CICan Leadership Institute for Managers and Chairs

June 24 - 29, 2023 | All Day

Who should attend

This Leadership Institute is designed for those currently in the role of manager, program chair, associate dean, or associate director, who seek to develop their leadership abilities, progress in their careers, and better understand the global trends that are having an impact in their current position.

Key areas will be examined, including:

  • leadership (self-assessment and skills assessment);
  • the environmental context: changes and challenges for institutions;
  • moving from a program focus to a broader institutional focus: management vs leadership;
  • senior management expectations;
  • team relationships and building team capacity;
  • leading in a unionized environment;
  • the value of mentorship and coaching: for self and for a team; and,
  • the key elements and challenges of the dean/director roles.

After participating in the CICan Program Chairs Institute in 2019, I now understand why the event is so well-respected. It gave me an excellent opportunity to reflect on my own practice while at the same time offering the chance to connect with colleagues from across Canada. One of the most important things I learned was that we are not alone and we are all experiencing many of the same challenges (and successes!) regardless of our institutional context. Do yourself a HUGE favour – enroll in this institute as soon as possible.

Derrick Hann, Chair, Academic Excellence and Program Development Nunavut Arctic College


June 24: Arrival, reception, dinner (participants only)
June 25 – 27: Sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a dinner (guests are invited to attend)
June 28: Sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and farewell dinner/graduation (guests are invited to attend)
June 29: Breakfast and departure

Additional Information

Early registration is encouraged for a maximum of 30 participants and 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.


Once your registration has been completed, CICan will add you to a rooming list that will be submitted to the hotel with the arrival date of Saturday, June 24th and departure date of Thursday, June 29th. If you are planning to arrive earlier or extend your stay at the hotel and/or have any special requests, please contact Julie Trohon at

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee and each individual will pay their accommodation at checkout.

White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa
Rate: $219


Kevin Weaver

President & CEO
Georgian College

Anna Burke

Vice President, College Services and Strategy
Nova Scotia Community College

Jim Sautzner

Dean of School of Manufacturing and Automation, of School of Transportation, and of Apprenticeship
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Registration Fees

Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee.
PackageMember FeeNon-member Fee

Travel Information


Code: 4L8B5MW

Restrictions: Travel destination between Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON and anywhere WestJet flies in North America; period from June 17 to July 6, 2023. Discounts applies to Plus Base fares (5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada).

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Additional Information


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Contact Info

For program information
Leah Jurkovic. Director, Communications, People, and Culture
613-746-2222 x .3119
For registration information
Julie Trohon, Program Officer, Member Relations
613-742-2222 x. 3147


Substitutions are accepted by email up to June 20, 2023
You can cancel by email up until June 20, 2023. We do not accept cancellations by phone.

CICan’s Code of Conduct & Duty of Care

As we begin holding events in person, the health and safety of all attendees remains our priority. Learn more about the extra steps in place to protect everyone attending our events in-person.