Deadline: February 29, 2024

CICan 2024 Leadership Institutes Call for Applications for Faculty  

Leading in the ever-evolving landscape of post-secondary education requires strong skills and tools to be effective and successful. The CICan Leadership Institutes draw on the latest management concepts and experience to prepare participants to successfully lead in the college and institute system. The programs contribute to personal growth and institutional succession planning by looking at the competencies required to lead effectively in institutions of all sizes, addressing both career progression and the skills necessary to lead at a higher level.

Each institute is tailored to a different role or area of work and provides opportunities to learn from distinguished college and institute leaders. Participants are guided by a team of faculty, and in some instances, guest faculty or speakers may contribute to segments.  Central to the interactive environment is faculty’s sharing of their stories, knowledge, and experience to underline the skills needed to lead in higher education. Participants are encouraged to contribute actively throughout the program through team learning, coaching, co-design and design thinking, assignments, etc. Opportunities to interact with colleagues from across the country create long-lasting networks that facilitate ongoing engagement and learning.

Current Opportunities

Several opportunities are available for faculty for the following CICan Leadership Institutes:

CICan Leadership Institute for Deans, Directors and Campus Principals

June 22 – 27, 2024 | Kelowna, British Colombia

Number of vacancies: 2
Looking for: Vice Presidents preferably from outside Alberta, and British Colombia

Confirmed Faculty

Misheck Mwaba, President, Bow Valley College
Randall Heidt, Vice President, External Affairs, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

CICan Leadership Institute for Future Leaders in Management

June 22 – 27, 2024 | Victoria, British Colombia

Number of vacancies: 2
Looking for: A manager or director with previous experience as a member of staff and faculty and a dean, director or campus principal outside of Alberta and Ontario

Confirmed Faculty

Cebert Adamson, Vice President, Academic, Mohawk College
Terry Kowalchuk, Dean, Centre for Technology, Environment and Design, Lethbridge College

CICan Leadership Institute for Leaders in Applied Research and Innovation

June 22 – 27, 2024 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Number of vacancies: 2
Looking for: Vice-Presidents, Deans or Directors responsible for overseeing applied research offices and centres outside of Ontario.

Confirmed Faculty

Debbie McKee Demczyk, Dean, Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Durham College

Faculty expectations and costs

  • Each faculty member volunteers their time and do not receive honorarium from CICan.
  • Registration fee, accommodations, and meals for the duration of the institute will be covered by CICan.
  • The faculty members’ institutions are responsible for their travel expenses.
  • Faculty meetings usually occur by teleconference.
  • Faculty are expected to be in attendance for the duration of the institute.
  • The term for faculty members is a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years.

Applicant criteria

  1. Language, gender, area of expertise, size of institution and regional consideration: These criteria will be considered to balance the composition of the faculty. Interested applicants must be willing to work as a member of a diverse team.
  2. Experience and interest in leadership development: Preference will be given to individuals experienced in their position and demonstrating a strong interest and/or experience in leadership development in the college and institute system. Experience in more than one institution and different regions will be considered an asset.
  3. Previous participation in any of the CICan Leadership Institutes will also be considered an asset.


Please complete the below application form by February 29, 2024.


For further details, please do not hesitate to contact:

Caroline Gagnon, Director, Member Relations | 613-746-2222 x. 3150

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