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CICan Leadership Institute for Managers (Offered in English)
Jun 23 - 27th, 2019 | Victoria, BC
680 Montreal St, Victoria, BC, Canada | View Map


Who should attend

This Leadership Institute is designed for those currently in the role of manager, associate dean, or associate director, who are looking to progress in their careers and aspire to become deans or directors. Recently appointed deans and directors may be interested in attending to garner knowledge on the leadership profile essential for success and approaches that may contribute to the development of their function within the institution.

What you will learn

This intensive program is designed primarily to enhance participants’ knowledge of the expectations at the dean and director level. Managers who are looking to progress in their careers and develop their leadership abilities will examine the current and emerging requirements of the roles of deans and directors and the leadership profile and skills essential for success in a changing and challenging landscape.

A number of key areas will be examined, including:

  • leadership (self-assessment and skills assessment);
  • the environmental context: changes and challenges for institutions;
  • transitioning from a program focus to a broader institutional focus: seeing things differently;
  • 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.

Core Faculty:

  • Odette Côté, Director General, Champlain Regional College
  • Margaret Heldman, Dean, Faculty of Science, Langara College
  • Randall Heidt, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, North Island College
  • Tim Walker, Director, Finance & Institutional Research, New Brunswick Community College
  • Gail Mulhall, Manager, Member Relations, CICan

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.


The training offered by CICAN was experiential and absolutely relevant to advancing participants to new Leadership Roles. The faculty are approachable, engaging and so knowledgeable and eager to share their experiences. I would highly recommend this training.

Christine Bender
Campus Manager
Northern College


Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee.
DateMember Activities
June 22, 2019Member Activity:

Dinner and Ice Breaker

June 23, 2019Member Activity:

Future of PSE, Modeling Agility, Differences between a Dean and a Director, Accountability
(optional dinner offsite)
Meals included: breakfast and lunch

June 24, 2019Member Activity:

Supporting Indigenous Education, Managing Change, Media Relations, and Leadership Journeys.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

June 25, 2019Member Activity:

Labour Relations, Good Governance, Parking Lot
(optional social activity and dinner offsite)
Meals included: breakfast and lunch

June 26, 2019Member Activity:

Transitioning to the Job, Knowing your Dream Job – Executive Search, graduation ceremony.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

June 27, 2019Member Activity:

Breakfast and departure


Registration Fees

Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee. All packages include the activities listed in the above schedule.
PackagesCICan Members Non-Members
Leadership Institute for ManagersMember Fees: $ 1,800.00Non-Member Fees: $ 1,999.00


Special discounted rates are available at the following hotel(s). Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Reserve early, as rooms will fill up quickly.
680 Montreal St
Victoria, BC
V8V 1Z8
Limited availability
Rate: 229
Code: CICan Leadership Institute
Book by: May 10, 2019


Special discounted rates are available from the following providers. Reserve early, as seats will fill up quickly.
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Restrictions: The booking is to be made to the following city: Victoria, YYJ (BC) •The travel period begins Saturday, June 15, 2019 and ends Thursday, July 04, 2019. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango. However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.
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Restrictions: Travel destination between Victoria, BC and anywhere WestJet flies in North America; period from June 15, 2019 to July 3, 2019 Discounts applies to Plus Base fares (5% off Econo and Flex).


680 Montreal St
Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8
Jun 23 - 27th, 2019
21:00 pm - 16:00 pm
Inn at Laurel Point
680 Montreal St
Victoria, BC, V8V 1Z8
For program information
Gail Mulhall, Manager, Member Relations, CICan
613-746-2222 x. 3115
For registration information
Substitutions are accepted by email up to June 22, 2019.
Before and on March 30, 2019: 50% refund of the full amount paid
March 31, 2019 or later: No refunds
You can cancel online or by email up until June 20, 2019.
We do not accept cancellations by phone.