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CICan Leadership Institute for Program Chairs (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 program chair, and managers responsible for program areas or service areas who seek to develop their leadership abilities and to better understand the trends impacting their current position.

What you will learn

This intensive program is designed to enhance the leadership skills of chairs and managers responsible for either program and service areas in the college and institute setting. It will examine the current and emerging leadership requirements of these roles and, also consider the profile and skills essential for success.

A number of key areas will be examined, including:

  • leadership (self-assessment and skills assessment);
  • the environmental context in which institutions currently exist;
  • moving from a program focus to a broader institutional focus;
  • the key elements and challenges of this role;
  • senior management expectations and team relationships;
  • building team capacity;
  • managing in a college and institute context; and,
  • the value of mentorship: for self and for team.

Core Faculty:

  • Don Gnatiuk, President, Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Anna Burke, Vice President, Academic, Nova Scotia Community College
  • Brett Griffiths, Dean, School of Trades, Technology and Design, Vancouver Community College
  • Sue Wells, Acting Dean, Learning Teaching and Scholarship, Centre for Organizational Learning and Teaching, Centennial College
  • Leah Jurkovic, Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, CICan

Early registration is encouraged for a maximum of 30 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 Course Facilitators were exceptional. The depth of the knowledge with this group was amazing, and the best part was they were willing to impart that knowledge.

Bruce Klassen
Chairperson, Public Safety
Assiniboine Community College

My career as an Academic Chair began again when I took this powerful training. With the mentorship, authenticity and skill of the guiding team matched with a well planned event all provided a space that deeply encouraged growth. I will be forever grateful for the insights and encouragement.

Suzan Caskie
Chair, Food & Tourism Studies
Centennial College


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

Dinner and Ice Breaker (meal included)

June 23, 2019Member Activity:

Program: Future of PSE, Participatory Leadership, Core Leadership Values; Overcoming Leadership Challenges;

Meals included: breakfast and lunch;
Optional dinner offsite.

June 24, 2019Member Activity:

Program: Supporting Indigenous Education, Leading Inclusion, Managing Change, Creating an Engaging Department Culture;

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

June 25, 2019Member Activity:

Program: Mental Health, Labour Relations, Team project;

Meals included: breakfast, lunch;
Optional social activity and dinner offsite.

June 26, 2019Member Activity:

Program: Change Management, Team Presentations, graduation ceremony;

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

June 27, 2019Member Activity:

Breakfast and departure (meal included)


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 Program ChairsMember 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.
Code: 8QQYQYX1
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
Substitutions are accepted by email up to June 18, 2019.
Before and on March 29, 2019: 50% refund of the full amount paid
March 30, 2019 or later: No refunds
You can cancel online or by email up until June 22, 2019.
We do not accept cancellations by phone.