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2017 CICan Leadership Institute for Presidents and Directors General (Offered in English)
Jul 4 - 10th, 2017


Formerly Presidents’ Academy

The CICan Leadership Institute is for CICan members only.

Who should attend:

Presidents and directors general

What you will learn:

This intensive program designed and delivered by college and institute Presidents will provide participants an opportunity to share and network with peers from across the country while building leadership skills. It will examine the current and emerging leadership requirements of the role and the sharing of experiences and stories will form the basis of an interactive environment.

Participants will examine a number of key areas, including:

  • leadership – self-assessment and skills assessment;
  • key contextual issues facing Canadian college/institute presidents;
  • the key elements and challenges of this role – multiplicity of presidential roles;
  • internal and external roles/responsibilities/accountability of the president;
  • role of the president and the board of governors

Core Faculty:

  • Don Bureaux, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Community College
  • Michel Tarko, President and CEO, Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Cheryl Jensen, President & CEO, Algonquin College
  • Jim Madder, President, Confederation College
  • Denise Amyot, President & CEO, CICan

When and where:

July 4 – July 9, 2017

Fairmont Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, QC

Location and Schedule

Fairmont Tremblant
3045 Chemin de la Chapelle
Mont-Tremblant, Québec J8E 1E1

Tuesday, July 4 – 17:30
Registration, Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, July 5 to Saturday, July 8 – all day

Sunday, July 9
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 Monday, May 29, 2017:  A refund of 50% of the full amount paid.
  • After Monday, May 29, 2017: No refunds.
  • Substitute are accepted by email up to June 30, 2017.
  • You can cancel your own registration online up to June 30, 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.

Fairmont Tremblant
3045 Chemin de la Chapelle
Mont-Tremblant, Québec J8E 1E1

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairmont Tremblant, in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, at a preferred rate of $199.00 for a Fairmont Room with 2 beds, prior to Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Hotel reservations can be done by:

  • Booking Online (via
  • 1-800-441-1414 (Group code: 0717CICA_001)

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: RRH3VYH1
Reservations: online only at

  • Travel destination for Mont-Tremlant, QC (YTM) only
  • The travel period begins Tuesday, June 27, 2017 and ends Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Distance by car from:

  • Mont-Tremblant International Airport (YTM) – 44 minutes (41.8 km)
  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) – 2 h 16 minutes (177 km)


Program Information:  Michèle Clarke, 613-746-2222 ext. 3150

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


I found the President Leadership Institute to be a powerful learning experience with both novice and seasoned serving Presidents from across Canada who offered much insight into the multitude of issues, challenges and solutions that each President is dealing with and each of us had something to offer and take away as new learning…. The session related to negotiating your next term contract was extremely meaningful and helpful and I look forward to more learning with and from my peers at next year’s President’s Leadership Institute

Michel Tarko, PhD
President & CEO
Justice Institute of British Columbia


Jul 4 - 10th, 2017
00:00 am - 23:59 pm