. I was able to take away a tangible plan to share with my team to improve our work in serving International Students well and helping them achieve academic and personal success. The friendships and professional connections I gained through participating in the LIELI were invaluable.

Brad Van Dam
Manager, Business Operations – International Education & External Development
Langara College



Olds College
4500 - 50th Street
Olds, T4H 1R6
Jul 16 - 22nd, 2017
00:00 am - 23:59 pm
Olds College
4500 - 50th Street
Olds, , T4H 1R6